Recently Samsung Nepal introduced the Galaxy A71 in the Nepali market in the upper midrange segment. The Redmi K20 Pro is regarded as one of the best devices in this range from Xiaomi Nepal. Let’s see how do they compare to each other.
Redmi K20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A71
|Samsung Galaxy A71||Redmi K20 Pro|
|Weight and Dimensions||179 Gram,
163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm
156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|Display||Super AMOLED 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 PPI density)||Super AMOLED 6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 PPI density), HDR10, DCI-P3 100%|
|Camera||Main: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide) + 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (macro)+ 5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
Selfie: 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)
|Main: 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide) + 13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide) +8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto)+
Selfie: Motorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 618
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU: Adreno 640
|Memory||128GB ROM, 8GB RAM
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
|256GB ROM, 8GB RAM
No microSD card slot
|Software||Android 10.0; One UI 2||Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; MIUI 11|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Under-display, Optical||Under-display, Optical|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS,
USB 2.0 (Type-C)
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, GPS with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS,
USB 2.0 (Type-C)
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
25W Fast Charging
|Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh
27W Fast Charging
Being a flagship smartphone, the Redmi K20 Pro comes in a very premium design. From its dual-glass sandwich design and bezel-less display up front to the motorized selfie camera, the device screams a high-end design. On the other hand, the Galaxy A71 flaunts a punched hole display upfront but leaves much to be desired with plastic body design. Talking about the designs, with such a premium flagship design, the Redmi K20 Pro is a hands-down winner.
Speaking of the display, both the devices feature FullHD+ Super AMOLED panels with very small bezels. But the similarities end there, Redmi K20 Pro features a flagship-grade display that covers 100% of DCI-P3 color gamut and is rated HDR10 capable. What this means is that you can enjoy vibrant colors on every type of content and your content viewing experience will be spectacular.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A71 features a great Super AMOLED display, but it does not bring anything else to the table. Also, the display on Redmi K20 Pro is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 whereas on Galaxy A71 there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3. So, display wise, the K20 Pro once again bring Galaxy A71 to its knees.
Let take a look at the optics of both these devices. The K20 Pro features a 48MP f/1.8 main sensor with a 13MP f/2.4 ultrawide and 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. For selfies, you have a 20MP motorized pop-up camera. So, from a great main camera to a fantastic ultrawide and a telephoto camera, K20 Pro has got you covered.
Talking about Galaxy A71, the device features 64MP f/1.8 main camera along with 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, 5MP macro camera, and a punched hole 32MP camera for selfie. So, camera-wise both the devices are comparable to each other.
Specs and Software:
Looking at the specs, Redmi K20 Pro packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC featuring Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) CPU and a powerful Adreno 640 GPU, which gives it amazing performance comparable to any smartphones under Rs.50,000 price segment in Nepal.
It also comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage which further compliments the powerful internals. Talking about the Galaxy A71, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, an Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) CPU and Adreno 618 GPU coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory.
The K20 Pro packs a flagship Qualcomm SoC from last year whereas the Galaxy A71 is powered by a mid-range SoC from the same company. So, performance-wise, these devices are in different leagues. The K20 Pro will chew through any app you throw at it from heavy gaming to anything else out there whereas you can expect respectable performance with a few hiccups here and there from the Galaxy A71.
The K20 Pro runs on a 4000mAh battery with a 27W fast charging support and the Galaxy A71 gains an upper hand with a 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. Both the devices feature onscreen optical fingerprint sensors for security.
Taking a look at the software, the Galaxy A71 runs on Android 10.0 with One UI 2.0 on top of it. On the other hand, the Redmi K20 Pro runs on Android 9.0 which is user-upgradable to Android 10.0 with MIUI 11 on top of it. So, both of these devices will get you the latest version of Android with all the features and security updates.
The Redmi K20 Pro is available at Rs. 46,999/- for the maxed-out 8GB+256GB variant whereas the Galaxy A71 is priced at Rs. 49,999/- for the 8GB+128GB variant. So, the K20 Pro is more affordable between the two devices.
Overall, the Redmi K20 Pro premium flagship device available at an economic price whereas the Galaxy A71 is an upper mid-range device priced on the expensive side. Now if you are not a power user and don’t play heavy graphic games then you will be fine with Galaxy A71 or even with Samsung Galaxy A51.
But if you are willing to spend 50k on a smartphone, then we will suggest you go for the best one, Redmi K20 Pro. Comparing these two devices, the Redmi K20 Pro is better in every segment and the Galaxy A71 does not even hold a candle in front of it.
Redmi K20 Pro
- More Powerful Hardware
- Better for Gaming
- Premium Design
- Bang-for-the-Buck Pricing
- HDR10 Display
- No MicroSD card slot
- Bigger Battery
- Less Powerful CPU and GPU
- Plastic Body