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Samsung Galaxy A smartphones are a mid-range answer to their flagship Galaxy S line. The A series offers solid features and specifications at a lower price than the S phones. Like other Samsung smartphone lines, the A series releases new models every year.

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Samsung Galaxy A33 and A53 (2022)

Écran : 6,4", HD Super AMOLED 90HZ-6,5", Super AMOLED 120HZ
Résolution : 1080x2400 @ ~ 400ppi
Appareil photo avant : 2 MP - 32 MP
Caméra arrière : 48 MP/8 MP/5 MP/2 MP - 64 MP/12 MP/12 MP/5 MP
Type de chargeur : microUSB 2.0 - USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 12.0
Date de sortie : Avril 2022

On the surface, the A53 looks identical to the Galaxy A52 released in 2021, right from the 6.5-inch display to the quad-camera setup. However, the A53 is powered by an Exynos 1280 processor and it supports AI which improves the user experience. In addition to being dust and water resistant, the battery can last several days without charging.

The Galaxy A33 is the most budget version, but the only major difference is the quality of the camera.

Samsung Galaxy A (2021 Series)

Écran : 6,5", HD+ TFT Infinity-V - 6,7", FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O
Résolution : 720x1600 @ 270ppi - 1080x2400 @ 393ppi
Caméra frontale : 5 MP - 32 MP
Caméra arrière : 13 MP/2 MP - 64 MP/8 MP/12 MP/2 MP
Type de chargeur : microUSB 2.0 - USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 10.0
Date de sortie : Janvier 2021 - Mars 2021

The Galaxy A 2021 series was announced in September 2020 and features various hardware improvements but no major design overhaul. The lineup includes improved RAM and storage options, larger screens, better battery life, some camera upgrades, and 5G compatibility on many available models. Samsung has also adopted Qualcomm and MediaTek processors, as opposed to the Exynos chips in older devices.

This series includes nine smartphones, ranging from the Galaxy A02 to the Galaxy A72.

Samsung Galaxy A (2020 Series)

Écran : 5,7", PLS TFT LCD - 6,7", Super AMOLED Plus
Résolution : 720x1520 @ 295ppi - 1080x2400 @ 393ppi
Caméra frontale : 5 MP - 32 MP
Caméra arrière : 13 MP/2 MP - 64 MP/12 MP/5 MP/5 MP
Type de chargeur : microUSB 2.0 - USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 10.0
Date de sortie : Décembre 2019 - juillet 2020

In 2020, Samsung has introduced various new features with a range of extras and add-ons, depending on your budget. The series includes a unique geometric design, faster SoCs (system-on-a-chip) and a punch-hole display on some models, which “punches” the camera lens into the screen instead of a notch.

At the high end, Samsung offers with the Galaxy A51 and A71 an Infinity-O display and L-shaped quad cameras. The series includes a total of 11 smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy A10-A90 (2019 series)

Écran : 6,2", IPS LCD - 6,7", Super AMOLED
Résolution : 4128x3096 @ 271ppi - 8000x6000 @ 393ppi
Caméra frontale : 5 MP - 32 MP
Caméra arrière : 13 MP - 48 MP/12 MP/5 MP
Type de chargeur : microUSB 2.0 - USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 9.0 Pie
Date de sortie : Février 2019 - septembre 2019

The 2019 lineup of Samsung Galaxy A series phones included several improvements over previous models. These include the new “waterdrop” notch display, better battery life and more memory storage. With the exception of the A2 Core, all have the Samsung One UI interface and video stabilization.

The 2019 lineup has 18 models in total, making it the largest lineup of Galaxy A phones of its kind. Storage capacity is also varied, ranging from 32GB for the A10 to 128GB for the A90.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Écran : Super AMOLED 6,3 pouces
Résolution : 1080x2220 @ 392ppi
Appareil photo avant : 24 MP
Caméra arrière : Quadruple 24 MP/10 MP/8 MP/5 MP
Type de chargeur : USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 8.0 Oreo
Date de sortie : Novembre 2018

The Galaxy A9 (2018) is the first smartphone with a quad camera. The primary camera has 24 megapixels, the second a telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom, the third a 120-degree wide-angle lens, and the fourth has a small f2.2 aperture to control how much of the image is in focus. The camera also comes with an AI-powered scene optimization feature.

As for storage, the smartphone has 128GB onboard and can accept cards up to 512GB. The phone also comes with Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018)

Écran : Super AMOLED 5,6 pouces (A8) ; Super AMOLED 6,0 pouces (A8+)
Résolution : 1080x2220 @ 441ppi
Appareil photo avant : Double caméra 16 MP
Caméra arrière : 16 MP
Type de chargeur : USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 7.0 Nougat
Date de sortie : Janvier 2018

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ are mid-range smartphones that the company introduced at CES 2018, and their design and specifications are close to the S series of high-end phones. The main difference between the two is that the phablet-sized A8+ has a larger 6-inch screen. The Galaxy A8 and A8+ both have ultra-thin bezels (the S8 and S8+ have edge-to-edge curved displays) and use Samsung Infinity Display technology to make the most of screen real estate.

These Samsung Galaxy A smartphones have glass and metal bodies, but a finish that looks cheaper than the S series. Each selfie camera has a dual lens to create the popular background blur effect (bokeh) using a Samsung feature called Live Focus, but neither camera has optical image stabilization.

The fingerprint reader is on the back of the phone, below the camera lens, rather than on the home button like older Galaxy A phones. Both Samsung phones have a headphone jack and a microSD card slot, are dust and water resistant, and support fast charging but not wireless charging.

Features of Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8

Réalité virtuelle : Les A8 et A8+ ont été les premiers de la série Galaxy A à prendre en charge le casque Samsung Gear VR, désormais abandonné.
Mode double messagerie : Vous pouvez exécuter deux instances d'une application de chat simultanément si vous avez plus d'un compte, par exemple, un pour le travail et un pour les amis.
Déverrouillage par reconnaissance faciale : Vous pouvez déverrouiller ces smartphones A en utilisant la reconnaissance faciale, qui fonctionne mieux sous un bon éclairage.
Vidéos Time Lapse : Une fonctionnalité appelée Hyperlapse vous permet de créer des vidéos time-lapse à différentes vitesses.
Samsung Bixby : L'assistant virtuel de Samsung, Bixby, est intégré aux deux téléphones et fonctionne de manière similaire à Siri et Google Assistant.
Rapport d'affichage de 18,5:9 : Comme le Galaxy S8, les A8 et A8+ ont un rapport d'aspect inhabituel pour s'adapter à la technologie Infinity Display. Vous pouvez rencontrer quelques barres noires sur les vidéos, qui utilisent généralement le rapport d'aspect 16:9.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Écran : Super AMOLED 5,7 pouces
Résolution : 1080x1920 @ 386ppi
Appareil photo avant : 16 MP
Caméra arrière : 16 MP
Type de chargeur : USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 6.0 Marshmallow
Date de sortie : Janvier 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A7 looks a lot like the high-end Galaxy S7 with a large phablet-sized screen. It offers up to 22 hours of battery life and supports fast charging technology. It has a metal and curved glass construction, a slim frame and is water and dust resistant.

The A7 has a fingerprint sensor on the home button, a headphone jack and a dual SIM card slot. The 32GB Samsung smartphone has a microSD card slot that accepts cards up to 256GB. A Smart Stay feature keeps the screen awake when you’re looking at it, and there’s a handy shortcut to activate the camera by double-pressing the home button.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Écran : Super AMOLED 5,2 pouces
Résolution : 1080x1920 @ 424ppi
Appareil photo avant : 16 MP
Caméra arrière : 16 MP
Type de chargeur : USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 6.0 Marshmallow
Date de sortie : Janvier 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A5 has a higher resolution camera (16 versus 12 MP) than the Galaxy S7, the flagship released in 2016 (12 MP). Still, the image quality is not quite as good, not least because of the lack of optical image stabilization. The battery is also the same size as the S7, but since the screen has a lower resolution, it uses less power and lasts longer. The phone also comes with a fast charger, which should fill the battery in about an hour.

In terms of storage, the phone has 32GB built-in and a microSD card slot to expand it up to 256GB. The Galaxy A5’s fingerprint scanner sits below the screen, but is not integrated into the home button. Like the Galaxy A7 (2017), the A5 is water and dust resistant.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Écran : Super AMOLED de 4,7 pouces
Résolution : 720x1280 @ 312ppi
Caméra frontale : 13 MP
Caméra arrière : 8 MP
Type de chargeur : USB-C
Version initiale d'Android : 7.0 Nougat
Date de sortie : Janvier 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is the first in the Galaxy A series to adopt the USB-C standard, which adds fast charging technology and the end of the cable entry upside down. Like the A5 and A7 released in the same year, it looks similar to the S7, with a metal bezel, glass back, glittery bezel and water and dust resistance. There is a fingerprint scanner in the home button to unlock the smartphone and make mobile payments.

The interface features a slimmed-down version of Samsung’s TouchWiz compared to previous phones in the series, which means less lag. The A3 only has 16GB of storage, but it accepts microSD cards up to 256GB. Its battery is said to last around two days with regular use, probably due to its lower resolution (720p) display.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)

Affichage : Super AMOLED 6,0 pouces
Résolution : 1080x1920 @ 367ppi
Appareil photo avant : 16 MP
Caméra arrière : 8 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : 6.0 Marshmallow
Date de sortie : Mai 2016

The Galaxy A9 Pro phablet has a premium glass and metal design like the S7 and S7 Edge. Its body isn’t as thin as flagship phones, but its extra bulk includes a much larger 5,000mAh battery that promises to last up to 33 hours of talk time and 22.5 days of standby time.

Like many Galaxy A models, this phone has a dual SIM card slot and a MicroSD slot that allows you to expand the internal memory from 32 GB up to 256 GB. The home button on the front contains a fingerprint scanner. The A9 Pro’s camera has optical image stabilization and LED flash.

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)

Écran : Super AMOLED 6,0 pouces
Résolution : 1080x1920 @ 367ppi
Appareil photo avant : 13 MP
Caméra arrière : 8 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : 5.0 Lollipop
Date de sortie : Janvier 2016

Like the Galaxy A8+ and A9 Pro, the Galaxy A9 phablet has a 6-inch display, and unlike the Samsung Galaxy S6 released the same year, it has a microSD card slot to supplement its 32GB of internal memory (up to 128GB) . Its 4,000 mAh battery can last up to two days with regular use, and it’s compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology for quick recharging in case of outages.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

Écran : Super AMOLED de 5,5 pouces
Résolution : 1080x1920 @ 401ppi
Appareil photo avant : 13 MP
Caméra arrière : 5 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : 5.0 Lollipop
Date de sortie : Décembre 2015

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) is a step above its predecessors when it comes to design, looking more like the Galaxy S series than previous phones in the Galaxy A line. It has a dual SIM card slot, a memory card slot, a headphone jack and a home button with an integrated fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) are the first smartphones in the Galaxy A series to support Samsung Pay.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Écran : Super AMOLED 5,2 pouces
Résolution : 1080x1920 @ 424ppi
Appareil photo avant : 13 MP
Caméra arrière : 5 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : 5.0 Lollipop
Date de sortie : Décembre 2015

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is similar to the A5 2017 in many ways, including screen size and resolution and processor, but the newer model has more internal RAM (3GB vs. 2GB) and storage (32GB vs. 16GB). It looks similar to the Galaxy S6 flagship, but unlike that model, the A5 has a memory card slot and a fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

Écran : Super AMOLED de 4,7 pouces
Résolution : 720x1280 @ 312ppi
Appareil photo avant : 13 MP
Caméra arrière : 5 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : 5.0 Lollipop
Date de sortie : Décembre 2015

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) has a glossy glass surface that looks premium but tends to be slippery. The Samsung TouchWiz overlay includes motion and gesture controls as well as a robust power saving feature. It only has 16GB of internal storage, but it does have a microSD card slot.

The waterproof Galaxy A3 (2016) has a dual SIM slot, but one of them also doubles as a memory card slot when you don’t need the other SIM card. The A3 has a fingerprint scanner and a headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2015)

Écran : 5,7 pouces Super AMOLED
Résolution : 1080x1920 @ 386ppi
Appareil photo avant : 5 MP
Caméra arrière : 16 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : 5.0 Lollipop
Date de sortie : Août 2015

The Galaxy A8 has the largest screen in the 2015 lineup, pushing it into phablet territory. It is also the first in the A series to get a fingerprint scanner for unlocking. The A8 (2015) has a dual SIM card slot (ideal for frequent travelers), a microSD card slot (accepts cards up to 128GB) and a headphone jack.

The 16-megapixel camera is also an improvement and has more modes, such as panorama and Pro, and more modes are available for download. The Samsung TouchWiz overlay has less bloatware and adds interface theme settings so users can customize colors and other elements.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2015)

Écran : Super AMOLED de 5,5 pouces
Résolution : 1080x1920 @ 401ppi
Appareil photo avant : 5 MP
Caméra arrière : 13 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : 4.4 KitKat
Date de sortie : Février 2015

With a larger screen and 1080p resolution, the Galaxy A7 (2015) outdoes its predecessors, although it shares the same camera specs as the A5 model from 2015. It also has a faster processor and, like the A5 and A3, includes a microSD slot and a headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2015)

Affichage : Super AMOLED de 5 pouces
Résolution : 720x1280 @ 294ppi
Appareil photo avant : 5 MP
Caméra arrière : 13 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : Android 4.4 KitKat
Date de sortie : Décembre 2014

The first Galaxy A5 is a slight upgrade over the simultaneously released A3, with a primary camera and higher resolution screen. The screen is also slightly larger, as is the battery. Like the A3 (2015), the A5 has a headphone jack and a microSD slot, but no removable battery.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015)

Écran : Super AMOLED de 4,5 pouces
Résolution : 960x540 @ 245ppi
Caméra frontale : 5 MP
Caméra arrière : 8 MP
Type de chargeur : micro USB
Version initiale d'Android : 4.4 KitKat
Date de sortie : Décembre 2014

The original Galaxy A3 eschews the plastic construction of many previous mid-range Galaxy smartphones in exchange for a metal unibody design. It also removes the LED notification light, which flashed different colors to indicate whether it was a text, reminder, or other kind of warning. It retains the headphone jack and microSD card slot, which in this case accepts cards up to 64GB to add to the 16GB of internal storage.

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