Samsung has always championed function over form, it shows all over their software from Air View, Smart Stare and the ilk. While a no-frills strategy has worked in so many ways for Samsung, most OEMs have finally caught up with features of their own and more. This has led the South Korean chaebol to look to other choices to differentiate their products, in this case design.
Metal, is not exactly new to today’s smartphones, companies like Apple and HTC have long been using metal, focusing on creating a great experience for their users while Samsung always remained hell-bent on plastic. This has been a talking point in reviews each time a new flagship phone from Samsung was unveiled.
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Everything the Galaxy S5 should have been
With the Galaxy A5, Samsung is iterating on metal, the same material choice on the just announced Galaxy Alpha and the Note 4.
This inevitably makes the device incredibly light and sturdy. While plastic is not necessarily bad, it doesn’t make the device feel more premium, cold or machine-like. Samsung knows this, and they finally took the turn to add metal to their design.
The rumored A5 is said to sport a 5-inch, 720p, Super AMOLED display which is not exactly the sharpest display on the market (the Galaxy S5 has a 1080p display) but it’ll suffice. Powering the phone is a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor with an internal storage of 16 GB with no support for microSD.
The camera optics are quite standard too, with the rear facing shooter sporting a 13 MP sensor paired with a 5 MP front facing shooter.
It has a 2330mAh battery which is also good enough (it will probably last you through the day) and overall it will be running Touchwiz, Samsung’s skinned version of Android 4.4.4 Kitkat.
If you take a look at the specs, these are not mind boggling specs that some may consider mouthful. But design alone, the A5 looks to me like the phone that is everything the Galaxy S5 should have been.
This change in design is probably a result of the company’s disappointing earnings call and their declining profits in the smartphone business, but nevertheless I think it is a change that most people will welcome.
The Galaxy A5 is expected to be announced sometime in November, alongside its Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A3 brethren.
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7 thoughts on “Samsung embraces a better design with the Galaxy A5”
cameras are measured in pixels (mp) not mb
Thanks for noticing I think I have that fixed now.
looks a lot like an iphone 🙂
Looks like the A3 is the only one out of this new rang I might have a real chance of buying, but yeah, its looking good
It looks like Samsung took a few notes out of Apple’s book
Read this before you comment… Steve Jobs’ own words:
“We have been ‘ShameLESS’ about stealing great ideas”.
The name ‘Apple’ = The Beatles
The ‘Apple’ itself = applerecords.com
The name ‘iPhone’ = Linksys’ iPhone®
The Name ‘iOS’ = Cisco’s Internet OS (ios)
Apple Watch = TVG 4G08
MacBook Air = HP’s 1998 Sojourn Omnibook
Macsafe = Asian Crockery
Apple Logo = Genesis 1:6, 3:6
iMaps = Google Maps (Opps)
iPad = Samsung´s Photoframe
iPad Mini = Dell Streak
iPod = Creative Technology + Walkman
iCloud = Dropbox + Onedrive
Siri (Clippy) = Xiaoi Bot + Nuance
App Store = Ubuntu Software Center
Apple Pay = Google Wallet
Original iPhone = Samsung’s S700 Mp3 Player
iPhone 4 & 4S = LG’s Prada
iPhone 5c = Lumia 620
Panorama + Folders = Android
Notification Bar = Maemo
Slide to Unlock = Neonode N1m
Mouse GUI = Xerox
Reject calls with SMS = Symbian
Fingerprint sensor (Cracked) = PCs (Safe)
Smartphone + fingerprint scanner = Motorola Atrix 2011
Multitasking = webOS
Copy/paste = WinMobile
Ping = Facebook, Twitter
Pinch to zoom = Samsung
iMessage = BlackBerry Messenger
iOS Minimalistic = Windows Phone.
Smartphone Optical Stabilization = Nokia
Multitouch Smartphone = Bought another company
Bigger Screen smartphone = Everybody else
NFC = Everybody Else too
Thunderbolt = Intel
OSX, iOS = Unix
Newton = Psion Series 3, HP 95LX
Aluminum = Cheapest Metal
Plastic = ($$$ Reinforced Polymers)
Security = Buy a new one…
At a court 10 miles from Apple HQ.
With a Judge that was a former Apple
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