Samsung launches Alpha A3 and Alpha A5 Android smartphones
Samsung recently announced the launch of two new premium devices, the Alpha A3 and A5 joining the Alpha device already on sale globally. With reports flying everywhere about a decline in profits, pressure has been mounting on Samsung to deliver. Have they ? Let's review the handsets.
The devices join a range which already includes a 4.7 inch device, so these devices aim at different size ranges. The A3 supports a 4.5 inch screen and the A7 a 5 inch one. The A3 has a qHD resolution while the A5 goes 720p HD. Both the devices have a quad-core 1.2 GHz processors chugging at their hearts paired with 1GB and 2GB of RAM respectively.
Design is the most important aspect of the Alpha range, with both the devices coming with a unibody design made completely of metal. The look is similar to the one made the norm after the S3 but with much sharper looks. The aluminium build proves that Samsung is ready to venture into other areas than sticking to plastic body phones. Although, with the recent bendgate scandal of the iPhone 6, many people were seen lauding plastic build of Samsung phones which have never had that problem.
The Alpha range is being targeted at the youth and have duly well defined front cameras for selfies. Both come with a 5MP front camera offering. A3 supports 8MP on the back while the A5 goes bigger with 13MP. Needless to say, both devices are loaded with features by Samsung.
Storage And BatteryThe other major difference, in comparison to the original Alpha device, is that they seem to have the expandable storage option, which is really needed by one and all. Both devices have 16 GB of in built storage and are expandable upto 64 BG There's a 1900 mAh and 2300 mAh battery booted up the on the A3 and A5, respectively.
So are these the devices that will get the Samsung its mojo back? We'll let the users decide.