Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever (Galaxy A7) costs more than the S5 in Europe

Back in January, Samsung announced the Galaxy A7, making it its thinnest smartphone ever. At 151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm, the A7 is a tad thinner than Samsung's previous slimmest handsets: the 6.7mm Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy A5.

As of this week, the Samsung Galaxy A7 can be pre-ordered in Europe, where it costs €499 (around $568). Both Amazon France and Amazon Germany are taking pre-orders for the A7, with Amazon France actually letting you buy the white variant of the handset right now - though it's asking €600 for it (so you're better off pre-ordering the black or gold versions, which should be in stock starting the coming weeks).

At €499 , the A7 is more expensive than the Galaxy S5 - which is still one of Samsung flagship smartphones, and can currently be bought for around €430 in Europe. It seems that the Galaxy A7 that's offered by Amazon is the model that's powered by Samsung's own Exynos 5 Octa 5430 processor, not the one using Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 615. Other than that, the new handset features a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The A7 sports a metal unibody, and includes a 2600 mAh battery.

Obviously, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming soon, the Galaxy A7 might be overlooked by some customers. The good news is that, once the S6 and S6 Edge are released, the A7 will probably be available for less than €499.

At the moment, we don't know if Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy A7 in North America, but we will let you know when we find out. Anyone looking forward to buying the A7?

sources: Amazon France, Amazon Germany

Related phones

Galaxy A7
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i am expecting the galaxy s6 to be similar to the a7 in terms of design.

20. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I agree.I keep looking at the glimpses of the s6 on the new teaser and at this picture and they look very similar.

2. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Just opened this to see bigger picture of this girl on left... :-)

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 she's got that look.

25. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Aren't you married or something? e.o

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

Why do people post such stupid stuff like this? Being married doesn't mean you're dead. You don't just all of a sudden start thinking hot women are unattractive. You can still look, you can even comment, it just means you can't touch. Grow the f*ck up. Of course I wouldn't expect someone married to his computer in his mom's basement to understand.

27. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Hey, I was just asking. No reason to get angry over something so unreasonable..

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

Yeah, sure you were "just asking". It's pretty obvious what you were trying to suggest.

29. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Still an unreasonable way to get mad...

30. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I wasn't trying to start an argument in the first place. All I just wanted was a yes or no answer..

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro, that's why I didn't even bother responding. His was a stupid, dumb ass, no answer deserving question. +1 for checking his simple minded, trouble making ass.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

I got you, playa.

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Check the price in Greece, then talk about pricy phones....

19. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

4. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Samsung is doing thier best to try and drown out HTC. lol.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

okay after seeing this phone on youtube i can conclude that touchwiz has no more bloatware. in this vid you can see that theres no bloatware and instead there is an app called galaxy apps where you can install samsung apps. 2nd this is a slight touch of touchwiz on stock android lollipop. this is also running on kit kat so lollipop is expected to be alot faster.

12. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Trust me, there is bloatware. I have same sw on galaxy alpha. That galaxy app you mentioned can even install apps without your knowledge. It runs ok but it has some hickups from time to time.

21. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am pretty sure there are ghosts living inside of your phone. I ve had dozens of Samsung phones, my whole family(except for mt wife's m8) own Samsung phones, and we never had the Galaxy App installing apps on its own. NEVER

22. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Sorry, u have something going wrong.. I have not seen any auto-intallation in my sis's A5..

33. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Go to that galaxy app and read comments of people below. Check how much rage there is for Ant, Ant+ or quick connect. Also check how many useless apps you have installed and working i background. I didnt say it is slow but that it still have bloatware.

6. skyline88

Posts: 701; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

USD 568 ? crazy...... S5 is selling 430 USD over here, and for 570 USD, you can get a Note 4, without telco contract.

9. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Prices in Europe are always higher than other markets, not just when ot comes to cellphones, but almost everything. In Lebanon, the A7 is selling for $470, A5 for $320, A3 for $260, and the S5 for $475. If you think these prices are expensive, then i say Samsung should start offering their phones for free to please those who are complaining.

13. fcjan

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

S5 is 640$ here in Croatia.. more then my monthly paycheck by 100$

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Seriously? Wow, my last job I could buy 6 Galaxy S5's at the retail price of $650USD with one paycheck :-)

23. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I think one should check price in Brazil..

7. fuhrer

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

What a joke

8. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Actually not overpriced PA..! It has a slightly better soc and bigger screen and far better design and look...Don't forger S5 at lunch was near 700$..A7 will drop under 500$ soon.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Exactly, it's better than most 2014 flagships minus the battery which won't be great

10. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Considering the design, A7 is better than S5.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The hell with the phone, look at the honeys.

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