While you hoped that a K61 re-requenting the Helio P35 would be the only new in intermediaries for LG this year, appeared the beautiful and balanced Velvet. A respected smartphone that had its full analysis done these days around here.
But his life won’t be easy, because besides being launched at a high price, there’s no shortage of competitors. One of these is the Galaxy A71, one of Samsung’s most popular middlemen of the year.
Want to know which one does best in features, performance, drums and everything? So follow us in this comparison here in TudoCelular.com!
The Galaxy A71 follows Samsung’s line in 2020, with straight rear rounded edges and the large rectangular module for cameras, along with a holographic checkered visual effect.
Velvet, on the other, can be considered one of LG’s most beautiful phones to date. Long, it looks a lot like Samsung’s 10 line, be it the S10 or the Note 10. Only the sides are more curved, the cameras are separated and arranged vertically and the screen has very curved edges, all with a swipe-color finish.
Samsung Galaxy A71
The notch is holed in the A71 and older, in drop, in Velvet, which is also the only one to bring IP68 protection and military certification. Its body is in glass with aluminum frame, different from the A71 that brings plastic everywhere.
They weigh the same thing, and while the Velvet is taller and little thicker, the A71 is wider. Both have microSD slot and are dual SIM, but Velvet is hybrid, being lower than A71 in that. Finally, biometrics is below the screen for both, and slow in both.
Velvet’s a lot more neat here, and he gets the first point.
|Is slot hybrid or not?||Galaxy A71|
|Do you have any resistance?||Velvet|
|Best notch solution||Galaxy A71|
|Best biometric suptry solution||No|
|Which is lighter and thinner?||No|
Multimdia and features
In size and definition, the screens here look alike. FullHD+ and 6.8 inches on velvet and 6.7 on a71. They are OLED displays, only in LG we have a P-OLED and Samsung, a Super AMOLED Plus.
The look is slightly different, from 20.5:9 on the Velvet and 20:9 on the A71, but this makes a difference in the look, along with the screen, which takes more space in the front than in Samsung by having more curved edges, also having better body screen utilization.
The A71 has Gorilla Glass 3 protecting the front, while LG does not give information. Neither has HDR officially, but Velvet activates the feature with YouTube and Prime Video, also having support for an update to netflix.
In quality, the two are OLED and guarantee very vivid colors for the content shown, although the A71 falls more to warm tones. Velvet is brighter and will do better under the sun, as long as you don’t need the curved parts.
A point that stays with Velvet.
|Best screen technology||No|
|Better screen resolution||No|
|Best screen/body ratio||Velvet|
|High Hz screen?||No|
|Overall screen quality||Velvet|
Here, LG shows that it wants to be more than an ordinary intermediary, and is the only one of the two that has stereo sound. It’s a clear sound, above the national brand rivals, and even without many bass has good prominence for voices.
The A71 is mono and, although it reproduces a good volume sound, it has lower quality. But Samsung improves by offering headphones in the box, which although they are only decent, at least it’s more than LG, which doesn’t send anything in the Velvet box. Anyway, you will certainly prefer to have another handset than that offered by the A71.
Stereo sound makes a difference in experience, and Velvet takes the point.
|Is sound stereo?||Velvet|
|Do you have P2 input?||Both|
|Do you have high quality protocols and settings for Bluetooth and wire?||Both|
|Come headphones in the box?||Galaxy A71|
In this comparison, the two phones arrive with Android 10, but we have caveats. While the Galaxy A71 should still see three more updates thanks to Samsung’s recent list, the Velvet is a mystery, partly out of LG’s lack of information and partly because it simply is terrible in updates.
The interfaces that each one puts on smartphones is similar, because LG is very inspired by Samsung. The A71 is on OneUI 2.1, and features functions such as manual camera adjustments, fast file sharing, and more.
Velvet’s LG UX 9 brings, like OneUI, support for themes, icons and fonts, and also has many features. But, putting it side by side, it is possible to say that oneui is more complete.
In connections they balance. The two have NFC and WiFi ac, and while velvet’s Bluetooth 5.1 is newer than the A71’s 5.0, but this one has a more complete GPS.
The point is with the updates of the Galaxy A71.
|Well updated system?||Both|
|System will be updated in the future?||Galaxy A71|
|Which system or customization has more and better features?||Galaxy A71|
|Are there any connections missing? Left?||No|
No Exynos or MediaTek here, the battle is between two Qualcomm. At Velvet LG bet on a Pocophone-type strategy and features a top-of-the-line 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 with the same 128 GB of space as the other.
And who gets the better of you? This is an interesting fight, and in the benchmarks velvet comes out ahead, being approximately 43% higher than the rival. In our standardized app opening tests, the situation is reversed, and it is the A71 that performs 17% better. The difference is more by the coupling of LG’s system with the hardware than by the quality of the set.
For games, you both do well. Even though two years ago the 845 still runs anything with great fluidity, as did the A71, which also had no stumbles in any title. Velvet even faces a PUBG with HDR in high quality.
The Snap 845 is still powerful and leaves the point to Velvet.
|Who does better in the opening test?||Galaxy A71|
|Who gets the better of the most demanding games?||Velvet|
|Who has the best benchmark numbers?||Velvet|
|What is the most up-to-date processor?||Galaxy A71|
|Which has the best RAM/processor balance||Both|
|Which one has the most storage?||No|
The Galaxy A71’s 4,500 mAh is very similar to the LG Velvet’s 4,300 mAh. And the result is that they also end up having similar results in the tests we did, with a small advantage for the LG.
The Velvet’s 20 hours and 36 minutes of autonomy are close to 20 hours and 9 minutes of the A71, with a very similar screen result. At recharge time, the Samsung 25W charger takes an hour and 25 minutes to recharge the A71.
Velvet comes out of the socket just 13 minutes later with a 16W charger that it carries in the box. And he’s also the one who brings wireless charging.
Because it’s a little better and has the wireless recharging, velvet gets the point.
|Which one has the most battery?||Galaxy A71|
|Which recharges faster?||Galaxy A71|
|Which one lasts longer according to the TC battery test?||Velvet|
|Do you have wireless charging?||Velvet|
Being launched before, Samsung has adhered far more to the 2020 fashion of a large number of cameras than LG. In fact, even coming later, the Velvet set
is more modest, see: LG Velvet: a 48 megapixel wide main, f/1.8 aperture and PDAF; an ultrawide 8 megapixel 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 do in front of the A71? The two have artificial intelligence capabilities, but it makes a difference even in Velvet, where it can at least improve the plants. On A71 is null.
The photos with samsung come out nice, but there’s nothing that highlights them overall. It has good noise control, color balance and contrast, but stumbles in HDR. Velvet already hits HDR, and brings good sharpness and colors.
The ultrawide of lg has good catches, but tends to more saturated colors, which ends up killing the details of the shadows. The same lens of the A71 achieves superior results, with better clarity.
The A71 brings the macro extra, which makes interesting captures if you keep the distance of 5 centimeters for fixed focus. The two will trip 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’s possible to say we have a draw.
|Best rear camera set||Galaxy A71|
|Best DxOMark, if you have||Only the Galaxy A71|
|More balanced colors||Velvet|
|Best night shots||Galaxy A71|
|Best external photos||Velvet|
|Best internal photos||Galaxy A71|
Photos taken with LG Velvet
The two record in 4K, but neither of them does so at 60fps. The A71 has 4K also on ultrawide, and to compensate the LG brings ASMR mode that picks up more sound details and good noise cancellation.
Electronic stabilization has been present in both since in FullHD mode, and ends up being better on the A71, as well as focus, which is very slow on Velvet.
The Galaxy A71 ends up being better in this.
Samsung Galaxy A71
LG has staked all the 2020 chips on Velvet, so it has several good features. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A71 is just one more in Samsung’s extensive portfolio of intermediates, which also brings in 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 from LG in 2020, just needed to get cheaper. When you’re around 2,000, 2,500 reais, and have some promise of upgrade, it will certainly become a favorite like the A71.
Until then this LG is a good option for those who want a very handsome intermediary, with emphasis on media consumption and games. But the A71 will be better on cameras, with virtually the same battery life and more system updates.
LG Velvet: 6 POINTS
- Better construction
- Best screen
- Best external sound
- Better performance
- Better battery life
- Great photos with the main camera
Samsung Galaxy A71: 5 POINTS
- More updates
- Great photos with the main camera
- Best in videos
- Best in selfies
- Good cost benefit
A different point and we’d have a draw. But you can only choose one! And which one would you be with, A71 or Velvet? Leave your opinion down there so we can read it!
(updated on October 12, 2020, at 00:42)