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Galaxy A73 vs Galaxy A70: What has changed in three years?

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Last updated: March 17th, 2022 at 20:53 UTC+02:00

In simpler times, the Galaxy A70 served as a perfect mid-range smartphone for those with little extra cash to spare. However, it is the current year and time for an upgrade. Should you pick up the shiny new Galaxy A73? Let’s take a look into what the Galaxy A73 has to offer.

Galaxy A73 vs Galaxy A70: Display and design

Right off the bat, the Galaxy A73 packs a vastly superior 120 Hz AMOLED panel compared to the Galaxy A70‘s 60 Hz version. On top of that, you get a relatively new design, complete with Galaxy S22-like camera module and a hold-punch selfie camera. Additionally, the Galaxy A73 is IP67 water and dust resistant but lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.

Galaxy A73 vs Galaxy A70: Performance and software

It goes without saying that the Galaxy A73’s Snapdragon 778G will perform faster than the Galaxy A70’s ageing Snapdragon 675. On top of a newer SoC, one also gets 5G connectivity, faster Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a marginally larger 5,000 mAh battery. Lastly, the Galaxy A70 is nearing the end of its software support window, so an upgrade to the One UI 4.1 toting Galaxy A73 would be recommended, if possible.

Galaxy A73 vs Galaxy A70: Camera

One of the largest overall upgrades offered by the Galaxy A73 is its 108 MP primary camera sensor, which is accompanied by a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and two 5 MP macro/depth sensors. Interestingly enough, Samsung has stuck with the same 32 MP selfie camera across three generations. Nonetheless, the Galaxy A73 has vastly better imaging capabilities compared to the Galaxy A70.

While the Galaxy A73 undoubtedly trounces the Galaxy A70 in every regard, owners of the latter could also consider the Galaxy S21 FE as an alternative. We have an in-depth comparison between the two devices here. That being said, always look out for deals/promotions on both devices and make your choice accordingly.

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General Information

  • Model Name

    Galaxy A73 5G

    Galaxy A70

  • Model type

    Bar

    Bar

  • Colors

    Black (Black)White (White)Peach (Peach)Blue (Blue)

    Blue (Blue)Black (Black)Coral (Coral)White (White)

  • Announced

    2022, March

    2019, March

  • Released

    2022, April

    2019, April

Physical specifications

  • Dimensions

    Bar: 163.7 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm

    Bar: 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

  • Weights

    181g

    183g

Operating system

  • Operating system

    Android 12

    Android 10

  • One UI version

    4.1

    2.5

Networks

  • SIM

    Dual SIM model

    Dual SIM model

  • SIM card sizes

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

  • Networks

    2G3G4G5G

    2G3G4G

  • eSIM support

    No

    No

Display

  • Kind

    Main Display

  • Name

    Infinity-U Display

  • Technology

    Super AMOLED Display

  • Size

    6.7 inch / 170.18 mm

  • Resolution

    FHD+ / 2400x1080 pixels

  • Pixel density

    393 PPI

  • Screen to body ratio

    ~86.0%

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