The new Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series are impressive: the phones feature a design that looks and feels almost exactly as fine as the glass and metal one on the flagship S7 family, they sport truly impressive battery life, feature an impressive water-protection rating and run on the latest Samsung Grace user interface.
Unfortunately, the Samsung A series are not officially sold in the United States, but they are sold in Europe and many other global markets.
We have detailed reviews on both and we were very happy with the phones. The one more notable drawback of these two phones is the lack of 4K video recording option and the seemingly complete lack of stabilization in videos, that results in very shaky footage that is barely usable. For all else, though, these are some of the best affordable mid-range options on the market and with their even cheaper prices, they are even more alluring now.
With this new price of the A series, we have also revised our reviews and upped the score of the A5 (2017) that is now rated an excellent 8.5 out of 10. Check out our updated and very detailed review here.