Samsung Galaxy A70

The Galaxy A70 builds on the very balanced tri-eyed mid-ranger Galaxy A50 by enlarging its AMOLED screen and employing a higher-end chipset with a better processor. Then the camera setup on the back might be keeping its logic (wide/ultra-wide/depth) but the main snapper is now a 32MP one and it can capture 4K videos.

Samsung Galaxy A70 was launched in April 2019 & runs on Android 9.0 OS. The Smartphone is available in more than three color options i.e.Black, Blue, Coral, and White & has a built in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi Bluetooth capabilities. The phone is available with 64 GB of internal storage.


Samsung Galaxy A70 uses a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED panel which is tall and vivid with a Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The screen has a u-shaped cutout for the selfie camera housing which gives it a 20:9 aspect ratio.

The display on the A70 can get really bright with vibrant colour reproduction and deep blacks. The size of the screen makes it one of the better phones to consume videos or binge-watch the latest show on Netflix.


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.


Samsung has gone the Qualcomm route with the Galaxy A70, eschewing its own in-house Exynos processors in favour of the Snapdragon 675 SoC. The Snapdragon 675 has proved to be a reliable processor, we observed that it handles gaming as well as day-to-day tasks without a hiccup. With that said, given the the asking price of the Samsung Galaxy A70, one can argue that a Snapdragon 700-series processor would have been a better fit.

Starting with synthetic benchmark scores, the Galaxy A70 scored 2,390 and 6,490 in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests respectively. In AnTuTu, the phone put up a tally of 169,342. Coming to the more graphics-intensive tests, the Galaxy A70 achieved 974 and 22,819 points in 3DMark Slingshot Extreme and 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited. The phone also managed 36fps in GFXBench T-Rex and 7.7fps in GFXBench Car Chase.


The Galaxy A70 comes equipped with a beefy 4,500mAh battery, one of the biggest ones in a Samsung smartphone, only falling short of the massive 5,000mAh battery in the Galaxy M30.

Overall Verdict

The A70 is a nice device but lacks few things such as OIS & EIS you expect these features at this price point. If you go up and increase your budget you can go for OnePlus 7. And OnePlus 6t is also a great option for gamers. The POCO F1 also is a nice option to have. The Redmi Note 7 Pro also has the same processor.

Abhishek Singh
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