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Samsung used the Galaxy A5 and A3 to set the world record for the most selfies taken in 24 hours

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Samsung used the Galaxy A5 and A3 to set the world record for the most selfies taken in 24 hours
Samsung recently tried to break the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in one day (24 hours), and, with the help of its Galaxy A5 and A3, it succeeded. The attempt took place in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), following the launch of the two Galaxy A series smartphones there.

Obviously, Samsung invited regular people to join the selfie madness and help it break the record. In the end, 12,803 selfies were snapped with Samsung's Galaxy A handsets - almost 3,000 more over the previous record. During the attempt, Samsung gave away 100 Galaxy A handsets and lots of selfie sticks to encourage people to participate.

As of December, both the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are available to buy in select markets, being two of Samsung's thinnest smartphones ever (6.7 mm and 6.9 mm, respectively). The handsets have 5 MP front-facing cameras, which is obviously one of the reasons why Samsung used them to break the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in 24 hours. Both the Galaxy A3 and A5 are powered by quad-core Snapdragon 410 processors, but the A5 offers more advanced features, including a 5-inch 720p display, and 2 GB of RAM.


sources: Samsung (Twitter), Samsung's online selfie album

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posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:13 1

1. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


Cheap Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5...

Always Apple iPhone for me.

Best-self.... iPhone still the best for me whether back or front camera captured.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:17 6

2. xondk (Posts: 1140; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Regardless of phone, is this really something to be proud off? most selfies? really?

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:30 1

5. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


I would rather used my iPhone 6 for selfie as you see on my profile.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:37 4

7. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Did anyone stop you from taking selfies from your ip6? Sure you will use that phone which you have to take selfies and will not use those phones which you dont have

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:41

9. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


I don't stop because I love my iPhone 6 and I'm proud to have iPhone 6 and do selfie in the public by myself or friends. I'm a little embarrashment if I see people doing selfie in the public using mid-range phone of Samsung. No problem to see people using selfe on there phone if they using Note 4, Nexus 6, Z3 and iPhones.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:44 6

10. lyndon420 (Posts: 3730; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Uhmmm...what?

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:50 8

11. gehena1315 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


You're a little embarassed if you see other people using mid-range phones to take selfies?! Wait what?! Are you right in your head??

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 03:24 2

20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


He's a little embarrassment on this site too.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 12:01 1

27. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


Yes, I'm right base on my opinion. We all have own opinion and we can say whatever we wanted, right.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 12:06

29. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2640; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


True, we all have freedom of speech and opinion, including one on your comments

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:52 11

12. limporgyuk (Posts: 273; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


You are gonna take John Edward's crown of biggest douche in the universe.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 01:49 7

18. rd_nest (Posts: 1578; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


^^ Idiot of the year :p

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 02:45 1

19. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Hmmm... seems like a symptom of inferiority complex. Come on dude, be confident and dont be embarras on what you have and what others have. Having a midrange phone is perfectly fine, no problem at all

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:55 3

15. lyndon420 (Posts: 3730; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Somebody should have stopped him, or at least helped him take a decent pic.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 04:02 5

21. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2640; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Shame you didn't use an iPad for it, I can still see parts of your face...

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 12:14 1

31. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


Shame on my face? I know I'm not a good looking guy and I'm happy and I have money to buy things that make myself happy.

I have iPad Mini 2 but never used for selfie. I used to watch movies and net browsing.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 13:43

34. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


You just remind me of another PA's user "aba71980"...you will get along well with him ;)

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 21:59 1

36. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


Whoever he is, I'm sure his using Apple iPhone maybe.

posted on 07 Feb 2015, 08:52

37. xondk (Posts: 1140; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


besides the obvious, if you want apple to have a 'most selfies' go ahead and take it, I do not see it as a particular good thing or anything worth mentioning.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 05:46

39. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


Your just jealous :-(

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 07:56

40. xondk (Posts: 1140; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


:-P

Seriously though never understood the whole selfie trend, as in the one where they need to take one like almost every 10 minute, as I see often when out and about, or feels like that...what is the point of that?

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 08:15

25. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Over expensive iPhones...

Always Android or maybe Lumia (in future) for me.

Best phones for doing all what iPhone can't.

posted on 08 Feb 2015, 08:49

38. Philipand96 (Posts: 92; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


Listen Flagship Lumias are Microsoft " iPhones"
NO memory expansion
NON user replacable batteries

Microsof are NOT offering flagship Lumias that have
Memory expansion and user replacable batteries (spare)

Note also Windows 8 secondary app market is dire! I really don't know if Microsoft has any Quality Control re some of it apps as there are many that have had ZERO downloads in 2 years as you have to eg the 40 word description and CR** screen shoot used to sell it

samsung world clok dual city time display built in
W8 you need ton install an app

Samsung could have made a killing with the Galaxy Alpha and with Flagship not change its core,

Instead of that Samsung removed memory expansion 32Gb to compete with Apple now 128Gb iPhone are you serious

2015 there may not be galaxy Alpha upgrade as ditched

So to correct that mistake we have the A3, A5, A7 ALL WITH memory expansion but now NON user replacable batteries when the Alpha HAD replacable batteries ?

despite the high price the Alpha if it had memory expansion many purist would have tried out, so the phone we DONT like get replaced by 3 phone we don't like because samsung removed core features

Why would I buy a phone that needs a service engineer (warranty) in order to do a battery pull?

A PR stunt to sell a seond rate phone, I say this as loyal critic, most of my phone are Samsung!

NON user replacable batteries

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 09:49

26. rockers123 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Nobody cares whether is**t is for you or your father

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:18

3. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Reminds me of Paramore's bullshit records on their MV's.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:23 2

4. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Samsung is the best!

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:37 1

8. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


Yes, the best for producing many Samsung phone with low-end phone.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:53 5

13. gehena1315 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


The Note 4 is the best high-end smartphone money can buy right now, way better than the mid-range iPhone6/6plus(even without that iBend feature).Try again..

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 13:47

35. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


It maybe the Note 4 is the best high-end smartphone but still the iPhone 6/6+ can still perform better in some cases.

1GB RAM compared to 3GB RAM, of course we know who is the beast but Apple iPhone can still stand and perform fast and smooth...

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:53 1

14. lyndon420 (Posts: 3730; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Low end how? Does high end mean paying more for something that does less?

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 01:11

16. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


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posted on 06 Feb 2015, 01:25 1

17. Cyberchum (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


AlbertAribe, I know you are a retard but will really like you to pretend that you aren't one here.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 12:04

28. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


Retard from what? Why should I pretend if I'm alive and using my lovely iPhone 6.

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 05:38

22. FluffyBled (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


You do NOT belong in the PA ... just don't!

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 12:06

30. AlbertAribe (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


And who the hell are you to say that I'm not belong here?

Just don't your FluffyBled, Lmao.....

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 12:31

33. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Apitome of Troll to the iPhone 6th power. lol

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 00:31 1

6. sepultura (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


nice achievement but this is bulok though haha! Noypi

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 07:23

23. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


It's getting really really pathetic....

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 07:55 2

24. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2640; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Your comments? I agree

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