Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Galaxy A70s: The Samsung Galaxy A70s was announced and released in September 2019. Four months later Samsung have announced that its upgrade the Samsung Galaxy A71 will be released soon (mostly likely be made available for purchase Q1 of 2020). Everyone knows that the Samsung Galaxy A70s was/is a really good phone.

With the Galaxy A71 inbound, is it worth upgrading from the galaxy A70s? if YES why, what are the features available in the galaxy A71 that is lacking in the Galaxy A70s? or maybe its better you should stick with your Galaxy A70s. Well this article is just about to clear things up. So just sit as we help you with the Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Galaxy A70s similarities and differences.

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As always, we won’t be talking much in technical terms. Our focus have always been to help phone users to decide. So note that we’ll speak in plain English even matters that relates to technical and engineering of both phones. Just below is a table showing the key features of both phones. After the table is our brief summary of the similarities and differences of Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A70s.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs Galaxy A70s

FEATURESGalaxy A71Galaxy A70s
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Weight179 g (6.31 oz) 187 g (6.60 oz)
Screen size6.7 inches6.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density) 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified)
OSAndroid 10Android 9
ChipsetQualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm) Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
SD CardmicroSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera64 MP (wide)
12 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP (dedicated macro camera)
5 MP depth sensor
64 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP depth sensor
Front Camera32 MP32 MP
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometerFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
PriceExpected Price ₦190,000 Starts from About ₦148,500

From the table above you can easily note that the Galaxy A71 is much lighter in weight and have same display size as the Galaxy A70s. But what other differences and similarities are there between these phones? Please read our summary below.

The Differences Between Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A70s

Below are some the differences between these two phones. It appears there have been some modifications while some other features remained same.

Build and Display

Like the Galaxy A51, the Galaxy A71 is built with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and this also serves as the protection of its display. However, the build and display protection of the Samsung Galaxy A70s is unspecified. It does come with some protection that might be better than that of Galaxy A71 or not.

In the display category both phones are practically same. Both phones have the Super AMOLED display type which is very good. They have same screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with same display size of 6.7 inches.

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When it comes to build and display there is no much of an upgrade here. These two phones offer same quality in terms of its display.


The first major difference between these phones will have to start from the camera category. While the Samsung Galaxy A70s makes of triple rear camera, the Samsung Galaxy A71 makes us of quad cameras at the back. Both phones have a 64 megapixel main camera but the Galaxy A71 have a 12 megapixel ultrawide camera while the Galaxy A70s has an 8 megapixel ultrawide camera.

Simply put, the ultrawide camera of the Samsung Galaxy A71 is an upgrade of the one available in Galaxy A70s. Another difference in the camera is the presence of a 5 megapixel dedicated macro camera in Samsung Galaxy A71 which is not available in galaxy A70s. Both phones also make use of same 32 megapixel camera up front for selfie.

What this means is that, the Galaxy A71 is expected to take better ultrawide photos than the Galaxy A70s. And there is an additional camera feature for users to explore in the Galaxy A71 which is the dedicated macro camera.

RAM and Internal Storage

There is no upgrade in this category as both phones make use of 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Both phones also supports external storage via microSD, up to 1 TB. So, users should expect same performance here and same storage space for files and whatever you feel like saving.

Chipset and Processor

The second category where there is major difference is the chipset and processor used in both phones. Galaxy A71 uses the Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm) which an upgrade of the Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) used in the Galaxy A70s. For its processors, the Galaxy A70s uses the Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver) which one generation behind the Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) used in Galaxy A71.

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So, when it comes to processing of data, playing of games and other related animation activities, the Galaxy A71 will offer better performance. The chipsets and processors used in the galaxy A71 is an upgrade to the ones used in the Galaxy A70s. Galaxy A71 will process data faster, faster internet connectivity and will be more battery efficient.


Samsung Galaxy A71 is powered by a 4500mAh battery and the Galaxy A70s is also powered by a 4500mAh battery. Both phones have fast charge enabled feature which means you should expect same performance in battery.

When it comes to specifications, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is a big upgrade. It basically have more features compared to the Galaxy A70s. There are modifications(upgrade) to its CPU, its chipset and even its camera.

The major differences between these two phones will have to be the design, the operating system, chipset, processor (CPU), GPU and the back camera. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy A71 spots a better design than the Galaxy A70s. Galaxy A71 also runs on Android 10 while the Galaxy A70s runs on Android 9. Presence of a macro camera and a 12 megapixel ultrawide camera is another feature that sets them apart.

Looking at the features mentioned above the Galaxy A71 offer more than the Galaxy A70s. Although they have Same storage space, there are big differences in other key features. Which will make the Galaxy A71 perform better than the galaxy A70s.

So, if you need to have a phone with modern design, want to have a taste of how Android 10 feels like and/or you want to take photos of insects, experience faster internet connectivity, better gaming experience then there is really need for you to upgrade from the Galaxy A70s to Galaxy A71.

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