Samsung Galaxy A70 Review


Welcome to the review on the Samsung Galaxy A70. Samsung have been releasing great value and many new smartphones in 2019. Unsurprisingly we don’t care too much about the top end models unless they are actually value for money. That said the Galaxy A70 meets this criteria for review.

In terms of construction the Galaxy A70 is a a solid 2 piece design with a plastic back and glass front. The plastic clearly high quality and the screen nice and expensive looking. The flashy back panel are a statement to those around 20 years old and the fashion conscious will appreciate and not Apple biased website presenters. They aren’t qualified journalists as everything they write is poorly researched and opinion based rather than reality in many cases. Regardless plastics are pretty tough these days and sometimes we wish they would use the same some as on plastic bottles that really resist scratching and breaking. 

In terms of hardware specification the Galaxy A70 is essentially a mid range smartphone in 2020. A large 6.7inch AMOLED screen has a picture quality beyond more the significantly more expensive iPhones for example. The headphone jack and FM radio really appeal to those in countries like China or  India without national mobile networks that can stream music or video or even other countries like Canada that have overpriced mobile data plans. The latest tech – under screen fingerprint reader is a reality that was science fiction a mere 5 years ago. Fantastic job Samsung. 

In terms of use the Galaxy A70 is very good. We can’t understand why self proclaimed professional reviewers complain about the inability to use the phone one handed – we say stop repeating Apple press releases, it’s stupid since there has been a setting optimise Android for one handed use for the last 5 years! The A70 has a huge and lovely screen and clearly that is what is important to real buyers. It’s interface is smooth and impressive for a CPU and GPU with lower benchmarks which calls into question why the proclaimed reviewers quote these figures when they clearly don’t represent how efficient the OS is or that it’s a complete different OS.  Finally the camera results are really good too, just like any other and even better when viewed on a smaller screen phone. 

In conclusion the Samsung Galaxy A70 is a really good phone. If you can ignore the marketing reviews – buy it, especially when it is on sale usually under $500 AUD. Seriously the huge screen makes watching Netflix in bed or self isolation pure joy. 

Specifications Samsung Galaxy A70

  • Network
    GSM 3G 4G LTE
    Dual SIM models: A70S
  • Design
    Tablet Touch screen
  • L164.3 x W76.7 x D7.9 mm
  • Weight 183 grams
  • Display
    6.7 inch 2400 x 1080 Super AMOLED
  • Camera
    Main 32MP + 5 MP + 8 MP LED Flash
    Selfie camera 32 MP
  • Video Camera
    4K 3840 x 2160 30FPS main video camera
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi,  Bluetooth, USB C, NFC
  • CPU
    Snapdragon 675 Octa-core 2 Ghz + Adreno 612 GPU 
  • Memory
    6 Gig RAM 
    Up to 128 Gig for user + Up to 512Gig microSD expansion
  • Features
    Fast Charging
    All major GPS systems – GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO
    FM Radio and 3.5mm headphone socket
    Fancy camera system 
    Under screen finger print sensor
    4500 mAh battery
    Up to 7 days standby
  • Price (RRP) history
    Galaxy A70: Under $450 AUD June 2020 (Outright)
    Galaxy A70: Under $650 AUD March 2020 (Outright)