Galaxy grand series, core, Ace, galaxy young these are some of the previous handsets models of Samsung INC. they are not that much cool handsets of this company to blow p in the market and catch some good shares in the market. As compare to Samsung handset the other companies which include Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovolo wee performing very well because Samsung was not working on those handsets. So overall condition shows that Samsung was losing its demand and shares in the market.
Well this was a time for Korean Manufacturing company Samsung to work hard on their handset and show some good result for their users. So Samsung has come with galaxy A series. This series is release in the market with lots of expectation that it will catch the market share of Samsung again. But are these mobile phones are really good so that they will retain their place back in the market?
Let have a review of Galaxy A series, which consists of three models: Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7.
This Galaxy A series has some design changes as compare to previous handsets of Samsung. Many users of Samsung was bored of their old design because all the designs of that handsets looks same. But this time Samsung has made changes in Galaxy A series and also in coming Galaxy J and Galaxy E series.
When you picked up a galaxy A series devices, you will feel that they are very well built mobile phones. Metal is used in these handsets on the sides which shows a very pretty and stylish look in these handsets. These handsets are available in Black and white but this time Samsung has also launched these Smartphone of A series in blue color which makes the mobile phone more stylish and pretty.
Like I said earlier in the post that they are very well build and you can recognize a galaxy A series Smartphone from the distance. The front of these smart phones are pretty much similar to each other but there is slight change in galaxy A7 which has a more flatter version of screen quality. The Galaxy A7 has a nice metallic border covering the screen, but unfortunately the galaxy A3 and galaxy A5 are lacking with such thing. The A3 and A5 have a chamfered edge on the front and back, and if you look at them from the front, both sport a blue border all around the screen. But it would b great if all the three devices of Samsung were in the same look.
The front is covered by all the screen with a home button between the recent apps and a back key of the right side of the right lower corner. There is a front facing camera on the left upper corner. The famous and traditional Samsung logo is below the chrome speaker grill.
The sides of all the three smart phones are the same with a beautiful metal shiny look at the edges. On the right sides of galaxy a series there are 2 spots one is for the nano sim and other is for the SD card. At the top is a single microphone, and the right side has the volume rockers. At the bottom, there’s a microUSB port and the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Coming towards the back it is exactly the same back for all the three smart phones, with a rectangular camera in all of them. There is a loud speaker on the right side of the camera and the LED flash light on the left side of the camera and below the camera there is traditional Samsung logo.
This time Samsung is using the super Amoled technology in their new smart phones screen and these mobile phones are quite good. The galaxy A3 and galaxy A5 has a 4.5-inch and 5-inch QHD (540×960) and HD (1280×720) displays, while the new Galaxy A7 is fitted with a 5.5-inch display having a Full HD resolution (1920×1080). Coming towards the pixel density, so these smart phones has 245, 294 and 401 on the galaxy A3, galaxy A5 and galaxy A7.
the good thing about the new SUPER AMOLED display is that they are very brighter as compare to another technology, it also gives you a pretty descent look when you go outside the house and the sun light comes on the device. The new Galaxy a7 has the best technology of super amoled but when we talk about the A3 model it does not having this latest technology. Unfortunately, there is also a negative point in this series the galaxy A series has the purple banding issue. Purple banding is when you’re viewing black or somewhat very dark images and scrolling up and down results in a purple smearing beneath/above the black image, as on Super AMOLED displays the individual pixels can’t be turned on that quickly. It is very much irritating to eyes and Samsung has to resolve this issue in their next update.
Performance & Software
These smart phones are running on Android 4.4.4 kitkat, and it will be updated on lollipop in future. The Galaxy A3 and A5 are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 chips, which are clocked at 1.2GHz and have four Cortex-A53 cores. Galaxy A3 is little bit smoothed than of A5 but when we look into overall condition both f these handsets are same and showing some good response.
The new Samsung Galaxy A7 is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos processor 5430 that was also used on the Galaxy Alpha. The phone runs Android 4.4.4 as well, it will be update to android lollipop 5.0.1 and there were no lagging issue in performance, with the overall experience smooth as butter.
The interface of all the three handsets are same as galaxy note 4, also having the official UI of touchwizz in these mobile phones. You have the different home screens with the custom clock and on the left you’ll have briefing application. Briefing is made by Flipboard and it collects information streams of your liking, it means that you can get your favorite news in your pocket and you have to just swipe right to see the latest news. TouchWiz is still the same old TouchWiz, with a plethora of options like Smart Stay, Multi Window and Ultra Power Saving Mode, to name a few. Ultra Power Saving Mode comes in handy when you are low on battery, just turn it on and the phone goes into low power mode. This means you’ll back and white display and the CPU gets scaled down and all background data will be disabled.
A very interesting Samsung that Samsung has added in their Smartphone’s is themes chooser. Now you can choose multiple themes from your home screen that will change your icons, wallpaper and design of the whole set, this is very interesting feature, previously only SONY XPERIA cell phones was having this features but now Samsung has also launched this feature.
The camera quality of Samsung is always good and it shows pretty good result in day light. The only problem is with low light, which are not good on these phones as well.th galaxy A3 has 8 mega pixels back camera which captures a decent picture in day light. The galaxy A3 phone comes out with a good amount of detail and focus and there is less amount of noise. But at night it’s a completely different story. Photos are often unusable, lacking detail and having a lot of noise. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 are using the same 13 megapixels back camera that were used on the Galaxy S4, and capture great pictures overall with a lot of sharpness and low noise. In low-light conditions, however, it’s the same story as I talk about in galaxy A3, the pictures are not of good quality and having low quality sharpness and aperture.
There are 5 mega pixel front cameras in all the three handsets, which capture a good quality photo. The camera interface of these mobile phones is the same as of many previous Samsung phone. There’s a shutter button in the middle on the right side, with the camcorder/video button above the shutter and the gallery and mode icons below it. At the left side of the viewfinder we have the settings icon, and an icon for toggling the LED flash and the option to switch to the front camera.
Summary of Galaxy A series
The good points are:
- Well build design.
- Good battery life.
- Themes option.
- Performance is good.
- Back camera in day light is pretty good.
- Metal binding on the edges.
Weak points are:
- Low light pictures are very much poor quality.
- Yellowish light in the front camera.
- Data reception is not very good.
- Galaxy A3 has low Display power.
The ugliest points are:
- Purple banding in dark pictures.
- No Front Facing LED light.