[UPDATED] Samsung Galaxy A (2017): Mid-range Price, Flagship Features
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Who wants a smartphone that looks great, take great photos (and selfie too, that’s important), and is dust- and water-resistant – practically all the flagship features, but doesn’t cost as much? I know I do, and Samsung’s brand new Galaxy A (2017) series is the answer for that question.
Both the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) comes with Samsung’s Full HD Super AMOLED display. Yeah, that flagship-grade display with the greatest contrast ratio that one can ever experience. The words “vivid” and “saturated colors” are oftentimes used to describe Samsung’s Super AMOLED display – and I do that too. The magic behind it is that the individual pixels themselves will be powered off whenever blacks are shown. In a way, in can prolong your smartphone’s battery life too. They really went all out with the Samsung Galaxy A (2017).
16MP PDAF camera with f/1.9 aperture on the rear and another 16MP fixed-focus camera with f/1.9 aperture for the selfies. I’m pretty sure these are just jargon words getting thrown around – but hear me out here. The f-stop (also known as the f-number, f-ratio, etc.) tells the aperture number. A general rule of thumb is that the smaller f-stop number means a larger aperture. With a larger aperture, more light can enter through the camera lens and into the sensor – in this case, the Samsung Galaxy A (2017)’s 16MP sensor produces brighter pictures in low-light conditions.
Remember – both the rear-facing camera and the selfie camera have the exact same 16MP sensor with a f/1.9 aperture lens!
With a larger aperture (again, smaller f-stop number) can enable fantastic photos to be taken too. While the aperture does enable more light to enter the camera sensor, it creates an image with a shallow depth of field. With Samsung’s Pro Mode for full manual camera controls, you can take great images with your Galaxy A5 (2017) or the Galaxy A7 (2017) with zero additional bulk – and the camera now sits flush at the back too.
Other than that, a powerful 1.9GHz octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable up to another additional 256GB with micro SD card), both the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) is definitely a device that can take great pictures with no lag, and definitely won’t have to worry about its battery too.
The differences between both the Galaxy A7 (2017) and the Galaxy A5 (2017) are the screen size and their respective battery capacities – as the Galaxy A7 (2017) is a 5.7-inch smartphone with a massive 3,600mAh battery, whereas the Galaxy A5 (2017) has a smaller 5.2-inch smartphone with 3,000mAh battery.
I can assure you – the battery in both these smartphones can last all day with no issues, thanks to its electronics’ 14nm FinFet manufacturing process. You can learn more about help conserve and prolong battery life here.
Now, with a much more power efficient chipset powering both the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017), I can finally shoot pictures all day, all night. I don’t have to worry if it rains or shines too – as both the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) are IP68-certified.
Gone are the days where I have to bring ziplock bags to wrap my non-IP68 phone just to take shots in the water. I mean, I can’t even use the touchscreen while my phone is in the bag! With the new Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series, I can whip it out and take a picture.
Need to dip it in water to take a shot? Now I can. Even you can. We can all unleash our spontaneous creativity without ever worrying about the weather.
Don’t be afraid of the water with the new Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series.
Pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy A (2017) smartphones starts from now until the 15th January only. Get yours today at http://www.samsung.com/my/offer/a2017-preorder/, and get a Samsung Level U Pro for free!
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is priced at RM 1,699; and the Galaxy A7 (2017) is priced at RM 1,899. Available in Black Sky and Gold Sand.
UPDATE: Pre-oder dates have been extended to 22nd January 2017!
The prices are still the same, and you will receive a free Samsung Level U Pro for free with your pre-orders.