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In this samsung a70 review, we will be discussing Samsung A70 Features. Samsung seems to have vowed to launch at least one new phone in India every month in 2019. The strategy seems to be working well for the South Korean giant as is evident from the claims that it garnered over $500 million revenue in 40 days just from Galaxy A-series sales alone. Samsung is in no mood to slow down. In April, the South-Korean giant launched two new smartphones in India in April – the Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A70 – with plans to bring Galaxy A80 in May. 

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Samsung A70 price

While the upcoming phone has some intriguing features, Samsung with the Galaxy A70 aims to make its presence felt in the Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 segment which usually doesn’t see much activity in India.

Is the A70 good enough to justify its mid-range price tag? Does the A70 have what it takes to beat the existing competition from brands like Xiaomi and Vivo? Let’s answer all these questions in our in-depth Samsung Galaxy A70 review.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Specifications

ModelSamsung Galaxy A70
Display6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, FHD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Snapdragon 675
RAM6/8GB
Internal Storage128GB, Hybrid slot, expandable up to 512GB
SoftwareOne UI (Android Pie)
Rear Camera32MP ( f/1.7 aperture)+ 8MP(f/2.2 aperture)+ 5MP(f/2.2 aperture)
Front Camera32MP (f/2.0)
Others4G Dual VoLTE(Nano), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack, proximity sensor, light sensor, and accelerometer
Battery4500mAh, 25W Fast Charging, Quick Charge 4.0 Support
Indian Price6GB + 128GB – Rs. 28, 990

Samsung A70 Features

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Samsung Galaxy A70 package

At the start of 2019, Samsung pledged to use eco-friendly packaging for new products. The Galaxy A70 comes in a plain white box with the phone branding on top. Inside the box, you will find:

  • Galaxy A70
  • 25W wall charger
  • USB Type-C cable
  • in-ear headphones
  • SIM-ejector tool
  • transparent protective case
  • documentation

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The Samsung Galaxy A70 design is not as insane as the Galaxy A80 that literally ushered in a sweeping change. The Galaxy A70 is actually similar to the Galaxy A50 (review) and follows the same “3D Glasstic” design language where ‘glasstic’ stands for glass-like plastic.

Just like the Galaxy A50, it too has a subtle, understated gradient on the glossy back and you will notice varied color effects when you look at it at an angle. Of course, as you climb up the A-series ladder, the cameras keep piling and on the A70 you will find a triple-camera module.

The Galaxy A70 looks absolute best when naked, especially when the snazzy rainbow light shimmers off the surface. Customers get a choice between Black, Blue, Coral, and White color options.

With a 6.7-inch infinity U screen on the front, the phone is not the most compact option available in the market, but it’s still surprisingly manageable.

There is hardly any bezel on the front, and despite the large footprint, the phone weighs only 183gram. The polycarbonate body with all the curves in the right places, makes the phone feel sleek and relatively light in hands. We got used to the dimension very quickly and relished watching multimedia on the big screen, but yes, this is not a phone meant for people who value one hand usage.

The A70 has an optical fingerprint sensor placed underneath the display. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection is overlaid on top.

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We appreciate the presence of triple card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the USB Type-C port.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Review: Display

Just like most recent A series phones, the Galaxy A70 gets a quality SuperAMOLED display, and thanks to the large size there’s so much of it to relish.

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The AMOLED screen has 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution which makes it fairly crisp. The 20:9 aspect is better suited for watching video content.

What I like most about the Galaxy A70 screen are the scintillating colors and deep blacks. With 420 nit max brightness, the display is sufficiently bright. The touch sensitivity of the display is also quite good.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Camera Review

Samsung continues with its new found love for triple cameras. On the rear, the Galaxy A70 stacks a 32-megapixel (with 0.8µm, f/1.7 aperture) primary sensor, 8-megapixel wide angle shooter (123-degree with 1.12µm and f/2.2 aperture), and a 5-megapixel depth sensor (1.12µm and f/2.2 aperture). As for selfies, the Galaxy A70 uses the same 32MP sensor on the front as well.

The camera app seems the same as what we used in the other recent A-series phones. There’s Scene Optimizer, live focus portrait mode, flaw detection and many more options on the phone. Samsung has included 240fps slow-mos at 1080P which should be fun to play around. It can record up to 4K at 30fps from both front and rear cameras.

As for the Galaxy A70 camera quality, the phone manages to perform on the expected lines in most lighting conditions. Scene detection usually kicks in. The images shot with A70 in daylight have a good amount of details. However, aggressive noise cancellation at times takes a toll on details. This is noticeable when you zoom in.

The dynamic range could have been better. The camera also struggles in handling harsh sunlight. Indoors, it manages to do a decent job. Shots clicked under artificial lighting look clean and vibrant, particularly on the phone’s display, but details get little fuzzy when you analyze them on a bigger screen.

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The wide-angle lens present in the Samsung Galaxy A70 camera module manages to take quality shots if you are willing to overlook slight edge distortion. The 5MP depth sensor gets in action in Live Focus mode. It can shoot good portrait shots with an option to adjust blur intensity even after you have clicked them.

The 32-megapixel selfie camera is certainly one of the best in this price segment. The selfies turned great with rich detail and natural skin colors. The Live Focus feature for selfies doesn’t work that well and often fumbles with edge detection.


All those who are into videos will miss the OIS and EIS which helps to negate shake during handheld shooting.  The A70 allows you to shoot videos at 4K and full HD resolutions at both 60fps and 30fps options. If you can mount the phone on a tripod, it can certainly shoot crips videos.

So, overall, the camera performance is better than other low-end A-series phones and certainly above average, but perhaps it isn’t the best camera phone in its class.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Review: Hardware and Software

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC is currently the best 600-series chip from Qualcomm and should help Galaxy A70 stand out in the one area where A50 didn’t outright impress.

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Samsung has paired 2GHz octa-core chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot that can hold additional 512GB storage. We wouldn’t say that Samsung is being generous with performance hardware, but there is enough muscle for smooth performance and to justify the price.

One can argue that Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with the same Snapdragon 675 SoC at almost half the price. Well, you won’t we completely wrong, but the Galaxy A70 is still way ahead when it comes to real-world performance.

Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro storage speed

As compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Galaxy A70 feels much faster. The difference in performance could be attributed to better-optimized software and nearly storage speeds. In a synthetic storage speed test, we found storage of Galaxy A70 to be twice as faster than the Redmi 7 Pro.

Day-to-day usage is absolutely smooth. The Galaxy A70 manages to handle popular games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends without any hiccups. We tested these games in high setting and our experience was smooth and stutter-free. Also, the Galaxy A70 is better at heat dissipation than the Note 7 Pro.

As for the software, the Galaxy A70 Samsung ships it with OneUI which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. If you have used Samsung’s previous Experience UI you will find the new One UI to be refreshing. It is smooth and user-friendly skin and is actually one of our personal favorites. The Galaxy A70 is also the first A-series phone in India this year to get the full version of Samsung Pay. The only issue we had with the software was the presence of bloatware most of which can be removed or uninstalled.

Overall, we are quite happy with the software and performance of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Benchmark Scores

Benchmark TestScores
AnTuTu172439
Geekbench 4 Single-core2322
Geekbench 4 Multi-core6502
3D mark Sling Shot1784

Samsung Galaxy A70 Review: Battery and Sound

Another thing that needs to be applauded here is the mammoth 4,500mAh battery which has been performing well. To refill, it gets a 25W fast-charger which is the fastest charger Samsung has bundled on A-series  (or any other series) till date. It manages to last my entire day with about 15 percent left in the tank.

The Samsung Galaxy A70 also scores well in audio thanks to Dolby Atmos support. It offers immersive experience while playing via earphones. Unfortunately same can’t be said for the mono speaker.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Review Verdict: Should you buy it?

The Samsung Galaxy A70 makes a good case for multimedia consumption and strikes the right balance of capable hardware and user-friendly software. It can handle demanding games, offers great battery life, has super-fast charging, and the full version of Samsung Pay that lets you go card free.

On the downside, the camera is versatile but you will miss a dedicated night mode.

In this price segment, the Vivo V15 Pro (review), Oppo F11 Pro (review) are the only few viable options introduced this year, and in light of these the Samsung Galaxy A70 at Rs 28,990 does make sense.

The AMOLED expertise, refreshing One UI software, and neat design give the new 2019 Samsung an unprecedented advantage in the lower and middle order, and these are attributes that Chinese competition simply can’t one up.

But for consumers who put much faith in specs, the best of last year like Nokia 8.1, Asus Zenfone 5Z, and Poco F1 (review) are still viable challengers, and recently launched phones like Realme X and Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro could also prove tough to beat.

Pros 

  • Good AMOLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Design
  • One UI
  • Samsung Pay
  • Super-fast charging

Cons

  • Low light camera performance
  • No OIS or EIS
  • Loudspeaker isn’t loud enough
  • Inconsistent and slow fingerprint sensor

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Smartphone buying guide

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Whether you’re thinking about purchasing your first smartphone or just upgrading from an older model, you might feel overwhelmed shopping for a new smartphone. With so many options to choose from, it’s difficult to know if you’re getting the right phone at the right price.

That’s why we’ve created this page: to guide you through the process of buying a new smartphone with as little stress as possible.

What is a smartphone?

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A smartphone is a more powerful version of a regular cell phone. In addition to the same basic features, including phone calls, voicemail, and text messaging, smartphones can connect to the Internet over a cellular network. This means you can use a smartphone for the same things you would normally do on a computer, such as checking your email, browsing online, or shopping.

Wireless providers will require you to pay a monthly fee, usually called a data plan, to access the Internet with a smartphone over their cellular network.

Most smartphones use a touch-sensitive screen, meaning there isn’t a physical keyboard on the device. Instead, you’ll type on a virtual keyboard and use your fingers to interact with the display. Other standard features include a high-quality digital camera and the ability to play digital music and video files. For many users, a smartphone can actually replace things like an old laptop, digital music player, and digital camera in the same device.

Do I even need a smartphone?

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Because of these convenient features, smartphones have become increasingly popular over the past several years. Smartphones can also be very expensive, however; some high-end models cost even more than a new laptop or desktop computer!

If you’re happy using your existing devices separately, you may not need a smartphone. But if you want to use just one device to access the Internet, make phone calls, take photos, and listen to music, a smartphone is probably a good option for you.

What type of smartphone should I buy?

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Even if you know you want a smartphone, it can be challenging to know where to start. There are different smartphones to choose from, including Windows Phone and Blackberry. In this guide, however, we’ll focus on the two most popular options: the iPhone and Android smartphones.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so we’ll try our best to provide the information you’ll need to make the decision that’s right for you.

What is an iPhone?

The iPhone is a smartphone from Apple, which also produces the Mac line of computers. The iPhone is available in a few different models, starting at $450 and going up to $950. It’s powered by the iOS operating system, which is also used by Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch devices.

What is Android?

Unlike the iPhone, which is only available in a few different models, there are hundreds of Android devices to choose from. This is because Android is not one specific smartphone. It’s actually an operating system designed by Google. Many different companies make devices that are powered by the Android operating system, including Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola.

Each of these manufacturers produces different Android smartphones, each with their own custom hardware and features. As a result, Android smartphones are available in a much wider range of prices than the iPhone, starting as low as $100 for an entry-level device.

Android or iPhone?

Should you get iPhone or an Android? If you try searching for advice on this topic, you’ll find no shortage of opinions on both sides; iPhones and Android phones have strong groups of supporters, and most people place themselves firmly on one side or another. There are definite advantages and disadvantages with either option, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest factors you should consider.

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Affordability

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In terms of cost, the iPhone simply can’t compete with Android models. If you don’t want to spend more than $200 to $300 on a smartphone, you’ll want to choose Android over iPhone.

Unfortunately, the actual cost of a smartphone may not be immediately obvious. For example, your wireless carrier may offer certain smartphones for free if you sign a two-year contract, or allow you to spread the cost across small installments instead of one single payment. Regardless of how you pay, an iPhone will almost always be more expensive than an Android smartphone.

Winner: Android

Support

Because the iPhone is produced by one company instead of several manufacturers, it’s often easier to get answers and help directly from Apple’s customer support. By contrast, most Android phones work a bit differently from one another depending on the manufacturer and wireless provider you choose, which can make it more difficult to know where to look for help.

If you’re worried that you’ll need a lot of extra help once you get started, you might consider choosing an iPhone over an Android (if your budget allows).

Winner: iPhone

Apps and app stores

Both iPhone and Android allow you to download applications, which are commonly known as apps, to add extra functionality to your smartphone. The Play Store for Android and the App Store for iPhone provide a huge selection of apps for you to download. Although some apps are available exclusively for one platform, most are available on both. Unless there’s a specific app you want that’s only available on one device, this shouldn’t be a significant factor in your decision.

However, if you already have another device that uses Android or iOS, such as a tablet computer, you might want to consider purchasing a smartphone that runs the same operating system. This way, you’ll be able to install any apps you’ve purchased on both devices.

Winner: Tie

Customization

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Android smartphones allow for a lot more customization than iPhones. Whereas the iPhone offers a few customization options (like your phone’s wallpaper and ringtone), Android allows you to change just about everything on your device, including themes, notification widgets, and default applications.

For some users, this might not be a very important distinction. But if you want to have more control over the way you’ll use your device, we’d recommend choosing an Android over an iPhone.

Winner: Android

System updates

Remember how we said before that Android and iPhone use different operating systems? Like desktop and laptop computers, these operating systems are updated just about every year. These updates usually include new and useful features, as well as security upgrades.

But upgrading an Android phone to the latest version can be pretty complicated. In many cases, it actually depends on when your wireless provider decides to push the update to your device. By contrast, the iPhone can be updated as soon as updates are available, regardless of your wireless carrier.

We should note that there’s nothing especially bad or dangerous about using a slightly older version of your phone’s operating system. But if you know that you always like to use the latest software as soon as it’s available, you might consider choosing an iPhone over an Android (if your budget allows).

Winner: iPhone

There are a few Android models, like the Google Nexus, that allow you to upgrade to the latest version of Android more easily; however, they also tend to be more expensive than other Android smartphones.

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