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The best Samsung Galaxy A71 deals in December 2020

Samsung Galaxy A71 deals aren't as flashy as some other Samsung devices, as high-spec as the brand's flagships or even the cheapest option out there. But instead, they offer a perfect blend of everything Samsung does.

Design wise, the Samsung Galaxy A71 borrows heavily from the Samsung Galaxy S20 range, having the same style display, rear camera bump and even general body design.

Despite this, Samsung Galaxy A71 deals are far cheaper than both Samsung Galaxy S20 deals and the even more recent Samsung Galaxy Note 20 deals.

This drop in price does come with a few sacrifices. It doesn't have wireless charging or any water-proofing and it does come with a much weaker camera set-up and processor than Samsung's flagship phones.

But compared to the Lite devices and other A series handsets, this stands out as the top choice. In other words, if you're set on keeping your bills low with Samsung, this is the best option.

It still secures you a big colourful screen, a battery that outperforms the best at 4500mAh and considering its low RRP, a pretty exceptional camera performance.

Below you'll find all of the best Samsung Galaxy A71 deals currently available in the UK.

Compare Samsung Galaxy A71 deals:

Trading in your old phone for money off the A71:

Yes, Samsung has pulled out some seriously expensive devices here. With that in mind, you'll want to find techniques to reduce the costs. The most obvious of which is probably trading in your phone and luckily there is a number of sites that help do this.

One of the most popular ones is Sellmymobile. It compares different recycling sites, listing their TrustPilot scores, how long it will take for you to get paid, how you send your phone and of course, how much you'll get.

In terms of what you can earn, taking the Samsung Galaxy S8 as an example, you can get up to £126 for a working device or £32 for a completely broken device. Or if you have an iPhone 8, you could earn up to £183.

See our how do I sell my phone guide to find out more

Head to Sellmymobile.com to see how much you can get for your old phone

Samsung Galaxy A71 review:

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Samsung Galaxy A71 review in brief

With what every phone was missing...five cameras

Screen size: 6.7-inch | Resolution: 1080 X 2400 | Rear camera: 64 + 12 + 5MP + 5MP | Front Camera: 32MP | Weight: 179g | OS: Android 10 | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 128GB | External storage: Yes | Battery: 4500mAh

Bright and large screen
Massive battery capacity
Impressive cameras for price
Lacks wireless charging
Not water resistant

Samsung's latest A series devices - the A51 and A71 - are quickly proving you don't need to spend a lot on a phone to get high-end specs. The Samsung Galaxy A71 offers a massive 4500mAh battery (exceeding a day's life with ease), a Super AMOLED Full HD+ resolution and most importantly, four cameras on the back...FOUR!

Where the A71 beats out the A51 the most is processing power. It receives a boost to 6GB RAM, making the device that little bit more fluid in your actions. 

Read TechRadar's Samsung Galaxy A71 review

SIM-free Samsung Galaxy A71 contracts

With a price on launch of £419, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is one of Samsung's more affordable phones. In fact, it sits just about more on the budget side, leaning into mid-range.

We're now starting to see the occasional retailer bring the price down further, with plans nearing the £300 mark.

Samsung Galaxy A71 deals: FAQ

When should I buy Samsung Galaxy A71 deals?

While you can buy this phone at any time, there is a few times of the year where prices do seem to come down:

- Black Friday:
Ah Black Friday. This is the time of the year where we would suggest getting a new phone. You often see phones coming down in price during Black Friday phone deals and if you can wait, we would suggest getting the A71 then.

- Amazon Prime Day;
Amazon Prime Day isn't the event you would normally expect to grab a phone in but this exclusive saving event now often offers phones. While the chances are low of the A71 appearing in Amazon Prime Day, if it does you could get a massive SIM-free saving.

- Anytime of the year:
We know, not very helpful...however, this is true. Many retailers will simply decide to throw out a market-leading deal randomly throughout the year. The best thing you can do is keep an eye throughout the year and catch it when its at a price that perfectly hits what you were looking for.

How does this compare to the original A70?

In essence, the A71 is just a beefed up version of the original A70. It comes with more camera lenses, a bigger battery, a better screen and pretty much improvements in every viable category.

And yet, Samsung Galaxy A71 deals aren't a whole lot more expensive. Overall, going for this newer device does feel like the more logical choice all-round.

What other cheap Samsung phones are there?

The A71 is great but it is well worth noting that Samsung has a host of affordable devices. The key standouts are:

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Samsung Galaxy S10e deals:
The original cheap Samsung device...Well, at leas the original from Samsung's modern range! This device took the excellent features of the S10 and cut down both the price and size. This is one of the smallest phones Samsung has done in a long time but for the price, it's certainly one of the best.

However, S10e deals have slowly began dropping off with a number of retailers no longer stocking it. While it is still an excellent option, it isn't as widely available anymore and you might find it lacking in good prices.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 deals:
The A51 is quite literally the A71 but tuned down. It offers an amazingly low price while still hitting a lot of top specs you'd look for in a phone, making it the perfect budget option for many.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite deals:
Samsung did something strange in 2020. Along with launching the new S20 range, it also provided a collection of Lite devices, providing cheaper versions of its most popular devices. This takes what is great about the S10 and makes it cheaper. While that sounds like the S10e....it is different, we promise!

Can I get free gifts with Samsung Galaxy A71 deals?

Like all phones, free gifts will come and go on the A71. Sometimes retailers will chuck in a free PS4, Xbox or other console to sway you and other times there will be absolutely nothing.

However, what stays a constant with this phone is cashback. If you're willing to go down this route and claim your cashback every couple of months, you can score a considerable saving on your device.

Is it worth going SIM-free on the Galaxy A71?

It's an affordable handset but if you can afford to buy it SIM-free and throw in a cheap SIM only deal alongside, Samsung Galaxy A71 deals could be even cheaper.

SIM-free, the device comes with an RRP of £419 but we've already seen a number of retailers drop lower than that. You can see the best offers at the top of this page.

Should I choose the A71 or Samsung's A51?

Samsung has a cheaper, smaller device similar to the A71 known as the A51. In essence, they have the exact same design with the A51 just dropping the screen size and offering some weaker specs.

Samsung Galaxy A51 deals aren't hugely cheaper but they are enough to be able to secure a far higher data package for your money. However, unless you are really on a budget, we'd still suggest going for the A71.

While it is pricier, it isn't by much and the upgrades in specs are well worth your time. Even just the slightly more powerful processor and the higher quality screen will be noticeable changes.