8.2/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A70 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 25 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.7"
Camera
32+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Fone Arena

Its fantastic large screen ensures that you are immersed in you media, no matter where you are. Powered by the Snapdragon 675, the A70’s One UI will delight you with smooth performance and neat touches like making a 6.7 inch display easy to use, will make your life easier. If you’re willing to put u...

- Bharadwaj Chandramouli, Fone Arena
PCWorld

The Samsung Galaxy A70 doesn’t have wireless charging, water resistance, dual speakers or DeX support but it does still retain the majority - or at least the most important parts - of what makes a Samsung’s flagship smartphones appealing. The performance is great, the battery life is long and both t...

- Fergus Halliday, PCWorld
Gadget Guy

Samsung is on a winner here. It is by far the best mid-range yet. You buy it for a reasonable camera, great battery life and that huge screen – in fact, the largest AMOLED on the market. It has a great mid-range Qualcomm SD865, terrific performance and Samsung quality. It is for those who want an im...

- Ray Shaw, Gadget Guy
Expert Reviews

Having navigated that dangerously fine line between affordability and high-end features, Samsung appears to have stumbled on the right ingredients with the Galaxy A70. It might lack the fancy rotating selfie camera of its pricier A80 counterpart, but in the areas that matter the Galaxy A70 is just t...

- Nathan Spendelow, Expert Reviews
Hitech Century

What you pay for is a large and vibrant display that tops many other midrange phones, exceptional battery life and otherwise beefy specs in the form of generous amounts of RAM and storage paired with one of the better workhorse Snapdragon 600-series processors out there though the middling cameras m...

- Hitech Century


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Samsung released the Galaxy A70 on April 26, 2019.


The Galaxy A70 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy A70 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy A70 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy A70 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.7"

The Samsung Galaxy A70's screen size is 6.7 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
32+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 32+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 32+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1680 minutes, 960 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A70 Specs

Overview
Release date April 26, 2019
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.949 W/kg
Body: 1.475 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1440 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 960 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 960 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1680 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Blue, Coral, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.43 x 7.67 x 0.79 cm (6.5 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 183 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density 393 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, In-screen fingerprint, Infinity-U Display
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, 2nd camera feature (8 MP, F2.2, Ultra Wide Angle), 3rd camera feature (5 MP, F2.2)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-A705F

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Critic Reviews


Fone Arena

Maximum media

from Fone Arena

Its fantastic large screen ensures that you are immersed in you media, no matter where you are. Powered by the Snapdragon 675, the A70’s One UI will delight you with smooth performance and neat touches like making a 6.7 inch display easy to use, will make your life easier. If you’re willing t...More

Its fantastic large screen ensures that you are immersed in you media, no matter where you are. Powered by the Snapdragon 675, the A70’s One UI will delight you with smooth performance and neat touches like making a 6.7 inch display easy to use, will make your life easier. If you’re willing to put up with a below average set of cameras that shoots awful stills but awesome slow mo video and incredible wide angle footage plus if you are willing to not mind the slow fingerprint sensor, the Galaxy A70 is the Maximum Media smartphone you’ve been waiting for. 

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PCWorld

Great software, surprisingly good performance, solid camera

from PCWorld

The Samsung Galaxy A70 doesn’t have wireless charging, water resistance, dual speakers or DeX support but it does still retain the majority - or at least the most important parts - of what makes a Samsung’s flagship smartphones appealing. The performance is great, the battery life is long and...More

The Samsung Galaxy A70 doesn’t have wireless charging, water resistance, dual speakers or DeX support but it does still retain the majority - or at least the most important parts - of what makes a Samsung’s flagship smartphones appealing. The performance is great, the battery life is long and both the hardware and software design are polished as hell. 

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Gadget Guy

Ticks flagship boxes at half the price

from Gadget Guy

Samsung is on a winner here. It is by far the best mid-range yet. You buy it for a reasonable camera, great battery life and that huge screen – in fact, the largest AMOLED on the market. It has a great mid-range Qualcomm SD865, terrific performance and Samsung quality. It is for those who want an immersive AMOLED screen.

Read full review

Samsung is on a winner here. It is by far the best mid-range yet. You buy it for a reasonable camera, great battery life and that huge screen – in fact, the largest AMOLED on the market. It has a great mid-range Qualcomm SD865, terrific performance and Samsung quality. It is for those who want an immersive AMOLED screen.

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

Cuts in all the right places

from Expert Reviews

Having navigated that dangerously fine line between affordability and high-end features, Samsung appears to have stumbled on the right ingredients with the Galaxy A70. It might lack the fancy rotating selfie camera of its pricier A80 counterpart, but in the areas that matter the Galaxy A70 is jus...More

Having navigated that dangerously fine line between affordability and high-end features, Samsung appears to have stumbled on the right ingredients with the Galaxy A70. It might lack the fancy rotating selfie camera of its pricier A80 counterpart, but in the areas that matter the Galaxy A70 is just the ticket if you’re not fond of handing over flagship-sized sums.

Read full review

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Hitech Century

Good battery life, fairly nippy performance, excellent Super AMOLED display

Hitech Century

What you pay for is a large and vibrant display that tops many other midrange phones, exceptional battery life and otherwise beefy specs in the form of generous amounts of RAM and storage paired with one of the better workhorse Snapdragon 600-series processors out there though the middling camera...More

What you pay for is a large and vibrant display that tops many other midrange phones, exceptional battery life and otherwise beefy specs in the form of generous amounts of RAM and storage paired with one of the better workhorse Snapdragon 600-series processors out there though the middling cameras may give some users pause. If you’re looking for one of the more powerful phones in the Galaxy A series with scads of endurance and performance, the Galaxy A70 is worth a look.

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Softpedia

Another mid-ranger, this time with premium touches

from Softpedia

The A70 is a compelling mid-ranger that doesn’t necessarily excel in any specific area, but which comes with a well-balanced feature package that customers looking for such a model can’t ignore. The A70 doesn’t have any major drawback, and, in fact, it has more pros than cons. There are are...More

The A70 is a compelling mid-ranger that doesn’t necessarily excel in any specific area, but which comes with a well-balanced feature package that customers looking for such a model can’t ignore. The A70 doesn’t have any major drawback, and, in fact, it has more pros than cons. There are areas that need to be improved, that’s for sure, but if you’re the kind of user that doesn’t care about high-end features, there’s little to complain about on this phone.

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Notebookcheck

Great hardware with mediocre performance and camera quality

from Notebookcheck

Its sleek case with the 6.7-inch large 20:9 high-resolution Super AMOLED display is certainly a big plus, as are its connectivity features, its long battery life, its dual SIM capabilities, and its spacious internal storage. The A70’s performance is decent enough for everyday applications and...More

Its sleek case with the 6.7-inch large 20:9 high-resolution Super AMOLED display is certainly a big plus, as are its connectivity features, its long battery life, its dual SIM capabilities, and its spacious internal storage. The A70’s performance is decent enough for everyday applications and tasks; however, it is too slow for current games.

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GSMArena

A very balanced mid-ranger

If every single millimeter of screen estate counts, and you want the biggest Super AMOLED on the cheap, then the Galaxy A70 is your go-to phone. It's one very capable mid-ranger, and its only weakness is the night-time photography.

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If every single millimeter of screen estate counts, and you want the biggest Super AMOLED on the cheap, then the Galaxy A70 is your go-to phone. It's one very capable mid-ranger, and its only weakness is the night-time photography.

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Gizbot

A competent mid-range phone with great battery and display

from Gizbot

The Samsung Galaxy A70 qualifies as a good package. It packs a great display, smooth performance, and brilliant battery life. Despite its minor flaws, the device still has so much to offer. It could be a great alternative for consumers who don't wish to spend their money on flagship products but wish to have the experience.

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The Samsung Galaxy A70 qualifies as a good package. It packs a great display, smooth performance, and brilliant battery life. Despite its minor flaws, the device still has so much to offer. It could be a great alternative for consumers who don't wish to spend their money on flagship products but wish to have the experience.

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Gadgetbyte

A big phone with plenty of power

from Gadgetbyte

The Galaxy A70 is really a device for multimedia enthusiasts. With a big vibrant display and a big battery, it is quite an ideal phone for multimedia consumption at this price range. With the clean UI and the capable processor on the board, the device is also swift and smooth. And the camera is a...More

The Galaxy A70 is really a device for multimedia enthusiasts. With a big vibrant display and a big battery, it is quite an ideal phone for multimedia consumption at this price range. With the clean UI and the capable processor on the board, the device is also swift and smooth. And the camera is also on par with the competition, if not the best.

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