Samsung Galaxy A Series – Everything You Want to Know
In this article, we will check out all of the new Samsung Galaxy A-Series mobiles with Specs, price, features and buying advice.
The latest phones launched by Samsung in the Galaxy A Series are Galaxy A31, A71, A51, A20, and Galaxy A10. Previously, they have launched the Galaxy A50 and A30.
Galaxy M Series Vs Galaxy A Series
The key difference between the Samsung Galaxy M Serie and A-Series is – The M Series is available online only on Flipkart.com or Samsung.com whereas the Galaxy A Series is available both offline (in physical stores) and is also available online.
In comparison to the M-Series the Galaxy A series offers a better build quality at a slight premium.
Samsung Galaxy A31
The Samsung Galaxy A31 is launched in India in a single ram and storage variant – 6 GB Ram and 128 GB of internal storage for Rs’ price tag. 21,999. The phone is available to purchase in black, blue, and white color versions. The Galaxy A31 is the successor of the Galaxy A30 that is available for Rs. 15,999.
The phone is available to purchase from Amazon and other retail channels, starting from 4th June 2020.
The key highlight of the device is its large 6.4 inches Super AMOLED display, Android 10 Os. Quad-Rear cameras and a massive 5000 mAH capacity battery that comes with Fast Charging support.
Key Specs for Samsung Galaxy A31
- Display – 6.4 Inch Super AMOLED Display with FHD+ (2400*1080)
- 20:9 aspect ratio with Infinity-U display with a water-drop notch.
- Processor – MediaTek Helio P65 Processor, Octa-Core.
- Ram – 6 GB DDR4 Ram.
- Storage – 128 GB in-built storage, expandable up to 512 GB.
- OS – Android 10 With Samsung One UI 2.0.
- Rear Cameras – 48 MP (f/2.0) aperture lens) + 8 MP Wide Angle + 5 MP Macro + 5 MP Depth Sensor.
- Front Camera – 20 MP Selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture lens.
- Connectivity – Dual 4G VOLTE, USB Type C Port
- In-Display Fingerprint Scanner – Yes.
- Battery Capacity – 5000 mAH
- Fast Charging Support – 15 Watts Charging.
- Thickness – 8.6 mm
- Weight – 185 grams
- Price Rs. 21,999.
You can also do casual gaming and play games like PUBG, etc., but it is not the fastest when it comes to gaming.
Overall, an excellent smartphone with a great display, decent cameras, long battery life for day to day usage.
Samsung Galaxy A71
This Samsung model was released in January 2020 and is available on various e-commerce sites.
It comes with 8GB RAM along with 128 GB internal memory and costs at Rs. 29,999.
The dimensions and weight are 163.6 x 76 x 7.7 mm and 176 gm, respectively.
It flaunts a large super AMOLED Infinity-O Display. On one side, its thin bezels are a plus point, whereas an HDR10 certification would have been a useful feature onboard.
The overall look and feel of the phone are quite premium, with all credits to its pastel colors, glossy finish and curved edges screen.
Quad cameras on the rear give great clicks using 64 MP main camera(f/1.8, 26mm), 12-MP ultra-wide camera(f/2.2, 12mm), 5-MP depth sensor(f/2.2), and a 5-MP macro camera(f/2.4, 25mm). We can shoot UHD 4k video recording at 30fps.
An 8x digital zoom, HDR, Live Focus, exposure compensation will not disappoint you.
At the front, we have a 32 MP selfie camera(f/2.2, 26mm) that not only captures excellent selfies in HDR but also helps you record selfies is slo-mo videos, what more fun do we expect.
Powering the phone is Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) Qualcomm SD730 processor and Adreno 618 GPU. With 8GB RAM and an above-said processor, the phone can be called a Game Booster.
Boasting a massive 4500 mAh Li-ion battery that comes with a 25Wfast charger, you will stick to the phone throughout the day.
It comes with ready to use Samsung Knox for enhanced safety and Samsung Pay Integrated into the phone that makes your payments smoother.
The phone comes in impressive Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Silver, and Prism Crush Blue colors.
As far as network connectivity is concerned, it offers
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0
- A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NFC
- USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Key SPECS for SAMSUNG A71
- Design- Premium glass front in a glossy plastic frame with curved edges.
- Display Size and Type- 6.7 Inch Super AMOLED+ (20:9 aspect ratio) Display (1080 x 2400), 393 ppi.
- Performance- Snapdragon 730 Octa-Core Processor with Adreno 618 GPU
- Operating System- Android 10.0 with One UI 2
- Camera- 64 MP + 12MP +5MP+5MP rear camera with LED Flash and HDR.
- Selfie Camera- 32 MP front camera
- Battery Life- 4500 mAh Li-Po battery with 25W Fast Charging.
- Storage- 128 internal storage expandable up to 512 GB via MicroSDXC.
- Connectivity- Dual Sim (4G, LTE/Volte)
Pros – Samsung Knox, Powerful OS, Stunning cameras, Inbuilt Samsung Pay integration.
Cons- Missing LED Flash on the front and non-dust and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy A51, the successor of Galaxy A50s, that has recently got a price cut.
The Galaxy A51 is available for purchase at Rs. 23,999 (6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage) and Rs. 25,999 for the 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage.
The Samsung Galaxy A51 comes with a large 6.5 inch Super AMOLED display with Full-HD+ (2400*1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio) resolution and has a punch-hole front selfie camera.
The display offers a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and uses Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
It is not very thick, measures just 7.9 mm and weighs 176 grams/
Additionally, the A51 comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
For Photography, it comes with improved Quad rear cameras. The primary sensor has a 48 MP lens with f/2.0 aperture; the second camera has a 12 MP lens (ultra-wide angle) the third lens is 5 MP (macro) and a 5 MP depth sensor.
For Selfies, there is an impressive 32 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture.
BATTERY, PROCESSOR, RAM AND OTHER DETAILS
The Galaxy A51 comes with a 4000 mAH capacity battery with fast charging support (15 Watts Charger). Powering the device is the Samsung made Exynos 9611 Octa-Core processor that comes with the ARM Mali G72 MP3 GPU for the smooth gaming experience.
Furthermore, we have got 6 / 8 GB of DDR4 ram and 128 GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 512 GB.
The Galaxy A51 runs on the latest Android 10 (Q) along with the Samsung One UI 2 to offer a fluid user experience.
Also, we have got some exciting features such as Samsung Knox for improved security and Samsung Pay for secured transactions.
Lastly, it comes with the USB Type C port and also has a dedicated micro-sd card slot.
Overall, the Galaxy A51 comes with decent cameras, battery life, and processing power at a not so eye-watering price.
Samsung Galaxy A70
Key Highlights – A70
- Large 6.7 Inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display.
- 6 GB RAM and 128 GB Storage
- Massive 4500 mAH capacity battery.
- Triple Rear Cameras
- 32 MP Front Selfie Camera
Specs and Details – Galaxy A70
If you are looking for a large display mobile – the Galaxy A70 should be top on your list. The A70 comes with a 6.7 inch Full HD+ (2400*1080) pixels display with a waterdrop notch.
For selfies, we have a 32 Megapixel camera that can take detailed images in all lighting conditions. Further, there are triple rear cameras – 32MP AF (F1.7 aperture) + 8 MP FF ultra-wide (F2.2 aperture) + 5MP FF (F2.2 aperture).
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-Core processor with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz. Additionally, we have the Adreno 612 GPU for graphics-intensive tasks and gaming.
You can easily play games like Asphalt9 or PUBG on the A70 considering it comes with a fast processor.
The mobile runs on the latest Android Os 9.0 Pie along with the Samsung One UI software.
Furthermore, it offers a massive 4500 mAH capacity battery and comes with a Fast Charger (25 Watts) for quick charging.
Another highlight of the device is the On-screen fingerprint scanner similar to what we have seen on the Oneplus 7.
Also, it has got USB Type C port and has Dolby Atmos for the better sound experience.
Overall, the Galaxy A70 is a good option if you want a daily driver with long battery life and beautiful display.
Samsung Galaxy A20
Samsung has previously launched the Galaxy A50, A30 and A10 in the Indian market.
The Galaxy A20 will go on sale starting 8th April 2019 from Samsung online store, major e-commerce portals and brick, and mortar stores.
The phone is available in Blue, Black, and red color options.
The Galaxy A series is typically meant for the physical retail stores and the M-Series is an online exclusive.
Samsung Galaxy A20 Specs
Display and Design
The Galaxy A20 comes with a large 6.4-inch HD+ (720×1560 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a dewdrop notch, that the company calls Infinity V-display design.
It is a pretty large display and sadly comes with only HD+ resolution instead of the FHD+ which is usually seen in this price range.
However, the good thing is, Samsung is using an AMOLED panel instead of the IPS LCD used by rival brands.
The design looks very similar to the M20 or M30 with a full view display with the tiny notch and poly-plastic build.
The mobile is not very thick and comes with a 7.8 mm thickness inspire of having a massive battery.
Powering the device is a new processor from Samsung – Exynos 7884 Octa-Core SOC which comes with 2 Cores clocked at 1.65 GHz and other 6 energy-efficient cores with a clock speed of 1.35 GHz.
The Exynos 7885, which Samsung has previously used in the Galaxy A7 was not a powerful chipset. Antutu Score of 85k and Geek Bench Single-Core Score 1425 and Multi-Core score of 4347.
Now the Exynos 7884 is going to be slightly slower than the 7885 which makes it slower than the Snapdragon 636.
In fact, it is the same processor used the affordable Galaxy A10 (Price Rs. 8490).
The Galaxy A20 comes with 3 GB of ram and has 32 GB of inbuilt storage. Moreover, you can add a memory card upto 512 GB to expand the storage.
The smartphone runs on the latest Android 9.0 OS and has the Samsung Experience 9.5 software.
For photography, the Galaxy A20 comes with Dual rear cameras offering 13 Megapixel primary lens with f/1.9 aperture and the secondary lens comes with a 5MP resolution with f/2.2 aperture.
For selfies, we have an 8 MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, fixed focus lens.
Battery Life and Other Features
The A20 houses a large 4000 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day. Another highlight feature of the device is the 15 Watts Fast Charger and the presence of USB Type C Port.
Further, it comes with standard connectivity options such as Bluetooth, WIFI and 4G Volte Support.
Also, there is a fingerprint scanner at the back and the A20 supports face unlocking.
Samsung Galaxy A10
The Galaxy A10 will go on sale online as well as through offline stores starting 19th March 2019.
Galaxy A10 Specs and Features
Powering the Galaxy A10 is the Exynos 7884 Octa-Core Processor with 2 Cores at 1.65 GHz and other 6 cores at 1.35 GHz.
There is only 2 GB Ram which seems less compared to what rivals are offering in this price range.
It comes with 32 GB of internal storage space, expandable using the micro-sd card slot. Also, it runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS and has the Samsung Experience UI.
For Imaging, it has a single 13 MP (f/1.9) aperture lens at the back and has a 5 MP (f/2.0) aperture lens at the front side.
The A10 comes with a 3400 mAH capacity battery without fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy A30
Also, the company is hosting an event on 27th February launched the Galaxy M30. Samsung is getting aggressive with India launches and doesn’t want to lose to Chinese rivals.
The key highlight of the new Galaxy A series phones is the presence of Infinity-U Super AMOLED display, similar to the OnePlus 6T and massive 4000 mAH capacity battery.
Samsung Galaxy A50
The display offers 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The A50 comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, however, it is not clear if Samsung is using the ultra-sonic scanner similar to the S series.
For Photography, it comes with triple rear cameras. The primary sensor has 25 MP lens with f/1.7 aperture, the second camera has an 8 MP lens while the third camera has a 5 Megapixel lens.
Both the 5MP and 8MP cameras have fixed focus and come with f/2.2 aperture.
For Selfies, there is an impressive 25 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The mobile runs on the latest Android Pie OS along with the Samsung Experience software. It also comes with the Bixby virtual assistant.
Battery, Processor, Ram and other details
The Galaxy A50 comes with 4000 mAH capacity battery with fast charging support. It is powered by an unknown Octa-Core processor and comes with 4/6 GB of ram.
The storage options include 64 GB or 128 GB, expandable using the memory card up to 512 GB.
Samsung Galaxy A30
The Galaxy A30 has a similar size and resolution display and battery capacity. The processor is not known at the moment and it comes with 3/4 GB of Ram.
The storage options are 32 GB and 64 GB, expandable up to 512 GB using the micro-sd card.
The A30 comes with Dual cameras, instead of triple rear cameras on the A50. The primary rear camera has 16 MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and the secondary camera has 5 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture.
For selfies, there is a 16 MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens.
Lastly, the A30 misses on the in-display fingerprint scanner and comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Some of the specs are yet not known but will update with more details when the phone launches.
Also, rumors suggest that Samsung can also launch more affordable Galaxy A10 and Galaxy A20 in the coming weeks.
The last A Series phone that the company launched in India was the Galaxy A7 and the Galaxy A9.
Information Source – Samsung Global