“Both the Galaxy A70 and V15 Pro come with triple rear cameras, powerful hardware, and beefy batteries”

Samsung has been on a launch spree this year. By introducing multiple smartphones in the Galaxy A series, the brand is ensuring that consumers have a range of options in the budget or even premium segments. And now the brand has launched its most feature-packed offering in the A series with the Samsung Galaxy A70. The device is packed to the gills and with a sub-Rs 30,000 price tag, it’s taking the fight straight to Vivo’s V15 Pro. If you’re in a quandary to select the best smartphone under Rs 30k, read on to find out which one should you buy. 

Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Vivo V15: Display

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The Samsung Galaxy A70 features a rather large, yet highly ergonomic 6.7-inch display. The Infinity-U screen features the Super AMOLED panel with full HD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) resolution, ensuring sharp and vivid visuals. Additionally, the display on Samsung Galaxy A70 flaunts an aspect ratio of 20:9 and thanks to a small cut-out up top, it ensures an immersive viewing experience. In addition, the screen-to-body ratio stands at an impressive 93.4 percent. 

On the other hand, the Vivo V15 Pro ships with a smaller 6.39-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ Ultra FullView display. The device also uses the Super AMOLED tech to offer better contrast levels. However, in spite of sporting a no notch or punch-hole design, its screen-to-body ratio falls behind at 91.64 percent. 

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Both these handsets also offer futuristic in-display fingerprint scanners for authenticating the user. Although users can also use the face unlock tech for unlocking the phones. 

The Galaxy A70 also comes with the Widevine L1 certification which delivers true HD+ content on OTT apps like Netflix. Furthermore, the Dolby Atmos technology provides a 360-degree surround sound experience. So while the V15 Pro has a display without any notch or punch-hole, the Galaxy A70 gets an edge in this section as it offers a complete entertainment experience.

Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Vivo V15: Camera  

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Both Samsung Galaxy A70 and Vivo V15 Pro come flaunting a triple-camera module on the rear panel. The Galaxy A70 features a 32-megapixel f/1.7 primary shooter backed by an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Samsung has equipped the smartphone with some impressive features like 123-degrees ultra-wide videos, super slow-motion video, Hyperlapse video and scene optimiser. In contrast, the Vivo V15 Pro also comes with a trio of sensors on its back. The handset features a 48-megapixel main camera with an aperture of f/1.8, which is paired with 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel shooters offering wide-angle and portrait effects, respectively. Both the A70 and V15 Pro support 4k video recording. 

The front camera is the same 32-megapixel shooter on both phones so they are pretty neck-to-neck when it comes to selfies. In this department, while the V15 Pro seems to be ahead in terms of the primary camera resolution, it’s worth noting that with the add-on features, the Samsung Galaxy A70 offers a sweeter package. 

Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Vivo V15: Hardware 

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So how do these mid-range offerings perform? Well, they’re at par with each other in this department as both the Samsung Galaxy A70 and Vivo V15 Pro come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor. The 11nm chipset is backed by 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage on both these smartphones. 

Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Vivo V15: Software and more

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The Vivo V15 Pro boots FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie, which is a drawer-less interface from the brand. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy A70 gets the same Android 9.0 Pie as the base but features the latest One UI interface from the company. The new refreshed software from Samsung has already received accolades from critiques for being the smoother and minimalistic software that the company has pushed out so far. Additionally, the full version of Samsung Pay gets the Galaxy A70 a brownie point since it’s being accepted as a mode of payment at major retail shops in India and is quite easy to use.

Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Vivo V15: Battery

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The Samsung Galaxy A70 has been equipped with a hefty 4,500mAh battery, which can easily see you through a day’s worth of usage and then some more. Moreover, the smartphone has been equipped with support for 25W Super Fast charging technology through USB Type-C, which juices up the battery in no time. As opposed to that, the Vivo V15 Pro gets a smaller 3,700mAh cell powering it. And while it does have fast charging capabilities, the smartphone is stuck with the older micro-USB charging socket. 

Bottomline 

By now it’s clear that Samsung Galaxy A70 indeed has an upper hand in the under Rs 30,000 segment in India over the Vivo V15 Pro. The smartphone features a larger display, more refined software and a beefy battery, which makes it a compelling proposition.