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Samsung Galaxy A70: Mid-Range Giant in Review

Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 06/15/2019

Full-blown attack. 32 MP triple-camera, 128 GB of internal storage, a 4,500 mAh battery, and a 6.7-inch display - Samsung is about to redefine the mid-range smartphone with its latest Galaxy A70 that can almost be mistaken for a high-end candidate. Find out in our review whether the sub-$400 smartphone is worth buying or not.

What do Samsung smartphones and cars made by a luxury German carmaker, the one with the star in its hood ornament, have in common? The S-Class is where we find the premium models while the A-Class is much more modest and humble in terms of interior, prestige, and pricing.

It thus seems like the A series would be the smarter choice, but is it not too compromise-ridden and unsophisticated in return? Not if you ask Samsung, at least, because after cancelling the J series, the A series is its new entry-level contender and it is more versatile than ever. This is also true for today’s review unit, the Galaxy A70, which, together with the A80, is the premium model of Samsung’s A series and almost on a par with the S series regarding connectivity.

The Galaxy A70 can be had for around $400, which is not necessarily cheap for a mid-range smartphone but impressive when you take a closer look at the specs. It comes with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with integrated fingerprint reader, 128 GB of internal storage, and a 32 MP triple-camera with ultra-wide-angle and bokeh lens. It is based around the brand-new octa-core Snapdragon 675 SoC, 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and it features a large 4,500 mAh battery.

Let’s find out how well the Galaxy A70 faired against other mid-range smartphones and whether or not it can be a viable alternative to the Galaxy S series of smartphones. For the sake of this review, we chose the following devices to compare it to: Huawei P30 LiteSony Xperia 10 PlusWiko View 3 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, and last but not least its own predecessor, the Galaxy A7 (2018).

Samsung Galaxy A70 (Galaxy A70 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4X, 1,866 MHz
Display
6.7 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 393 PPI, capacitive, Super AMOLED, FHD+, 16 million colors, Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, , 106.9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio and via USB-C dongle, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: gyroscope, accelerometer, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, Voice over LTE, Voice over Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct
Networking
802.11a/b/g (a/b/g), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz), 3G (850, 900, 1,900, 2,100 MHz), LTE Cat.11 (B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41), downloads/uploads up to 600/75 MBit/s, Dual-SIM, head SAR 0,349 W/kg, body SAR 1,475 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 164.3 x 76.7 ( = 0.31 x 6.47 x 3.02 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 28 h
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 32 MPix triple-camera: 32 MP wide-angle (1/2.8"/F1.7), 5 MP bokeh camera (1/5.0"/F2.2), 8 MP ultra-wide-angle (1/4.0"/F2.2), autofocus, 8x optical zoom, video stabilizer, videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix 1/2.8", F/2.0, wide-angle, selfie light
Additional features
Speakers: single downward-facing speaker, Keyboard: virtual, modular power supply, USB cable (Type-C to Type-C), 3.5-mm USB-C dongle, headset, SIM tool, Android 9, One UI 1.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
Price
399 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case

At 164.3 x 76.7 mm the Galaxy A70 is quite large due to its 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display. The display itself measures 155.3 x 69.9 mm and fills almost the entire front of the device, meaning that its display bezels are very narrow. It runs at a native resolution of 2400x1080 (FHD+) and has a 20:9 aspect ratio.

Strictly speaking the display is only 6.5 inches in diagonal, courtesy of the rounded corners, and a small notch housing the 32 MP front-facing camera sits at the top of the device and takes up even more screen real estate. However, the display remained fairly spacious, among others due to the integrated in-display fingerprint reader.

The device is available in four colors - black, white, blue, and coral - and it weighs 183 g, which makes it very comfortable to hold. Rigidity was decent, and we were unable to warp or bend the Galaxy A70 by any significant amount. Due to lack of IP certification the device is neither waterproof nor resistant to dust ingress.

Size Comparison

167 mm / 6.57 inch 73 mm / 2.87 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs159.5 mm / 6.28 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 184 g0.4057 lbs159.8 mm / 6.29 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs147.5 mm / 5.81 inch 70.5 mm / 2.78 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs

Connectivity

The Galaxy A70 sports real dual SIM capabilities and can take two nano SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously. Regardless of color choice, internal storage is always a spacious 128 GB of UFS storage, and it can be expanded with microSD cards of up to 512 GB. In addition to media files the A70 also allows for offloading apps onto SD storage if supported by the app.

At the bottom next to the USB-C 2.0 port with support for USB-OTG we find a rare sight these days: A full-featured 3.5-mm headphone jack. In addition, the A70 also supports Bluetooth 5.0 with support for aptX, NFC, ANT+, and HD streaming.

Left: dual SIM and microSD slot
Left: dual SIM and microSD slot
Right: power button, volume rocker
Right: power button, volume rocker
Top: no connectivity
Top: no connectivity
Bottom: 3.5-mm headphone jack, USB 2.0 Type-C, speaker
Bottom: 3.5-mm headphone jack, USB 2.0 Type-C, speaker

Software

The Galaxy A70 runs Android 9.0 with Samsung’s own One UI 1.1 skin. The latter only differs slightly from stock vanilla Android but offers a handful of useful extras, such as a night mode or a dual-messenger feature allowing for two separate accounts for the same app. Samsung’s virtual assistant Bixby is also included in One UI.

Other preloaded software applications include apps made by Samsung, such as the Galaxy Store, Google’s default apps, Microsoft’s OneDrive and LinkedIn, FaceBook, Netflix, and Spotify. LinkedIn and Spotify can be completely removed from the device; the remaining applications can only be disabled. Considering there is an impressive 107 GB of free space out of the box this should not cause any issues.

Communication and GPS

Supported LTE bands include 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, and 41, and the device also supports all common 2G and 3G frequencies. The LTE modem offers LTE Cat. 11 speeds, which means downloads and uploads of up to 600 and 75 Mb/s, respectively.

Unlike Samsung’s S-series (S10 and S10+) the Galaxy A70 does not yet support Wi-Fi 6 but only the older Wi-Fi 5 standard (aka 802.11ac) instead. As our benchmarks have shown, transfer rates were very high and consistent. Sending data the A70 managed 264 Mb/s, receiving data it topped out at 338 Mb/s.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy A70
Adreno 612, 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
338 (min: 302, max: 356) MBit/s ∼100%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
335 (min: 267, max: 343) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
317 (min: 163, max: 343) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, 712, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
311 (min: 214, max: 346) MBit/s ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Mali-G71 MP2, 7885, 64 GB eMMC Flash
279 (min: 265, max: 284) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=461)
230 MBit/s ∼68% -32%
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
188 (min: 45, max: 237) MBit/s ∼56% -44%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Mali-G71 MP2, 7885, 64 GB eMMC Flash
320 (min: 164, max: 362) MBit/s ∼100% +21%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
308 (min: 302, max: 312) MBit/s ∼96% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, 712, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
279 (min: 229, max: 303) MBit/s ∼87% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A70
Adreno 612, 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
264 (min: 221, max: 293) MBit/s ∼83%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=461)
219 MBit/s ∼68% -17%
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
218 (min: 95, max: 239) MBit/s ∼68% -17%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
153 (min: 133, max: 180) MBit/s ∼48% -42%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø337 (302-356)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø264 (221-293)
GPS signal strength outdoors
GPS signal strength outdoors
GPS signal strength indoors
GPS signal strength indoors

Supported location services include GPS, Glonass, Beidou, and Galileo. GPS lock was obtained fairly quickly both indoors and outdoors at an accuracy of 4 m in both cases.

In order to determine real-world accuracy we take every device on a quick bike tour around the block and compare it to a professional Garmin Edge 500 satnav. All things considered, the Galaxy A70 performed very well and was even more accurate than the Garmin device every now and then, for example at the turning point. In other words: The Galaxy A70 is a superb satnav.

Samsung Galaxy A70: overview
Samsung Galaxy A70: overview
Samsung Galaxy A70: lake
Samsung Galaxy A70: lake
Samsung Galaxy A70: turning point
Samsung Galaxy A70: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: overview
Garmin Edge 500: overview
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: turning point

Telephony and Call Quality

The telephony app's places tab
The telephony app's places tab

Call quality was very decent on both earphone and speakerphone. Voices were always transmitted very clearly without noticeable noise regardless of whether our conversational partner was talking on a landline or a cell phone.

Samsung developed its own telephony app, which includes features such as a dial pad, contacts, and a recents list. The additional places tab turned out to be quite interesting. It lists points of interest in your area with the possibility to call them directly. Places listed on this tab include among others restaurants, shopping and retail outlets, and hotels.

VoLTE is supported for the primary SIM card in slot 1, the one adjacent to the microSD card slot. VoWiFi is supported as well.

Cameras

Main camera
Main camera
Front-facing camera
Front-facing camera

Samsung’s triple-cam at the back of the Galaxy A70 is impossible to miss. The top lens (1/5.0”, f/2.2) features a 5 MP sensor and is used for bokeh effects. The middle lens (1/2.8”, f/1.7) is the main 32 MP wide-angle camera, and at the bottom we find an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (1/4.0”, f/2.2) with a 123° field of view, which is almost as wide as the average human field of sight. The front-facing webcam features a single 32 MP lens (1/2.8”, f/2.0).

Photos taken in daylight turned out very well and were rich in fine details. However, dynamic range was not as wide as it was on other mid-range smartphones. Take a look at scenes 1 and 2 and compare them to other devices - the A70’s photos seem sort of pale and almost lifeless.

In poor light, such as in scene 3, image quality suffered immensely while color representation remained fairly accurate. The scene was lit up fairly well; however, details are missing all but completely due to excessive noise. The Galaxy A70 is thus not particularly well suited for night-time photography.

Videos are recorded in 4K at 30 FPS or in FHD at 60 FPS. The front-facing camera is limited to 60 FPS. Both cameras feature autofocus, image quality is decent, and both cameras adjusted fairly quickly to sudden changes in lighting.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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We also take a closer look at every smartphone camera under normalized conditions in order to evaluate color accuracy and focus by using the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport and our test chart.

Colors and grayscale are not particularly accurate, save for some select whites. Focus is also not exceptionally great, as can be seen on our test chart.

ColorChecker colors. Reference color in the bottom half of each square.
ColorChecker colors. Reference color in the bottom half of each square.
Test chart (zoomed-in)
Test chart (zoomed-in)
Test chart overview
Test chart overview

Accessories and Warranty

Included 25 W USB-C power supply
Included 25 W USB-C power supply

Included in the box are a modular 25 W fast-charging power supply (up to 9 V/2.77 A or 11 V/2.25 A), a USB cable (Type-C to Type-C), a headset, and a SIM tool.

The only model-specific accessory available at the time of writing was a black wallet cover for around $30. Additional smartphone accessories sold by Samsung include microSD cards, wireless headphones, and smartwatches.

Warranty depends on the country of purchase. While European customers get 24 months of warranty US customers are once again limited to just 12 months.

Input Devices and Handling

The Galaxy A70’s 10-point touchscreen was quick to react and precise, and its surface was comfortably smooth. The only two physical buttons on the phone - the power button and the volume rocker - felt solid and firm with nice and pleasant feedback.

Thanks to a one-handed mode that shrinks the content down, the 6.7-inch smartphone can be easily used accordingly. Unfortunately, the 20:9 display ratio is somewhat bothersome in this regard as we had trouble reaching the very top of the display content even with one-handed mode enabled.

Safety and security features include PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint, and face detection. The integrated in-display fingerprint reader worked very reliably but was not as safe as a dedicated fingerprint reader. Unlocking the phone requires you to look at the device in order to place your finger in the right spot.

The face detection feature was not the safest as it lacked the IR and 3D features that more-expensive smartphones come with. Nevertheless, unlocking the device in the dark worked comparatively well with the display illumination feature enabled.

Samsung keyboard in portrait mode
Samsung keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Gorilla Glass 3-protected 20:9 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display runs at a native resolution of 2400x1080 (FHD+) resulting in a pixel density of 393 PPI.

Subjectively, the display was not pixelated at all. However, the resulting sharpness was nowhere near that of a more expensive Samsung Galaxy S10 with a much higher resolution. HDR is not mentioned in the display’s specifications.

With a white background maximum display brightness was measured at 552.4 nits. In the APL50 test with evenly distributed black and white surfaces it was even capable of reaching up to 718 nits. On the opposite side of the spectrum minimum brightness was just 1.72 nits, which turned out to be ideal for reading in the dark.

The only downside we found was PWM flickering at 240.4 Hz, a frequency very common for OLED displays. Sensitive users might notice the flickering.

545
cd/m²
552
cd/m²
551
cd/m²
551
cd/m²
554
cd/m²
556
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
551
cd/m²
557
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 557 cd/m² Average: 552.4 cd/m² Minimum: 1.72 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 554 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 3.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
98% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.08
Samsung Galaxy A70
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
Huawei P30 Lite
IPS LCD, 2312x1080, 6.15
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
IPS, 2520x1080, 6.5
Wiko View 3 Pro
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 5.97
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Super AMOLED, 2220x1080, 6
Screen
15%
-33%
-25%
23%
30%
Brightness middle
554
451
-19%
572
3%
459
-17%
583
5%
570
3%
Brightness
552
430
-22%
580
5%
450
-18%
577
5%
565
2%
Brightness Distribution
98
90
-8%
96
-2%
90
-8%
97
-1%
93
-5%
Black Level *
0.55
0.4
0.39
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.3
1.4
58%
4.5
-36%
4.8
-45%
1.6
52%
1.5
55%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.2
4.4
52%
12.2
-33%
9.2
-0%
3.9
58%
3.6
61%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.4
2.5
26%
7.9
-132%
5.5
-62%
2.7
21%
1.2
65%
Gamma
2.08 106%
2.22 99%
2.16 102%
2.26 97%
2.27 97%
2.07 106%
CCT
6606 98%
6422 101%
8726 74%
7494 87%
6267 104%
6504 100%
Contrast
820
1430
1177

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 240.4 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 240.4 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 240.4 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9331 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The display settings include options for adjusting colors, including two presets called Lively and Natural, as well as an individually customizable white-balance with a slider that can be freely positioned between cool and warm. The advanced settings even include color temperature settings for each individual RGB channel. We use a spectrophotometer in combination with CalMAN in order to measure and determine color accuracy.

The most accurate color and grayscale representation was achieved with the color profile set to Natural and the white balance set to neutral. When set to Lively, colors were not as accurate anymore but remained acceptable and decent.

Color accuracy (color preset Lively, white balance neutral, target color space AdobeRGB)
Color accuracy (color preset Lively, white balance neutral, target color space AdobeRGB)
Color space (color preset Lively, white balance neutral, target color space AdobeRGB)
Color space (color preset Lively, white balance neutral, target color space AdobeRGB)
Grayscale (color preset Lively, white balance neutral, target color space AdobeRGB)
Grayscale (color preset Lively, white balance neutral, target color space AdobeRGB)
Saturation (color preset Lively, white balance neutral, target color space AdobeRGB)
Saturation (color preset Lively, white balance neutral, target color space AdobeRGB)
Color accuracy (color preset Lively, white balance warm, target color space AdobeRGB)
Color accuracy (color preset Lively, white balance warm, target color space AdobeRGB)
Grayscale (color preset Lively, white balance warm, target color space AdobeRGB)
Grayscale (color preset Lively, white balance warm, target color space AdobeRGB)
Color accuracy (color preset Natural, target color space sRGB)
Color accuracy (color preset Natural, target color space sRGB)
Color space (color preset Natural, target color space sRGB)
Color space (color preset Natural, target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (color preset Natural, target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (color preset Natural, target color space sRGB)
Saturation (color preset Natural, target color space sRGB)
Saturation (color preset Natural, target color space sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Thanks to the combination of high brightness, high contrast, and a quick to react ambient light sensor the Galaxy A70’s Super AMOLED display remained very well usable outdoors, except for when it was exposed to direct sunlight (see photo on the left). We did not have any issues in the shade (see photo in the middle).

As expected, viewing angles were superb. Only at very acute angles did brightness decrease slightly, and colors shifted towards blue, neither of which had any impact on readability or usability.

Outdoors in the sun
Outdoors in the sun
Outdoors in the shade
Outdoors in the shade
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

The Galaxy A70 is powered by the Snapdragon 675 mid-range SoC. Its eight cores are split into four Cortex A76 cores with up to 2 GHz and four Cortex A55 core with up to 1.8 GHz. It is accompanied by an Adreno 612 and 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

According to our synthetic benchmarks, the Galaxy A70 is one of the fastest mid-range smartphones ever made. Among our test group only the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE was capable of keeping up with the A70 and even outperforming it occasionally. The rest of the group, including the Huawei P30 LiteSamsung Galaxy A7 (2018)Sony Xperia 10 Plus, and Wiko View 3 Pro were slower, although the width of the performance gap depended on the benchmark. In some benchmarks, such as 3DMark of GFXBench, the competitors were relatively close to each other.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
6104 Points ∼84%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3551 Points ∼49% -42%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
4278 Points ∼59% -30%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
5309 Points ∼73% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
7282 Points ∼100% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4026 Points ∼55% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (5466 - 6104, n=2)
5785 Points ∼79% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=328)
4681 Points ∼64% -23%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
6446 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5429 Points ∼84% -16%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
4804 Points ∼75% -25%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
5743 Points ∼89% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5975 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4429 Points ∼69% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (5998 - 6446, n=2)
6222 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=387)
4727 Points ∼73% -27%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2380 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1544 Points ∼65% -35%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1346 Points ∼57% -43%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1487 Points ∼62% -38%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1875 Points ∼79% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1525 Points ∼64% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (2266 - 2380, n=2)
2323 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=387)
1429 Points ∼60% -40%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
7315 Points ∼98%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6483 Points ∼87% -11%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6018 Points ∼80% -18%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7486 Points ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
6832 Points ∼91% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5387 Points ∼72% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (7315 - 7524, n=2)
7420 Points ∼99% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=399)
5379 Points ∼72% -26%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
9288 Points ∼86%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
8125 Points ∼76% -13%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
7181 Points ∼67% -23%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
10757 Points ∼100% +16%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
8346 Points ∼78% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5625 Points ∼52% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (9288 - 9522, n=2)
9405 Points ∼87% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=566)
5844 Points ∼54% -37%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2482 Points ∼92%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2282 Points ∼85% -8%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2518 Points ∼94% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2338 Points ∼87% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (2324 - 2482, n=2)
2403 Points ∼89% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=76)
2691 Points ∼100% +8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
914 Points ∼33%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
809 Points ∼29% -11%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
997 Points ∼36% +9%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1907 Points ∼68% +109%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (914 - 914, n=2)
914 Points ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=76)
2807 Points ∼100% +207%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1063 Points ∼42%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
944 Points ∼37% -11%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1152 Points ∼45% +8%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1988 Points ∼78% +87%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (1063 - 1066, n=2)
1065 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=76)
2550 Points ∼100% +140%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2719 Points ∼93%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2550 Points ∼87% -6%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2345 Points ∼80% -14%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2918 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2506 Points ∼86% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1845 Points ∼63% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (2378 - 2719, n=2)
2549 Points ∼87% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=406)
2002 Points ∼69% -26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
949 Points ∼44%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
843 Points ∼39% -11%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
862 Points ∼40% -9%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
993 Points ∼46% +5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2146 Points ∼100% +126%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
629 Points ∼29% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (851 - 949, n=2)
900 Points ∼42% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=406)
1824 Points ∼85% +92%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1110 Points ∼50%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
981 Points ∼44% -12%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1003 Points ∼45% -10%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1164 Points ∼53% +5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2217 Points ∼100% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
737 Points ∼33% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (1097 - 1110, n=2)
1104 Points ∼50% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=407)
1693 Points ∼76% +53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2727 Points ∼93%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2578 Points ∼88% -5%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2352 Points ∼80% -14%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2924 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2506 Points ∼86% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1871 Points ∼64% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (2365 - 2727, n=2)
2546 Points ∼87% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5133, n=435)
1910 Points ∼65% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1571 Points ∼65%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1336 Points ∼55% -15%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1397 Points ∼57% -11%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1605 Points ∼66% +2%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2146 Points ∼88% +37%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
954 Points ∼39% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (1571 - 1614, n=2)
1593 Points ∼66% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=435)
2432 Points ∼100% +55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1734 Points ∼78%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1494 Points ∼67% -14%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1536 Points ∼69% -11%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1784 Points ∼80% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2217 Points ∼100% +28%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1071 Points ∼48% -38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (1734 - 1737, n=2)
1736 Points ∼78% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=435)
2040 Points ∼92% +18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2886 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2489 Points ∼86% -14%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2351 Points ∼81% -19%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2528 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2480 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1821 Points ∼63% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (2567 - 2886, n=2)
2727 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4909, n=486)
1907 Points ∼66% -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
823 Points ∼42%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
819 Points ∼41% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
808 Points ∼41% -2%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
986 Points ∼50% +20%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1980 Points ∼100% +141%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
634 Points ∼32% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (823 - 823, n=2)
823 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=486)
1510 Points ∼76% +83%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
978 Points ∼47%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
963 Points ∼46% -2%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
946 Points ∼46% -3%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1141 Points ∼55% +17%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2073 Points ∼100% +112%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
741 Points ∼36% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (969 - 978, n=2)
974 Points ∼47% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=487)
1453 Points ∼70% +49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2869 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2490 Points ∼87% -13%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2349 Points ∼82% -18%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2720 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2480 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1829 Points ∼64% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (2743 - 2869, n=2)
2806 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4900, n=527)
1770 Points ∼62% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1427 Points ∼72%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1256 Points ∼63% -12%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1327 Points ∼67% -7%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1593 Points ∼80% +12%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1980 Points ∼100% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
845 Points ∼43% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (1427 - 1567, n=2)
1497 Points ∼76% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=526)
1982 Points ∼100% +39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1606 Points ∼77%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1414 Points ∼68% -12%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1469 Points ∼71% -9%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1755 Points ∼85% +9%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2073 Points ∼100% +29%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
960 Points ∼46% -40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (1606 - 1745, n=2)
1676 Points ∼81% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8338, n=529)
1708 Points ∼82% +6%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
15948 Points ∼66%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12023 Points ∼50% -25%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
24165 Points ∼100% +52%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13686 Points ∼57% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13914 Points ∼58% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (15948 - 17876, n=2)
16912 Points ∼70% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=687)
14357 Points ∼59% -10%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
26348 Points ∼61%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21643 Points ∼50% -18%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21847 Points ∼50% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
43514 Points ∼100% +65%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
15567 Points ∼36% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (26348 - 26734, n=2)
26541 Points ∼61% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=685)
22559 Points ∼52% -14%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
23013 Points ∼78%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
18377 Points ∼63% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
22323 Points ∼76% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
29316 Points ∼100% +27%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
15167 Points ∼52% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (23013 - 24078, n=2)
23546 Points ∼80% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=685)
18200 Points ∼62% -21%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
41 fps ∼55%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
33 fps ∼45% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
35 fps ∼47% -15%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
38 fps ∼51% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
74 fps ∼100% +80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (41 - 41, n=2)
41 fps ∼55% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=705)
38.5 fps ∼52% -6%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
37 fps ∼64%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
31 fps ∼53% -16%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
30 fps ∼52% -19%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
34 fps ∼59% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
58 fps ∼100% +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (37 - 37, n=2)
37 fps ∼64% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=714)
28.3 fps ∼49% -24%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
20 fps ∼56%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
17 fps ∼47% -15%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
16 fps ∼44% -20%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
20 fps ∼56% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
36 fps ∼100% +80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (20 - 21, n=2)
20.5 fps ∼57% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=610)
22.3 fps ∼62% +12%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
19 fps ∼58%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
16 fps ∼48% -16%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
13 fps ∼39% -32%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
19 fps ∼58% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
33 fps ∼100% +74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (19 - 19, n=2)
19 fps ∼58% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=619)
19.6 fps ∼59% +3%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
15 fps ∼58%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12 fps ∼46% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
10 fps ∼38% -33%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
12 fps ∼46% -20%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
26 fps ∼100% +73%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (14 - 15, n=2)
14.5 fps ∼56% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=475)
18.2 fps ∼70% +21%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
13 fps ∼54%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
11 fps ∼46% -15%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
8.4 fps ∼35% -35%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
11 fps ∼46% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
24 fps ∼100% +85%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (8.4 - 13, n=2)
10.7 fps ∼45% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=477)
17 fps ∼71% +31%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
4.7 fps ∼46%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4.2 fps ∼41% -11%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
3.2 fps ∼31% -32%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
4.3 fps ∼42% -9%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
9.1 fps ∼89% +94%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (3.1 - 4.7, n=2)
3.9 fps ∼38% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=198)
10.2 fps ∼100% +117%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
3 fps ∼42%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2.6 fps ∼37% -13%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2.2 fps ∼31% -27%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2.7 fps ∼38% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5.8 fps ∼82% +93%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (3 - 4.8, n=2)
3.9 fps ∼55% +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=197)
7.08 fps ∼100% +136%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
8 fps ∼53%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.4 fps ∼43% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
4.9 fps ∼33% -39%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7 fps ∼47% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼93% +75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (8 - 8.3, n=2)
8.15 fps ∼54% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=202)
15 fps ∼100% +88%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
9 fps ∼54%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7 fps ∼42% -22%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6.1 fps ∼36% -32%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.5 fps ∼45% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
16 fps ∼95% +78%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (9 - 9.1, n=2)
9.05 fps ∼54% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=202)
16.8 fps ∼100% +87%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
8 fps ∼53%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.9 fps ∼46% -14%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6.3 fps ∼42% -21%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.4 fps ∼49% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
15 fps ∼100% +88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (8 - 8.2, n=2)
8.1 fps ∼54% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=400)
12.4 fps ∼83% +55%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
7 fps ∼54%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.5 fps ∼50% -7%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
5.1 fps ∼39% -27%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
6.8 fps ∼52% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼100% +86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (7 - 7.1, n=2)
7.05 fps ∼54% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=404)
11.1 fps ∼85% +59%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
8.51 fps ∼10%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14.23 (min: 8.05, max: 26.52) fps ∼17% +67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
 
8.51 fps ∼10% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.24 - 4528, n=66)
85.4 fps ∼100% +904%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
6.56 fps ∼10%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
12.76 (min: 7.68, max: 27.7) fps ∼20% +95%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
 
6.56 fps ∼10% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 2850, n=59)
62.8 fps ∼100% +857%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
7.52 fps ∼8%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14.18 (min: 8.4, max: 36.6) fps ∼15% +89%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
 
7.52 fps ∼8% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 4462, n=56)
97.3 fps ∼100% +1194%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
167836 Points ∼94%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
132834 Points ∼74% -21%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
117574 Points ∼66% -30%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
138589 Points ∼77% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
179353 Points ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
122826 Points ∼68% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (159646 - 167836, n=2)
163741 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=296)
143005 Points ∼80% -15%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1262 Score ∼56%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1966 Score ∼87% +56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
 
1262 Score ∼56% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 5025, n=63)
2271 Score ∼100% +80%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1259 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1024 Points ∼81% -19%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1046 Points ∼83% -17%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1146 Points ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1172 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1090 Points ∼87% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (1216 - 1259, n=2)
1238 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=643)
765 Points ∼61% -39%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2272 Points ∼66%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1478 Points ∼43% -35%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1611 Points ∼47% -29%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1590 Points ∼46% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3453 Points ∼100% +52%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1356 Points ∼39% -40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (2272 - 2278, n=2)
2275 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=643)
2116 Points ∼61% -7%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
3285 Points ∼89%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3036 Points ∼83% -8%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1236 Points ∼34% -62%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1958 Points ∼53% -40%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2969 Points ∼81% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2445 Points ∼66% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (3285 - 4068, n=2)
3677 Points ∼100% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=643)
1558 Points ∼42% -53%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
6137 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5146 Points ∼84% -16%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
4342 Points ∼71% -29%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3915 Points ∼64% -36%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5932 Points ∼97% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4506 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (5940 - 6137, n=2)
6039 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=643)
3039 Points ∼50% -50%
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
2756 Points ∼95%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2201 Points ∼76% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1734 Points ∼60% -37%
Wiko View 3 Pro
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1933 Points ∼67% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2906 Points ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2009 Points ∼69% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  (2756 - 2860, n=2)
2808 Points ∼97% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=643)
1526 Points ∼53% -45%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy A70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
322 Points ∼43%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
517 Points ∼69% +61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
 
322 Points ∼43% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (35 - 2754, n=106)
746 Points ∼100% +132%

The Galaxy A70 performed very well in our browser benchmarks and even outperformed its biggest and most powerful rival, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. Subjectively, it felt very fast, snappy, and smooth when browsing the web.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (43.4 - 44.9, n=2)
44.2 Points ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
43.423 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
37.214 Points ∼84% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=115)
36.4 Points ∼82% -16%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
31.781 Points ∼72% -27%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus (Chrome 73)
25.96 Points ∼59% -40%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
41.4 runs/min ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
41.4 runs/min ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=103)
40.2 runs/min ∼97% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
37.5 runs/min ∼91% -9%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
31.7 runs/min ∼77% -23%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus (Chrome 73)
27.4 runs/min ∼66% -34%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
82 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (70 - 82, n=2)
76 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
72 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=173)
67.4 Points ∼82% -18%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
66 Points ∼80% -20%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
57 Points ∼70% -30%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus (Chrome 73)
54 Points ∼66% -34%
Wiko View 3 Pro (Chrome 74)
53 Points ∼65% -35%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
15716 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (15689 - 15716, n=2)
15703 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
13562 Points ∼86% -14%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
9779 Points ∼62% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
9165 Points ∼58% -42%
Wiko View 3 Pro (Chrome 74)
8778 Points ∼56% -44%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus (Chrome 73)
8163 Points ∼52% -48%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=701)
6908 Points ∼44% -56%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=726)
10451 ms * ∼100% -272%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus (Chrome 73)
4739 ms * ∼45% -69%
Wiko View 3 Pro (Chrome 74)
4447.6 ms * ∼43% -58%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
4137.8 ms * ∼40% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
4122.8 ms * ∼39% -47%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
2911.8 ms * ∼28% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (2807 - 2890, n=2)
2848 ms * ∼27% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A70 (Chrome 74.0.3729.157)
2806.8 ms * ∼27%

* ... smaller is better

In our storage benchmarks, the A70 reached up to 508 MB/s in sequential and up to 104 MB/s in 4K reads. Accordingly, it shares first place with the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. The only other device even remotely capable of keeping up was the Huawei P30 Lite, although it only managed to do so in 4K random writes in which it offered an exceptional level of performance.

Card-reader performance was comparable on all devices in our test group, and the A70’s card reader was capable of writing at up to 60 MB/s and reading at up to 80 MB/s.

Samsung Galaxy A70Huawei P30 LiteSony Xperia 10 PlusWiko View 3 ProXiaomi Mi 9 SESamsung Galaxy A7 2018 Average 128 GB UFS 2.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
37%
-13%
-3%
2%
-21%
29%
-28%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
58.78 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
67.85 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
15%
58.44 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
60.51 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
3%
64.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
10%
57 (33.6 - 70.2, n=7)
-3%
49.5 (1.7 - 87.1, n=437)
-16%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
76.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
83.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
10%
77.38 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
2%
78.15 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
75 (54 - 86, n=7)
-2%
67.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=437)
-11%
Random Write 4KB
21.95
87.29
298%
16.77
-24%
31.2
42%
21.86
0%
15.45
-30%
60.8 (13.5 - 150, n=10)
177%
23.1 (0.14 - 259, n=762)
5%
Random Read 4KB
103.8
71.57
-31%
77.67
-25%
89.67
-14%
115.83
12%
83.98
-19%
116 (88.4 - 173, n=10)
12%
48.5 (1.59 - 226, n=762)
-53%
Sequential Write 256KB
193.97
158.63
-18%
205.19
6%
171.57
-12%
190.1
-2%
104.87
-46%
189 (143 - 257, n=10)
-3%
99.5 (2.99 - 590, n=762)
-49%
Sequential Read 256KB
508.48
293.23
-42%
280.34
-45%
302.74
-40%
492.48
-3%
295.76
-42%
482 (409 - 733, n=10)
-5%
280 (12.1 - 1781, n=762)
-45%

Gaming

The included Adreno 612 is a mid-range GPU that won’t transform the A70 into a gaming beast. Older and less-demanding games, such as Dead Trigger 2 or Shadow Fight 3, ran very smoothly even in high details and rarely ever dropped below 60 FPS. However, more current games such as Asphalt 9 can quickly bring your gaming experience to a screeching halt, as we were able to determine using Gamebench.

Even in low settings (standard) Asphalt 9 was incapable of reaching more than 20 FPS on average, which decreased even further to just 16 FPS in high details. We also had issues running PUBG Mobile and were unable to even install the game as the download was cancelled shortly before it was about to complete with an error message every single time we attempted to install it.

Another issue was the soundscape produced by the A70. Granted, this will not be a deal-breaker for most users, but we highly recommend using headphones. The smartphone’s single speaker resulted in sound coming either from the left or right when the device was held in portrait mode.

Shadow Fight 3
Shadow Fight 3
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9 (High)
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; 1.5.4a: Ø15.2 (9-23)
Asphalt 9 (Standard)
0102030Tooltip
; 1.5.4a: Ø19.6 (14-29)
Shadow Fight 3
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; 1.18.5: Ø59.2 (12-60)
Dead Trigger 2
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; 1.5.5: Ø59.6 (30-60)

Emissions

Temperature

GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test Manhattan
GFXBench battery test Manhattan

Under load, the Galaxy A70 got noticeably warm around the triple-camera at the rear but never uncomfortably so. More importantly it never got too warm to be held in hand. A maximum of 37.4 °C means it remained comfortable to hold at all times. Surface temperatures when idle hovered around 30 °C.

When running GFXBench’s battery test we noticed that the Galaxy A70 was incapable of maintaining a consistent level of performance over long times due to high internal temperatures. In both tests, T-Rex as well as the more demanding Manhattan, performance decreased significantly over the course of 30 reruns.

Max. Load
 37.4 °C
99 F
37 °C
99 F
33.4 °C
92 F
 
 36.9 °C
98 F
34.8 °C
95 F
32.6 °C
91 F
 
 36.3 °C
97 F
36.2 °C
97 F
33 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 35.3 °C = 96 F
32.4 °C
90 F
34.2 °C
94 F
35.5 °C
96 F
31.8 °C
89 F
33.1 °C
92 F
36 °C
97 F
32.1 °C
90 F
33.3 °C
92 F
36 °C
97 F
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 33.8 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.4 °C = 81 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.3 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The Galaxy A70’s single speaker sits at the bottom right next to the USB-C port. At 85.3 dB(A) it gets comparatively loud. However, as is very common for smartphones, it produced a soundscape devoid of any bass with well-balanced mids and highs in return.

The speaker was good enough for listening to media files or playing games. However, using external speakers or headphones will drastically improve your audio experience. The device supports connectivity either via 3.5-mm headphone jack or Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.833.82525.532.53127.524.44022.328.45028.532.66318.925.78020.224.910021.621.412518.718.916020.232.520017.136.725014.646.331515.955.640015.459.150016.56263014.264.280014.569.6100013.368.7125013.469.8160013.672.3200014.271.6250014.672315013.673.7400014.477500014.574.4630014.275.8800014.677.21000014.874.61250014.967.31600015.258.3SPL26.585.3N0.861.5median 14.6median 68.7Delta0.811.330.733.82528.726.828.426.328.729.838.227.424.72123.219.525.818.825.719.240.417.641.316.947.415.855.51556.71562.814.766.914.86814.666.514.369.213.471.814.472.514.473.214.876.61577.714.875.314.774.31575.314.972.815.264.515.755.126.885.50.961.4median 15median 66.91.210.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A70Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A70 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 37% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 61% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 32% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

All things considered, the A70 was very efficient. When idle, its power consumption was around 1.69 W. Under load, this increased to just 3.42 W. The only device even more efficient was Xiaomi's Mi 9 SE. The device with the highest power consumption in our test group was Huawei's P30 Lite.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.14 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.66 / 1.69 / 1.8 Watt
Load midlight 3.42 / 5.88 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy A70
4500 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite
3340 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
3000 mAh
Wiko View 3 Pro
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
3070 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
3300 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-36%
-14%
0%
22%
-11%
-0%
-14%
Idle Minimum *
0.66
0.91
-38%
0.68
-3%
0.77
-17%
0.53
20%
0.71
-8%
0.675 (0.66 - 0.69, n=2)
-2%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=791)
-34%
Idle Average *
1.69
2.41
-43%
2.12
-25%
1.79
-6%
1.18
30%
1.36
20%
1.615 (1.54 - 1.69, n=2)
4%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=790)
-3%
Idle Maximum *
1.8
2.43
-35%
2.17
-21%
1.86
-3%
1.2
33%
1.47
18%
1.685 (1.57 - 1.8, n=2)
6%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=791)
-13%
Load Average *
3.42
4.57
-34%
3.82
-12%
2.74
20%
3.04
11%
5.13
-50%
3.76 (3.42 - 4.1, n=2)
-10%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=785)
-19%
Load Maximum *
5.88
7.57
-29%
6.44
-10%
5.53
6%
4.83
18%
7.89
-34%
5.84 (5.79 - 5.88, n=2)
1%
5.94 (1.2 - 14.2, n=785)
-1%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

A low power consumption combined with a massive 4,500 mAh battery are the perfect ingredients for a long battery life, and the Galaxy A70 certainly didn't disappoint in this regard. Unfortunately, it was not the marathon runner we expected it to be either. Nevertheless, it was the device with the longest overall battery life in our test group.

In our web-browsing test it lasted for slightly more than 12 hours only to be outperformed by the Wiko View 3 Pro. In our video playback test, in which we play an H.264-encoded short file in a loop, it powered off after an impressive 18 hours.

Charging was a very short and painless matter. When using the included 25 W charger the battery was charged from near empty to full in less than two hours (1:50 h, to be precise).

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
43h 20min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 16min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
18h 37min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 53min
Samsung Galaxy A70
4500 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite
3340 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
3000 mAh
Wiko View 3 Pro
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
3070 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
3300 mAh
Battery Runtime
-34%
-33%
20%
-27%
-18%
Reader / Idle
2600
1248
-52%
1400
-46%
1374
-47%
1467
-44%
H.264
1117
685
-39%
701
-37%
853
-24%
836
-25%
WiFi v1.3
736
515
-30%
635
-14%
886
20%
510
-31%
605
-18%
Load
233
198
-15%
154
-34%
218
-6%
273
17%

Pros

+ robust and slim case
+ 3.5-mm headphone jack
+ dual SIM, VoLTE, VoWiFi, LTE Cat. 11
+ decent GPS
+ 128 GB of internal storage
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ bright Super AMOLED display
+ decent battery life
+ fast-charging power supply

Cons

- no IP certification
- triple-camera only mediocre at best
- PWM flickering
- mediocre gaming performance
- throttling under load

Verdict

In review: Samsung Galaxy A70. Test unit courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Samsung Galaxy A70. Test unit courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de

Samsung’s Galaxy A70 is a decent smartphone. However, it will have a very hard time standing out among the huge variety of mid-range smartphones despite its impressive hardware.

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.

Great hardware with mediocre performance and camera quality - we expect more of a $400 smartphone.

This brings us to its downsides. The A70’s performance is decent enough for everyday applications and tasks; however, it is too slow for current games. At its price point of roughly $400 we would have expected more of the A70. The triple-camera was also somewhat disappointing as it turned out to be decent enough only in bright daylight.

A good alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy A70 is Xiaomi's Mi 9 SE. With its 5.97-inch AMOLED display it might be a tad smaller, however it is cheaper, faster, and offers a better triple-camera system to boot.

Samsung Galaxy A70 - 06/14/2019 v6(old)
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 90%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
40 / 60 → 67%
Weight
90%
Battery
97%
Display
86%
Games Performance
50 / 63 → 80%
Application Performance
68 / 70 → 97%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
65 / 91 → 71%
Camera
76%
Average
77%
86%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2019-06-15 (Update: 2019-06-15)