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 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
GSM 3G 4G LTE
Dual SIM models: A70S
Tablet Touch screen
- L164.3 x W76.7 x D7.9 mm
- Weight 183 grams
6.7 inch 2400 x 1080 Super AMOLED
Main 32MP + 5 MP + 8 MP LED Flash
Selfie camera 32 MP
- Video Camera
4K 3840 x 2160 30FPS main video camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB C, NFC
Snapdragon 675 Octa-core 2 Ghz + Adreno 612 GPU
6 Gig RAM
Up to 128 Gig for user + Up to 512Gig microSD expansion
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)