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?

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.



1. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

9. Always on.

2. Malhar

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

9. No Gyroscope

3. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

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

7. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

2, 6, 7 are cool too

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 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.

5. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

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

6. Deepak129

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

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

8. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 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

9. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

A5 (2016) has fingerprint scanner and fast charging.

10. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Beautiful, loves those babies.

11. alondrasp

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 03, 2017

Will it have a 3.5mm headphone jack?

12. vishnu_ramesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

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

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 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...? Figures... Oh well... G'Day!

14. RanaG

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 03, 2017

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

15. kudus

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Never ever again with Shamesung

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