Price cut of samsung phone a5 and-a7 technology news

Posted by jitendra gosai on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Price cut of samsung phone a5 and-a7 technology news


The Galaxy A7 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) are IP68 certified
The phones also support Samsung Pay and S Bike mode
The A7 is priced at Rs. 30,900 while the A5 is priced at Rs. 26,900

Samsung’s Galaxy A series is positioned as the next best thing to the flagship Galaxy S series. The idea here is to provide an almost top-level experience, which encompasses the feel of the device, features, and of course performance, but at a price that more people can stomach. So far, the company has done a good job of maintaining this balance, and now, it’s time to take the 2017 editions of theGalaxy A7 and Galaxy A5 for a spin.

These new smartphones went on salein India back in March, and based on our initial encounter with them, they seemed like they could be serious contenders in the mid-range smartphone space. Priced at Rs. 30,900 and Rs. 26,900 for the Galaxy A7 (2017) and the Galaxy A5 (2017) respectively, the two go up against theMoto Z2 Play (Review), OnePlus 5 (Review), Honor 8 Pro (Review) and Samsung's own Galaxy C7 Pro (Review). Let's see how they stack up.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) design

The two new smartphones are virtually identical in terms of design and features. For the extra Rs. 4,000 for the Galaxy A7 (2017), you get a bigger display and a larger battery. For the sake of simplicity, all our analysis in this review applies to both model, unless stated otherwise.

Samsung has done an excellent job with the build quality as the metal and glass blend seamlessly together, which feels really good when you hold either of the two. The aluminium frame on the sides isn’t slippery, and adds a rich finish to the phones, just like with last year's models. Both models have edge-curved Gorilla Glass 4 along with glass on the back. The edges of the back are curved inwards, much like the design on theSamsung Galaxy S7. However, the backs of the phones look too bland, and one could easily mistake these for budget-level phones from this angle.

There are volume buttons to the left and a power button to the right. The phones' mono loudspeakers have been shifted to the right side, above the power buttons. This is a bit of an odd place to put them, but the advantage is that the speakers aren't blocked even when you’re holding these phones in landscape mode for gaming or watching videos.

There are visible antenna bands at the top and bottom of the phones, and the USB Type-C ports and headphone sockets are at the bottom. Like before, both phones have dedicated slots for a microSD card (up to 256GB) along with two Nano-SIM slots, which we appreciate. One big flagship-class feature that is new is IP68 water and dust resistance.

The big differences between the two, physically, are their size and weight. The Galaxy A5 (2017) is a lot more manageable for one-handed use with its 5.2-inch screen, and isn’t too heavy at 157 grams. The Galaxy A7 (2017) on the other hand feels bulky and heavy at 186 grams and isn't the best suited for one-handed use with its larger 5.7-inch screen.

Both models have Super AMOLED displays and both have the same 1080x1920 pixel resolution. This makes edges and text in the OS appear slightly less sharp on the Galaxy A7 compared to the Galaxy A5. We also found that our Galaxy A5 (2017) review unit had slightly crisper whites and punchier colours compared to the Galaxy A7 (2017) sample, which exhibited paler whites and slightly muted colours.

We have a physical home button below the displays on both phones, with two capacitive buttons on either side. The fingerprint sensors are fast at authentication and we like that you don’t have to press the button to unlock the phone, as they work with just a touch.

In each phone's box, you get a stereo headset, travel adapter, charging cable, and user guide. Overall, the new Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5 stay true to their premium identities. The A5 is definitely more manageable in your hand, so the choice can come down to a tradeoff between screen size and ease of use.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) and Galaxy A5 (2017) specifications and features

Samsung has fitted both smartphones with pretty much the same internals. Processing is handled by an Exynos 7880 octa-core SoC and 3GB of RAM. This SoC is a nice upgrade from the Exynos 7580 in last year's A-series models, with a smaller 14nm fabrication process and faster Mali-T830 GPU. It uses ARM’s big.LITTLE CPU architecture to bring together four Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores.

Compared to a Qualcomm's equivalent Snapdragon 626 which is used in phones such as the Moto Z2 Play, the Exynos 7880 seems to have a better GPU, but CPU performance seem comparatively weaker. We got a score of 33fps in GFXbench, while other benchmarks that measure overall performance were a bit of a mixed bag with AnTuTu and PCMark favouring the Qualcomm chip while Quadrant went in the Exynos’ favour.

The rest of the specifications include 32GB of storage, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and MST for Samsung Pay, GPS, FM radio, USB-OTG, and a suite of sensors which include a gyroscope, barometer, and hall sensor, plus the usual ones.

In terms of software, both smartphones are still on a custom version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. However, this is only temporary as Samsung appears to have completed its Wi-Fi certificationprocess for an upcoming update, which clearly shows the version as Android 7. The look and feel of the interface in general is very similar to that of the Galaxy S7 series and the more recent Galaxy C9 Pro and Galaxy C7 Pro.

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