Best mid-range phones in Australia

Samsung Galaxy A70

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6. Samsung Galaxy A70

Great design and awesome battery life


Weight: 183g
Dimensions: 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9mm
OS: Android 9
Screen size: 6.7-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2270
CPU: Octa-core Snapdragon 675
Storage: 128GB
Battery: 4,500mAh
Rear camera: 32MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front camera: 32MP

Reasons to buy

Sleek design
Flagship features
Crisp Super AMOLED display

Reasons to avoid

Plastic body feels cheap
Some photos look low res

With its beautful 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display and minimal teardrop notch, it would be easy to mistake the Samsung Galaxy A70 for a top-end phone at first glance. And, when you factor in flagship features like an in-display fingerprint scanner and a robust rear-mounted triple camera setup with ultra-wide lens, the distinction between mid-range and premium becomes even harder to detect. 

Of course, its mid-range status does become more apparent as soon as you pick up the phone, if only because its plastic body feels lighter than its size would suggest. 

Internally, it's got a Snapdragon 675 chipset running things, along with 8GB of RAM (double that of the Pixel 3a XL), granting it significantly more horsepower than Google's mid-ranger. It's also got an enormous 4,500mAh battery, which should last you well into the next day.

When it comes to the Galaxy A70's photographic capabilities, the device can be a bit of a mixed bag. The phone's triple-camera layout can be responsible for some terrific photos, particularly from its 32MP primary sensor. 

That said, its ultra-wide sensor sports half the megapixels of the one featured in the flagship Galaxy S10, and the difference in quality is immediately apparent when looked at side-by-side.

But really, what can you expect from a smartphone that's roughly half the price of its premium cousin? The fact that it has an ultra-wide sensor at all is something to be celebrated, particularly at such an affordable price range. 

On the flip side, Samsung has delivered a show-stopping 32MP front-facing camera, which may well be the feature that seals the deal for selfie-loving users.

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Harry Domanski
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