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Samsung Galaxy A (2017): 8 cool new features

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Samsung Galaxy A (2017): 8 cool new features

Samsung's got a trio of new Galaxy A phones: the Galaxy A3 (2017), A5 (2017) and the A7 (2017), but how are they different from the A series from last year? And what makes them stand out in a market crowded with affordable Android phones?

These features make the new A series special

We take a deeper dive exploring the special sauce, the notable features that differentiate Samsung's new A series from its flagship Galaxy S and from the even more affordable Galaxy J family.

And while you can find all the features right below, there is one thing that really impresses in the new phones: it seems that Samsung has listened very carefully to the things that buying have been asking for. And this time around, it has implemented many of those commonly demanded features. This alone is a great sign.

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posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:40 3

1. shield (Posts: 527; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)

9. Always on.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:42 3

2. Malhar (Posts: 49; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

9. No Gyroscope

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:54 2

3. skyline88 (Posts: 610; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

3 and 4 are cool, the rest are pretty much lame.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 11:08 1

7. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)

2, 6, 7 are cool too

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 09:06 2

4. Xperia14 (Posts: 914; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)

Can't wait for the reviews. Too bad it does ship with Android 6 in february (come on Samsung..) and it's very expensive, but overall great phones nonetheless.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 09:29 1

5. libra89 (Posts: 949; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)

Not bad. The side speaker is an interesting idea. Good thing that it is waterproof.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 10:27 1

6. Deepak129 (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Sep 2016)

@phonearena: remove fingerprint feature as it was ppresent in last year's model as well and add always on dispay

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 11:15 1

8. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)

They also have the great Secure Folder feature that allows users to hide personal files, including documents, images and videos, behind an encrypted firewall to prevent prying eyes from gaining access to their sensitive information

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 13:33 1

9. Shadocx4 (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)

A5 (2016) has fingerprint scanner and fast charging.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 14:50

10. dmitrilp_ (Posts: 330; Member since: 12 Sep 2016)

Beautiful, loves those babies.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 21:27

11. alondrasp (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jan 2017)

Will it have a 3.5mm headphone jack?

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 01:39

12. vishnu_ramesh (Posts: 38; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)

Prices are too high, and worst!!! Charging 17k for 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and a HD display?!!! U serious Samsung?!!

posted on 04 Jan 2017, 03:29

13. GreenMan (Posts: 1817; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)

I think they're VERY seroius.

Apart from the weaker GPU and of course, less RAM and slower hardware; you're basically getting something close to The Flagship S7... Always-on display, dust and water resistance, tough and rugged chassis with Gorilla Glass protection.

Why people are complaining about the price? You want a cheap phone, then I'd like to point you towards The J Series. The J7 cost as much as the A3 and possess the specs of The A7 but is made with cheaper materials...

If you want an even cheaper phone, consider the Galaxy Grand Prime Plus that cones with that excellent Grace UX...

Why people don't conplain when Apple sell them a tiny little 4 Inch Phone (Without FHD and AMOLED) and just 2 Gigs of RAM for $500...?


Oh well...


posted on 05 Jan 2017, 04:32

14. RanaG (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Jan 2017)

horribly ridiculous high price....S7 is less expansive than A7 2017

posted on 09 Jan 2017, 00:08

15. kudus (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)

Never ever again with Shamesung

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