Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 available in the U.S., SIM free, via Expansys

Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 available in the U.S., SIM free, via Expansys
The Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 are both now available for purchase in the U.S. unlocked and SIM free. The handsets are being offered by Expansys USA, priced at $329.99 and $409.99, respectively. Both aluminum clad models are also being offered with free shipping.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with resolution of 540 x 960. A 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU powers the phone, while the Adreno 306 GPU handles graphics. 1GB of RAM is onboard, along with 8GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is ready and willing to add memory if necessary. The camera on back weighs in at 8MP, while a 5MP "selfie" shooter can be found on the front of the phone. A 1900mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed. The phone is available right now in white.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is equipped with a Super AMOLED 5-inch display, offering a resolution of 720 x 1280. The same Snapdragon 410 CPU and Adreno 306 GPU found on the Galaxy A3, is employed on this model. 2GB of RAM is inside the unit, along with 16GB of native storage. Of the 16GB, 12GB is available to the user. If more memory is required, a 64GB capacity microSD slot can be used. The rear camera weighs in at 13MP while the front camera is a 5MP shooter. The 2300mAh battery keeps the phone running, and Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed. This handset can be purchased now in black or white. 


source: Expansys (1), (2)

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Galaxy A3
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(12h 3G talk time)
Galaxy A5
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who cares?

3. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

galaxy s series,and now A series.dunno which is the flagship one. sgs4 user here

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

More than half of the phones Samsung sells are mid range to low end. So lots of people and Samsung its self should care. They just made sure that 2015 will be even worse than the miserable 2014 was.

13. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

speaking of miserable,my s4 lags bigtime even with the normal use!!!! thinking of cfw what can u suggest?

18. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Do a hard data reset, disable auto update, 90 % of the Android users don't know how, allowing auto update date to update all the junk apps, slow the phone down and drainning battery. I disable auto-update on my phone the nimutes I activate my phone, and GS4 never have problem. incase you don't know how. go to playstore, setting, press auto-update apps and check "do not auto-update apps"

25. Cicero

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

S4 still is an actual phone. More of the today phones are coming with S410 and displays of around 1080p 5". If you disable some samy bloat you will have a nice working/playing phone.

2. hafini_27

Posts: 943; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

This is extremely pricey. I can get a m7 32gb for just 300$.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Should wait and see whether the general consumer would buy this phone. This design is not the usual Samsung offering. Very similar to HTC without the ability to remove the battery and metal design. Personally, I will stick with their Note series. Removable battery, high end specification all the way and digitize Wacom pen. I notice the usual Samsung bloat signature is still there 4 GB taken up by system and third parties bloat ware. Guess a leopard will never lose its spot.

11. jimjam unregistered

For one these are dual sim. The m7 dual sim costs more than these if you can even find it. Also the cameras on the A5 should be pretty decent. I suspect it is the same on the back as the sgs4. Also they are imports and brand new so attract a higher price.

19. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

You make no sense. Who cares about one stupid phone camera a little better than the other. And how do you know the Samsung camera is better? Secondly, dual Sim doesn't justify the high price of this low performance device. Lastly, imports should be cheaper and where Samsung get used phones to sell? You're an idiot.

14. torr310

Posts: 1610; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

HTC M7 is better +1

20. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Yup, the M7 beats these expensive junks hands down.

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Meanwhile Moto cant stop laughing with its Moto G 180$. Seriously Samsung, you failed miserably 2014 cause of bad overpriced phones and you continue 2015 with same strategy? I am pretty sure Moto, LG, etc will be having an amazing 2015 year.

5. Cheezwiz

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Samsung and MS both. The supposed "affordable flagship" lumia 830 (with an SD400 and 1GB memory) is $449 off contract. lol.

24. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

There were 2 joke in Lumia830, one was its pricing another was its OS.

7. Tziggy14

Posts: 619; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Meanwhile, Samsung is still taking billions of profit to the bank. How much does Moto make per device again? /sarcasm

9. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I dont understand what the sarcasm is about. You like the fact that a big company which almost has all the consumers in its pockets to rip off everyone with overprized BS??

16. Jason2k13

Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

how is it a rip off when you're not forced to buy it? Sammy made billions because people obviously like there products, and are willing to pay extra. These phones are obviously not aimed for the poor at this price.

21. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

You're right. These phones are not for the poor, they're for the idiots like you. 5 inch display with 720p resolution lol.

26. Cicero

Posts: 1101; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Are you talking about Apple?

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

But moto g looks like a cheap Chinese toy. Actually most motorolas look this way. Though you have a point, both phones are a bit overpriced.

23. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Very well said.

12. jimjam unregistered

Great price for what you get but still more compromises over the A5 - relatively thick, plastic build, 8mp so so camera, smaller battery.

15. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Higher Price is not going to help Samsung, selling these devices on large scale .. The price really DOES NOT justify the Hardware n Software package !! ..

17. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

I like the A5, but more than $400 for a mid-ranger (with snap 410 and small battery) is not right :(

22. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

A5 has low-end processor and small battery. PA has wrongly reported that A3 has 1GB of RAM. GSMArena correctly reports it to have 1.5GB. 8GB of storage is just a joke. 16GB should be made bare minimum for any device even if it has expandable memory. Pls don't screwHTC your products by giving 8GB of storage.

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