Thoughts on A71 and A51 replacing our iphone 8s.

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  1. kojack

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    I am having major connection issues with my iphone 8. I am getting bored with my iphone as well. I have been using my samsung Tab A 8 for the past month while on the couch relaxing and I am enjoying it alot. I don't touch my ipad anymore either. I am wanting a samsung phone since they connect better than other android phones to windows 10. I am looking at getting the A71 for me and the A51 for DW. I have watched many videos and the speed difference compared to the high end models is not enough to shell out for 2 S20s. Also, the same goes for the cameras. And in blind taste tests I prefer the images from the A series at points.

    If google had the same full connectivity to windows that samsung has, I would get pixel 4a in a heartbeat. But even then, I lose out on dual sim, sd expansion (a big one for us), and better battery life.

    thoughts?
     
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    Check the modem version/firmware iOS 13.7 had bad firmware and has LTE coverage issue and you may need to update to ios 14.1 or 14.2.
     
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    Already done.
     
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    My reception seems better on 14.1. Now, the notifications are still weird to me.
     
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    Yeah, the apple train is still leaving the station soon for me. Thought I could jump on again, but no.
     
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    Close to the 51\71 price range, Note 10 lite.
    Superb value, usefullness, photos (ois, 2x, wide). Got one, no 'lite' feeling at all :O)
    Minuses, 1 of the 2 sims gone if using memory card, for my use the internal 128gb (approx 100 available) is fine, & 4G, but as any useful 5G won't come for ages in my regions, zero problems.

    Just to say a little more about the pen, amazing tool, works so well after years of note range refinements. Not only for writing & drawing etc, but screen\menu navigation, remote for the camera shutter (great+++) and more. imo this 'lite' is Samsung's hidden (& great value) jewel.

    And last but not least, unlike other higher end sam's, flat screen.

    edits, added some detailed info.
     
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    I need dual sim now. I have been researching the A71 for over a month now and the images from it's camera are just as good, if not better than my 8. I feel the price point, features, and overall value I will get from the A71 (or A7X if it's released before I am ready to purchase) is probably the best out there. I would have gotten the pixel, but it misses on too many things for me.
     
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    Reset app permissions. It fixed the issues which mom had when using ios 13.x after upgrading.
     
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    My reception is still crap. I am pretty well done with apple. I put my samsung tablet in my jeep and I don't lose signal all the way to a town 30 mins away, on my and my wife's iphone, we lose signal about 10-12 times during a round trip drive. for min at a time. Nah. I am done.
     
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    If you have warranty, check with Apple and get device replaced since I believe your baseband/modem might be faulty.
     
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