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Do not buy if you like taking photos
Battery life is average, lasts me 24 hours depending on how often I use it. The camera is absolute rubbish! Do not buy this phone if you like taking photos
Purchased in January 2021 at The Good Guys for $650.00.
Bad quality phone
It was my first Samsung phone, and so regret I bought it. It started to show some problem after 6 months- couldn't answer the phone, phone get frozen sometime, and now phone is completely dead after less a year purchase , it has 'No Charge ' problem. A lot of trouble with this phone, I am so regret it.
- Galaxy A71 5G (2020)
Terrible disappointment. Intermittent fault during phone calls
I'd give it zero if that was possible, but had to give one star because there is nothing lower.
I have had issues where the phone goes dead during a mobile call for about 2-3 seconds intermittently. The call doesn't drop out, just the sound, from both ends. I have returned it to Samsung twice in the past 6 weeks. They said they replaced the "board" in the phone, but the problem is still there - worse if anything. I'm taking it back tomorrow for the third time!!! Never again will I buy Samsung.
Purchased in August 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $899.00.
Ok, nothing more.
Did not think to check if it could be set to automatically turn itself off so I could listen to things at night, go to sleep in the process, and have the phone turn off automatically....well surprise it can’t...it’s a simple enough process but they skipped it. My old Oppo could do that and was fantastic and I miss it a lot. Won’t be looking at Samsung again but only because that capability meant a lot to me. Otherwise the phone is ok but not worth the NZ $900 price tag they have on it when not on special. ALSO I had not realised there was a 4g ...and 5G model so felt a bit robbed there as well. It is light, I like that, probably won’t ever go to Apple because they’re all heavy phones. I am a moderate user of internet but my phones always mean a lot to me.
Purchased in December 2020.
Waste of money, worst Samsung Phone I ever had
It was my 4th Samsung galaxy phone, compared it's specification with S20 and decided to buy A71.
Such a big mistake, the phone quality is not even close, after 6 months, the phone shutdown itself, took it to Samsung and they found a scratch on the camera and void the warranty. Don't buy A71
Purchased in July 2020 for $650.00.
Cannot preset the phone to turn off automatically
CAN'T set the phone to turn off at a preset time at night. Simple setting, can't understand why it's not on this phone which is not cheap. Miss my OPPO
Purchased in December 2020 for $700.00.
Nothing but trouble
I bought the a71 after reading many reviews and researching the phone, exactly a month after buying it, it became unresponsive and I had to return it, within the month that I had use of it, it constantly played up, apps regularly crashed, most of the apps features didn’t work correctly, screen would randomly freeze and become unresponsive, some of the features in the settings didn’t work and many other problems. I will never buy another Samsung phone after this expensive, time consuming and inconvenient experience, DON’T BUY THIS PHONE.
Purchased in November 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $750.00.
Extremely happy with this phone
Moved from iphone 6s to this phone in search of bigger screen and very happy with screen size, performance, speed etc. Only drawback I thought was charging cable which is USB-C both end, therefore one needs to use an adaptor USB-C to USB so that it can be charged in the car/laptop vis USB plug. Overall very happy after buying it from JB HIFI. Another trouble I had was moving data from iphone whatsapp to Android whatsapp as SmartSwitch does not work for whatsapp.
Purchased in December 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $700.00.
The 5G does not have a Dual Sim
A number of the reviews on this site are misleading as they state that the Samsung A71 5G phone has a dual sim. It does not. The A71 4G has a dual sim, the 5G has a single sim. This significant difference between the two models was not clear at the retailer I purchased the phone from (or any of the other retailers I visited when deciding what model to purchase). The Samsung site specs do state this if you specifically go looking however, review sites like this one, and others I consulted do not make this key point of difference clear. I wo...uld not have purchased the 5G model had I known this before getting the product home and setting it up. Unfortunately, no matter how good the phone is, when it lacks a key feature that was expected when purchased I can't provide a more positive review.
Purchased in December 2020 at Officeworks Online store for $700.00.
A71 - so far, flawless.
This is a first impression review, I have not owned this handset long enough to test every feature.
As per one of the other reviewers here, I purchased my A71 after much deliberation. I was looking at the Samsung S10+, then S20+ range to replace an iPhone8 business phone, which was quite frankly rubbish!
I had a short list of prerequisites that seemed pretty modest and reasonable, but I found to be unobtainable in most phones - primarily:
Minimal software bugs reported.
Decent battery life - more than one full day in average usage.
A 3.5mm headphone jack.
Reasonable quality audio.
Decent photo/video capture....
Purchased in December 2020.
The phone is slow pictures come out even crappier. Over all battery sucks.
The phone battery dies quiet. Slow charging not so good of pictures to blurry. Could use a bettr core processor. The apps run slow and glitch. I'm not satisfied with this phone.
Purchased in October 2020 for $600.00.
Sorry I'm finding it a disappointment - I regret my purchase
Only 2 months in with my A71 and so over it. After doing days of research I thought that the A71 would be a really good device. Sorry, not. Main issue is the speaker/mic quality. People keep telling me that the sound is terrible. Next main issue is the camera. It decided all by itself to "time-lag" the photo so that you can't immediately see what you have taken. This is really bad. I have never had such issues with any phone I've had. Other issues mainly fall into what I would call; the A71 has a "mind of its own" and will do what it likes, whe...n it likes. eg alter the volume, not show a notification/sound on incoming and so on. Also just another small and personal problem, I don't like being forced to buy yet another lead as you can't charge a new style Samsung in the car anymore. They are not USB on one end anymore. I won't touch Apple for the same reason - being told what I must do, and fit into their box only. Its a terrible phone. I was a Samsung convert, then I changed while they had "exploding battery" issues. I decided to try them again and got my brand new A71. Very disappointed to the point that I'm looking to sell it, take a hit and go back to a very "user-friendly" phone. (not appropriate to name here)I gave Samsung the opportunity to reply. They really dony care about the customer, all they could say was do a hard factory reset. They won't acknowledge they have a problem with the mic and camera on the A71. (same as they didn't want to own the exploding batteries at the time) They are to arrogant and don't care about customer service. I would look at other brands that have really stepped up their game and product. There is quite a few now. In fact my old Oppo is 10 times a better phone than Samsung. That is really sad. But that is how no brands finally take market share off the big guys as the customer service from Samsung is disgraceful.
Purchased in September 2020 for $800.00.
Brilliant handset from Samsung
After owning a Galaxy S8+ since it came out a little over three years ago I was keen to move on to something a bit newer with better battery life and a slightly bigger screen. My S8 was still running well but the battery wasn't lasting as well as it did new which was a bit of an issue considering I need to use my phone fairly often, I also knew that it was no longer going to receive any new versions of Android past Android 9. After doing a bit of research and finding that the new S20 series was out of my price range I came across the Galaxy A71...which I have been extremely happy with, it has been a worthwhile upgrade from my old phone. Pros: - Battery life is AMAZING, it can easily get to the end of a day with 70% remaining after fairly heavy use (particularly during COVID). - 1080p Super AMOLED+ screen quality is awesome, the screen is bright and extremely colourful and is something that people are always pointing out when they see me using it, the hole-punch display is another point of conversation with many being amazed with how good it looks in comparison with say, the huge notch on the latest iPhones. - Camera's are all great, I love having the many different camera-modes ready at hand which all take high-quality images and are better than my S8+. - Phone is snappy and has never lagged, the Snapdragon 730 chipset is very good at powering the phone. I really hope Samsung do consider using Snapdragon chipsets in all their devices, particularly the more expensive ones which have copped a fair amount of criticism after being found to contain inferior chipsets in Australia compared with those from the USA. - Phone is priced very competitively, particularly so as I purchased through the Samsung Education Store from my university. Cons:
Purchased in July 2020 at Samsung Education Store for $448.00.
It's a good phone
I really like this phone after having the higher end Galaxy models despite having less features. Everything works as expected but the biggest and most annoying flaw I've noticed would be the volume and power buttons being so close together. Trying to adjust volume conveniently isn't that great and the countless accidental screen shots.
Purchased in October 2020.
From Samsung S8+ to the A71 5G
I searched and researched for months on which phone to go to next having a Samsung Galaxy S8+. I looked at S20 Ultra as being my next move however the $$ did not add up from my research and from many reviews I read. I then googled upgrade from SG S8+ to ?? and discover the 'A Series'. Compared the phone I had with this one and went. The upgrade was great and the price was great. (If I had upgraded to S20 range would need to then research wireless headsets as well = more expense)
I love the A71 5G. It was a little bigger than the S8+ but not e...
Purchased in September 2020 at Officeworks Online store for $699.00.
Just as good as more expensive versions.
Just recently got this phone, and for my purposes it is as good as the more expensive versions. The functionality as far as I can see is much the same as my Samsung A9. I am retired and would recommend this to anyone who doesn't need all the bells & whistles.
Purchased in October 2020 at Amazon for $645.00.
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- Galaxy A71 5G (2020)
Brilliant mid-tier handset
The phone has good call quality. There is little distortion in hearing the caller, even when in the wind. There is plenty of RAM and storage for apps, photos and music to be held. The storage can be expanded with a memory card (up to 512GB.) The phone has dual SIM and a dedicated memory card slot. The main camera has 4 lenses with minimal lens flare. Takes great photos that have plenty of detail. The AI computational image processing that handles the final image quite well. The phone also has 6GB of RAM that handles some of the most memory-inte...nsive apps with relative ease. Having bought many mid-tier handsets in the past, this handset leaves the rest for dust, even some flagship phones. Well worth the money that they're asking for it. Ideal for students as it will handle taking notes, making calls and quick google searches in class.
Purchased in July 2020 at Samsung Online store for $628.00.
Great phone CHEAP screen
While sitting down the phone slipped out if my pocket and fell onto the tiles.
Big crack across the screen.
I can understand if it fell from half a meter...but from something simple like this.
SAMSUNG below par quality is an understatement.
Going back to xiaomi for sure after this. At third of the price.
Purchased in March 2020 at Harvey Norman for $700.00.
Simply ticks all the boxes. Duel Sim plus space for SD card, front fingerprint reader because I like to secure mine in a case. Great cameras 64Mp, 12mp, 32mp selfie. with wide angle, (ultra-wide on 12mp), 4k video, 128gb/6gb RAM, NFC, GPS, Compass, FM Radio. 3.5mm earphone jack, Great battery life 1.5 to 2 days (4500 mAh). Fast charge. Looks great and feels comfortable in the hand, 6.7 inch screen and great super amoled display. Why pay for the flagship when this has almost everything the flagships have at one third the price. Excellent versio...n of Android 10. No problems running apps. Night mode on camera astounded me. . Only cons are not waterproof (but I've never had one before either, I just take care of them in the wet), bottom speaker a little weak (but I prefer headphone or Bluetooth speakers). Now had the phone for 3 weeks. The pluses outweigh the minor issues a hundredfold. Samsung has a winner here and I'm glad I bought it
Purchased in July 2020 at Officeworks for $689.00.
- Galaxy A71 5G (2020)
Best phone for under a grand, insane cameras, amazing screen, music sounds great with beats and can handle 99% of games (if you're into that) lasts a few days on charge and has "super fast changing" 128gb of space is nice and can't complain with 6gb ram.
Purchased in June 2020 at Samsung.
Questions & Answers
Can this phone be used on 4G network as well as 5G. Does the performance differ?
I am disappointed in my a71 as the flash notification is not satisfactory to me. I had an s5 which flashes a blue dot continuously until you have actually looked at message. I can’t for the life of me work out how to do that on my A71. I don’t like it when the light disappears and you don’t know you have a message. What am I doing wrong or is this normal. I’ve got it set to flash back and front but that’s all it does. Frustrating when I don’t know I have a message.
Hi yes unfortunately the A71 has a mind of it's own any many problems. If its under warranty take it to Samsung to see if they can help. But again I haven't had much luck with customer service either. Sorry no good news but the A71 is a terrible phone.
samsung is a great brand and all but the A71 was shitty as fuck
Agree in full. I regret buying mine. But now I will not touch Samsung again...Customer service is as bad as there A71
|Category||Mobile Phones||Mobile Phones|
|Features||3.5mm Headphone Jack, 5G Network Compatible and Expandable Storage||3.5mm Headphone Jack and Expandable Storage|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Weight||179 g||179 g|
|Colour / Finish||Black||Black|
|Dimensions||163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm||163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm|
|Pixel Density||393 ppi||393 ppi|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Chipset||Exynos 980||Exynos 980|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A77 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex A55)||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A77 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex A55)|
|GPU||Mali-G76 MP5||Mali-G76 MP5|
|Battery Size||4,500 mAh||4,500 mAh|
|Internal Storage||128 GB||128 GB|
|Memory (RAM)||8 GB||6 GB|
|Max Video Resolution||1080p (Full HD)||1080p (Full HD)|
|Rear Camera(s)||64 MP Wide, 12 MP Ultrawide, 5MP Macro, 5MP Depth||64 MP Wide, 12 MP Ultrawide, 5MP Macro, 5MP Depth|
|Front Camera(s)||32 MP Wide||32 MP Wide|
|Release date||Jan 2020||Jan 2020|
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