The Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the best performing upper mid-range smartphones on the Kenyan market. The A70 targets users who are looking for a powerful phone with a large display and superior battery life. It is a perfect fit for individuals who spend a lot of time gaming, watching videos, and browsing. What makes this phone stand out from other competing devices is the smooth experience that it offers to users. From 6.7-inch FHD AMOLED infinity U screen with a teardrop notch to super 4500mAh battery, this phone has everything that you would wish for from a mid-range phone.
Samsung Galaxy A70 Design and Display
The Galaxy A70 is one of the biggest Galaxies on the market today. If you are a fan of big phones, then the A70 is a perfect choice for you. It features a large 6.7 super AMOLED screen with a teardrop notch and 20:9 aspect ratio. The back comprises of a shiny plastic known as the 3D Glasstic. The frame consists of hard plastic. The Glasstic material is beautiful and can easily be mistaken for glass because of its appealing shifting hues. The display has skinny bezels. The notch houses the 32MP selfie camera and a barely noticeable earpiece that sits just above it.
Just like the Samsung A50, the A70 has an optical sensor under-display scanner which is fast and accurate. It takes less than a second to sense your finger. The presence of a finger sensors means that you don’t have enter password to access your phone. All that you need to do is place your finger around the sensor, and your phone will light up and take you to the home screen. The back of the A70 is also beautiful thanks to its color-shifting feature. Depending on the angle that you place the phone, you will view multiple colors including; green, purple, blue, or a combination of both. While other brands are using a gradient paint job, the one used in A70 is unique and easy to recognize.
The triple rear camera is hanging by less than 1mm. This makes the phone stable when lying on a flat surface. The LED flash sits just below the rear camera. The volume and power keys sit on the right side. The card slots sit on the left while the speaker, the audio jack the and USB C charging sits on the bottom.
Hardware, software, and performance
Samsung Galaxy A70 runs on the Android pie on the OneUI software. This is the same software used on the Galaxy s10 and the A50. This software is not only easy to use but has multiple features, including navigation keys and gesture navigation to enhances user experience.
Galaxy A70 is powered by the snapdragon 675, a powerful chipset that provides an excellent balance between the phone’s performance and battery life. The Snapdragon 675 chipset is an octa-core processor with six cortex A55 which contains all the power that you need. It is also equipped with a powerful Adreno 612 GPU that excels in all tasks. The phone’s processor is supported by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. The storage can be expanded through the microSD card. If you are looking for a powerful phone that can handle your day to day task, then this is the right phone for you. This phone does not disappoint when multitasking. It is perfect for heavy phone users.
The A70 features a triple camera including a 32MP with f/1.7 aperture primary sensor, 8MP with a wide-angle shooter and f/2.2 aperture and 5 MP depth sensor and f2.2 aperture. The selfie camera is also equipped with a 32MP sensor. The quality of images that this phone delivers is nothing short of exceptional. The rear camera captures images with extraordinary clarity and detail both in well lit and not so well-lit areas. The camera software is also simple and easy to use. The selfie camera also takes fantastic photos, especially if taken in well-lit areas. Samsung A70 is indeed the right choice for camera lovers.
The mighty 4500mAh battery powers the Galaxy A70. On average, this battery can last close to two full days if used for light duties such as calling and browsing. If you love gaming or if you are a heavy phone user, then the battery can last for up to 12 hours. The A70 comes 25W fast charging that can fill the battery in under 2 hours.
Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy A70? Final verdict
The Galaxy A70 is one of the most powerful phones in the market. If you compare its features versus its price, you will agree that this phone gives value for money. The Samsung Galaxy A70 is a robust and reliable phone with amazing feature the other competing phones don’t have. The design looks great; the large display makes watching videos enjoyable while the powerful battery ensures that you play all your favorite games without worrying about power. We recommend this phone for anyone looking for a sturdy and attractive mid-range phone.
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Dimensions||164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm|
|Material||Plastic body, Front glass|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|Technology||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||6.7 inches, (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Screen resolution||1080 pixels x 2400 pixels, (~393 PPI), 20:9 ratio|
|Display protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Other display features||-|
|Card Slot||Yes, MicroSD card up to 1TB - dedicated slot|
|Operating System||Android v9.0 Pie; One UI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)|
|Triple||32MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video Recording||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/240fps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|3.5mm headphone jack||Yes|
|More features||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 25W|
|Available colors||Coral, Blue, Black, White|