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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G User Reviews Back

Overall user rating

9.0

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Internet
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Battery
10.0
Reception
10.0
Display
10.0
Build quality
9.0
Text input
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Camera
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
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roadtrip3500 posted on Nov 02, 2020, 2:24 PM
Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

9.0

Promising start

roadtrip3500 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Recently joined TMo and there was some minor confusion with the rep who was working with me... I originally requested the A51 5G, but the rep wrote the order for the A71 5G. Not a critical mistake, so I took it. There's certainly a lot of bloat from Google, Samsung, and a little from TMo, but they're easy to push to the side and out of the way. What I particularly wanted was the 5G connectivity, and while it's still low-band at my home, I did get to experience mid-band at a doctor's appointment, where the phone clocked an impressive 465 Mbps down and 90 Mbps up.

It's a good sized phone and fits well in my (large) hand. The settings are fairly straightforward, and the camera - which I haven't fully explored because I have high-end digital cameras - is certainly versatile and produces good results for everyday shots. I'm using this as a replacement for VoIP service and internet service from my cable company, and the A71 5G shines in both regards. Calls are clear, and whether I use the wireless hotspot or the USB tether, I'm getting steady internet service to my computers.

This is a very good mid-price phone and will do the job for just about anyone who purchases it. I usually keep my phones for at least 3 years, and I expect nothing less from the A71.

Build quality
9.0
It's very thin, and I felt a rubberized bumper case was necessary to keep it well protected. But the phone itself is solid and well made.
Reception
10.0
Obviously, the closer you are to a tower, the better. But seeing 465 Mbps down from the 5G mid-band signal was very impressive.
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
At a mid-band 5G tower, it's amazing
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
I've always had a physical keyboard going back 20+ years - last phone was a BlackBerry KEYone. But the virtual keyboard is large enough that I'm not making frequent typing mistakes.
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0
4500 mAH definitely lasts in my usage.

Pros

  • Large screen, fast processor, very good camera, clear calls, charges quickly

Cons

  • Feels susceptible to damage if dropped or knocked - definitely get a case

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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