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Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 launched their latest mid-range handset by the authorized distributor of Samsung mobiles in Nepal International Marketing Services Pvt .Ltd., at CAN Info-tech 2015. Samsung Galaxy A3 is priced at Rs. 31,500 whereas Samsung Galaxy A5 is priced at Rs.38,500. These phone are available for purchase at different Samsung stores all across Nepal.

Samsung Galaxy A3 Specifications

The new Galaxy A3 sports a 4.5 inch qHD (960×540) Super AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 245ppi which is fairly okay but for a phone priced at Rs.31,500, one should expect at least a HD resolution. Powering is a Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 410 quad-core 64 bit processor assisted with 1GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 64GB). There is a 1900 mAh non-removable battery which the company says will provide 11hrs of Video playback and 13hrs of talk time.
Galaxy A3

The Galaxy A3 also features a 5 MP front facing camera which makes this device something like a dedicated “selfie” smartphone. It has a wide-angle lens that helps you click photos with groupies. On the rear side, there is a primary 8MP camera with LED flash and 1080P video recording. The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS but we can expect Android Lollipop anytime soon.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Specifications

The Galaxy A5 sports a bigger 5 inch HD (720×1280) Super AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 294ppi. Powering is the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core 64 bit processor assisted with 2GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 64GB). There is a 2300 mAh non-removable battery which the company says will provide 15hrs of talktime.
Galaxy A5

The Galaxy A5 also features a 5 MP front facing camera same as the Galaxy A3. However, on the rear side there is a 13MP camera with LED flash and 1080P video recording. It also runs on Kitkat 4.4.2 out of the box.

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

Samsung needed a strong start going into 2015 after ending 2014 on a low. The same old design and plastic build has been less convincing and Samsung needed changes in the design concept and they nailed it with the new revamped design of Galaxy A series.

Both Galaxy A3 and A5 features a metal build quality and are one of the thinnest smartphones Samsung has ever made. The Samsung Galaxy A3 measures 130 x 65.5 x 6.9mm and weighs just 110 gms and the Samsung Galaxy A5 measures 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm and weighs just 123 gms.  Both these phones are compact and light weight, yet sturdy due to its aluminum frame.

PROS:

  • Flagship build quality
  • Thin and comfortable to hold
  • 5MP Front camera is great for selfies
  • Very good 8MP/13MP camera with decent 1080p video

CONS:

  • Performance is Average (Snapdragon 410 isn’t really a BEAST)
  • A bit overpriced