Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: What is the best smartphone under ₹30,000 in India?

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Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: What is the best smartphone under ₹30,000 in India?
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Samsung today announced the launch of the Galaxy A71, the company’s latest mid-range offering in the A series in India. It competes with the OnePlus 7 in India in terms of price. The OnePlus 7 was introduced in India in May last year with a price tag of ₹32,999 and is currently available at ₹29,999.

In this post, we will compare the new Galaxy A71 with the OnePlus 7 to help you decide which phone to go for.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: Price

Samsung Galaxy A71PriceOnePlus 7Price
8GB + 128GB₹ 29,9996GB + 128GB₹ 29,999
--8GB + 256GB₹ 34,999

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Samsung has launched the Galaxy A71 in only one variant in the country. It will be available in India from February 24 in Prism Crush Black, Black and Blue colour options from Amazon, Flipkart, Samsung online store and retailers across the country.

The OnePlus 7 is available from Amazon, OnePlus online store and OnePlus offline stores in India in Mirror Gray and Mirror Blue colour options.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A71OnePlus 7
Display6.7-inch6.41-inch
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels2340 x 1080 pixels
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 32.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
Android versionAndroid 10, One UI 2.0Android 10, OxygenOS 10
ChipsetSnapdragon 730Snapdragon 855
Rear camera64MP primary48MP primary
12MP ultra-wide angle5MP depth sensor
5MP depth sensor-
5MP macro-
Selfie camera32MP selfie16MP selfie
Fingerprint sensorIn-displayIn-display
Battery4,500mAh3,700mAh
Fast charge25W20W

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Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: Design

Both the Galaxy A71 and the OnePlus 7 are covered in glass on the front as well as the back. The Galaxy A71 though has a diamond pattern while the OnePlus 7 is bare for the most part.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: What is the best smartphone under ₹30,000 in India?


Rectangular camera modules have become a trend of sorts lately, and the Galaxy A71 also has it. While it does stand out, it might not match everyone’s taste.
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Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: What is the best smartphone under ₹30,000 in India?


The OnePlus 7, on the other hand, has a more traditional camera module aligned towards the center. Although it doesn’t look too good either, it helps that it’s not as big as the one on the Galaxy A71.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: Display
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The Galaxy A71 has a big display with a hole punch notch in the center on the top. It offers a slightly more immersive experience when compared to the regular water drop notch that is present on the OnePlus 7.

Both the phones offer a similar experience – as they support Full HD+ resolution and have an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy A71 vs OnePlus 7: Cameras

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The Galaxy A71 pulls ahead of the OnePlus 7 when it comes to the cameras. It has four cameras on the back, which is two more than the OnePlus 7.

With the Galaxy A71, you can click ultrawide angle and macro photos thanks to the two additional cameras. The OnePlus 7 does not have them, and it also has a relatively old primary camera.

As such, the Galaxy A71 is the clear winner in this department.

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The Verdict

The Galaxy A71 is Samsung’s latest bet in the mid-range. It ticks most of the boxes, too – the display, cameras and battery life should be great. The one area where it doesn’t do too well is value for money.

This is where the OnePlus 7 comes in. You get flagship-grade hardware in terms of power, performance and display. It does miss out on the two additional cameras that the Galaxy A71 has, but then it more than makes up for it in other departments.

If you want a better camera experience, the Galaxy A71 could be your choice. However, if you are looking at the overall experience, the OnePlus 7 might still be the better option.
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