Released just last month, the new Samsung Galaxy A70 quickly gained traction due to its well-balanced price and hardware. It can even be considered as an alternative to the considerably more expensive Galaxy Note9. We finally have it in our office so let’s do a quick preview of what to expect in our full review.
The handset is powered by a capable mid-range SoC – the Snapdragon 675 actually beats the Snapdragon 710 in terms of CPU power although it fails to match its GPU prowess. But when it comes to productivity, it’s a very good middle ground that lets you save a few bucks without compromising the experience.
The phone sports a huge 6.7-inch Super AMOLED panel with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. Resolution is 1080 x 2400px, so it’s more than decent for multimedia as well. Which in turn can be stored on the generous 128GB internal storage while RAM can go up to 8GB.
We expect the 4,500 mAh battery to provide enough juice for long and extensive usage. And more importantly, it’s one of the few Samsung devices to offer proper fast charging capping – 25W with a charger that can supply that included in the box.
Oh, and of course, it comes with the latest Samsung One UI on top of Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The under-display fingerprint reader is on the menu as well making it a feature-complete handset for 2019.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 comes with a triple camera on the back – one 32MP main unit with f/1.7 aperture coupled with a 5MP depth sensor. The third one is an 8MP ultra-wide lens.
Another 32MP camera sits on the notch for extra sharp selfies. We are pretty certain that it’s Samsung’s very own Bright GD1 with Tetracell technology or in other words Quad-Bayer sensor.
All this at a very reasonable price, which is why it’s one of the most popular Samsung phones lately. We set off to find out if all those impressive specs translate to great real-life experience.