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Samsung Galaxy A70 (A705 / 2019)

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Original Price $429.99
Current Price $379.99
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Our certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy A70 devices show minimal signs of wear. Our phones are backed by a one year warranty, all functions tested, including battery health and a lifetime IMEI guarantee. Available for pickup at either of our Winnipeg stores, or shipping across Canada, rest assured you're buying from a trusted source. 

Is Samsung A70 worth buying? 

If you're not quite ready for the higher end Samsung phones, the Galaxy A70 which was released in March 2019 is a great deal to fill the gap in cost between the higher end Samsung devices and where certain consumers want an OLED phone to be. Almost 2 years past the release date, the A70 is still priced at less than the cost of similar Samsung S10+ and shows no signs of being deprecated or becoming obsolete to Android software updates.

Is Samsung A70 waterproof?

Most of the previous Samsung devices like the S10, S9 and even the S8 were rated for IP-68 dust and water resistance - not water proof though. However perhaps given the budget price point of the A Series devices, there is no declaration of this type of rating or waterproof ability on the official website. While you may end up being able to splash your phone, or allow some condensation to build up on the screen, full submersion in water without a IP68 rating is likely going to end up with moisture entering the phone through the speaker or charge port and cause serious damage. 

How much is a Samsung A70 worth?

As with most phones, resale price does drop over time so getting a certified preowned A70 handset at a great price is definitely possible. Currently the price is hovering around $300CAD, which is very affordable considering it's a full 6.7" Super AMOLED display with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If the price point is an issue, cheaper phones like the Samsung A10s or A11 are available for less than $200, however the compromise is made with speed, battery and an IPS LCD display instead of an AMOLED.

Does the Samsung Galaxy A70 have a good camera?

Similar to the Samsung A50, the A70 features a triple rear camera with the main one allowing for a 32MP f/1.7 shot, the others at 8MP and 5MP for depth and focus. If you're upgrading from an earlier S Series like the S7 or S8, you'll notice a big difference. Furthermore, if you're moving up from a bare bones A10 or A11 the difference will also be noticeable as the rear sensors and overall chipset have been improved. If low-light photos are a make or break, we'd recommend moving up a notch to the S10 or S10+ range for a very big difference. The A70 night time photos tend to be overexposed, especially compared to better options on the market.

 

Versions: SM-A705FN/DS (Global); SM-A705YN (Australia); SM-A705F/DS (APAC); SM-A705GM/DS (India); SM-A705MN/DS (LATAM/SEA); SM-A705W (Canada); SM-A7050 (China, Hong Kong)

NETWORK: Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH: Announced 2019, March 26
Status Available. Released 2019, May 01
BODY: Dimensions 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.47 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY: Type Super AMOLED
Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM: OS Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.5
Chipset Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
GPU Adreno 612
MEMORY: Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM UFS 2.0
MAIN CAMERA Triple 32 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/240fps
SELFIE CAMERA: Single 32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND: Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES: Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
BATTERY: Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 25W
MISC: Colors Coral, Blue, Black, White
Models SM-A705F, SM-A705FN, SM-A705GM, SM-A705MN, SM-A7050, SM-A705W, SM-A705YN, SM-A705X
SAR 0.33 W/kg (head) 0.70 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.35 W/kg (head) 1.48 W/kg (body)
TESTS: Performance AnTuTu: 167750 (v7)
GeekBench: 6584 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 7fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 81dB
Audio quality Noise -93.5dB / Crosstalk -92.4dB
Battery life Endurance rating 103h
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