The mid-range category covers a huge range of cell phones that can vary widely in prices. Within this large area, we have, for example, mid-range premium phones, that offer enough features so that you won’t need a flagship for most things. Two of the dozens of devices that Samsung has launched lately attract attention in this regard the Galaxy A71 brings the look of the Galaxy S20 series, while the Galaxy S10 Lite bringing the features Of last year’s flagship – one has more cameras, the other has more processing power, which one is more important for you? Do these things make a difference? If you are interested, follow us here in this comparison At From the front, these cell phones are very similar, from the back too. Following the most premium trends of the year, Samsung ended up leaving our rivals here very similar, and one of the few differentials is the fact that the edges of the S10 Lite are slightly thinner, making it more elegant. The large, rectangular camera module, housing the L-shaped cameras, was slightly smaller on the A71 but both have a shiny plastic finish on the rear and pretty much the same measures and weight. The visual finish is beautiful on both, with a diamond pattern on the A71 and holographic on the S10 Lite, but the latter comes out ahead because it has metal frames while the A71 is all plastic. Neither has protection on the body, the display is straight and the notch is the same for both with a hole in the center at the top


. The corners are all rounded and they have a biometric sensor below the screen, being that of the S10 Lite the fastest and most accurate. The A71 has the advantage of being dual-sim like the S10 Lite but has a slot for each SIM and for MicroSD, while the competitor is hybrid, then the point here goes to the S10 Lite that opens the scoreboard. If the body is similar, you can’t get away on the display are two 6.4 “Super AMOLED Plus screens and Full HD + definition, bringing about the same proportion 87% screen-body, 20:9 aspect, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. However, in the finer analysis, the S10 Lite comes out ahead with a quality closer to the tops of the line compared to the A71 – both have good brightness and color balance, but the S10 Lite it is even brighter and has an excellent viewing angle. Also, it brings HDR10 + support, which is very useful for you to check out more HDR content from platforms like YouTube and Netflix. So they can be the same on paper, but the point is the higher quality of the Galaxy S10 Lite. In the sound, you see, things are reversed – the S10 Lite does not have one of the worst audios ever but because it is more expensive, expectations about it are higher. The A71 is a good smartphone for music, has a high volume that distorts little, unlike the S10 Lite Both are mono and although the quality of the S10 Lite is interesting, it has almost nonexistent bass when it comes to headphones it’s on the A71 that you should pay attention if you want a P2  input, because it is the only one here who maintains this characteristic. The design of the headphones is the same for both, being white on the A71 and black on the S10 Lite. They are in-ear, comfortable, and bring decent quality. 

The S10 Lite is USB-C, which avoids the use of adapters, and both bring Dolby Atmos technology to improve the audio, although it is not very useful. So this point is with the Galaxy A71. There is little to talk about the system if you already know the Samsung interface in the latest version, the two bring Android 10 in the box and must have at least one update guaranteed each – the One UI is in version 2 and is an interface with many features and settings to personalize the device including a night mode to make the system dark and more pleasing to the eye. Another interesting feature and homestead of the brand’s most expensive devices is the Edge Screen, which are shortcuts that are hidden on the side of the screen and are available with a swipe of your fingers. They are identical and interesting interfaces for those who like to have a lot to move and features that go beyond the simplest Android. In connections, they will also bring the best for the user both have dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and NFC. The only difference here is for the FM radio, which is only present on the A71 which is also the only one with a P2 input. They are almost the same, so the small difference of the FM radio makes the point for the A71. And it’s in the performance that we have one of the biggest differences between these two phones while the A71 has an intermediate processing suite with the 730 snapdragon the S10 Lite inherits from its international big brother, much to the delight of many, the Snapdragon 855. In the rest, they share the same 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, with expansion via MicroSD. Translating this into numbers, what does it mean? In benchmarks like AnTuTu, the difference between the S10 Lite and the A71 is brutal and exceeds 220 thousand points (more than 50%). But, in our standardized tests of opening apps, the difference drops a lot and the almost 59 seconds achieved by the S10 Lite are only 13% faster than those of the A71.

 Comparing the A71 to the A70 and the S10 Lite to the S10 Plus, they are almost the same in performance For games, the two do not disappoint those who enjoy heavier titles and they run without gagging even those that demand better graphics and fluidity. The S10 Lite will have better graphics but, like its brother Plus, it reduces the fps of some games when it starts to heat up. So the point of processing power goes to the Galaxy S10 Lite. Another item in which at least, in theory, our competitors are equal both have 4,500 mAh of battery, which is a very reasonable number for your hardware and screen. In practice, in our full tests, the Galaxy S10 Lite wins. It is 23 total hours against 20 hours of the A71 and two hours of screen time. These are very relevant numbers. When recharging, the 25-Watt charger is the same for both but recharges the S10 Lite in just over an hour versus almost an hour and a half on the A71 – none of them have wireless charging, and we have one more point for the Galaxy S10 Lite. If there’s one thing that the Galaxy A71 has more than its rival is a camera. There are four against three, with the extra of a depth sensor for the A71. The Galaxy A71 has a 64 MP main wide, f / 1.8 aperture and PDAF with optical stabilization, a 12 MP ultra-wide, a 5 MP macro with depth sensor also 5 MP. The Galaxy S10 Lite has a 48 MP main wide, f / 2.0 aperture with PDAF and also optical stabilization – it has a 12 MP ultra-wide and a 5 MP macro. In general, the Galaxy A71 managed to do better than the S10 Lite, which even with a better processor it doesn’t have that many megapixels and low aperture. In external situations, the A71 brought more vividness and also details in the images in some situations, the S10 Lite brings more light but also brings more noise along with it. Both have night mode and the Galaxy A71 uses this feature much smarter and more competent resulting in good improvements and gaining details in the images. 

Once again, the S10 Lite ends up bringing more noise to the photos. The macro is the same for both and does a good job on both devices when respected the fixed focus of 5cm. Ultra-wide is also decent on them and makes images with more intense colors on the S10 Lite and with less difference to the main sensor on the A71. Finally, the extra sensor on the A71, a depth one, doesn’t make a huge difference because even the S10 Lite, with the software alone, can make good cutouts. It is a well-deserved point for the Galaxy A71. For videos, we have two good smartphones that record in 4K quality, although only the S10 Lite do this at 60 fps. Both also have Super Steady OIS technology that greatly reduces the shaking of filming. The focus is agile and good, just like the audio capture is good. With two good devices, the point is the S10 Lite just because of the 60 fps in 4K. And even with the duo counting with a 32 MP sensor and f/2.2 aperture, we have differences Here the S10 Lite does a better job, with a camera that was probably better worked next to the processor – in the S10 Lite the cutout is superior, although both phones have a great level of general detail in the photos, the A71 can lose sharpness and color balance, then the Galaxy S10 Lite takes the point of selfies home. In their launches, the arrival price is quite different between them. The Galaxy S10 Lite and its R$ 4,000 are much higher than the R$ 2,800 of the A71, although they are two very high for what they offer right from the start. After a few months, the price of both fell – the S10 Lite has a more significant drop of more than R$ 1,000, even so, the Galaxy A71 is cheaper and taking into account the performance that he obtained in comparison, he can be considered a better cost-benefit. With the current situation and the high dollar, these two devices have even increased in price but the A71 is already at an all-time low, while the S10 Lite is facing an increase of at least 12%. At the end of the year there should be offers that are a little more tempting, but without falling too low, so, the endpoint of this comparison goes to the Galaxy A71.

 We almost had a draw here, but the Galaxy S10 Lite ends with more points. However, having only two more points, it is difficult to recommend this device in place of the A71 if what you are looking for is cost-effectiveness. The Galaxy A71 did not take more points but it is not terrible at the points he lost. If we take the price into account, you can even think of a Galaxy S10 instead of the S10 Lite because the value of both is very similar. The S10 Lite has a better screen, performance, battery, videos, and selfies compared to the S10 it will have a bigger and better battery as well. The Galaxy A71 is almost 30% cheaper and still has better audio, is well updated, it has a better rear camera and build-quality just about as good. So, if you don’t care about Snapdragon 855, HDR and 4K recording at 60 fps, you can go from Galaxy A71 which will be a good choice. 

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