Saturday , December 15 2018 Ausdroid » Hardware » Mobiles » Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 are launching in Australia on March 5

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We’d been tipped off on their imminent arrival, but today Samsung’s made it official – the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 will be launching in Australia from March 5.

Both phones have an attractive, slim, full-metal unibody design coming in under 7mm with SuperAMOLED screens, 5MP front-facing cameras, 1.2 Ghz quad core processors, and Android KitKat. There are also some neat safety features built-in – you can send pictures, pre-recorded messages and location to preset VIPs and use a “Find my mobile” service to locate lost devices.

The differences between the A3 and A5 comes down to screen size (4.5″ qHD vs 5″ HD), RAM (1.5 vs 2GB), rear camera specs (8MP vs 13MP) and battery capacity (1900 vs 2300mAh).

If Samsung pitched the Galaxy Alpha too high on price, the A3 and A5 seem to get it right with $499 and $599 respective price tags. Both phones should be available at retailers, but you’ll also find the A3 at Telstra, Vodafone and Optus while Vodafone’s getting the A5. Colour choices are limited to black/white, but they’re both pretty reliable for retailers.

These are some nice looking phones with decent specs and build quality for the price – will you be picking one up?

Jason Murray   Assistant Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Christopher Collins

Forearms weren’t meant to be a distraction in your photos. With the Samsung GALAXY A5 you don’t need to touch the button when taking selfies. Snap a selfie with your voice or palm and make your friends think your own personal photographer is following you around. With the latest image detection and voice recognition software, the Samsung GALAXY A5 is taking the selfie to the next level.


Those prices are ridiculous. Good luck Samsung…

Your sales are plummeting world wide and they don’t seem to get the hint. Plastic fantastic and high prices isn’t the way to go if they want to increase sales.

There are much much better phones out there at a lower cost.

Caleb Johns
Caleb Johns

Wow those prices are disappointing.

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