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Samsung Galaxy A70 Review – Charming Mid-Ranger

Galaxy A70
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Samsung has undergone a makeover of its Galaxy A-series line-up, and Galaxy A70 has been built taking cues from a premium S-series model. The Galaxy A70 is Samsung’s first mid-range offering to boast an in-display fingerprint sensor and U-shaped notch screen. The phone also has a triple camera module and gradient reflective design on the back, making it a feature-rich proposition in the entry-level midrange segment.

HOW DOES IT FEEL?

On the front, you have a lovely vivid screen. Though there are many phones in competition with the A70 in the real world, one thing’s for certain: not many can match Samsung’s super AMOLED display. The display’s bezel has been decreased and a tiny U-shaped notch to fit in the front selfie sensor. The top bezel is barely visible but the bottom one is present and visible. Thankfully, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Galaxy A70 has an in-display fingerprint sensor, which misses detecting the fingerprint within a second. The look of the Galaxy A70 is interesting as if it has a premium glass build. But, Samsung calls it a ” glasstic ” as it is made of plastic and is based on glass-based builds.

HOW DOES IT PERFORM?

The Samsung Galaxy A70 comes with a Qualcomm processor, instead of in-house Exynos chipset. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage which can be further expanded via memory card. The Galaxy A70 is running latest Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s interface, OneUI. For real-world use, this chipset can handle plenty of daily tasks, especially when using social media, and web browsers. Multitasking was smooth and there was no shutter while switching between the apps. For the performance of the game, Galaxy A70 can play several recent games with higher graphics settings. Games like PUBG Mobile can be played very well even on HDR + Ultra graphics settings. In terms of heat emissions, it feels warmer when playing games for over 15 minutes.

HOW DOES CAMERA PERFORM?

The three cameras include a main 32-megapixel lens, a wide-angle 8-megapixel sensor and a depth-sensing 5-megapixel lens. Photographs captured outdoors are nice and the wide-angle lens with its 123-degree field of view is fun to use and gives a new perspective to capture subjects. As usual, photos from a Samsung camera are saturated and even more on the sAMOLED screen. The selfie camera is a 32-megapixel single lens. Video is nice and steady with up to 4K recording at 30fps. This isn’t the phone to get if your main objective is photography, but if you want an all-rounder that gives you pleasing photos.

VERDICT

The Samsung Galaxy A70 presents many interesting features including the super AMOLED display and on-screen fingerprint scanning support. However, there are few setbacks, the fingerprint is very slow and shooting in low light also performs below average, as it easily affects the noise and softness of the image. If you are looking for a device under 30K price bracket with attractive features on paper, this Samsung Galaxy A70 should be included in your purchase list.

SPECS:

  • 6.7-inch super AMOLED display
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor
  • 32MP front camera
  • 32MP + 8MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 4000 mAh battery
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