Samsung intends to get rid of the cheap image that sticks to its skin due to its plastic shells. After an attractive Galaxy Alpha with a metallic finish, it thus unveiled an A range. We were expecting two Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones this month in France. Here they are which are now referenced by our price comparison. We find the first model at just under 300 euros and the second at around 400 euros. A third thief named Galaxy A7 is not yet referenced among dealers in France, but should be soon.
Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones (click to enlarge)
As a reminder, the Galaxy A3 offers a Super AMOLED screen 4.5 inches in 540 x 960 pixels, 5 and 8 Megapixel cameras, 16 GB flash memory expandable by MicroSD and a battery 1,900 mAh (not removable). Based on SoC Snapdragon 410 from Qualcomm, it runs on a 1.2 GHz quad-core 64-bit processor coupled with 1.5 GB RAM and benefits from 4G / LTE cat 4 support (up to 150 Mbit / s). As for the OS, it is Android 4.4.4 KitKat made up of the TouchWiz graphics overlay.
For its part, the Galaxy A5 allows to switch to a display 5 inches by 1280 x 720 pixels, a 2 GB RAM and a 13 megapixel photo back sensor. At the battery level, we switch to 2,300 mAh (not removable) to compensate for the greedy screen.
As for the Galaxy A7, it ships the SoC Snapdragon 615 or the SoC Exynos 5 Octa 5430 to offer a 64-bit octocore processor (two groups of four cores), a 2 GB RAM and 4G / LTE cat 4 support. this also offers a Super AMOLED screen 5.5 inches in 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 5 and 13 Megapixel photo sensors, 16 GB flash memory expandable by MicroSD and a battery 2,600 mAh (not removable).