LG Velvet vs Galaxy A71 || DETAILED COMPARISON ||
LG Velvet vs Galaxy A71:
Whales you hoped that a K61 reheating the Helio P35 would be the only new intermediary for LG this year, the beautiful and balanced Velvet appeared. A respectable smartphone that had its complete analysis done these days here.
But his life will not be easy, because in addition to being launched at a high price, there are plenty of competitors. One of these is the Galaxy A71, one of Samsung’s most popular intermediaries of the year.
Want to know which one does better in features, performance, battery and everything? Then follow us in this comparison here.
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The Galaxy A71 follows the Samsung line in 2020, with a straight back with rounded edges and the large rectangular module for cameras, along with a holographic checkered visual effect.
Velvet, on the other hand, can be considered one of the most beautiful LG phones to date. Long, it looks a lot like the Samsung 10 line, be it the S10 or Note 10. Only the sides are more curved, the cameras are separated and arranged vertically and the screen has very curved edges, all with iridescent finish.
Samsung Galaxy A71:
The notch is punctured in the A71 and older, in drop, in the Velvet, which is also the only one to bring IP68 protection and military certification. Its body is made of glass with an aluminum frame, different from the A71 which brings plastic everywhere.
They weigh the same, and while the Velvet is taller and a little thicker, the A71 is wider. Both have a microSD slot and are dual SIM, but the Velvet is hybrid, being inferior to the A71 in that. Finally, biometrics are below the screen for both, and slow for both.
Velvet is much more neat here, and takes the first point.
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In size and definition, the screens here are similar. FullHD + and 6.8 inches on the Velvet and 6.7 on the A71. They are OLED displays, only in LG we have a P-OLED and in Samsung, a Super AMOLED Plus.
The aspect is slightly different, from 20.5: 9 on the Velvet and 20: 9 on the A71, but this gives a difference in the visual, along with the screen, which takes up more space in the front than on the Samsung because it has more curved edges, also having better harnessing body screen.
The A71 has Gorilla Glass 3 protecting the front, while LG does not provide information. Neither of them has HDR officially, but Velvet activates the feature with YouTube and Prime Video, and also supports an update reaching Netflix.
In quality, the two are OLED and guarantee very vivid colors for the content shown, although the A71 falls more for warm tones. Velvet is brighter and will do better in the sun, as long as you don’t need the curved parts.
A point that stays with Velvet.
Best screen technologyNoneBetter screen resolutionNoneBetter screen / body ratioVelvetHigh Hz screen? NoneGeneral screen qualityVelvet
Here, LG shows that it wants to be more than a common intermediary, and is the only one of the two that has stereo sound. It is a clear sound, above the rivals of the national brand, and even without many bass it has a good emphasis on voices.
The A71 is mono and, although it reproduces a good volume sound, it is of inferior quality. But Samsung improves by offering headphones in the box, which although they are only decent, at least it is more than LG, which does not ship anything in the Velvet box. Either way, you will certainly prefer to have another phone than the one offered by the A71.
Stereo sound makes a difference in the experience, and Velvet takes the point.
In this comparison, both phones come with Android 10, but we have reservations. While the Galaxy A71 is yet to see three more updates thanks to Samsung’s recent list, Velvet is a mystery, partly due to lack of information from LG and partly because it is just terrible at updates.
The interfaces that each puts on smartphones is similar, as LG is inspired by Samsung. The A71 is in OneUI 2.1, and features functions such as manual adjustments to the camera, fast file sharing, among others.
The LG UX 9 from Velvet brings, as does OneUI, support for themes, icons and fonts, and also has many features. But, side by side, it is possible to say that OneUI is more complete.
In connections they balance. Both have NFC and WiFi ac, and while the Velvet’s Bluetooth 5.1 is newer than the A71’s 5.0, but this has a more complete GPS.
The point is with the Galaxy A71 updates.
No Exynos or MediaTek here, the battle is between two Qualcomm. In Velvet, LG bet on a Pocophone-type strategy and has a high-end chipset from other years, a Snapdragon 845 with 6 GB of RAM. The A71 goes in a newer but intermediate set, a Snapdragon 730 with the same RAM and the same 128 GB of space on the other.
And who wins? This is an interesting fight, and in the benchmarks Velvet takes the lead, being approximately 43% higher than the rival. In our standardized tests of opening apps, the situation is reversed, and it is the A71 that performs 17% better. The difference is more due to the interplay of the LG system with the hardware than the quality of the set.
For games the two do well. Even though it was two years ago, the 845 still runs anything with great fluidity, as does the A71, which also had no stumbles in any title. Velvet even faces a PUBG with high quality HDR.
The Snap 845 is still powerful and leaves the point for Velvet.
The 4,500 mAh battery of the Galaxy A71 is very similar to the 4,300 mAh battery of the LG Velvet. And the result is that they also end up having similar results in the tests we did, with a small advantage for LG.
The Velvet’s 20 hours and 36 minutes of autonomy are close to the A71’s 20 hours and 9 minutes, with a very similar screen result. When recharging, the Samsung 25W charger takes an hour and 25 minutes to recharge the A71.
The Velvet comes out of the socket just 13 minutes later with a 16W charger that comes in the box. And he is also the one who brings wireless charging.
Because it is a little better and has wireless recharge, Velvet gets the point.
Having been launched earlier, Samsung has embraced much more the 2020 fashion of a large number of cameras than LG. In fact, even arriving later, the Velvet set is more modest, see:
LG Velvet: a 48 megapixel main wide, f / 1.8 aperture and PDAF; an 8 megapixel ultrawide and a 5 megapixel depth sensor.
Samsung Galaxy A71: a 64-megapixel main wide, f / 1.8 aperture and PDAF; an ultrawide of 12 megapixels; a 5 megapixel macro and a 5 megapixel depth sensor.
Fewer cameras and fewer megapixels. How did Velvet perform in front of the A71? Both have artificial intelligence resources, but it really makes a difference at Velvet, where it manages to improve at least the plants. On the A71 it is null.
The photos with Samsung are nice, but there is nothing that makes them stand out in general. It has good noise control, color balance and contrast, but it stumbles on the HDR. Velvet already hits the HDR, in addition to bringing good sharpness and colors.
LG’s ultrawide has good captures, but tends towards more saturated colors, which ends up killing the details of the shadows. The same lens as the A71 achieves superior results, with better clarity.
The A71 brings the extra of the macro, which makes interesting captures if you keep the distance of 5 centimeters to the fixed focus. Both will stumble in low light, but the A71 has better night mode, which works well indoors. The LG’s lightens the image, but brings a lot of noise in return.
It is possible to say that we have a tie.
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This both shoot in 4K, but neither does that at 60fps. The A71 has 4K also in the ultrawide, and to compensate the LG brings ASMR mode that takes more details of the sound and good noise cancellation.
Electronic stabilization is present in both since in FullHD mode, and ends up being better on the A71, as well as the focus, which is very slow on Velvet.
The Galaxy A71 ends up being better in that regard.
Photo taken with the Samsung Galaxy A71:
For the front sensors, we have a 16 megapixel camera with f / 1.9 aperture for the Velvet and a 32 megapixel camera with f / 2.2 aperture on Samsung, a balance. In video the LG does better because it has good quality of capture in 4k as its rival, still shakes less than him and many other competitors.
In the photos, the Galaxy A71 looks more sharp and has two zoom modes. Velvet makes nice pictures, but it won’t have the same details, besides turning off HDR in portrait mode.
One more photo point that stays with the Galaxy A71.
In price, it’s hard not to have a point for the Galaxy A71. This has already reached the market at a high price, R $ 2,800, but nowhere near the LG Velvet, which was recently launched for R $ 4,300.
LG is known for launching its handsets, which soon fall in price. But, as it is still very young, until now the Velvet has not seen a drop greater than R $ 3,250, while the older A71 can now be found for R $ 1,998.
And as they are well balanced in terms of scores, we are going to be cost effective for the Galaxy A71, which with the various updates to come, gains important support.
Point for the Galaxy A71.
LG bet all the chips in 2020 on Velvet, so it has several good features. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A71 is just one more in Samsung’s extensive portfolio of middlemen, which also brings others like S10 Lite, Note 10 Lite, M51 and others.
The Galaxy A71 is a well balanced product, which is selling well, but the Velvet is a hit by LG in 2020, it just needed to get cheaper. When it is around 2 thousand, 2,500 reais, and has some promise of updating, it will certainly become one of the favorites like the A71.
Until then this LG is a good option for those who want a very handsome middleman, with emphasis on media consumption and games. But the A71 will be better on cameras, with practically the same battery life and more system updates.
LG Velvet: 6 POINTS
Better external sound .
Better performance .
Better battery life.
Great pictures with the main camera.
Samsung Galaxy A71: 5 POINTS
Great photos with the main camera.
Best in videos.
Best in selfies.
Good value for money.
A different point and we would have a draw. But you can only choose one! And which one would you stay with, A71 or Velvet? Leave your opinion below to read!