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

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. 

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

I'll wait for the first reviews, and then decide



1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

4. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

such as?

7. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

galaxy s5 ,Oneplus two ,lg g flex2

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

16. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Lg already fixed the heating issues after the 5.1.1 update.

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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.


Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

19. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

6. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

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

8. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

9. Shocky unregistered

Hell no, they use crapdragon 615 and 410. Overpriced for the spec challenged users, of which there are many.

10. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 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.

11. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

The A3 will be $450 in Australia I bet.

14. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 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.

15. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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 :)

17. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014


18. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 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.

20. Mrmark

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

How about the HTC One A9?

23. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Does HTC still exist?

21. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

22. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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!

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?

26. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 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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