Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A70 Review: A Decent Performer in Mid-Range Segment

Samsung Galaxy A70 was launched in April 2019. The phone is priced at Rs 28,990 for 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card. It comes in Black, White and Blue color options. The smartphone is available for sale at top ecommerce websites such as Flipkart, Amazon India, PayTm Mall, TataCliq, Samsung website and retail stores in India. The device comes with lots of interesting features. Find out in our Samsung Galaxy A70 review whether the mid-range smartphone is worth buying or not.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Design and Display:

At the first sight after unwrapping, the Samsung Galaxy A70 looked very similar to its sibling, Galaxy A50. The phone’s 3D Glasstic design displayed a different color pattern each time the light fell on it. The back panel is made of high-quality polycarbonate plastic, and easily attracts fingerprints and smudges.

The USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and speaker are placed at bottom. The left side houses the SIM tray, which supports two Nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. Power buttons and volume rockers are located at right side. Overall, the Galaxy A70 looks very stylish and premium and felt solid and sleek to hold in hands.

Samsung Galaxy A70 features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display offers a vibrant color reproduction and is bright enough to enjoy multimedia, and we did not face any issue in direct sunlight. Galaxy A70 comes with a Widevine L1 certification, so you can stream your favorite content in high definition.

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Samsung Galaxy A70 Performance and Software:

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is powered by a 2.0GHZ octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. This is the same processor which we have already seen in Redmi Note 7 Pro. We can say that Galaxy A70 performs better than Redmi Note 7 Pro in every department. We did not find any lag in the day to day usage, app switching and casual gaming.

The Galaxy A70 was found capable to handle graphic intensive games like PUBG mobile and Asphalt 9 without any issue. Even in high setting gaming, the experience was smooth and lag free. We did not face any heating issue in this device. The Galaxy A70 runs Android 9.0 Pie based Samsung One UI, and it comes with a many bloatware apps like DailyHunt, Amazon India etc., most of which can be removed or uninstalled. The smartphone sports an in-display fingerprint sensor which came out as a bit slow and took a few seconds to unlock the device.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Cameras:

The Samsung Galaxy A70 has a triple rear camera setup, having a 32MP primary lens with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The device comes with a 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The camera app is easy to use and similar to other Galaxy A series phones. The company has included host of features like Scene Optimizer, flaw detection, live focus portrait mode, Super Slow-mo clips and many more options. Super Slow-mo videos are recorded at 480fps at HD resolution with an 8 second length limit. The phone can record 4K videos at 30fps from both front and rear cameras.

During our review, we found that the Galaxy A70 camera quality was above average in various lighting conditions with good amount of details and natural colors. Sometimes rear camera did struggle in direct sun light, and the picture taken in low light were grainy and lacked details. Pictures clicked in artificial lighting condition looked great with good detail and natural colors.

The 32MP front camera in Galaxy A70 is one of the best in mid-budget segment. The selfie camera performance was above average in every lighting condition, the selfies turned great with rich detail and natural skin colors.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Battery and Connectivity:

Samsung Galaxy A70 is fueled by 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support, which easily lasted a whole day with mixed usage. Connectivity feature include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C port.

Final Verdict:

Samsung Galaxy A70 comes out as a decent performer in the mid-range segment with many pluses at an affordable cost. Samsung can be credited with bringing an aesthetically designed and rich on features smartphone, which also has an excellent Super AMOLED display and a powerful processor. There a few attributes though which can be a dampener, like a below expectations camera and a slow fingerprint sensor.  A great battery life with 25W fast charging support however more than makes up for it.

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Abhimanyu has been blogging about Technology for a long time, and has contributed to a number of Tech blogs at Easofy. He has a whole lot of expertise in smartphones and gadgets. Abhimanyu prefers to focus on covering mobile news, reviews, and comparison.

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