The A70 is one of Samsung’s high-end smartphones in the affordable A-series and today we’ll be exploring the A70, what it looks like and my verdict based on first impressions.
The A70 according to GSMarena was announced March and later made available for purchase in April and although this phone has just one device its senior, and something sets it apart from the other A-series smartphone (The A80), the full-screen display with rotating cameras.
While these smartphones are typically referred to as mid-range phones the A70 in terms of specs has quite a lot to offer actually when looking at the RAM size, camera, and a big battery.
Samsung Galaxy A70 Specs
The A70 is a sleek smartphone packed with quite the features. The device is a 6″7-inch full-screen infinity U super AMOLED display with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM with a 4500mAh. But that’s not all, there’s more.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, April|
|BODY||Dimensions||164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.47 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||183 g (6.46 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, plastic body|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM|
|Triple||32 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/240fps|
|Single||32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|NFC||Yes (market dependent)|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 25W|
|MISC||Colors||Coral, Blue, Black, White|
|Models||SM-A705F, SM-A705FN, SM-A705GM, SM-A705MN, SM-A7050, SM-A705W|
|SAR EU||0.35 W/kg (head) 1.48 W/kg (body)|
|Price||About 330 EUR, 119,000 NGN, 370 USD|
|TESTS||Performance||Basemark OS II: 2814 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2737
Basemark X: 19341
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 68dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 81dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -93.5dB / Crosstalk -92.4dB|
Endurance rating 103h
This device actually looks a big deal and it is but chill for my final verdict.
Pictures And More On The Samsung A70?
The Galaxy A70 may have a bigger battery and comes packaged with super-fast charging that can help you stay on top of things with a powered phone for a full day. The display on this phone is also something to look out for. According to Samsung:
The Galaxy A70’s maximized 6.7-inch screen brings you even closer to the things you love by bringing it all to life on the FHD+ sAMOLED Infinity-U display.
The glastic back with the colorful glossy finish is also beautiful and just on there is where you’ll find the three exciting cameras on this device. Three sounds like a lot of cameras but its nothing compared to the five on Nokia 9.
The Cameras are the main camera, a depth camera, and an ultra-wide camera. Most phones are including this ultra-wide type of camera these days to be able to capture more. It’s 8MP and Samsung has something to say about it.
The 123-degree Ultra Wide Camera lets you capture the world without any restrictions. Capture epic scenes at angles like the human eye.
The camera does take pretty good pictures but are they the best? We’ll leave you to be the judge, These photo samples were taken from the Galaxy A70, don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments section.
Camera settled, the A70 also comes with OneUI, Samsung’s custom user interface for Android, just as MIUI is for Xiaomi and it’s redmi devices and Huawei’s EMUI.
Recommended read: Huawei Announced HarmomyOS, it’s Android Alternative That’s Already Functional On Some Devices, Not Phones Yet.
What’s Inside the Galaxy A70 Box?
I was quite anxious to find out as well but it does feature the complete thing in terms of accessories. In the box you’re greeted with:
- A charging cable
- An adapter
- An earpiece, although good for nothing, not AKG quality.
- A manual
- Silicon case phone protector
How Much Does The Samsung Galaxy A70 Cost?
If you want to purchase the Samsung Galaxy A70, depends on where you’re planning to do that, if you’re in the EU, the estimated price is about 330 EUR. That’s about 370 USD and 119,000 NGN in Nigeria.
Fairly cheap for the specs it has. Looking for something cheaper? Check out this post.
Should You Buy The Galaxy A70?
The A70 does pack a lot of modern specs in terms of its ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and super-fast charging features. That’s great but should you buy?
The answer? Not really but…
There’s a but, if you already have up to 330 EUR to spend on a phone then you could splurge and make it a little over 450 EUR to get the A80 instead and if you don’t have up to that for a smartphone, the A50 also tries to stack up, not close but cheaper and also as good.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy A70?
Made up your mind to buy? That’s awesome.
Typically you’ll find the A70 in your local phone stores with the Samsung booth but if you’re aiming to order online that’s great and even a plus for us, (we get a small commission, not on you, if you buy the phone via the button links below)
We also included links to the A80 and A50 in case you want to check them out before making a final decision.
|Check Galaxy A50 On Amazon||Check Galaxy A80 On Amazon|
What do you think about the Galaxy A70? Based on all we’ve discussed, worth it? Let us know in the comments section and also if we should plan to giveaway this device.