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Review of Samsung Galaxy A70

by TallTrees on โ€Ž28-05-2019 13:41 - last edited on โ€Ž28-05-2019 13:43 by (1,503 Views)

I recently bought the Samsung Galaxy A70 and have been using it for a while.

 

Unboxing the device

The A70 is nicely boxed. Inside it has the phone on the top, the charging unit, a small key to open the slide for the 2 SIMs and SD card, and a pair of ear buds. It also has a "quick start guide", a warranty card, and a regional lock guide.

 

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Phone setup & initial impressions

The Box was opened at the Samsung store and they helped me set up the phone.

The O2 SIM goes in the centre of the three spaces.

The A70 screen is bright and the extra size of the screen is very good indeed, but at the same time is not over-powering to my hand.  

 

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Functionalities

It is quick and lively between requests and I like the way it shows me how many pages are open, I can look at each quickly and bring up a new browsing page immediately.

 

Emails are very easy to set up and so are contacts. I use the calendar regularly to remind me on my daily chores & appointments etc.- this is also very easy to set up.

 

The Camera is fantastic.  It has many functions including editing of each photo. Panoramic scene, video slow motion It takes really sharp and clear photos.  It is also quite easy to use and I am using all the functions with good success. 

 

I also use the calculator.  My region weather shows up too - that is good as I like to know the weather! The Date and time on the main screen and obviously the messages.

 

Charging ~  very fast ~ I can charge just before going out and it's ready.

Battery Life ~ is very long and plenty for my use.

Storage ~ plenty of storage for photos etc. 

 

Things to keep in mind

Two grumps:

  • I needed to buy a converter: USB Type-C to Micro USB a small adaptor because the size of the connection from the phone to the cable is different.

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  • The charging cable is shortish so needs to be quite near the mains plug.

 

Conclusion

Neither of these would have prevented me from buying this Phone though.

 

I am very pleased with my purchase -  just easy to get used to. I would choose this again having used it for some time and would not change my mind.

 

I also bought a fold over case for it as it keeps is clean and safe.

Comments
by Cleoriff
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 13:48

Nice little review @TallTrees 

Really pleased you like the phone wink

by TallTrees
โ€Ž28-05-2019 13:53 - edited โ€Ž28-05-2019 13:57

Thank you @Cleoriff  a bit nerve-racking!  

and many thanks to @EmilieT  for support and

contribution heart eyes

by
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 13:59

Great review @TallTrees, it looks like a lovely phone, perfect for you! Congratulations on your first Community review, and it was a pleasure to help any way I could hugging

by MI5
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 14:04

Well done. Good job Smiley Happy

by TallTrees
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 14:08

Thank you very much @MI5 

most appreciated relieved

by Anonymous
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 14:57

Nice & job & well written 

by TallTrees
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 15:26

Thank you @Anonymous  

from a non-techy point of view ~ I tried my best.

 

by Community Manager
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 15:28

A really insightful review @TallTrees ! Thanks for sharing. smiling

by jonsie
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 15:34

Nice review and it's good to know you recommend it smiling

by TallTrees
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 16:32

Thank you very much @jonsie  

it suits me very well ~ I really like the larger screen,

wasn't absolutely sure but when I went into Samsung

to see it ~ loved it Thanks!

by TallTrees
on โ€Ž28-05-2019 16:34

Thanks @Martin-O2  I tried my best to think of the ordinary things that I would like to know smiling

by Glory1
on โ€Ž29-05-2019 03:32
Nice, straightforward review covering the main points of the phone. Looks a very nice phone and I'm pleased you're enjoying using it.
by TallTrees
on โ€Ž29-05-2019 11:07

Thank you very much @Glory1 

It has settled in with my requirements very well slight smile

 

by Mi-Amigo
on โ€Ž29-05-2019 13:54

A nice and good review @TallTrees with the salient pros and cons without being technical.

Well done thumbsup

by TallTrees
on โ€Ž29-05-2019 14:09
Thanks @Mi-Amigo yes, lots of tech out there.Tried to give a snap-shot of what it's like if you own one, some of the little things ๐Ÿค“
by Bob_Mcg
on โ€Ž29-05-2019 21:07

 

Nice review @TallTrees  

 

I'm on the lookout myself for a new mobile and quite fancy the new 'A' series, although I'm sorely tempted to splash out on an S10.

 

Glad you're happy with yours though.

by TallTrees
โ€Ž29-05-2019 21:29 - edited โ€Ž29-05-2019 21:34

Hello @Bob_Mcg
Thanks. I did research some technical data on the A70 comparing with the high enders. This was surprisingly good. I tried to get Champagne for Lemonade prices and for my requirements this was bucks fizz ๐Ÿค“

by Community Manager
on โ€Ž31-05-2019 11:38

Nice one @TallTrees ! Well done on your first review. Easy to follow and I got a good overview of the main aspects when I read it through. thumbsup

by TallTrees
on โ€Ž31-05-2019 12:38

Thank you @Marjo 

Tried my best and give an ordinary user view smiling

by gmarkj
on โ€Ž04-06-2019 11:11

Nice review @TallTrees .

Just to confirm: the lead that is in the box does not match the phone? That seems rather odd.

I know when I moved from the G4 to the v30 I had to get some of those adapters (mini-USB to USB-C) so that I could use the same leads instead of just replacing them, but the lead in the box was correct.

by TallTrees
on โ€Ž04-06-2019 11:18

Hi @gmarkj 

No doubt not quite explained well.

The cable connection from the phone to the charger is correct of course.

This was the only lead in the box.

If I want to use my normal cable to attach to computer to put on photos from phone

then I needed to buy a converter ~ yes ~ mini USB to USB C  ~ on my previous

mobile phone there was no need to use an adapter. 

Don't know why this would be, most everyday leads have mini usb on end.

The guys in the Samsung Shop weren't impressed either.  Maybe there is

a technical requirement for the larger size. Anyway it was my grump!

Thanks for the interest.  

by Penfold
on โ€Ž09-06-2019 10:10
Nice review @TallTrees ,although I got off to a bad start with my A70 seems I had a faulty one, but all sorted now with my new replacement A70 ๐Ÿ™‚
by TallTrees
on โ€Ž09-06-2019 10:17

Hi @Penfold 

Thank you very much.  Sorry to hear your first experience was a faulty S.Galaxy A70.

Hope you are getting on with the A70 ok now  ~ I am still getting to know the A70 fully. I am now even more pleased I bought it.  I particularly like the larger screen. It helps alot when posting, texting etc.  I rate it highly for Value for money from my point of view.

All the best smiling

 

by welshsteve76
on โ€Ž26-07-2019 13:56
Nice review @TallTrees My son is due for a renewal and this is one of the phones we're considering. So this has helped :+1:
by TallTrees
on โ€Ž26-07-2019 19:01

Hi @welshsteve76 

Thank you ~ I am pleased this helped.

I am still enjoying my A70

I like the larger screen very much.

I have a fold-over case for it.