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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+01:00

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

      Blue ()Black ()Coral ()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-O Display

      Infinity-U Display

    • Technology

      Super AMOLED Display

      Super AMOLED Display

    • Size

      6.7 inch / 170.18 mm

      6.7 inch / 170.18 mm

    • Resolution

      FHD+ / 2400x1080 pixels

      FHD+ / 2400x1080 pixels

    • Pixel density

      394 PPI

      393 PPI

    • Screen to body ratio

      ~86.0%

    • Refresh rate

      120Hz


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