Samsung Galaxy A70 belongs to the A-series. It sports a very large display size, efficient processor, huge RAM, and a powerful battery.
Apart from this, what are some other features, pros and cons peculiar to this device?
Is it good for gaming at all?
Can I load graphic-intensive apps on it without crashes or lags?
How fair is the battery life?
Is the camera quality excellent or poor?
These and more are what we’ve discussed in this genuine A70 Review 2019, so be sure to read through the article to discover for yourself!
Samsung Galaxy A70 Price in Nigeria
Yeah, you want to know how much is the A70? Well, depending on where you buy, it can range from #118,000 to 125,000 Naira.
- Display – 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, FHD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio
- Processor – 2 GHz, Octa Core, Snapdragon 675
- Front Camera – 32MP (f/2.0)
- Rear Camera – 32MP ( f/1.7 aperture)+ 8MP(f/2.2 aperture)+ 5MP(f/2.2 aperture)
- RAM – 6/8GB
- Internal Memory – 128GB, Hybrid slot, expandable up to 512GB
- Battery capacity – 4500mAh, 25W Fast Charging, Quick Charge 4.0 Support
- Operating System – One UI (Android Pie)
- 4G LTE – Yes
- Weight – 183g
- Colors – black, white, blue, coral
Samsung A70 Pros
Here are some reasons you might like the Galaxy A70.
1.) Solid & Durable Build
It is designed with comfortability and convenience in mind.
To start with, the device shares a similar design with some other A-series phones like the Galaxy A50 and A30 except for a few differences.
In this regard, the A70 has a slimmer chin, larger display, minimal bezels, Infinity-U waterdrop notch, among others.
That being said, it will interest you to know that the Galaxy A70 sports an all-plastic design with an ultra-glossy rear that produces a rainbow-like effects.
You will notice varied color effects when you look at it at an angle. It is equally important to mention that this device’s body is not scratch-free as you may begin to notice micro scratches on the phone after a few weeks of usage.
It is best you use a protective case for the phone so as to minimize the scratches.
The fortunate thing is that this device comes with a TPU protective case, which you can use or better still you can get a new one from the nearest Samsung accessories store.
Moving to the feel, the Samsung A70 measures 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9mm and weighs 183g, which means the device isn’t overly heavy and you might be able to hold it in one hand [except you have smaller palms].
The device also has rounded corners, which further helps in enhancing the overall comfortability of your device.
Next is Buttons and port positioning. Just as we said earlier, the A70 is designed with ergonomics and convenience in mind as all the buttons are strategically placed on the device.
To begin with, the power and volume keys are located on the right side, while the headphone jack, speaker and USB-C port can be found on the base of the phone.
More importantly, if you are looking for fingerprint scanner on the body of this device, you can never find it. The reason is because the manufacturer uses an Optical in-display fingerprint scanner rather than the regular scanner we have in most smartphones out there.
This modern scanner is also used in Galaxy S10 as well as Galaxy S10 Plus. Although, this in-display fingerprint scanner provides faster logins and possibly authentication, but the plain truth is that the sensor may take a full second to recognize your fingerprint, which is not ideal enough.
2.) Massive Super AMOLED screen
A70 is one of Samsung’s devices with the largest display size. The device boasts of a huge, 6.7-inch display with a bright and colorful AMOLED panel and a Full HD+ (1080 x 2400) resolution that provides impressive viewing experience for a mid-range phone.
The Samsung Super AMOLED display that comes with this device is large, vibrant, and bright enough to make your visual experience more enjoyable whether you are playing your favorite mobile games, streaming online videos, watching movies or tutorials, viewing photos and other multimedia.
In addition to the above, the Galaxy A70 has Widevine L1 support that lets you stream your desired graphical content in high definition, and also the phone is packed with a large number of settings to help adjust the display; saturation level, white balance, individual values for RGB spectrum, to mention but a few.
3.) Superb Triple Rear Camera & Intelligent Selfie Shooter
Galaxy A70 is equipped with three rear cameras, including a rear 32MP (f/1.7 aperture) sensor, an 8MP (120-degree, f/2.2) ultra-wide angle, 123 degree lens and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth camera for portrait mode effects.
Again, it sports a 32MP Samsung GD1 front-facing camera on the front. This is indeed a great phone for selfie lovers and photo-freaks.
With the above combination, you are assured of getting crystal clear and sharp photography in almost any lighting condition.
However, it is equally important to mention that this smartphone might produce a little bit of muddiness and poor detail when shooting in dark areas. The output is still acceptable though.
On the other hand, it will please you to know that the Galaxy A70 is packed with myriads of features seen in the other recent A-series phones to enhance the quality of your photography, and this includes Scene Optimizer, live focus portrait mode, flaw detection, to mention but a few.
Additionally, it is very crucial to point out that this smartphone is not only good for photography but videography too.
It records excellent video up to 4K resolution at 30fps from both front and rear cameras while the camera can also shoot 480fps slow motion video at 720p resolution – all of which allows for more creativity and excellent overall quality.
It is equally important to let you know that there is no stabilization on this device, and also the dynamic range in recorded video might be very poor at times.
4.) Excellent Battery Life
The Galaxy A70 is powered by a 4,500mAh battery large enough to provide a decent screen-on time and longer day of use.
Depending on your level of usage, this device should last you for a full day or even more while you can also load graphic-intensive apps/games for close to seven hours.
In addition to the above, you might be pleased to know that the A70 is the first Samsung phone to support 25W fast charging, which lets you re-charge your device from 0 to 100% in a matter of 1 hour, 45 minutes or even less.
5.) Refined Performance
Speed and performance is probably the most important feature to look for when choosing a device. Or what’s the essence of buying a phone that gets hot or hangs unnecessarily while playing your favorite games or loading certain apps!
Thankfully, the Galaxy A70 ticks almost all the right boxes when it comes to Speed and performance.
The device boasts of a powerful Qualcomm SD675 11nm LPP processor, Six efficiency cores Silver (Cortex-A55), Two power cores Kryo 460 Gold (Cortex-A76), Adreno 612 GPU, and more importantly a huge 6/8GB RAM!
Snapdragon 675 used in this device is power efficient, well optimized, excels in CPU-intensive tasks, and more importantly it delivers a smooth gaming performance.
On this device, you can easily play graphic-intensive games like Asphalt 9 and PUBG without your device hanging or getting hot [even at the highest settings possible].
Again, the device’s transitions and animations are very smooth and you will rarely notice any lags in the interface, while multitasking is also excellent.
In fact, the Galaxy A70 performs slightly better than many of its alternatives such as the Redmi Note 7 Pro that feautures the same Snapdragon 675 processor and an equivalent amount of RAM.
Samsung A70 Cons
Here are some reasons you might NOT like this device.
- Scratch prone back
- Low light camera performance
- No Notification LED
- Loudspeaker could be louder
- No IP rating
- Inconsistent and slow fingerprint sensor.
Those are great specs you have there and samsung a70 price in Nigeria along with its features reflects that. It is a great device though it has cheaper competitions in the market.