Samsung’s refreshed 2017 models of Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are pretty impressive spec phones. Since they introduced Galaxy A series phones back in 2014, Samsung have been upgrading the phones every year and making them better. These 2017 models comes with Always-on display which they introduced on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Also, the new Galaxy A5 & A3 are water resistant ~1.5 meters for 30 minutes, IP68 certified. Now, both of them features fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C ports.
Speakers are on the side of the both devices and running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. These 2 devices shares some common specs while most of the specs are different. You get a little bit less on the Galaxy A3 2017 like before and always. Check below the differences and bit of similarities between Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 2017 models.
Difference Between Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 2017
|Galaxy A5 2017||Galaxy A3 2017|
|Screen Size||5.2″ Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, ~424 pixels per inch||4.7 HD (1280×720 pixels) Super AMOLED display, ~312 pixels per inch|
|Back Camera||16MP, f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR||13MP, f/1.9 27mm, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama|
|Front Camera||16 MP, f/1.9||8 MP, f/1.9|
|Storage||32GB internal storage and microSD slot takes up to 256GB card||16GB internal storage and microSD slot takes up to 256GB card|
|Processor||Exynos 7880 1.9 GHz octa-core processor with Mali-T830MP2 GPU||Exynos 7870 1.6 GHz octa-core processor with Mali-T830 GPU|
|RAM||3GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|Battery||3000 mAh (non-removable)||2350 mAh (non-removable)|
|Dimension & Weight||146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm (5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 in), 157g||135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm (5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 in), 135g|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, dual-band WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C 1.0, 3.5mm audio port, NFC||4G LTE, dual-band WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C 1.0, 3.5mm audio port, NFC|
|Color||Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud||Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud|
Price & Availability
At the moment the phones are available to pre-order only. Samsung themselves selling Galaxy A5 for £369 in the UK with expected delivery of 3rd February 2017. O2 UK selling Galaxy A5 for £349.99 with a least £10 top-up on PAYG and also available on contract. Also some other mobile networks and high-street retailers are taking pre-orders for these phones.
Samsung is also offering a pair of Level Active earphones for free until 2nd February 2017. To know more about this offer follow this link.
Let us know if you are going to pre-order this phone or getting one later on in the comment section below. And what you think about the new 2017 model Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3.