Inside Samsung's New Galaxy A5 and A3 Smartphones

1 - Inside Samsung's New Galaxy A5 and A3 Smartphones
2 - The New Samsung Galaxy A5
3 - All-Metal Chassis for Strength
4 - Galaxy A5 Features a Quality Camera
5 - Powered by Quad-Core Processors
6 - Galaxy A5's Slightly Smaller Display
7 - Wide Array of Colors
8 - Additional Shared Features
9 - Ultra-Thin Profiles
10 - Galaxy A3 Includes 8MP Rear Camera
1 of 10

Inside Samsung's New Galaxy A5 and A3 Smartphones

by Todd R. Weiss

2 of 10

The New Samsung Galaxy A5

There's no shortage of nice features in the larger A5 handset, including a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM and a nonremovable 2,300-mAh battery.

3 of 10

All-Metal Chassis for Strength

Like its stable mate, the larger Galaxy A5 includes an all-metal case and has a sizable, bright screen that provides a great platform for high-volume texting and social networking.

4 of 10

Galaxy A5 Features a Quality Camera

A feature-rich 13-megapixel rear camera is included, while a 5MP front-facing camera includes several modes for creative selfies desired by younger users, such as Wide Selfie, Palm Selfie, Animated GIF, Beauty Face Features and Rear-cam Selfie.

5 of 10

Powered by Quad-Core Processors

Both the Galaxy A5 (seen here) and the A3 phones run quad-core 1.2GHz processors to provide good performance for users. Here the white A5 is pictured.

6 of 10

Galaxy A5's Slightly Smaller Display

The Galaxy A3 (shown here) is slightly smaller than the A5, featuring a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display. The A3 also features half the RAM of its big brother at 1GB of RAM, as well as a smaller nonremovable 1,900-mAh battery.

7 of 10

Wide Array of Colors

The smaller A3 (pictured) and the A5 both will be available in a wide range of colors, including Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold. Here, the gold model is shown.

8 of 10

Additional Shared Features

Both smartphone models include storage provided by 16GB of internal memory and a micro SD slot that holds a card with up to 64GB of capacity. Both the A5 and A3 (shown in pink) also include WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.

9 of 10

Ultra-Thin Profiles

To make the Galaxy A5 and A3 (shown here in blue) phones popular with younger users, Samsung made them as thin as possible, with 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin profiles, respectively. Both models run on Android 4.4 KitKat and will operate on 3G or 4G networks.

10 of 10

Galaxy A3 Includes 8MP Rear Camera

The A3, shown here in silver, gets a less powerful 8MP rear camera and shares the same 5MP front camera as its A5 partner. Both models also include a full range of preloaded Google services, including Gmail, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Play Games, Play Music and YouTube.

Top White Papers and Webcasts