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Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U) vs Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy A71 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A71 XSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)18Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsSamsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 X
Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)

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 S9 (SM-G960U)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)vsGalaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core2%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)10%
Lighter
vs179 grams (6.27 ounces)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+568 PPI45%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+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
+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
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
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 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
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (106GB available)108%
More internal storage for applications and files
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)10%
Thinner
5.8"vs+6.7"16%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.72" inches48%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 32MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
3000 mAhvs+4500 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+25W67%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device

35 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Super AMOLED / Super AMOLED Plus
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+28 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
ModelGalaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Other model namesUnlocked Galaxy S9 G960U (Snapdragon)Samsung Galaxy A71 SM-A715F/Dual-Sim (128GB + 6GB RAM)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2018January, 2020
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 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 S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SDM730 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 470 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 470 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 618 700Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size5.8" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps800/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
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
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat15 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
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 S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(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)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.72" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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 S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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 S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- 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 S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
25W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.63W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)0.983W/kg (head) | 0.901W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.512W/kg (head) | 1.562W/kg (body)
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