Samsung launched new upgrades to their A series line up recently and they just changes the number from zero to one. In this case, I own a Galaxy A70 but the new upgrade is named A71. That’s right, they just changed the number as an upgrade. But is the “small” upgrade worth it? I had a good run with the new A71 so far and here’s the short preview of it while I’m still doing a full review.
Now what are the differences between the A70 and the new Galaxy A71? First of all, both are about the same size. Both comes with the exact same display size at 6.7″ and 1080 x 2400 resolution. Now the obvious difference that you can immediately see is the camera setup at the back. The A70 comes with 3 camera setup while the new A71 comes with 4 camera setup. And it is placed in a rectangle base that holds the cameras at the back. This kind of camera setup is becoming a trend already with other brands doing the same thing.
Internally, the A71 receives a huge upgrade in power and performance. The older A70 comes with Snapdragon 675 SoC and Android 9.0 out of the box but the Galaxy A71 now comes with the newer Snapdragon 730 that packs more punch on the GPU power. It also comes with Android 10 pre-installed. I am still reviewing the unit at the moment but so far, the upgrade has proven to be awesome.
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- OS: Android 10, One UI 2
- Memory: 128GB ROM/6GB RAM, 128GB ROM/8GB RAM
Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Battery: 4,500mAh
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5.0″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
I still have about a week to go for the full review. I will be doing a lot of testing and snapping tons of photos with the Galaxy A71 so keep checking this site for the upcoming full review. Meanwhile, hit the subscribe button when prompted to get my latest updates.