With an overall score of 84 after being tested by DxOMark, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is in a middling result. Even though the 64 mp main camera offers an impressive dynamic range with mostly okay colour rendering, though the white balance tends towards blue, and beating iPhone 11 and Pixel 3a was not quite enough. So, where did it go wrong?
Despite its high resolution 1/1.72” sensor, the images captured by the phone were not actually much detailed. The low-light photos are underexposed and the auto-focused feature was far from perfect.
With a pretty wide lens (12mm) in the ultra-wide camera leads to noticeable geometric distortion of images and it does offer a wide dynamic range and vivid colour but the performance degrades in indoor images.
With its photos already short on details before zooming, gets worse when magnified. When compared to the Pixel 3a and its 12 mp sensor, it performs way better in the test and also there is no telephoto sensor on Galaxy A71 as it relies on the high-res main sensor.
With a limited dynamic range and a score of 74, the video quality of the phone is nothing to brag about. Even though the 4K videos of the phone can’t match the detailed captured by the other phone, the autofocus of Galaxy A71 is quite good and the electronic image stabilization does a fine job.