GSMA keep saying the A series is "on budget" but it clearly out of budget what with the competition.
I would go out on a limb and say that HTC (famous for not-so-friendly price in the past) One X9 at $387 (or $400) is a better value than this.
Shame that's yet to be released elsewhere outside China.
AnonD-111968, 06 Feb 2016With SD615 Samsung is making a Huge discount from Qualcomm to buy their old SOC's and Samsung ... moreThis is the reason i quit A7, 615 processor sucks. At least 800 required.
Aslipundit, 06 Feb 2016This is retailing for 500 USD in India, which is just below flagship territory. Using a Snapdr... moreWith SD615 Samsung is making a Huge discount from Qualcomm to buy their old SOC's and Samsung is making a lot of profit by selling just below flagship price.
AnonD-404798, 06 Feb 2016sry but it's '' xiaomi '' main reason not to buy it.If Xiaomi is a good reason not to buy a phone my guess is you deserve to have your wallet raped by Samsung.
Can somebody tell me why do the A-series have better design than the flagships? It started with the first A series. I really want that design, but I want it with flagship specs. Why the curves on flagships, Samsung? They make any device look less high-end and feminine (just google basics on design).
in most regions the old a7 had the powerful 5430 octa which is considerably faster than s615. so pretty much a fail successor.
This is retailing for 500 USD in India, which is just below flagship territory. Using a Snapdragon 615 in a 500 USD phone is daylight robbery. You have 200$ phones that are running on the same oc. It's a poor strategy for Samsung, equipping their premium midrange phones with underwhelming hardware, especially with the gamut of superb value phones available in that range.
Samsung doesn't command enough of brand loyalty to fleece customers like this.
Either it should have been priced around $400, or it should have used something like a Snapdragon 652, 808 or even the Helio X10 to make it a better value proposition
Isn't it Diamond Pentile instead of RGB matrix in the display section? Samsung hasn't put an RGB SAMOLED panel on their devices ever since Tab S2 10.1.
them better back to plastic, the glass back is nuisance, really not comfort in hand
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2016xiaomi redmi note 3 pro (snapdragon 650) $225
antutu 6 = 78000
geekbench single = 1500
geek... moreRedmi Note 3 is near 170 dollars in China for perfect 615, 3 Gb RAM, 32 Gb Memory, can use one sim-card slot for SD-Card, and 4000 battery.
I am user of Mi3, but thinking to change something!
Need 4000-5000 battery and will be perfect phone for next years!
AnonD-404798, 06 Feb 20162x cheaper and 2x better :
http://www.gsmarena.com/deal_nexus_5x_going_for_280_unlocked_on_... morexiaomi redmi note 3 pro (snapdragon 650) $225
antutu 6 = 78000
geekbench single = 1500
geekbenh multi = 3500
SoT 7.45 hours
AnonD-146024, 06 Feb 2016A7 is priced at Rs33,500 in India($500) and you get the mighty S6 for the same price which obv... moreYou can't compare this to S6. S6 is a phone A7 is a phablet. If someone wants a phone with big screen he/she isn't going to buy S6. Maybe you can compare this phone with Note 4 because whee i live, they are priced same.
AnonD-404798, 05 Feb 2016even more boring then recent A5.... SD615 for such expensive device is nonsense.And that too with only 16gb internal and no notification light. My 6000 INR Redmi1s has a notification light :(
LOL, 06 Feb 2016this is a huge joke.. who will buy this phone? K3 note for less than $200 is still much power... moreAgree! K3 Note and Le1s has much more powerful chipset to offer at almost 1/3rd its price.
Why the hell GSMArena has to always compare this with S6? S6 is a far far better phone than A7,J7 and GOD knows what!
A7 is priced at Rs33,500 in India($500) and you get the mighty S6 for the same price which obviously doesn't have such huge battery and SD card slot but has:
double inbuilt memory, that too high speed
Wireless charging and Adaptive Fast charging
Better cameras 16MP vs 13MP resolution (and it's 4:3 instead of 16:9)
Far better chipset (S6 has one of the fastest chipset vs SD615 of A7)
Higher poi QHD vs HD
Add to that the huge S series goodwill.
I mean who in his senses would prefer A7 over S6.
Samsung should have priced it at least a $100 lower to justify the position.