Samsung starts selling the Galaxy A5 (only in China for now), asks $420 for it
posted by Florin T. / Nov 24, 2014, 10:28 PM
Announced at the end of October as one of Samsung’s slimmest smartphones (only the Galaxy Alpha matches its thinness), the Galaxy A5 offers an all-metal unibody case that measures 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm and weighs 123 grams. It’s a mid-range Android KitKat handset with features which include: LTE connectivity, a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space (expandable via microSD), and a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The Chinese version of the A5 also has dual SIM capabilities.
The Galaxy A5 should be released soon in other markets, alongside the smaller Galaxy A3 (which hasn’t showed up anywhere yet). Samsung seems to be having production yield issues related to the two handsets, so they may not be available in too many regions.
What do you think, is the Galaxy A5 worth $420? Would you buy one if you had the chance?
source: Samsung China
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Aluminum is overrated.
posted on Nov 24, 2014, 10:32 PM 8
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True. I bought a full aluminium cookware for $4, so Aluminium is terribly overrated. Its not expensive to make aluminium phones. Just a smart money making move by Companies esp some fruit company which knows how to 'Cook' its customers and grind them.
posted on Nov 25, 2014, 1:01 AM 3
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Bad move by samsung, they should sell this phone outside of China. China belongs to Apple and the IPhone, and the Alpha can not compete with the iPhones.
posted on Nov 24, 2014, 11:10 PM 0
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this is the same with all samsung smartphones when selling in 3rd world countries. price will soon go down to the 200s like all midrange samsungs do in a little time
posted on Nov 24, 2014, 11:46 PM 0
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lol if it's gonna go down that much, it'll be awesome. I think $420 is meh, $300 would be a pretty good price for this piece. Ranging in the 200s would be so freaking sweet for what it offers: 720p amoled display, high res cameras, 2gb of ram, LTE. The only reason I think it's not worth $420 is the Snapdragon 410, which may be just a bit better than the Snap400 available on much cheaper phones. But in between $200 and $300 that would be really good.
posted on Nov 25, 2014, 1:55 AM 1
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ALL WE ARE SAYING IS "BRING PLASTIC BACK",Samsung are Acting Like Apple nowdays thinking any phone they release will be Popular,Since the Switch to Metal we have also got a Price Upgrade from Samsung an how can that be Good for a Company that there Sales are Struggling
posted on Nov 25, 2014, 2:44 AM 1
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