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OPPO Reno4 vs Galaxy A71? Which is the better device?

The new OPPO Reno4 has been out for a couple of weeks now, and Samsung has just announced a new colorway for the Samsung A71. These are excellent choices in the sea of midrange devices, and you’ve likely been choosing between these two for quite some time now. Today, we’re giving you a specs-comparison between the two devices, and tell you our thoughts about which smartphone is better in specific features.

Specs

OPPO Reno 4 Samsung Galaxy A71
Display 6.4″ FHD+ AMOLED 6.7 inches Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset Snapdragon 720G Snapdragon 730G
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618
RAM 8GB RAM 8GB RAM
Internal Storage 128GB 128GB
Rear Camera 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 5 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) 5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
Front Camera 32 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Battery Li-Po 4015 mAh, non-removable Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Price PhP18,990 PhP22,990

 

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What is the OPPO Reno4 good at?

Let us cut the chase and tell you what the OPPO Reno4 is good at.

OPPO Reno4 Product Photo 2

This device gives you better value per every cost of peso. For the sake of fairness, we resubjected the OPPO Reno4 to another round of benchmark and compared it to the Galaxy A71. Despite having outdated chipset, our artificial benchmark yielded of OPPO Reno4 yielded better results than our Galaxy A71. If performance – on paper – is a reference when making a purchase decision, this just shows that if you apply min-max method, OPPO Reno4 is a better purchase as it’s more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy A71.

Most of the games we have played on the OPPO Reno4 didn’t get any significant janks as well, and maintained to be in highly playable states.

Reno 4 Ave FPSHere’s a look at our benchmark results of the two devices:

OPPO Reno4 Galaxy A71
Antutu 284,331 275,065
3D Mark (Sling Shot Extreme) 2622 2473
2108 2261
PC Mark  8144 7830
Geekbench 524 430
1655 1430

 

This is also, by far, one of the smartphones fitted with an AMOLED screen that is beyond the 20,000 price point.

Another thing that’s really worth looking at on this smartphone is its superb camera performance. While its performance is comparatively similar as the Galaxy A71, it is a better option for bargain hunters out there since it is cheaper. I am also particularly impressed with its Pro mode as it really enabled me to take my toy photography hobby a notch higher and almost at par with more expensive mirrorless cameras.

OPPO Reno4 Sample Photo 6

However, if you can spare PhP4,000 for a Samsung, then this brings me to the next smartphone in this comparison – the Galaxy A71.

What is the Samsung Galaxy A71 good at?

The Galaxy A71 is the superior smartphone in this comparison when it comes to overall specs. From better and more power-efficient chipset, camera set and battery life, the Samsung Galaxy A71 positions itself to be a more premium mid-range option.

Galaxy A71 Review24

Samsung has always displayed its competence when it comes to camera performance. They continued their consistent streak with the Galaxy A71.

Everything worked and in order insofar as the quad cameras are concerned. From its wide lens down to its 5MP depth sensor, the photos it produced using the rear camera look lovely and impressive. I find it typical for Samsung smartphones to have overly saturated images, but not this time.

Galaxy A71 Review8The same goes for its 32MP front camera. Honestly, I don’t see any point of putting a 32MP camera in front unless you’re someone who uses it as much as you use the rear camera. At this time of Instagram Stories, Snapchat and Tiktok, the demand for having good front camera matters.

What should you get?

oppo reno4 vs galaxy a71Make the OPPO Reno4 as your priority purchase if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Your budget is below PhP20,000
  • You’re a fan of OPPO
  • Gaming on a midrange smartphone matters
  • You’re into mobile photography

Meanwhile, we suggest that you buy the Galaxy A71 if you meet the following qualifications:

  • You don’t mind spending beyond PhP20,000 in exchange of a phone with a better chipset
  • You’re into mobile photography and videography
  • Samsung is life!

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