It is lovely to see the impact Samsung has made in the mid-range smartphone market. With various top-class smartphones already to their name, the evergreen gadget brand dives into the mid-range market, launching affordable phones with user-friendly specs.
The Samsung Galaxy A70s was recently launched and this post takes a look at its core features and how much it goes for in the market.
Price of Samsung Galaxy A70s in South Africa
The Samsung Galaxy A70s presently goes for anything between R$5,040 and R$5,760 in mobile phone retail stores in South Africa. The variation in the price is as a result of fluctuations in currency exchange rate. In addition, places and period of purchase affect the eventual price the smartphone goes for.
Samsung Galaxy A70s Specs at a Glance
- Release Date : 2019, September
- Network : GSM / HSPA / LTE
- 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)
- Display Type : Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Dimension:3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.47 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
- Processor Type: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
- Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
- GPU: Adreno 612
- RAM: 6 GB/8 GB
- Storage: 128 GB (For both 6 GB and 8 GB) – Expandable – up to 1 TB (Dedicated slot)
- Back Camera: Triple – 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF; 8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide); 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
- Front Camera : 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass; ANT+
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery; Fast battery charging 25W
Samsung Galaxy A70s Review
Let us take a deeper look at the features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A70s.
Body and Design
The Samsung Galaxy A70S is one of the finest mid-range smartphones Samsung has released so far. The A70S 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 A70S features a big display and screen size of 6.7 Inches with a commanding resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. This will come as great news for lovers of smartphone games and movies.
This is one of the most standout features of the phone. It is built with a triple camera setup. It features a primary 64 MP wide shot camera with 1/1.7″, a secondary 8 MP with f/2.2 for ultrawide; and an additional 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor. Its front camera is boosted with a 32 MP front shooter for selfie.
This is another feature that distinguishes the phone from many others in its category. The commendable 4, 500mAh battery capacity guarantees that you can easily get a full day of useeven more. Its fast charging feature ensures you can fully charge the phone from zero to hundred percent in about 2 hours, or less.
Operating System and Processor
Galaxy A70s features a processor of Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver) and is bundled with the latest Operating System, the Android 9.0. It also features chipset of Qualcomm SDM 675 Snapdragon 675. The smartphone features a RAM of 6 GB or 8 GB, depending on the variant you are looking to get, and a corresponding 128 GB of internal storage that can be expanded to up 1 TB with a dedicated slot.
Samsung Galaxy A70S: Things You Will Like About The Smartphone
Superb Battery Capacity: Samsung have had issues in the area battery capacity over the years, with many people complaining about the average battery life of their smartphones. Samsung had to improve on this and they did, and they did a very good job here with the Galaxy A70s. Although the 4,500mAh battery capacity may not be the very best in its category, it is just enough to attract any buyer. Its fast charging feature also gives it an advantage.
Great Display: Lovers of mobile games and movies would not have so much to complain about here. Its Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 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.
Amazing Camera Setup: You will hardly find smartphone in its category that boast a remarkable 32 MP front shooter for selfie. It boasts a triple camera setup with a lovely 64 MP main camera, 8 MP supporting camera and an additional 5 MP depth sensor. Samsung has shown over time they are one of the best in terms of camera quality and the front camera of the Galaxy A70s, coupled with the triple camera setup is a delight to camera lovers.
Samsung Galaxy A70s: Things May Not Like About The Smartphone
Debatable Price: No doubt, the Samsung Galaxy A70s rates among the very best in its category and competes with some flagship smartphones released in 2019. Despite this, most phone lovers and fans believe it is quite overpriced. The fact that there are cheaper alternatives might most likely affect its rate of sale in the market, especially considering the variety of options available in its category.