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Poll results: Do you think that the new Galaxy A (2016) series warrant their pricing?

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Poll results: Do you think that the new Galaxy A (2016) series warrant their pricing?
The new A3, A5 and A7 (2016) by Samsung boast prices that are a tad higher than the original A-series at launch, but the phones also sport much upgraded hardware and a new exterior, too. Given the handsets you can currently get in the $300-$500 range, we asked you whether you think that the A3, A5 and A7 (2016) are charging a "Samsung premium," or if you consider their pricing reasonable for what they offer. It turns out that just a quarter of our 1120 respondents consider the new A-series reasonably priced. The rest are either outright dismissive (46%), or will take the wait-and-see approach until the first reviews hit the Web.

Samsung announced its new midrange warriors without much fanfare yesterday, but that's not because the A3, A5 and A7 (2016) trio is lacking in virtues. The phones flaunt a brand new for the A-series glass design on a metal frame, reminiscing of the Galaxy S6 or Note 5. The other welcome change they took from the Note 5 are the extremely narrow side bezels, making the phones' one-handed operation easier. Samsung didn't stop here, though, and gave the new A-series much improved cameras, bigger batteries, fast charging, new processors, finger scanners, and updated screen characteristics, when compared to their predecessors.

The European pricing for the 2016 edition of the A3, A5 and A7 has already been revealed by Samsung Netherlands. Given the USD/EUR exchange rate now, it should relay to an equivalent or slightly lower pricing in the US, if and when the phones launch here. The Galaxy A3 (2016) will cost about €329 at launch, the A5 (2016) will be pegged at €399, while the Galaxy A7 pricing is yet to be disclosed for any market, but will likely be below 499 EUR or USD, considering the differential from the A3 to A5. 

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Do you think that the new Galaxy A (2016) series warrant their pricing?
Yes 25.72% (305 votes) (305 votes)
No 46.04% (546 votes) (546 votes)
I'll wait for the first reviews, and then decide 28.25% (335 votes) (335 votes)

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posted on 04 Dec 2015, 03:54 6

1. NoToFanboys (Posts: 3144; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

Of course it will be no, most people here only care about specs-to-price ratio.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:12 5

2. neela_akaash (Posts: 1231; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

It's a NO because most People don't care about Manufacturer's profit....

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:15 13

3. Wiencon (Posts: 2025; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

It's a no because there are better options in this price range.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:24 1

4. Clars123 (Posts: 948; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

such as?

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:59 3

7. Loveneesh (Posts: 212; Member since: 14 Jul 2015)

galaxy s5 ,Oneplus two ,lg g flex2

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 05:45 2

12. UglyFrank (Posts: 1957; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

The G Flex 2 is the best budget phone but a S810 V.1 phone with bad battery is hard to recommend

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 06:49

16. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 350; Member since: 30 May 2014)

Lg already fixed the heating issues after the 5.1.1 update.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 06:07

13. Wiencon (Posts: 2025; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Like loveneesh said, S5 is the ultimate upper-mid ranger right now. It's only flaw can be design but rest beats even some flagships this year.

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 10:27

25. BRYLYNT (Posts: 84; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

Basically any flagship from last year will net you a better price to performance ratio.
S5,m8,g3, I bet the g2 outperforms the A Series and they are supposed to get M at some point.
Granted these probably have better build quality than any of the phones I have listed besides the m8. Still my answer is not just no but hell no
You can do MUCH better for the price.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:24 3

5. neela_akaash (Posts: 1231; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

i would definitely go with Mi Note (SD 801) or may be Mi Note Pro (SD 810) rather than A7.....

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 08:38

19. Cicero (Posts: 925; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)

Good for you that you have access to this devices. For me it is absolutely imposible. So A series for uper mid range serie is a solution for me.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:26 4

6. mahima (Posts: 490; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)

its no because support for this device will be 'meh'

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 05:13

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

It's a no because this phone is a perfect example of fragmentation. Android 'eye-bleed' Lollipop on an upper-mid range device instead of Marshmallow in this time is absolutely unacceptable!

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 05:22 2

9. Shocky (unregistered)

Hell no, they use crapdragon 615 and 410.

Overpriced for the spec challenged users, of which there are many.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 05:28 1

10. penguinbelly (Posts: 157; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)

You should add some competing devices' prices in Euro for reference. U.S. users do not remember the European prices of every other device.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 05:35 1

11. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 323; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)

The A3 will be $450 in Australia I bet.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 06:12 1

14. Hallyu (Posts: 722; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)

Warranting their pricing or not is up to the whole users in real life. You can't just take such a lame poll and proclaim that it is generally people decision because this site is full of Samsung haters/trolls. Seriously, Phonearena, your site isn't a real tech site at all. Most of your articles are clickbaits and then you bring these trolls and haters here to bash Samsung and finally generate traffic, I already see this tactic. I'd like to see a poll asking if Phonearena is a paid site or not, that sounds more legit.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 06:48

15. Wiencon (Posts: 2025; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Just don't get into any flame wars and read articles that are interesting to You. There are a few people here that you can discuss with on decent level thoughm but I agree, most commentators here are Samsung kids. Just let them talk with themselves and chill :)

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 07:17 1

17. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


posted on 04 Dec 2015, 07:42

18. tomn1ce (Posts: 229; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)

With the prices that these devices have I would most definitely pick up the Moto X Pure Edition or the Moto X Force, heck even the LG G3/4 seem to be a better deal when compared to the 2016 A series.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 08:41 1

20. Mrmark (Posts: 303; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)

How about the HTC One A9?

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 14:55

23. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)

Does HTC still exist?

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 10:09

21. JMartin22 (Posts: 2015; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

The cut-off price for these mid-range devices should be $400, otherwise more is approaching flagship price intervals.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 12:56 1

22. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

If you guys are going to do a poll on the whole Samsung series of phones, then it's going to take a full year to accomplish. Sammy releases a phone of some sort everyday. Here is a fact and to save bandwith on the PA page, none of the products Samsung makes, tv's, stoves, refrigerators, dvd players, washers, dryers, etc. warrant the price they sell for. Don't even get me to talking about the overpriced refrigerators that probably are the most documented for repairs after being one of the most expensive in the store!!! Bring it on techiexp.... yawnnn!

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 14:59 1

24. TerryTerius (unregistered)

The thing is, Samsung is one if 2 or 3 manufacturers making money on Android, and literally the only major one making money off televisions. They sell at prices that actually make them money, which is something I promise you most of their competitors would kill to be able to do. Basically every single one of these high specced low priced phones are being sold at cost or at a loss. The only ONLY reason companies like leTV or Xiaomi make money is because of their services and virtual markets.

If you are comparing Samsung's prices to manufacturers selling devices at cost or at a loss, then I could see where you're coming from. Which is the case with the overwhelming majority of these high powered rock bottom price phones. One plus for example has explicitly said as much.

So what exactly is your definition of overpriced?

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 10:55

26. soldier820 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)

does the phone have an SD Card slot ? "No" !! Than i will pass. An LG device will be better then this

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