These devices have the MSM8916 which as far as I know does not support Carrier Aggregation on LTE - I think this could be a requirement for the some of the large US operators.
Paximon, 30 Dec 2014None of these phones will work on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTEYes A5 look for model number sma500m the m is the us LTE bands. I have one works on att just great. Wonderful device
LOL. When I saw A3 on the news and checked the specs, I seriously expected the price of A3 to be just around 250 USD and A5 to be a little bit pricier but not over 300 USD. Specs wise, not a good investment for money IMHO.
Dot-WiFi, 31 Dec 2014some people will said it far more reasonable price compared to "overprice 2012 spec" phoneWell atleast the 2012 spec phone ur talking can beat the most updated specs phone to date...right? Well sure the price is right for that 2012 spec...unlike this junk theey price like a premium one but the phone itself is not....
Paximon, 30 Dec 2014None of these phones will work on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTEThese are just the Chinese models with Chinese bands, they are not even international versions.
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2014Hello? Weren't you asking for premium build materials? Now you're complaining? Plus those phon... moreOk, they are 64-bit. What about Grand prime? is that not 64-bit? Are you sure samsung would update A3/A5 to Lollipop? If not, how different they would be than Grand Prime (which would not be updated to lollipop by Samsung for sure)? Premium materials - Are you sure it was a successful experiment? It was not, which is why samsung is discontinuing alpha, right?
Man a bit too late only if it came out before Christmas 🎄 I just bought the iPhone 6. Too bad maybe two years from now when my contract is up. Samsung is the king!!! I love Samsung!!!!
Snickers101, 31 Dec 2014People complaining about overpriced.. please be quiet. 300-400 for a phone that will both have... morePlus theur prices will go down gradually so it's not an issue. They are even future proof (64bit).. I don't why people keep complaining and what's funny is they're not even in the us
Muthu, 31 Dec 2014Few examples since you asked: i. Samsung galaxy grand prime (selling at $250 in India) is bet... moreHello? Weren't you asking for premium build materials? Now you're complaining? Plus those phones are 64 bit so the pricing is fair.. Please soare us
Muthu, 31 Dec 2014Few examples since you asked: i. Samsung galaxy grand prime (selling at $250 in India) is bet... moreI think I got the price of A5 wrong in my post. But if US price is $400, it will be $500 or more in India. So my examples still hold good.
Mailman, 31 Dec 2014Really? Name some, except Chinese companies. Few examples since you asked:
i. Samsung galaxy grand prime (selling at $250 in India) is better than A3 (except RAM 1.5GB in A3 vs 1GB in GGP).
2. Moto G 2nd Gen (selling at $210 in India) is better than A3 for much lesser price.
3. HTC Desire 820 (selling at $400 in India) is much better than A5 for $100 less
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (selling at $375 in India) is much better than A5 for $125 less
If you see the above examples, Samsung themselves are selling better devices for lesser price. And I am talking about indian prices which will be higher for A3 and A5 than what is mentioned in this article. And all of the above examples came at the top of my head in an instant. Need more examples? I will dig further and let you know.
AnonD-126854, 31 Dec 2014You mean iPhone? Right?no.. samsung
iPhones deservers premium price tag.
but samsung is not apple .. sooner they realise its better for them
199 USD for A3 and 299 USD for A5
Found this info for anyone interested in which models work in the US (GSM Only). I live in the Bahamas so I have to constantly compare different models to make sure they're compatible, namely GSM850/1900, HSPA850, LTE700-17 (same as AT&T.)
Asus zenfone 6 has 6 inch 720p display, 13 MP camera with Pixel Master technology, Intel processor and under $300 price tag. There are a lot of other Chinese smartphones that have better specs and even lower prices than the Asus. Samsung is stupid for selling this phone (and other phones) that expensive when they are having a lot of competition from a lot of good Chinese manufacturers that have cost a lot of profit loss for them lately.