Samsung has quietly slashed prices on two of the best affordable phones around: the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A3 (2017)


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.

And now, less than a couple of months after their official launch, Samsung has slashed the prices on both the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 (2017) and smaller, 4.7-inch A3 (2017).

We noticed that the two phones were priced a bit higher than their peers in the same class: the A5 (2017) price was set at €430 at launch, while the A3 (2017) sold for €330. Now, without any official notice, Samsung has quietly changed those prices: the A5 (2017) full price stands at the much more affordable €370, while the A3 (2017) price is set at €310.

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.

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Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2350 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat

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