Samsung used the Galaxy A5 and A3 to set the world record for the most selfies taken in 24 hours

Samsung used the Galaxy A5 and A3 to set the world record for the most selfies taken in 24 hours
Samsung recently tried to break the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in one day (24 hours), and, with the help of its Galaxy A5 and A3, it succeeded. The attempt took place in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), following the launch of the two Galaxy A series smartphones there.

Obviously, Samsung invited regular people to join the selfie madness and help it break the record. In the end, 12,803 selfies were snapped with Samsung's Galaxy A handsets - almost 3,000 more over the previous record. During the attempt, Samsung gave away 100 Galaxy A handsets and lots of selfie sticks to encourage people to participate.

As of December, both the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are available to buy in select markets, being two of Samsung's thinnest smartphones ever (6.7 mm and 6.9 mm, respectively). The handsets have 5 MP front-facing cameras, which is obviously one of the reasons why Samsung used them to break the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in 24 hours. Both the Galaxy A3 and A5 are powered by quad-core Snapdragon 410 processors, but the A5 offers more advanced features, including a 5-inch 720p display, and 2 GB of RAM.


sources: Samsung (Twitter), Samsung's online selfie album

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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)
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)

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37 Comments

1. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Cheap Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5... Always Apple iPhone for me. Best-self.... iPhone still the best for me whether back or front camera captured.

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Regardless of phone, is this really something to be proud off? most selfies? really?

5. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

I would rather used my iPhone 6 for selfie as you see on my profile.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Did anyone stop you from taking selfies from your ip6? Sure you will use that phone which you have to take selfies and will not use those phones which you dont have

9. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

I don't stop because I love my iPhone 6 and I'm proud to have iPhone 6 and do selfie in the public by myself or friends. I'm a little embarrashment if I see people doing selfie in the public using mid-range phone of Samsung. No problem to see people using selfe on there phone if they using Note 4, Nexus 6, Z3 and iPhones.

11. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

You're a little embarassed if you see other people using mid-range phones to take selfies?! Wait what?! Are you right in your head??

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

He's a little embarrassment on this site too.

27. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Yes, I'm right base on my opinion. We all have own opinion and we can say whatever we wanted, right.

29. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True, we all have freedom of speech and opinion, including one on your comments

12. limporgyuk

Posts: 374; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

You are gonna take John Edward's crown of biggest douche in the universe.

18. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ Idiot of the year :p

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Hmmm... seems like a symptom of inferiority complex. Come on dude, be confident and dont be embarras on what you have and what others have. Having a midrange phone is perfectly fine, no problem at all

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Shame you didn't use an iPad for it, I can still see parts of your face...

31. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Shame on my face? I know I'm not a good looking guy and I'm happy and I have money to buy things that make myself happy. I have iPad Mini 2 but never used for selfie. I used to watch movies and net browsing.

34. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You just remind me of another PA's user "aba71980"...you will get along well with him ;)

36. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Whoever he is, I'm sure his using Apple iPhone maybe.

37. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

besides the obvious, if you want apple to have a 'most selfies' go ahead and take it, I do not see it as a particular good thing or anything worth mentioning.

39. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Your just jealous :-(

40. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

:-P Seriously though never understood the whole selfie trend, as in the one where they need to take one like almost every 10 minute, as I see often when out and about, or feels like that...what is the point of that?

25. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Over expensive iPhones... Always Android or maybe Lumia (in future) for me. Best phones for doing all what iPhone can't.

38. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Listen Flagship Lumias are Microsoft " iPhones" NO memory expansion NON user replacable batteries Microsof are NOT offering flagship Lumias that have Memory expansion and user replacable batteries (spare) Note also Windows 8 secondary app market is dire! I really don't know if Microsoft has any Quality Control re some of it apps as there are many that have had ZERO downloads in 2 years as you have to eg the 40 word description and CR** screen shoot used to sell it samsung world clok dual city time display built in W8 you need ton install an app Samsung could have made a killing with the Galaxy Alpha and with Flagship not change its core, Instead of that Samsung removed memory expansion 32Gb to compete with Apple now 128Gb iPhone are you serious 2015 there may not be galaxy Alpha upgrade as ditched So to correct that mistake we have the A3, A5, A7 ALL WITH memory expansion but now NON user replacable batteries when the Alpha HAD replacable batteries ? despite the high price the Alpha if it had memory expansion many purist would have tried out, so the phone we DONT like get replaced by 3 phone we don't like because samsung removed core features Why would I buy a phone that needs a service engineer (warranty) in order to do a battery pull? A PR stunt to sell a seond rate phone, I say this as loyal critic, most of my phone are Samsung! NON user replacable batteries

26. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Nobody cares whether is**t is for you or your father

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Reminds me of Paramore's bullshit records on their MV's.

4. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Samsung is the best!

8. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Yes, the best for producing many Samsung phone with low-end phone.

13. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

The Note 4 is the best high-end smartphone money can buy right now, way better than the mid-range iPhone6/6plus(even without that iBend feature).Try again..

35. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

It maybe the Note 4 is the best high-end smartphone but still the iPhone 6/6+ can still perform better in some cases. 1GB RAM compared to 3GB RAM, of course we know who is the beast but Apple iPhone can still stand and perform fast and smooth...

16. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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17. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

AlbertAribe, I know you are a retard but will really like you to pretend that you aren't one here.

28. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Retard from what? Why should I pretend if I'm alive and using my lovely iPhone 6.

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