Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 go on sale in Taiwan, set Samsung on a fine 64-bit, metal unibody path
posted by Luis D. / Dec 15, 2014, 9:47 AM
Both devices are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core processor, which is becoming increasingly en vogue. However, the Galaxy A5 has a 5-inch 720p display, and the Galaxy A3 makes do with a 4.5-inch 540p screen. Differences don't end here, however. The Galaxy A5 has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage memory, a 13MP main camera, and a 2300mAh battery. The Galaxy A3 is downsized to 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage memory, an 8-megapixel main camera, and a 1900mAh battery. Both smartphones have 5MP wide-lens front cams, and run Android 5.0 Lollipop.
In Taiwan, the Galaxy A5 is priced at $380, while the Galaxy A3 costs less at $287. Samsung's plans for international markets aren't clear for the moment.
- 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)
Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 12, 2014
worst bessel´s ever, can it be bigger ??? :( Worser than the Galaxy s5 !! Very bad Samsung
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 9:57 AM 2
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Really I don't see anything wrong with the bezel
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 11:01 AM 2
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Personally I think they struck a good balance on the Alpha/Note 4. That removable back is a great thing to have regardless of what it's made of.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 10:11 AM 7
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No! They did a good job of copying the iPhone 5/5s
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 11:16 AM 0
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I don't see it aside from the chamfers. The camera is centered in the back, the back is pleather/dimpled plastic, and the speaker is on the back, different from the 5s in every way. Do you see Apple as copying the HTC One with the 6/6 plus because it has antenna lines and a unibody aluminum body?
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 3:26 PM 3
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Especially for you Sammy will make a phone with triangle screen, unibody bread case, keyboard will be qkdnz with 1/3 of letters in every angle. It is like your iPhone now? Satisfied? Go home man and reinvent the rectangle.
posted on Dec 16, 2014, 12:55 AM 0
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" Both the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 have unibody metal cases, which means they are prettier and sturdier, but the battery is non-removable." Samsung + non-removable battery? i don't think it would sell...
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 11:13 AM 1
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A5 with SD410 and 2GB RAM costing $380; doesnt it sound like a little bit pricey?
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 11:26 AM 1
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Metal doesn't mean sturdier period. I will still pick plastic over metal for phones.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 11:41 AM 4
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Im with ya on that. Plastic is sturdier, more resistant to vibration damage, doesnt dent in and destroy the screen, and is more protective of the antennas and the signal... which is important if you actually want to use your phone not just stare at it.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 1:10 PM 1
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Please, please retain user replaceable batteries in your flagships, Samsung. It's THE most important factor for me in choosing a phone after screen quality.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 2:26 PM 1
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HTC and Sony and Samsung's old range have bugged the mid-range with laggy and ugly phones. A3, A5 look like a breath of fresh air. But A3 lacks 16GB of storage and just 1GB of RAM which should make it no more than $250 in any way.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 10:34 PM 0
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