The Samsung Galaxy A70 is the latest mid-range smartphone from Samsung. It’s basically an alternative for users who don’t fancy the rotation triple camera feature of the Samsung Galaxy A80. I must confess, I’m not a fan of any pop-up camera in today’s smartphone market, so the Galaxy A70 is more ideal to me. This mid-range will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A50, Galaxy A60, Huawei P30 Lite and so on.
Samsung Galaxy A70 Design
Premium design is what the Galaxy A70 comes with. The usual front and back glass that is sandwiched with a metallic frame makes it close to most flagship devices. In dimensions, the Galaxy A70 measures 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm. It’s considered heavy with a weight 183 grams largely due to the battery capacity.
No fingerprint scanner at the back, instead it’s hiding underneath the display. The back features a triple rear camera, LED flash and Samsung branding name. Moving over to the front we have a waterdrop notch which houses the front camera. The Galaxy A70 is available for purchase in four body colours options; Coral, Blue, Black and White.
Dimensions: 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 183 grams
Build: Glass front and back, metal frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Coral, Blue, Black, White
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Samsung Galaxy A70 Display
One of the highlights of this smartphone is its display. The Galaxy A70 features a large display size measuring 6.7 inches and made with one of the best displays in the market; Super AMOLED panel. The display features 1080 x 2400 and 393 PPI density for excellent viewing on this mid-range smartphone. Don’t forget that under the display is the fingerprint sensor for quick and easier biometric security.
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.7 inches (86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels (393 PPI density)
The Galaxy A70 comes with a triple rear camera setup that records 4K resolution video at 30 frames per second. The camera setup features a 32 MP (f/1.7) main sensor, an 8 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle sensor and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor in charge of taking portrait mode pictures. Moving over to the front, this device packs a 32 MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper for taking amazing shots.
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: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/240fps
Single: 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
Under the hood of the Galaxy A70 is Snapdragon 675 SoC. The chip comes with Octa-core processor and Adreno 612 GPU for graphics. This is one of the best mid-range chipset and powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, which is a contender for the best mid-range smartphone this first half of 2019. You’ll get a 6 GB or 8 GB RAM depending on your region to accompany with the 128 GB internal storage. Through the microSD slot, there is room for additional storage up to 512 GB.
Chipset: Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 612
Memory: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
The Galaxy A70 software is up to date as it runs on Android 9.0 Pie, which is coated with Samsung Galaxy One UI. This is the similar software setup seen on the Samsung Galaxy S10 family, so the Galaxy A70 is in a good class.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Samsung Galaxy One UI
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Probably the biggest battery capacity in the A-series. The Galaxy A70 packs a non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery capacity. Don’t worry about long hours of charging as it supports 25W fast battery charging, which shouldn’t take more than 120 minutes to full charge.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 25W
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC: Yes (market dependent)
Infrared port: –
Radio: FM Radio
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Samsung Galaxy A70 Price