Samsung has dominated the mid-range market smartphone market over the past few months. With various flagship smartphones to their name already, the dynamic gadget brand dives into the mid-range market, releasing affordable smartphones with user-friendly features and high-class specs.
The Samsung A-Series have dominated the market in recent months and the post takes a look at one of the most popular smartphones in the series – Samsung Galaxy A70. We’ll be revealing the current price of the Samsung Galaxy A70 in South Africa, and we’ll be reviewing the features of the device.
Price of Samsung Galaxy A70 in South Africa
Samsung Galaxy A70 rates among the most expensive of the A Series. While it still falls under the category of mid-range, it goes for anything between R$5,400 and 170, 000 in the market today. The variation in the price is largely due to fluctuations in the currency exchange rate. Also, places and period of purchase affect the eventual price the smartphone goes for.
Samsung Galaxy A70 Specs
- Release date: 2019, April
- Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Screen Size: 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
- Display: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
- RAM: 6 GB/8 GB
- Internal memory: 128 GB; microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
- Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
- Networks: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Main Camera: Triple back cameras 32MP + 8MP + 5MP / 32MP front camera
- Front Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm front shooter for selfie
- Battery: 4,500 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery (25W fast charge)
- Colour: Coral, Blue, Black, White
- Other Specifications: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+
Samsung Galaxy A70 Review
Let us take a deeper look at the features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A70.
Body and Design
The Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the finest mid-range smartphones Samsung has released so far. The A70 has been built on an impressive 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a dewdrop-shaped notch – which is the same size as the Galaxy S10 Plus and the Galaxy A80. While the plastic frame is sleek, Samsung added something to make it sticky which makes the grip much better than some other Samsung smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 features a big display and screen size of 6.7 Inches with a commanding resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The screen is big and bright enough to actually enjoy games and videos. The phone boasts Widevine L1 support, which will allow you to stream your multimedia contents in high definition.
At the rear, the smartphone is designed with well-placed triple capturing lenses of 32 Megapixels, 8 Megapixels and an additional 5 Megapixels with apertures f/1.7, f/2.2, and f/2.2 respectively just like in Galaxy A60. It also boasts a lovely 32 MP front camera for selfie.
The Samsung Galaxy A70 holds over most of the other phones in the A-series this one advantage. The mega 4, 500mAh battery capacity ensures that you can easily get a full day of use of the smartphone and likely, even more. On the average, Galaxy A70 can last close to two full days of light use and over 20 hours of heavy usage.
Operating System and Processor
Galaxy A70 features a processor of Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver) and is loaded with the latest Operating System, the Android Pie and also features chipset of Qualcomm SDM 675 Snapdragon 675. The smartphone features a RAM of 6 GB or 8 GB, depending on the model you are going for, and a corresponding 128 GB of internal storage that can be expanded to up 1 TB with a dedicated slot.
Samsung Galaxy A70: Things You Will Like About The Smartphone
Excellent Battery Capacity: Arguably, one of the most standout features of the smartphone. Samsung has struggled with battery capacity over the years, with lots of users complaining about the mediocre battery life of their smartphones. Samsung had to improve on this and they did, with the Galaxy A70. Although the 4500mAh battery capacity is not the best in the mid-range category, this serves as a significant improvement.
Super-Fast Charging feature: In addition to the strong battery capacity, Samsung Galaxy A70 boasts a super-fast charging feature with 25W. This allows you to charge your phone even faster than most other smartphones that boast similar fast charging features with 15W.
Great Display: Lovers of smartphone games and moves wouldn’t have anything to complain about here. The screen is wide and smart enough to attract buyers and steady enough to be rated among the very best in its category in terms of display.
Lovely Front Camera: You will hardly find a mid-range smartphone boast a remarkable 32 MP front shooter for selfie. Samsung has shown over time they are one of the best in terms of camera quality and the front camera of the Galaxy A70, coupled with the triple camera setup is a delight to camera lovers.
Samsung Galaxy A70: Things May Not Like About The Smartphone
Back Design is Scratch-Prone: Okay. The overall design is fine – no doubt. While the design is compelling and lovely though, the back design is prone to be scratched easily. Hence, you will most likely require a phone case as a matter of urgency if you to maintain the sleekness.
Debatable Price: Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the finest smartphones in the A- series. While it has attracted loads of admirers in the market today, the amount it goes for is quite debatable. Some smartphone followers have argued that there are smartphones with a better spec that are way cheaper than the A70.