Martin132014, 25 Jan 2015I don't think non-removable battery is the cause of samsung downfall...it just how it will tur... moreThe only reason why Samsung started using non-removable batteries is this:
In last year, Samsung earned lower profit that they did expect. So to increase their profits, they increased the effect of planned obsolescence with using non-removable batteries. So you're enforced to buy new phones (or pay for services to replace battery, if they replace it at all) in every 2 years.
TheHacker, 24 Jan 2015Main disadvantage is the non-removable battery..really...you dont want plastic but want the re... morePlastic is the best material for phones.
Removable battery is the most important thing that all phones should have.
phones are a big market samsung did a terrible mistake by making phones with out removeble batterie
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2015Non-removable battery?
Samsung is going to suffer the same ugly fate as HTC and Sony. I don't think non-removable battery is the cause of samsung downfall...it just how it will turn to be...
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2015Experia z sucks.. better go for s4.. in india, s4 for 20000 rupees and experia z for 25000...User xperience would not agree with you....
And even z1c now costs only 20$ more than this cr...ap
irakli92, 24 Jan 2015In my Country it costs about $380 Meanwhile Xperia Z costs just $240 (!). Go Samsung, ki... moreExperia z sucks.. better go for s4.. in india, s4 for 20000 rupees and experia z for 25000...
i checked again, i made mistake...
Xperia Z costs $320.
Still way less than A3...
In my Country it costs about $380
Meanwhile Xperia Z costs just $240 (!).
Go Samsung, kill yourself...
looks good though heavily inspired by old iPhone design..
I think the A5 in India is shipping with Lollipop. The ones I checked at the local Samsung showroom have the distinct Lollipop App switcher with the shuffling cards layout. The rest of Touchwiz is not too different with bits of Material Design thrown here and there, though I did not check the android version. Will do so on my next visit and post the results. If someone can confirm this, that would be great.
For a device under the premium segment with premium price a qHD res makes it less premium.
Here are some points I've made.
Why should I buy it :
-Affordable price for a premium phone, even for a budget-strict student like me.
-Good build quality, I've tested it on the mall
-Compact, light and slim
Why should I not :
-qHD resolution, for such a big price compared to others and a premium built phone, this is a big let down. Yes, there is S.Amoled, but the 1st Gen Moto G had 4.5 inch and packed 720p with it, I don't see any reason why Samsung should put qHD on a phone that price.
-It's just an affordable phone for showing-off and to compare it with someone's iPhone, despite having a rather low screen res and aluminium build.
-The rivals had more decent offering at their price point.
I am still not sure if I should get it, it costs nearly twice the price of it's Chinese rival, the RedMi 2, and the A3 offers 5mp front camera, SAMOLED and aluminium build while the RedMi 2 is cheaper, 720p res, bigger screen and bigger battery capacity. I like MIUi more than TouchWhiz, and the RedMi 2 is cheaper and user experience is very par with the A3.
Samsung is going to suffer the same ugly fate as HTC and Sony.
Main disadvantage is the non-removable battery..really...you dont want plastic but want the removable battery and u want metal yet still u want removable battery when you know its not possible on a metal phone..am starting to thing people are ones that are confused about what they want no Samsung..
Samsung really change their design
hope samsung focus on s,note,alpha,A,E and J series and forget like grand,mega etc
love samsung design on my note 4 and build quality and durability.
Do you know if adapt sound is still included or has it been binned off along with the default Samsung music player?