Late in October, Samsung released two metal-banded smartphones, the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3. Both handsets are decent mid-rangers, so far however, unavailable in the US. But if you’re waiting for the phone to hit the US shore to put your hands on it, you will definitely glad to hear that you don’t have to wait for it any longer. Just right now, the phones are officially introduced to the US market as the Expansys USA offer, labeled with price tags of $409.99 for unlocked Galaxy A5 and $329.99 for Galaxy A3.
Unlocked Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A3 – Differences
So far, Expansys-USA is the exclusive distributor of the pair of the aluminum clad Galaxy phones. Except the retailer none of the national carriers is offering the handsets, which means there’s no competition in the price sector, which surely isn’t the best info for the phones’ future buyers.
Moving on to the handsets’ specs, both models come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor and Adereno 306 GPU responsible for the graphics on the board. Other similarities include dual-SIM support and LTE connectivity. Furthermore, the Galaxy A5 as well as the Galaxy A3 run Android 4.4.4 Kitkat out of box.
Going deeper into the design details, we may observe some differences between the variants on the hardware side. The Galaxy A3 houses a 540x960p 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 245ppi of pixel density, whereas the Galaxy A5 features a slightly sharper and bigger 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with higher 720x1080p resolution that translates to 294ppi.
Furthermore, both phones differ in terms of memory capacity, the Samsung Galaxy A3 goes with 1GB RAM and 8GB of built-in storage, while the Galaxy A5 sports twice as much memory that is 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable up to 64GB internal storage. The same with optics, the less lower end A5 delivers its users a 13-megapixel main camera that can record 1080p videos accompanied by a 5-megapixel front-facing unit. The A3 features ‘only’ an 8-megapixel rear shooter also with a 5-megapixel front camera. When it comes to a battery, the Galaxy A5 is equipped with 2,300 mAh unit vs. the 1,900mAh battery is the one that keeps the light on in the Galaxy A3.
As for the pricing and availability, both models are now available unlocked straight form the mentioned retailer with free shipping included. As for the color option, the Galaxy A3 may be purchased only in white cover, but the Galaxy A5 gives you the choice to pick among two traditional color options, white and black.
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