The South Korean leading mobile company-Samsung is taking its tagline 'The next big thing' very seriously this year. Many upcoming launches are due in the coming months and amongst the most anticipated models of A-series, great expectations were counted on the Samsung Galaxy A70 which launched in March, ranged the bracket of Rs 25000- Rs 30,000 in the Indian market. However, in the midst of an aggressive competition with other mobile companies like Vivo and Nokia launching their amiable handsets in the same mid-tier price segment, will Samsung A70 tick of all the boxes of qualifying as the perfect mobile phone in the market?
In our first-hand experience, if you are big on a bigger display, a battery that runs really long, a really good quality camera, sleek and stunning design and abundance of RAM, you can go ahead with considering this purchase. To get into more depth about the features and specification of the mode.
- Samsung is all about the display!
Demarcated with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, the phone showcases the display with a high aspect ratio of 21:9 with 2,400 x 1,080 pixels or as Samsung would like to call it, the Infinity-U display pertaining to the small water drop notch at the top. The minimum bezels surrounding the display provide a very immersive view along with a full HD+ resolution. With such amazing display feature video viewing and gaming experience on A70 is an amusement. Underneath the enormous display, lies an optical fingerprint sensor and the screen is also guarded by a corning gorilla glass 3 protection.
- The design is an absolute delight
Just like the other A-series siblings, Galaxy A70 also features a glossy and shiny rear panel made out of polycarbonate which gives a glass impression but is way more durable than glass. The back side of the phone also gives a gorgeous prism light effects making the body look extra premium and in panache. Even though the phone weighs 183g, the plastic body along with the placement of the curve in all the right spots, the phone feels relatively light in hands. However, it is not ideal for one hand usage as there are still vague chances of slipping away from sweaty hands. The placements of the buttons and ports remain the same like the rest of the series but since the speaker grille is put at the bottom of the phone, your hands can stifle the audio while using the handset in the landscape mode. The Samsung Galaxy A70 scales to 164.30 x 76.70 x 7.90mm (height x width x thickness). It was launched in Black, Blue, Coral, and White colours.
- A good quality camera (like ALWAYS)
Samsung has always focused too much attention on the camera. With A-series also A70 stands to be a capable shooter capturing the real essence and true colours. The pictures clicked in landscape covers in-depth details along with the bright saturated colours the makes the photographs look extremely real and attractive. The close-up shots are also quite impressive and can also be modified with faux-bokeh effect.
The secondary wide angle shooter and the wide aperture of A70 give out amazing results and work wonders in the dim environment as well. The Live Focus mode uses the 5MP depth sensing unit to separate the background precisely from the subject but blurs out the edges.
The rear camera comes with 32-megapixel and an f/1.7 aperture along with another 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and even a third 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
Keeping up with the image of the best selfie camera feature, it also contains a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture. The front camera photos carry heavy detailing and don't look beautified and artificial at all.
Coming to videos, this phone can take up to 4k clips and the slow-motion videos work at 720p. The videos turn out pretty decent but the absence of OIS falls short on the steadiness department.
- Long lasting battery life
The battery happens to be one of the most powerful offerings in the Samsung galaxy A70. With the 4500 mAh cell, you can use your phone as much you can the whole throughout the day and it will still remain intact till the next morning, The screen on time ranges about 6 hours and the PCMark battery benchmark stretched the smartphone to last for 14 hours, which is quite impressive for a modern generation smartphone.
The phone can charge up to 25W charging support which ensures the phone can juice up quite quickly than the rest.
- Hardware and software
Samsung Galaxy A70 comes with 11nm Snapdragon 675 octa-core chipset paired up with two Kryo 460 cores running at 2GHzn and the remaining Kryo 460 cores run at 1.7GHz. The SD675 focuses on gaming junkies that comes with 612GPU along with game optimization tools.
With 6 GB RAM, the storage problem of today's millennials is sorted. Even if you have multiple apps open in the background, the phone will not lag and you will also be able to switch between the apps easily. The memory engraved is 128GB along with the expansion boundary of 512GB more through a micro SD card.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon used in the handset 675 SoC is currently the best 600-series chip from Qualcomm and will make Galaxy A70 stand out in the zone where A50 didn't out excite.
Coming to the software, Galaxy A70 includes OneUi based on the Android 9.0 interface. If you are a current Samsung user, this upgraded One UI will impress you with its fast working and smooth features.
- Final Verdict
Galaxy A70 is yet another launch by Samsung that shows the company is always on par with the changing times and trends. The model has enough USPs to attract buyers with its massive display screen, sleek body, Avant Garde features, prevailing specifications, long lasting battery and great camera quality.
Overall, for the price that Samsung offer, it makes the model worth every penny you spend on it.
- Enormous and immersive display
- Loaded with specifications
- Remarkable cameras on the front and rear
- Impressive battery life
- Slippery design
- Intermittent lags in the UI
Take a look at the quick specification below:
|Release date||March 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||164.30 x 76.70 x 7.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4500|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Coral, White|
|Screen size (inches)||6.70|
|Processor||1.7GHz octa-core (2x2GHz + 6x1.7GHz)|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||32-megapixel (f/1.7) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)|
|Front camera||32-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|