Buying a Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70: Full Guide

Guide to buying a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70

As a mid-range handset, the Samsung Galaxy A70 boasts triple cameras and a maximised 6.7-inch screen at a very affordable price point.

Launched in March 2019, the A70 arrived with a plethora of positive reviews thanks to its range of advanced technology. This includes a FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, on-screen fingerprint sensor and efficient 25W Super-Fast Charging technology.

Our refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 is available in multiple colours, specs and variations which we’ll cover in more detail below.

There is a wide range of refurbished Samsung Galaxy A Series devices available which can make it difficult to find the right fit for you. This guide will detail what to look for in a used Samsung Galaxy A70, potential issues to watch out for and what buyers can expect from this model.

Where can I buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70?

When purchasing a refurbished Galaxy A70, or any refurbished device, it's important to use trusted providers. At WeSellTek, our customers can rest assured that we use a Samsung refurbishment process that is extensive and meticulous.

This means you’ll always receive a fully functioning Samsung Galaxy A70 with the latest technology, whether you opt for a brand new device or a slightly cheaper refurbished alternative.

Before purchasing your next Samsung, it’s important to understand the difference between refurbished and used devices. Refurbished smartphones follow a very comprehensive quality check process, whereas a used device will usually come directly from the previous owner.

Used devices will often be sold through a reseller platform such as eBay or Facebook Marketplace and in most cases, have not received any official fixes, refurbishments, blacklist or finance checks.

A refurbished device, on the other hand, will have gone through a rigorous refurbishment process which assesses the condition of all areas within the device, including; aesthetic and performance criteria. Any credited refurbishment retailer will have taken the device through a specific refurbishment process to ensure the device is not only working but safe to use.

When purchasing refurbished phones of any type, we recommend sticking to trusted providers. At WeSellTek, all products come with a 12 month warranty and no hassle 14 day returns.

Also, the first Samsung Galaxy A70s were only released in 2019, meaning the devices are still relatively new which will help with overall condition. The Galaxy A70 is a great budget-friendly alternative to the more premium S-series range while not compromising on tech or features.

In fact, many reviewers comment that the A70 cuts corners in all the right places which is why it can offer such high performance within an affordable price bracket.

How much does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 cost?

The price of a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 will depend on its overall cosmetic condition and age.

Right now, you can pick up a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 from only £129.95. This is for a standard model that’s in good condition, alternative conditions are available at different price points. 

This is a huge saving when compared to their initial RRP of £429 and the A70’s advanced features means it could easily pass for a phone that costs twice the price. A large screen and feature-rich camera system combined with long battery life and a headphone jack, which is quite rare now amongst high-end handsets. 

All of our refurbished androids are in perfect working condition internally but may have some external, completely cosmetic defects caused by general wear and tear and previous use. This is what affects the final price as devices with slightly more cosmetic wear will be available at lower prices. 

Our Samsung refurbishment process ensures the Samsung Galaxy A70 has been restored to at least a cosmetically fair condition, data wiped and fully functioning. We use the same refurbishment process for every A70 device.

All of our refurbished Samsungs will be thoroughly tested, battery drain tested, cleaned and polished. Refurbished Samsungs are available in fair, good, excellent or pristine condition with WeSellTek, each of which has a different price bracket.

For a detailed description of what to expect from each of our grading criteria, here is an overview.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 specs

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is overflowing with features at a pleasing price. The A70 provides fast speeds, a beautiful display and the triple camera system will put some flagship devices to shame considering the difference in RRP at launch.

The Galaxy A70 measures at: 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.47 x 3.02 x 0.31 in).

That size is truly maximised with a Super AMOLED Infinity-U display measuring at 6.7 inches.

The A70 weighs in at 183g. To put that in perspective, we’ll include the weight of some other A-series devices below. This is certainly heavier than the more compact and budget-friendly handsets in this range, but is nothing close to the weight of flagship devices - a happy medium!

A60: 168g

A50: 166g

A80: 220g

Listed below are the full dimensions and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A70.

refurbished samsung galaxy a70 specifications

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70: Key features

The A70 makes a very good case for purchasing a mid-range phone instead of a high-end one. The device is renowned for its powerful features and tech that is hard to find from other competing devices. Here are some of the key specifications to note.

Height: 164.3 mm (6.47 inches)

Width: 76.7 mm (3.02 inches)

Depth: 7.9 mm (0.31 inches)

Screen size: 170.18 mm (6.7 inches)

Screen resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels at 393 ppi

Screen to body ratio: 86%

Camera: The Galaxy A70’s triple camera includes an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 32MP (F1.7) camera for crisp and detailed photos even in low lighting and a 5MP depth camera.

The front (selfie) camera is also very strong at 32MP. ‘Selfie Focus’ allows you to adjust background depth and blur the background for impressive visuals.

OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.1

Internal Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM

The Samsung Galaxy A70 was focused on bringing a number of the advanced features you would see on a flagship device down to a mid-range price point.

This means it benefits from 4,500mAh battery power with Super Fast charging, 3D glasstic design and even additions like ‘Scene Optimizer’ which recognises the type of object you are taking a picture of and uses AI to create optimum levels of brightness, saturation and more for the perfect capture.

Particularly strong for streaming and gaming, the A70 display has an expansive 20:9 aspect ratio.

Available colours:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Coral
  • White

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 Performance

A common question from refurbished smartphone customers is whether their device will work just as well as a brand new device.

We can’t speak for other providers but at WeSellTek, we ensure all android devices complete an extensive refurbishment process which includes a thorough 70 point test, battery drain test, and full clean and polish.

This means the performance of your refurbished device should be top-notch. It’s important to keep this in mind as most standard used Samsung phones will not go through any kind of testing procedure which could result in sub par performance.

Refurbished devices will be much more reliable than used devices as they have been subjected to a rigorous testing process.

When it comes to the refurbished Galaxy A70, you can expect great performance. The phone is available with a storage size of 128GB and the ability to hold a further 256GB externally in the MicroSD slot (sold separately). 

The A70 uses a 4,500mAh battery that includes fast charging technology. In fact, the A70’s battery has an endurance rating of 103h.

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 come with a new battery?

This depends on the results of our refurbishment process and whether a new battery is required. Our refurbishment process guarantees that you’ll receive a long-lasting battery for your A70 no matter what condition or options you select. It all depends on the quality and battery life before the refurbishment takes place.

If the battery performance of an A70 comes below 80% of its original capacity, then the battery will be replaced and you’ll have a brand new battery already installed when you purchase the phone. However, if tests find the existing Samsung Galaxy A70 battery to be of a good working standard, then the battery won’t be replaced.

Stats for the refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 battery life

  • 4,500mAh battery
  • 25W fast charging
  • Uses USB type C for charging
  • Expect 1.5 days battery life under standard usage

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 have wireless charging?

Unfortunately the Samsung Galaxy A70 did not come with wireless charging capability as standard. There are, however, wireless charging adaptors and cases available online that will open up this feature for your device.

Is a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 waterproof?

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is not waterproof and was not waterproof upon its release in 2019. The refurbishment process does not impact the water and dust resistance of a device. This device does not have an IP rating as it is not designed to be water resistant.

How much storage is in a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70?

All of our Samsung devices are data wiped during the refurbishment process meaning there will be no existing files or applications impacting your storage. The A70 is available with a memory size of 128GB and the ability to hold a further 256GB externally in the MicroSD slot.

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 come in its original box with accessories?

Some of our refurbished Samsung phones do come in their original box. However, most of our handsets are supplied in a brand new plain white box, including all the refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 handsets we sell on our website.

Our Galaxy A70 handsets will not come with headphones, you can purchase headphones separately from our accessories range. (The A70 includes a standard headphone jack, unlike many new devices which require bluetooth headphones).

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 come with a charger?

Each of our refurbished A70 devices will arrive complete with a USB charging lead and 3 Pin UK mains plug. You’ll be able to charge your new smartphone from the moment it arrives, without needing to worry about sourcing matching chargers online.

Is a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 still supported?

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy A70 is still supported and you can update its operating system to Android 11 which is an improvement on the operating system the A70 had at launch.

Also, for extra peace of mind, refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70s purchased on our website come with a 12-month warranty.

How many cameras does a Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 have?

The camera quality of a refurbished Galaxy A70 will not be impacted during the refurbishment process. All android devices are subjected to our 70-point diagnostic check, which ensures the camera quality is of an excellent standard.

The A70 features a triple rear camera system and a single front facing (selfie) camera. This is how the device was shipped as new and our refurbished devices will include the exact same camera setup.

If a fault with the camera is detected during our refurbishment, the camera is replaced and retested which will ensure perfect working condition.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 Video performance

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is capable of recording 4K video at 30fps and 1080p video at 30/240fps. The ultra-wide lens can also be enabled when recording video, although footage can only be captured at Full HD resolution at 30fps in this mode.

Will a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 come with a screen protector?

No, our Samsung A70 handsets do not include a screen protector, however these can be purchased separately via our range of accessories.

Does a refurbished Samsung Galaxy A70 come with a SIM card?

No, we do not provide SIM cards, however all refurbished Samsung Galaxys from WeSellTek are network unlocked. This means you can simply insert any SIM card (your existing SIM if you have one) and away you go.