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Samsung A70 price Philippines 2022 & Specs Review: Still A Great Option

Samsung Galaxy A70 is one of the high-end models in the Galaxy A series. While the Galaxy A30 was a bit disappointing, the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A70 performed pretty well. In this review, we will introduce to you Samsung A70 price philippines 2022 and specifications as well as share our thoughts about the phone.

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We will go into detail about Samsung A70 specs and price Philippines 2022

Samsung A70 price Philippines 2022

The Samsung Galaxy A70s price in the Philippines in 2022 has been dropped to PHP 12,990. 

Samsung A70 review: Design & Display

The Galaxy A70 is a bit larger than its sibling A50, but the two phones look pretty the same to each other. I get that the brand is trying to use a common design language across the series, but it would be better for the phone to have high-quality materials and differentiation. 

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Pretty large display with thin bezels on all sides

The Galaxy A70 has an all-plastic body, with an ultra-glossy back mixed with a rainbow-like pattern. It looks great, but the back is a scuff and scratch magnet as I started seeing some small scratches at the back of the phone. Fortunately, the brand offers a free TPU protective case inside the box. 

On the front, the device is packed with a Super AMOLED display, which is large, bright, and vibrant for users to enjoy multimedia. The handset has Widevine L1 certification, so you will be able to stream your favorite content in HD.

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Personally, I don’t like the back design of this phone, a bit too simple.

The Full-HD+ resolution is sufficient even for a large screen like the one on the Galaxy A70. Yes, there is still a certain softness to text, icons, and some other elements. However, you are unlikely to notice that unless the handset is placed next to another smartphone with a higher-resolution panel. For now, I have only seen a Quad-HD+ display on high-end smartphones. Samsung offers lots of options along with the display, allowing users to change white balance, saturation level, and individual values for the RGB spectrum. As for brightness, the handset is usable even under direct sunlight.

Overall, in the display side of things, I highly recommend this phone if the Samsung Galaxy A70 price Philippines 2022 is below PHP 15,000.

Samsung A70 review: Performance

The Galaxy A70 is powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 675 chipset. The chipset offers a great performance and battery life, both of which were proven by our tests. The Snapdragon 675 features a total of eight cores, including two Cortex !76 cores and six Cortex A55 cores. While the chipset excels in CPU-intensive tasks, the included Adreno 612 GPU isn’t as powerful. It appears to be behind the likes of the Adreno 616 found on the Snapdragon 710. Hence, the gaming performance on the Snapdragon 710 is actually a bit smoother. 

The device comes with 128GB storage, which can be further expanded with a microSD card. Along with a microSD card slot, the device also has two slots for nano SIM cards with VoLTE support. The handset handles day-to-day tasks pretty well as the brand has done a very good job optimizing its software. Despite having the same chipset and amount of RAM, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is still beaten by the Redmi Note 7 Pro in refinement. Animations and transitions are impressively smooth and I didn’t see any lags whatsoever. 

PUBG Mobile on the Samsung A70 ran at Ultra Graphics setting without any lags or stutters. One downside is that the handset did get warm after a long session.

The Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 are two viable options if you prefer more recent smartphones.

Samsung A70 review: Cameras

Rear cameras

  • 32MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture
  • 8MP wide-angle camera with a 120-degree viewing angle
  • 5MP depth sensor

Selfie camera

  • 32MP Samsung GD1 sensor

When upgrading from a budget to a mid-range phone, one of the most noticeable improvements should be the imaging capabilities. However, that is only on paper and having upgrades in the hardware department doesn’t always translate into better results.

The cameras of the Galaxy A70 seem to overexpose shots to make them look brighter. The photos have a pretty good amount of detail, but I could still see the overblown highlights. When taking shots indoors, the degradation in photo quality was noticeable. The white balance appears to be a bit too warm and the aggressive noise reduction results in low-level detail skin textures or contours being pretty lost.

If the Samsung A70 price in Philippines is below PHP 15,000, it can easily beat current smartphones in the segment in the camera department.

Samsung A70 review: Battery

One advantage of having a large body is that it can house a larger battery. With a 4,500 mAh cell, the Galaxy A70 could last at least a full day of use. For medium usage, the phone could last nearly two full days on average. I could get a screen-on time of around seven hours, which is pretty impressive for a smartphone with a large display like this.

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Galaxy A70 battery life

Not only having a beefy battery, but the Galaxy A70 also charges pretty fast thanks to the 25W fast charging support. 

Samsung A70 price Philippines 2022 & Specifications: Conclusion

Overall, the Galaxy A70 is among the most comprehensive packages in the segment and will be a reliable daily driver. During my time with the phone, not once did I see any lag or slow down, and the handset could handle all the game with ease. The beefy 4,500 mAh battery could fuel the phone over a day of medium use. The large Super AMOLED display is perfect for consuming multimedia. 

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Samsung A70 price Philippines 2022 is much lower than the original price

However, there are lots of great options in 2022, so it also depends on the Samsung A70 price Philippines 2022. For more smartphone reviews, feel free to check out our Review section on

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