The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW is Verizon’s cheapest 5G smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW is Verizon’s cheapest 5G smartphone

We may earn a commission for purchases made using our links.

As was announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW is launching on Verizon this week. This device is special because it’s Verizon’s most affordable 5G smartphone to date. Starting at $649, you can get access to Verizon’s Ultra Wideband mmWave network for much less than most flagship 5G phones on the network.

5G NR connectivity is what Verizon is touting, but the Galaxy A71 5G is a solid phone regardless of its network compatibility. It sits at the higher-end of the A-series with a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, quad rear cameras, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,500mAh battery, and Android 10. It’s very close to being a flagship-level smartphone, but the processor downgrade is enough to keep the price down.

Samsung unveiled the U.S. Galaxy A71 5G back in April and it launched on T-Mobile in June. We got our hands on the LTE model at CES, which is essentially the same phone but with the weaker Snapdragon 730 processor. We knew Verizon would eventually get the device, and that becomes a reality this week. The phone will be available online starting on July 9th, and it will be available everywhere on July 16th.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G XDA Forums

As mentioned, the Galaxy A71 5G UW costs $649.99 or $27.08 per month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment. For a limited time, Verizon is offering the phone for $15 per month for 24 months (online only) with a new line of service on a Premium Unlimited plan. Also, you can save 25% during the preorder period on all Galaxy A71 5G UW cases and screen protectors.

Galaxy A71 5G
Display6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus
Infinity-O Display (1080×2400)
CameraRearQuad Camera
Main: 64MP, F1.8
Ultra Wide: 12MP, F2.2
Depth: 5MP, F2.2
Macro: 5MP, F2.4
FrontSelfie: 32MP, F2.2
Body75.5 x 162.5 x 8.1 mm, 185g
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Memory6GB RAM
128GB Internal Storage
MicroSD Slot (up to 1TB)
Battery4,500mAh (typical), 25W Super Fast Charging
BiometricsOn-Screen Fingerprint
ColorPrism Cube Black

Source: Verizon