Millenials can now finally access the A life with the new Galaxy A Series. Just what exactly is the A Life? That’s the question, which bewildered me during the launch at Valykrie last January 13, 2015.
As Samsung’s global marketing team would put it – the A life stands for an awesome lifestyle that lets people freely express themselves and have fun the way they want to. It also means being able to experience life’s greatest moments and sharing these with friends. TL;DR – experiencing shared uncompromised fun. With the new devices by Samsung, everyone – not just millenials – can access this lifestyle.
The new devices are made with metal unibody chassis with looks highly similar with Samsung smartphone we recently reviewed, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Positioned for the younger generation, the Galaxy A variants – A3, A5 and A7- have applications and essential software features like:
- Wide Selfie
- Beauty Face
- Rear-Cam Selfie
- Ultra Power Saving Mode
- Private Mode
- Multi Window
- Quick Connect
All devices also have a 5MP camera that’s perfect for taking better selfies and 16gb internal memory (can upgrade up to 64gb via microSD card) for better storage.
Let’s break down the features and specs of each variant.
Samsung Galaxy A3
Weighing for only 110.3 grams, it’s the lightest version of the pack. It sports 4.5″ qHD Super AMOLED display and packs a 1.2Ghz Quad-Core processor and 1GB RAM. It has an 8mp rear facing camera with LED flash. It’s pre-installed with Android 4.4 Kitkat, and will be upgradeable to Android Lollipop in the near future.
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Samsung Galaxy A5
‘Sulit’ is probably the best word to describe the Galaxy A5. Apart from its aforementioned steel body frame, the Galaxy A5 rocks a 5″ HD Super AMOLED display. That’s about 71% of screen-to-body ratio, guys?! If you’re privy on PPI, Galaxy A5 has a 294 PPI. Samsung is known for having its smartphones’ screen with very high saturation. Galaxy A5 and even the A3 and A7 are no exceptions.
It has a better camera compared to A3 – 13mp – but with the same front facing camera specs.
Samsung Galaxy A7
This one, on the other hand, is set to compete with the iPhone 6 Plus directly but at a lower price. It has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen and can take 2 SIMS. Its camera specs are the same with A5’s. Among the 3 devices, A7 packs more punch with its 1.5Ghz Octa-Core processor.
It’s About Time you got a mid-range smartphone from Samsung that blows!
We highly recommend that you try out these new devices from Samsung, They are all categorized as mid-range, but somehow blurs the position of their Mega series. Take note though that these new smartphones got unibody built with its batteries intact, and therefore non-user expandable. There are lots of people who prefer phones with removable or user-replaceable batteries. If you wish to embrace the engaging features of Android with TouchWiz UI, getting a A series phone from Samsung would be a great idea.
The Galaxy A7 is priced at Php 24,990, Galaxy A5 at Php 19,990 and Galaxy A3 at Php 16,990 will be available in Samsung Experience Stores and authorized dealers beginning January 2015.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.