OPPO Reno 3 Pro vs Samsung A71: Which is Better?

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Budget mid-rangers are a class of smartphones that deliver high performance for less than half the cost of flagships. And so we set out to compare two of them, resulting in a OPPO Reno 3 Pro vs Samsung A71 face-off.

They are a step below budget flagships or super mid-rangers, as we like to call them here.

In the left corner is the Reno3 Pro from Chinese manufacturer, OPPO Mobile, and in the right corner is Galaxy A71 from Korean manufacturer, Samsung. They are both worthy contenders.

They exist in the same peer group and class, so this is going to be interesting. Let’s see what the two smartphones have to offer.

OPPO Reno 3 Pro vs Samsung A71 - Which is better?
OPPO Reno 3 Pro vs Samsung A71 comparison – Which is better?

Here is our standard tabular format for a quick comparison of their key specs.

OPPO Reno 3 Pro vs Samsung A71 Comparison Table

OPPO Reno3 Pro Samsung A71
2G, 3G, 4G LTE 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
6.4 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 5 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, Super AMOLED display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Android 10 + Color OS 7 Android 910 + One UI 2.1
Octa-core,  Helio P95 (12nm), 2.2GHz Octa-core,  Snapdragon 730 (8 nm), 2.2GHz
44MP + 2MP selfie dual camera 32MP selfie camera
64 MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP depth sensor, quad camera with dual-LED flash 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP, quad camera with LED flash
128GB/256GB internal storage 128GB internal storage
4,025mAh battery with 30W quick charging 4,500mAh battery with 25W quick charging
from $325 from $360


OPPO Reno 3 Pro vs Samsung A71: Where The A71 Has The Edge

Samsung’s gladiator, the Galaxy A71 has a larger display, and so those who love their phone screens really big will want to have that. Plus, it is a Super AMOLED  display. Everybody loves those punchy AMOLED screens. In addition, the screen has a layer of Gorilla Glass 3+ on it for protection from scratches and falls.

The problem is that the Reno3 Pro also has a Super AMOLED display and a more recent version of Gorilla Glass – v5. So, it is difficult to say that the Samsung has a better display. We can only say that it has a bigger display. So, a point for display size it is.

Samsung Galaxy A71 cameras
Samsung Galaxy A71

Once we move to the processor, though, Samsung Galaxy A71 edges forward comfortably. We will take the Snapdragon 730 chipset over the Reno3 Pro’s Helio P95 any day. The Snapdragon wins hands down.

Lastly, the Galaxy A71 has a much bigger battery – 4500mAh against its opponent’s 4025mAh unit. While the OPPO has faster charging, the difference isn’t that much. We will take a beefier battery over that.

OPPO Reno 3 Pro vs Samsung A71: Where the Reno3 Pro Has The Edge

Does the OPPO reno3 Pro have any edge over the Galaxy A71? Yes; it does. The battery charges faster than the A71’s battery. And the selfie camera packs two lenses for better protrait photos. Yet, we know that camera performance tends to be unpredictable wiithout an actual shootout between two devices, so we shall not count this.

OPPO Reno 3 Pro specs and features
OPPO Reno 3 Pro

The base model of the Reno3 Pro, which has 8GB RAM, against the Samsung’s base model, which has 6GB RAM, costs about $40 less than the Samsung, helping to tilt the scales in OPPO’s favour.

OPPO Reno 3 Pro vs Samsung A71: The Verdict

We are staying off the camera performance of these two gladiators. We do not have hands-on tests to arrive at conclusions about them.

In terms of raw performance, Samsung Galaxy A71 wins this comparison. OPP Reno3 Pro is a solid performer; unfortunately for it, Samsung Galaxy A71 just has a much more powerful processor.

In most other things, the two devices are fairly well-matched. The differences in pricing makes sense for both though. OPPO Reno3 Pro costs less. If you want the raw power of the Galaxy A71, you pay more.

PS: You just mght be interested in our OPPO Reno3 Pro Review.

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