Samsung Galaxy A70 Review – Immersive Screen, Dazzling Design And Gigantic BatteryUpdated: 3 months ago
Samsung didn’t stop releasing smartphones one after another as, since January, we have seen that Samsung launched multiple handsets in its M-Series, S-Series, and A-Series with the latest entrant being Samsung Galaxy A70 in Australia, India and other countries. This smartphone is company’s latest attempt at offering a flagship experience at less than half the price of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with features including three sensational cameras on the rear, on-screen fingerprints scanner, massive battery, Super AMOLED display and Samsung Pay (may not be available for Aussies).
The key highlights of this device include 4500mAh non-removable battery, four amazing colours to choose from, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, 128GB of onboard storage, up to 8GB of RAM, 32MP + 8MP + 5MP rear cameras, Android Pie 9.0 and 6.7-inches Super AMOLED display. What else does it bring along? Let’s keep going to find out more in our Samsung Galaxy A70 Review below!
Samsung Galaxy A70 Specs
With a screen size of 6.7-inches, Samsung Galaxy A70 takes your enjoyment to the next level while playing games or watching movies. Up to 8GB of RAM ensures that it works smoothly without any showing a sign of lag whereas 128GB of onboard memory is more than enough to store a plethora of files with ease. Other Samsung Galaxy A70 specifications are as follow:
- Dimensions: 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 183 grams
- Display Size: 6.7-inches Super AMOLED (1080 x 2400 Pixels)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
- GPU: Adreno 612
- RAM and ROM: 6GB/8GB with 128GB (Expandable up to 512GB)
- Rear Camera: 32MP + 8MP + 5MP
- Front Camera: 32MP
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS
- Sensors: Fingerprint (on-screen), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and Compass
- Battery: 4500mAh (Fast Charging 25W)
- Colours: Coral, Blue, Black and White
Samsung Galaxy A70 Design
Design-wise, it is bigger as compared to Samsung Galaxy A50. Both devices are equipped with bezel-less display and curved Glasstic rear panel. The Galaxy A70's front is predominantly all display and it is plenty of it. Samsung has achieved very much to decrease bezels throughout the entire screen including the thin chin - offering a widespread and immersive display.
The 3D curved back panel makes it convenient to hold the device. It’s making the handset much bigger but it’s very useful. Aside from its large size, the phone is amazingly 183 grams, making it hold for a long period of time. With only Samsung Branding and a triple camera-plus-LED installation, the back is smooth and minimal.
It's being offered in four sensational colours - Black, Blue, Coral, and White. The colours have a slight gradient, a prism impact so that when you look at them from certain perspectives, you will notice rainbow colors. Samsung uses an excellent, glass-like plastic panel and it's not going to scratch too soon but fingerprints and smudges will be registered. Samsung has also paid close attention to its ergonomics. It is placed comfortably close to the center so that you achieve more naturally rather than putting the energy button high on the side of the frame. However, you will have to readjust your hand to reach the volume rockers as they are a little bit higher up.
Samsung Galaxy A70 Display
In terms of display, Samsung Galaxy A70 comes loaded with a massive 6.7-inches screen which isn’t only big – but it’s sharp as well thanks to the 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution at 393 PPI. Very much like Samsung’s other handsets, it’s based on Super AMOLED Technology that obviously offers awesome contrast as compared to LED.
Moreover, it has a small waterdrop-like notch at the top of the screen, high screen-to-body-ratio of approx. 86% and super-wide 20:9 aspect ratio. The overall screen’s quality is perfect and goes against the likes of Huawei P30 Pro and iPhone XS.
What is Inside?
The Samsung Galaxy A70 is using an Octa-core Snapdragon 675 Chipset which is, of course, mid-range but acceptable offering with 2-cores running at 2GHz and six running at 1.75GHz. The Chipset is partnered with 6GB of RAM or 8GB of RAM that combined offer exceptional performance – especially for what it costs. This setup promises super-smooth and seamless experience whether you play graphics-enriched games for extended periods or work on multiple apps simultaneously.
Samsung Galaxy A70 Camera
Single or dual rear cameras are things of the past as this smartphone is equipped with a triple rear camera – a feature which has become common on flagship smartphones. It has 32MP main camera sensor with an aperture of f/1.7, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide and 5MP depth sensor.
Wide-angle lenses can fit much in a frame at 123 degrees, while the depth sensor allows you to adjust depth in shots, which is very useful in portrait photography. Like most budget cameras, this struggles a bit in low-light condition, but you can get some excellent pictures in bright scenes, particularly as there's also a scene optimizer to identify what you are taking and optimize the configuration accordingly. The front-side, on the other hand, is covered by a single camera – 32MP. Thus, captured selfies are full of details – but overall results aren’t normally quite a match for what you can get from the back cameras.
Battery Life and Others
No one will be disappointed when it comes to the battery as it is powered by a big 4500mAh non-removable battery. Without a doubt, the bigger screen needs more power – but still, it has a lot of juice to keep you online all day long even with heavy usage. Moreover, it supports super-fast 25W charging which can restore juice from 0% to 100% in a couple of minutes. Some online sources have claimed that it’s much faster than Samsung Galaxy S10’s charging.
As far as Samsung Galaxy A70’s onboard memory goes, it’s 128GB which is indeed a hefty amount to install a plethora of files, images, and even movies. Most interestingly, one can take the storage to the next level thanks to its microSD card. Connectivity-wise, it comes with all the options that almost every Samsung’s smartphone is loaded with. The options include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and micro USB 2.0 Type-C
Samsung Galaxy A70 Release Date
The Galaxy A70, first and foremost, landed in India on May 1 in three sensational colours – White, Blue, and Black. It’s, in India, available on all retail stores, Samsung Opera House as well as Samsung e-Shop. Most important of all, it’s available on India’s leading site “Flipkart” too. The official Samsung Galaxy A70 release date in Australia isn’t known for now – but 26th of April was a launch date in other countries. Well, some sources have claimed that it’ll be available in Australia before June 2019 ends. So, let’s wait a couple of days more!
Samsung Galaxy A70 Price
Very much like its official availability in Australia, Samsung Galaxy A70 Price in Australia is not revealed yet. However, it’s most likely to set users back approx. AU$535-649, according to some sources. We are keeping an eye on it and will have this story updated as soon as more details drop. Well, you can get your hands on one after spending INR 25,000 if you are living in India.
Where to Buy?
As mentioned above, Samsung Galaxy A70 isn’t available in Australia – but it’s expected to be landed before June 2019 ends. We at Paylessdeal.com.au will bring this amazingly designed smartphone for you to get your hands without paying extra bucks by using our price comparison tool. In the meantime, you can browse our site and find out handsome deals on other smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Apple’s super-amazing iPhone XS Max.
- Exceptional design
- Amazing battery life for all day long
- Gorgeous display
- Refined performance
- It lacks camera performance
- The rear isn’t scratch-free
- The fingerprint scanner doesn’t work really fast
The Bottom Line
Finishing this off by saying that this smartphone is an excellent device for multimedia consumption and routine tasks without any hiccup even when it comes to playing graphics-enriched games. The handset sails through an entire day of heavy usage and thanks to 25W fast charging that adds a bonus. The only downside of the handset is that it lacks a night mode as well as stabilization that may disappoint photography enthusiasts. All in all, it is with dazzling design and state-of-the-art features is a great deal which is ready to take your enjoyment to the next level.