Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?


Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?


Samsung started the 2020 model Galaxy A series with Galaxy A51 and A71 models. These two phones appeal to those who want a big-screen experience. However, the Galaxy A71 enters the field of higher segment Samsung phones with its 6.7-inch screen and is an affordable option for those who want a visual experience similar to theirs. Last year, the Galaxy A70 model among the models who also had a lot of interest in.


On the flip side, the Oppo Reno series, which debuted last year, is showing rapid progress. We saw the third generation of members in China late last year. In early 2020 we saw different variants of the Oppo Reno 3 series, since the beginning of May. Two models in the Reno 3 series are sold in the country. The first of these, the Reno 3, is a mid-segment phone and we have conveyed the details in the Oppo Reno 3 review. Another product, Reno 3 Pro, draws attention with its superior features and its design and material quality that approach a little more flagship phones. Also, the technical features are shifting in that direction.In this article, we will make a compersion between the A71 and Reno 3 Pro to see who the king is.

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?


 Design & Display.


 Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro are pretty smartphone. The Galaxy A71 comes in almost the same size as last year's A70, but it has smaller values, albeit slightly. It is also slightly lighter. Despite its large screen, it is possible to hold the phone with one hand and perform many tasks easily thanks to its relatively thin screen bezel. The slim profile and the curvature of the back, albeit slightly, also contribute to the ergonomics of the phone.

 Samsung also includes a combination of glass and plastic design in this phone. On the front there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display glass. The phone comes out of the box with a protective film attached to its screen, but since the test product that came to us was without the box, this protective film was also missing. As a matter of fact, the glass is very solid in this state, there is no visible scratch or wear in our 3-week use.

 The sides and back of the A71 are covered with plastic. The design that Samsung calls "prism" on the back is also used here. Although the Galaxy A71 in our hands is black, when we hold it to the light, we see that the light is refracted on the back of it as it passes through a prism. In addition, the striped pattern extending from top to bottom on the back and a separate pattern resembling a diamond shape in different tones draw attention. Samsung used this back design on the Galaxy A series phones it released in the second half of last year. It continues this on the Galaxy A71.

On the lower edge of the Galaxy A71, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, microphone, and speaker. The handset speaker stands out as a thin line at the top of the screen. On the upper edge is the second microphone. On the right side, we see the volume and power keys. These keys are soft and can be used easily even with one hand. On the left side is the nano SIM card and microSD card tray. The A71 is a dual-line phone and moreover, it has two separate SIM card slots. So you don't have to compromise the microSD card slot for the second line.

 On the back, in the upper left corner, we see the camera module that contains four cameras and LED flash. This camera module protrudes outward, albeit slightly. The camera module does not look very stylish. However, compared to the camera module on the back of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite , which contains three cameras, we can say that it looks nicer.

Contrastingly, The Oppo Reno 3 model comes with a plastic and glass combination body. In contrast, Oppo has used glass and metal on the higher priced Reno 3 Pro to make this phone feel close to that of high-end Android phones. The front and back are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass. The screen curves sideways, creating a symmetrical appearance on the front and back. The edges are surrounded by a frame made of aluminum. It is relatively light, with a weight of around 175 grams, and we feel it when we pick up the phone. The phone does not feel too heavy in the hand.

The phone is comfortably held in hand, and it will be possible to easily reach most of the screen and benefit from the basic functions of the phone with one hand. The screen protector comes with the film attached, and a transparent case comes out of the box. However, we preferred to use the Reno 3 Pro without a case. There were no noticeable scratches or abrasions. When we looked carefully at the aluminum section surrounding the edges, we saw very small deformations, they are also at a level that can be ignored. At the same time, although we dropped it from a height of 30-40 cm several times, there was no damage to the body.

The previous two generations of Oppo Reno series were different from other brands' phones in terms of design. It contained remarkable design elements. For example, the pop-up selfie camera mechanism in the shape of a shark fin was used on both the Reno and Reno 2 models. Also, a small hemisphere on the back that prevented the camera from being scratched was a small but nice design element. In addition, the protruding of the cameras was a remarkable detail. In the Oppo Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro, we see that they do not continue. Oppo has adopted the design of other phones we've seen in the market. Perhaps the company chose to follow a guaranteed policy, seeing that users generally show interest in such designs.

As a result, we have a selfie camera placed in the screen hole on the front, and a camera module that contains four cameras and flash arranged vertically in the upper left corner and slightly protruding outward. However, Oppo refers a little to the old when it comes to the color scheme on the back. When you hold the Reno 3 Pro to the light, we see a little reflected lines. This can be recorded as a nice design element.

The Reno 3 Pro has a USB-C port, microphone, nano SIM and microSD card tray on the bottom edge. Also, one of the speakers is located here. The second speaker is placed at the top of the screen. On the upper edge is the second speaker. There is the power button on the right side and the volume keys on the left side. These are located within easy reach when you hold the phone naturally. The key depth is not high, we can say that it is comfortable to use even though we feel slight resistance.

As far as display is concerned, Samsung A71 comes with a 6.7 Super AMOLED Plus display.  It also called and it is called Infinity-O Display due to the punch hole camera design. It occupies 87% of the front of the device. Samsung Galaxy A71 has 1080 x 2400 resolution with 393 PPi. The screen is very similar to the screen of the Note 10 Lite. The screen has 20: 9 aspect ratio. We saw the same values ​​in last year's A70 model. This screen has a high brightness. Although the quality difference is felt compared to the Dynamic OLED screen used in a high-end Samsung phone such as the Galaxy S20 Plus, it manages to offer a very pleasant color richness and vividness when used in Live mode. The reflection of the screen glass was a little more than normal. The reflection of the light falling on the screen in a bright environment can affect the vision even if the screen brightness is at maximum. Despite this, we did not have much trouble using the screen outside.

The high brightness of the screen allows good HDR videos on YouTube. The colors and clarity really impress when watching these videos. Netflix does not support HDR, but HD content support is available. The camera hole at the top of the screen does not cause much trouble when viewing content in full screen.

 On the audio side, we see that a single speaker is presented on the lower edge of the Galaxy A71. This speaker offers a loudness above the smartphone average. At the same time, the fullness is good, the treble and bass are not overdone. It will work especially when watching YouTube videos. The presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack shows that the options will be rich when listening to music or watching movies with headphones.

On the flip side, Oppo Reno 3 Pro comes with a 6.50 Super AMOLED display with curved edges. The screen occupies 87.0% of the front of the device. The Reno 3 Pro has a 1080 x 2400 resolution with 405 PPI. This value is enough for a sharp and clear visual experience. Oppo underlines that this screen has a screen brightness of up to 500 nits. We did not measure this value, but the screen of the Reno 3 Pro is bright enough and provides good visibility outside.

 With the use of AMOLED screen technology, opportunities such as wide viewing angles, a good view under sunlight, and taking advantage of the constantly on-screen features even when the screen is off are provided.

The corners of the Reno 3 Pro's screen are rounded and matched to the body of the phone. The selfie camera hole in the upper left corner has been kept as small as possible. In this way, it does not scratch much when watching videos or playing games in full screen. The long sides of the screen are curved sideways. 90 Hz refresh rate is one of the features of the screen. This feature is set automatically by default, determined by the context. If you want, you can choose the 90 Hz option. You can see the difference in this high refresh rate while browsing the user interface or scrolling while browsing the web. Of course, the difference in this high refresh rate can also be seen in games. Of course, this is slightly higher battery consumption in return.

Oppo's mid-top segment smartphone has two speakers, one on the lower edge, the other on the front and top of the screen. The phone provides a good and satisfactory volume output. The stereo sound effect is not fully achieved, the volume of the speaker on the lower edge is a little higher. Still, it's pleasing to see two speakers on a phone like this. Besides the high volume, bass and treble balance is good. At the same time, the environmental sound effect is satisfying. The headphone with USB-C tip out of the box also provides a satisfying sound experience

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?

 Operating System and Process.


Both phones offer the ultimate good processors for daily use. Samsung Galaxy A71 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730.  The A71 CPU comes with 8 cores with 8nm build. Whereas The Reno comes with the MediaTek HelioP95 CPU. It comes with 8 cores and 12nm build.

Regarding the GPU, Samsung Galaxy A71 has the Adreno 618. While the Reno 3 GPU is the PowerVR.

 In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 542 for single-core and 1569 for multicores. While Oppo Reno 3 Pro GPU scored 396 points for the single-core and 1508 points.


PUBG started with high settings, and the smoothness was good. The device supports Game Booster Mode, where it helps you manage the battery performance while gaming. You can also check the device temperature, record the screen while playing to share it with others.

Regarding the Reno 3 Pro, PUBG game started with high settings and the smoothness was good. The device supports GameSpace mode, which will enable you to know the battery percentage and Internet connection. It also blocks notifications while gaming. It also offers 3 gaming modes: the first one is called the competition mode. This mode provides the best gaming performance. The second mode is the Balance mode, which balances the performance of the device with the gaming performance. The third mode is called the Low Power Mode, which consumes less energy while gaming.

 According to the operating system, Samsung Galaxy A71 runs on Android 10 with Samsung's famous UI 2.1, which is light and easy to deal with. We do not yet see some One UI 2.1 innovations, such as Samsung Daily or Quick Share, which Samsung has presented with the Galaxy S20 series and brought to the S10 series with the update in March. However, we expect these changes to come soon.

 You can place Bixby Home on the leftmost panel on the home screen, where you can see news or streaming information from various apps. It comes loaded with various applications from Samsung. Likewise, various Google and Microsoft applications are available. You can download and install apps or games from Galaxy Store or Google Play Store. It also comes loaded with various popular apps such as Facebook, Netflix, Spotify, as well as other Samsung phones.

With one-handed mode, you can control Galaxy A71's big screen more comfortably. At the same time, with One UI 2, navigation in the user interface has been made a little easier with touch gestures. In this way, you can hide the navigation bar, which is normally located at the bottom edge of the screen, and add this area to the user interface.

Instead, The Reno 3 Pro runs Android 10 with ColorOS 7 UI. In our previous Find X2 Pro review, we explained what innovations this user interface offers. Although it looks quite different to pure Android, we find this user interface generally neat. There is a clear Settings menu. At the same time, in terms of customization tools, Oppo offers users more options with ColorOS 7.

You can quickly adjust many settings of the phone from Quick Settings, which can be accessed through the notification tray. The Smart Assistant panel on the far left of the main screen has tools you might want to have at hand, such as Quick Functions, Step Tracker, Favorite Contacts and Weather. We've seen many Oppo smartphones so far, but there hasn't been much progress in third-party app support in this area yet.

One of the useful tools in ColorOS 7 is the Smart Sidebar, which is located on the right side of the screen and opens when pulling towards the middle. There are screenshot and screenshot tools in this area. In addition, applications such as Messages, File Manager, Calculator that are thought to be at hand at all times have been added. Also, you can add your favorite apps here and open them quickly. Moreover, this smart sidebar also allows you to open two applications in split windows at the same time. Open this bar while in any app and drag the app you added to the screen. If the app supports the split window, you can use two apps simultaneously on the Reno 3 Pro's large screen.


It comes loaded with various Google applications. You can also download the apps or games you want from the Google Play Store. Various tools are also loaded in the Tools folder. Among them, Phone Manager will help you optimize the performance of the phone and use it more efficiently. By the way, an office application such as Office Suite, an automatic video creation application called Sloop, and Playground, which increases performance and experience during gameplay, is also installed on the Reno 3 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?

Storage, Price, and available colors.


Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of the A71 with 6GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 364.90USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost 389.99USD on eBay.  The variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost 539.90USD on eBay. The same variant will cost 408.70USD on AliExpress. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 512GB. It is available in Prism, Crush Black, Silver, Blue, and Pink colors.

Meanwhile, the basic variant of Oppo Reno 3 Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant. The variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB variant.  Unfortunately, we have no idea how much it costs. It does not have an SD card. While it goes with 2 SIM cards, one is physical and the other is eSIM. It is available in Aurora Blue, Midnight Black, and Sky White colors.

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?

Security and Ports.


For security, Galaxy A71 has a fingerprint reader built into the screen. This component works fast, has good sensitivity. It allows to quickly bypass the screen lock, and we usually used this to unlock the screen on our Galaxy A71. You can also get help from the facial recognition system, but its security level will be slightly lower. The A71 also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

On the other side of the coin, the Reno 3 Pro device unlocks using an in-display fingerprint sensor. Oppo's mid- and high-end phones have in-screen fingerprint reader's standards and work well. The same goes for the Reno 3 Pro. We have used the fingerprint reader throughout our experience of the phone and this unit works just fine. If you want, you can take advantage of face recognition with the help of the selfie camera located in the upper left corner of the screen.

As of ports, the device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. It supports  a 3.5mm headphone jack.


 Whereas the Reno 3 Pro supports Bluetooth 5 but unfortunately, it doesn't support NFC. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling.  It also supports a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?


Battery and charging.


Oppo Reno 3 Pro comprises a powerful Li-Po battery with a capacity of 4025mAh. Samsung Galaxy A71 holds even more powerful Li-Po 4500mAh battery. And both phones offer fast charging.
The A71 battery easily takes a day out in normal intensity use. At the same time, it may be possible to spend even the second day on a single charge by taking advantage of power-saving modes when used sparingly and when necessary.

 A 25W charger adapter comes out of the box. It is possible to reach 50 percent of these adapters in half an hour. It reaches full capacity in just over an hour. In fact, with this fast charging performance, charging is no longer a hassle. When the battery of the phone is low, you can reach the level that will help most of the day by charging it for a short time. Wireless charging support is not available on Galaxy A71.


Contrastingly, Today, this value (4025)  has started to be considered as the average value for most smartphones. In normal intensity use, Reno 3 Pro helps its users to enjoy a day comfortably. In fact, when used a little more sparingly, it will take the second day a lot. Fast charging is one of the biggest weapons of the phone on the battery side. With the VOOC 4.0, fast charge supported adapter out of the box, 68-69 percent fullness can be reached in just half an hour. The battery can be fully charged in just over an hour. Thus, your chance to use the Reno 3 Pro without being connected to the socket too much, seems quite high. Although the back is covered with glass, the Reno 3 Pro does not have wireless charging feature.

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?

 Camera.


 Samsung Galaxy A71 has Quad rear cameras, as clarified: 64Mp (wide with f\1.8), 12MP (ultrawide with f\2.2, 5MP (macro with f\2.4), and 5MP (depth with f\2.2). Samsung A71 has a 32MP wide front-facing camera with f\2.2. The cameras come with LED flash, AI support, and HDR. HDR technology will help you when there's sunlight behind you. HDR will edit the photo and balance the brightness. In contrast, Oppo Reno 3 Pro comes with a quad- rear camera as mentioned: 64Mp (wide with f\1.7), 8MP (ultra-wide with f\2.2), 13MP (telephoto with f\2.4) and 2MP ( W\B for depth). The cameras come with dual-LED flash and support OIS. The Reno 3 Pro has a dual  front-facing camera: 44MP ( wide with f\2.4 )and 2MP ( for depth with an f\2.4 ) with support for HDR and AF for incredible shots. 

The 64 MP ISOCEL GW1 sensor uses pixel binning and therefore assembles 4 pixels in 1 to improve the quality of the shots, especially in low light. By default, the sensor then produces 16MP photos.
 In broad daylight, the A71 is doing honorably, with a notable sharpness, limited optical aberrations, and a very correct level of detail. However, the photo is not natural enough and is clearly red; we recognize there the leg of Samsung. Opposite, the very good Xiaomi Mi Note 10 offers a more natural result with better-controlled colorimetry and less forced contrasts.

The A71 is more difficult when the light is lacking. Despite a high definition sensor and the use of pixel binning, the cell phone does not compare with the Mi Note 10. The image seems a little underexposed and the strong smoothing almost makes you think that a layer of fat covers the 'goal. Finally, the level of detail is not good enough, especially considering what the Mi Note 10 provides. The sharpness of the Chinese mobile is so superior that the photo of the A71 seems blurry. This result in low light is a real disappointment.

Or rather, As for Oppo when we look at the camera application, we see a regular design. There are tools such as filters, HDR, flash, bright colors that you want to have at hand at any moment on one side of the screen. On the other hand, there is a bar to switch between Photo, Portrait, Night and other shooting modes. There is also a control on the viewfinder to switch to wide-angle or zoom. You can also use facial beautification for the rear camera.

 Ultra wide-angle mods rarely produce flattering results, especially when we're looking at 100% shots. The A71 is no exception to the rule. The shot lacks sharpness and the barrel distortions are very marked. The fish-eye effect is then quite pronounced on this 12 mm equivalent in 24x36. Opposite, the Xiaomi, thanks to a more defined sensor, more successful software processing and optics providing less distortion, offers a much sharper and more detailed image.
  
 Under 3 lux lighting, the UGA module shows its limits even more. To all the faults already mentioned is added excessive smoothing which removes any realistic aspect from the photo, even if most of the details of the scene are identifiable. However, we couldn't be too hard on this Samsung, as rare devices produce ideal results under these conditions.

Nevertheless,  On the Reno smartphone, there is sufficient light intensity, you can take bright and vivid pictures with the Reno 3 Pro, inside or outside. The photos are also good on details. The noise effect is also low in photos taken in low light. At the same time, we do not encounter any turbidity. HDR performance is also good, the distribution of light is balanced at the points where the light and dark areas are together, and the details can be detected even in dark areas. Focus is done well in macro shots. 

The 5MP macro module can come in handy for capturing details of an object or flower. However, as often with this kind of system on a smartphone, the shadow cast by the mobile associated with the short focal length of the lens means that you cannot get as close as you would like to achieve a beautiful macro shot.

On the colors side, it goes a bit on the warm side, but generally those who like vibrant color photos will be pleased with the performance of the Oppo Reno 3 Pro. The Reno 3 Pro also performs satisfactorily in photos with blurred backgrounds. Determining the border of the foreground and background is good, if we put aside the losses in the thin hair strands,

On the front, it's a 32-megapixel sensor that acts as a selfie machine. It is equipped with a lens equivalent to 26 mm and opening at f / 2.2. The level of detail is quite good, but the face smoothing activated by default is a little too strong and we recommend to deactivate it (except personal preferences).

Inversely, The 32-megapixel selfie camera on the front also has HDR support. It is possible to obtain slightly better results in this way even in places where the light is wrong. The selfie camera will also produce good results in low light conditions.

 the portrait mode is quite convincing, the clipping is well done and the background blur is rather natural.

That said, The portrait mode on the Galaxy Note 10 Lite ensures a rather effective cutting of the subject. However, it will be necessary to put up with an image treatment that smooths the skin a lot, even when all the beauty options are deactivated.

For the video part, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is capable of recording up to 4K at 30 fps. Note that it can also capture sequences in 240 fps or 960 fps in Full HD. We regret the lack of optical stabilization. Only digital stabilization is present, and it does not work in 4K or in low light.


However,  on the Oppo, we see that the most 4K video recording is made, and this is at 30 frames per second. While only the main camera has optical image stabilization, with the help of electronic image stabilization you get steady images not only when you shoot normally but also when you zoom in. The sound recording quality is also at a good level.

Samsung Galaxy A71 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro which one is the king?


Conclusion.


It is possible to find the Samsung Galaxy A71 in the market for around 365.00USD. With its design, it doesn't look like Samsung's higher segment phones. Although its main material is plastic, we see that it does not make the phone lose its air too much. The prism design on the back also adds a different atmosphere to the Android phone. Although the screen is not at the level of high-end Samsung phones, it offers a good visual enjoyment with bright and vivid images. Although there is only one speaker, the sound output quality and intensity of it are also satisfactory.

 Its performance is sufficient for daily work, but it will also be sufficient for most users in gaming. The battery also removes a day easily, which must be the most important criterion. Fast charging support is also a significant plus. The lack of wireless charging support is not a big loss. The fact that it comes with two up-to-date software components such as Android 10 and One UI 2 is among the pros of the Galaxy A71. The classic Samsung user experience is also waiting for those who will own this phone.

 Galaxy A71's quad rear camera system surprises us with its performance. We took very satisfying photos in different lighting conditions. On the video side, the performance is satisfactory. Buyers of this phone will appreciate the camera performance.

 Since it is a Samsung phone, the price may be higher compared to devices with the same level of technical features. The difference is Samsung's after-sales service support and, if you have a TV or other Samsung devices in your home, it is given the advantage of communicating with them easily.

Nonetheless,  The glass and metal combination design of the Oppo Reno 3 Pro does not look like a high-end phone. On the screen, this phone offers a satisfying visual experience. All of the features we see in high-end phones, such as high resolution, comfortable outside viewing, curved edges, and 90 Hz refresh rate, are all on the Reno 3 Pro's screen. The Snapdragon 765G processor is perhaps not at the level of a flagship phone, but at a level that will meet the needs beyond everyday tasks and offer good gaming performance. The battery with a capacity of 4020 mAh also takes a day off easily. VOOC 4.0 fast charging is also on the record as one of the strengths of the Reno 3 Pro.

It is one of the pluses to come with Android 10. ColorOS 7 may not be too much for pure Android fans, but the customization possibilities are rich. In this way, you can create a layout that you like. On the other hand, the Playground provides a slightly more convenient environment for those who want to play games on this phone. The quad-camera system also works well. Oppo Reno 3 Pro will meet your needs not only in daily life but also in your special days.


Normally, between 250-300USD were acceptable levels for mid-upper segment phones. However, due to the situation of the foreign currency, the range that will be accepted as the "new normal" in this segment was between 300-350USD. Therefore, when we look at the features, experience, and performance, we can say that 320USD was paid. What do you think? Have you lied an eye on either of those smartphones? Do you recommend them? Share your thoughts in the comments section below

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