I'm planning on buying it soon so I have a question. If I install a screen protector(not the plastic one, glasd one I think?) will the under display fingerprint sensor still work? I saw a video where it worked so is that true?
I_hate_this, 05 Jun 2020This is the worst phone ever. My youtube, samsung Internet and many other apps too won't work.... moreFactory reset your phone. If you lose Google Playstore, then you have a Chinese ROM and it should explain all sorts of problems you are experiencing. Otherwise, if you have the real global version with untampered OneUI official Samsung ROM, your A71 is likely refurbished/used or defective. Have it replaced or refunded.
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2020You're wrong. I own the A71 and it's annoying for me. It's wasted space. I can never unsee it ... moreIf you're such a hole-punch butthurt then just buy a poco f2 pro and experience MIUI
I_hate_this, 05 Jun 2020This is the worst phone ever. My youtube, samsung Internet and many other apps too won't work.... moreI won't blame your English. I do blame posting irrational negative opinion about a product.
May be you meant a phone other than Samsung Galaxy A71??
This is the worst phone ever. My youtube, samsung Internet and many other apps too won't work. My speaker is broken. Bluetooth will not connect sometimes. If i put head phones in my headphone jack they will not work half of the time. I don't recomend buying this piece of garbage. This phone is so laggy and all. Sry I'm not a native speaker so if I wrote Something incorect pls dont attack me
Socks, 04 Jun 2020The punchhole is not annoying at all! I always forget It's there when I'm using this device. D... moreYou're wrong. I own the A71 and it's annoying for me. It's wasted space. I can never unsee it and have been trying to use adb commands to force all apps to use full screen including the punch hole area to no avail. It's the only thing that makes the phone display less than perfect. If it were all screen with pop out camera like the Poco F2 Pro, I certainly wouldn't be buying the Poco F2 Pro especially since the Poco F2 Pro is crippled without a micro sd slot and I hate phones without dedicated micro sd expansion.
The punchhole is not annoying at all! I always forget It's there when I'm using this device. Do not believe these butthurt people.
TFM, 04 Jun 2020This device only negative punch hole little high A51 perfect lookYes, that punch hole is the one thing I hate about the A71. I want to force apps to ignore it by I can't. The A71 screen is an otherwise gorgeous almost all screen display except for the punch hole area that don't get utilized at all by most apps, wasting so much space. Hopefully, a software update will enable the user to have an option to force all other apps to utilize the punch hole space. If not, I'm definitely buying a phone with a punch hole free and notch free display. (I absolutely like the perfect hole-free, notch-free, almost bezel-free, all screen Poco F2 Pro display with that super durable pop out selfie camera.)
A71 owner, 03 Jun 2020The finger print scanner sucks as, otherwise it's a fantastic phone for its price.It works as lightning if you know how to set it up.
It's an optical scanner, so when you want to set your finger as biometric, don't place your finger horizontally, always keep it vertical during the scan and instead of place it horizontally, just rotate your finger as it shows in the little help video above it and scan all parts of your finger.
After the scan completed, now you're free to place your finger in any direction you want to unlock the phone
A71 owner, 03 Jun 2020The finger print scanner sucks as, otherwise it's a fantastic phone for its price.Yes. This I can confirm about the A71. The underdisplay fingerprint scanner is just infuriating.
There are times the underdisplay fingerprint reader just repeatedly rejects fingerprints when you try to unlock the phone with your finger placed at the usual/typical/normal 30 to 60 degree angle from the horizontal. That is, even if you have 3 fingerprint data saved on the phone for exactly the same finger, and no matter how hard or soft you press.
The A71 just does the repeated false rejections sporadically. For me, the only way for it to accept a registered fingerprint without hitches or with very minimal false rejects is for me to touch the underdisplay fingerprint sensor sideways, that is, the registered finger is placed horizontally rather than on some angle with respect to the horizontal. Try it and let me know if it has improved the false rejection rate for you.
The finger print scanner sucks as, otherwise it's a fantastic phone for its price.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2020Awesome but price should be ranging 275-300 dollarsYou can get the Samsung A51 for that price. It's the smaller sibling of the A71.
Suresh, 02 Jun 2020Yes. Exactly. This is one of the reason i haven't purchased any Samsung phone from last 4 year... more1080p video regardless of whether it is in 30/60/120/240 fps is so 2000's. Nobody should be recording memorable personal events in 1080p anymore in 2020 unless you want your video to have that soft, dated look.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2020Wasted resources. Could have gone to the Note 10 lite getting a better cpu or the S10 lite get... moreUnfortunately, either one or both of the 'superior' alternatives you mentioned (Note 10 lite/S10 lite) don't actually have 1. A dedicated micro sd slot so you don't have to sacrifice dual sim for storage expansion and vice-versa, 2. Don't have headphone jack (S10 lite) or 3. Don't have snapdragon processor for GCam installation (Note 20 lite) and 4. costs more than the A71. These 4 are sufficient reason for many why they don't choose the more expensive Note 10 lite or the S10 lite.
techthroughtoni, 02 Jun 2020Stop looking at the specs in paper.Why should I stop looking at specs on paper? They're actually the first essential step to choosing the right phone for your needs. If you base your initial judgment on ads and gut feel, go ahead. It's your money you're spending and I wouldn't care if you have buyer's remorse for ignoring specs on paper.