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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U) vs Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 5G vs Samsung Galaxy A71 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A71 5G XSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)21Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)vsGalaxy A71 5G6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs8GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)10%
Lighter
vs179 grams (6.27 ounces)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3200 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+566 PPI44%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP3%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)3%
Thinner
6.2"vs+6.7"8%
Larger screen
1/1.76" inchesvs+1/1.72" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 32MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
4000 mAhvs+4500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

33 Common items in both devices
128GB (104GB available) / 128GB (106GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED Plus
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+26 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
ModelGalaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Galaxy A71 5G
Other model namesGalaxy S20 (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers (AT&T, etc.)Galaxy A71 5G (SM-A716B, SM-A716F, SM-A716F/DS, SM-A7160)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
China
China
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2020May, 2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)76 x 163.6 millimeters (2.99 x 6.44 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)179 grams (6.27 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 980 Octa (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A77
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650ARM Mali-G76 MP5
RAM memory12GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size6.2" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 3
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)SA/NSA (?)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(quad camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
5MP macrof/2.425mm1/5.0"1.12µm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.72" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush blue
- One UI 2
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981U)Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.07W/kg (head) | 1.03W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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