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Samsung Galaxy A series guide Philippines

Samsung has been on the offensive these past few months with no signs of stopping. With a total of eight A series phones currently in the line up; the two of them already released on the Philippine Market (A30 and A50) and four of them coming soon this month of April (A70, A80, A10, A20)samsung-galaxy-a20

 

Summarized Version: If you are looking for the most basic Samsung branded phone you can find with decent features nonetheless, get the Galaxy A20, @10k pesos~only 3k higher than the A10, you get an ultrawide rear camera, super AMOLED display and a huge battery at 4000mAh.

Samsung A50 2.PNGIf you are looking for the best mid-range phone: The Galaxy A50 is the best choice: A good overall balance of feature to price ratio, it features a super AMOLED display, under-screen fingerprint sensors, a powerful mid-range processor and superb camera quality (rear and front + rear ultrawide) all for 18k PHP.

At 4k less, the A30 has been stripped of too much features from the A50 to justify the PHP 4k savings; and at 23k(5k more) for the A70, not much is added aside from being a little bit faster, having a marginally better camera, and a slightly bigger screen size plus battery. At almost double the price jumping from the A70 to the A80, you’ll almost exclusively just getting the A80 for the motorized cameras and the premium flagship-like feel, but with reduced battery size and no expandable memory.

Let’s give the phones a quick run-down:
For A30, A50, A70, A80, and a price range of 10k-30k see the table below
For A10 and A20 and a price range of under 10k pesos see the last part of the page

Galaxy A30 Galaxy A50 Galaxy A70 Galaxy A80
Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
 6.4 inches  6.4 inches  6.7 inches 6.7 inches
1080 x 2340 1080 x 2340 1080 x 2400 1080 x 2400
Android 9.0 Android 9.0 Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Exynos 7904 Exynos 9610 Snapdragon 675 Snapdragon 730
Octa-core
(2×1.8 GHz 6×1.6 GHz)
Octa-core
(4×2.3 GHz, 4×1.7 GHz)
Octa-core
(2×2.0 GHz, 7×1.7 GHz)
Octa-core
(2×2.2 GHz, 7×1.7 GHz)
Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 612  Adreno 618
3GB/32GB 4GB/64GB 4GB/64GB 6GB/128GB 6 or 8GB/128GB 8GB / 128GB
4000mAh 4000mAh 4500mAh 3700mAh
microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot) No microSD slot
Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual SIM Dual SIM
16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, (ultrawide)
25 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
32 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
48 MP, f/2.0, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
TOF 3D camera
16 MP, f/2.0 25 MP, f/2.0 32 MP, f/2.0 Motorized pop-up rotating main camera module.
Back fingerprint sensor Under-screen fingerprint sensor  Under-screen fingerprint sensor  Under-screen fingerprint sensor
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Available Now Available Now April 2019 Release April 2019 Release
PHP 14,000 PHP 18,000 Expected PHP 23,000 Expected PHP 38,000

Samsung A50.PNGThe Galaxy A30 and A50 are in that mid-range sweet spot right now at between 10k and 20k pesos and features similar build quality and aesthetics. The only difference is that the A50 packs a significantly more powerful processor as well as an under-display optical fingerprint sensor instead of the traditional capacitive back sensor. Remarkably, the camera quality for the front and rear sensor are a lot better on the A50 compared to the A30, so for a measly PHP 4k price difference you’d be getting a lot better phone in all aspects.

The Galaxy A70 and A80, On the other hand are the bigger size variants at 6.7 inch. Both feature faster processors than the A30/A50 and sports Qualcomm Snapdragon chips instead of Samsung’s Exynos. They have higher megapixel cameras @32 MP and 48 MP, respectively. The A80’s build quality however is more comparable to Samsung’s flagship lineup with its use of 3D glass and aluminum material instead of the usual ‘glasstic’ design.

Samsung A80.PNGThe A80 also has its own sophisticated motorized pop-up rotating main camera module with a TOF(time of flight) depth sensor that is also used for its selfie shots(no dedicated front cam on this one). It doesn’t come cheap though; compared to the A70, which will retail at an expected 23,000 Pesos, the A80 will retail at a whopping 38,000 pesos price tag: almost the price of the Galaxy S10e. The premium price and quality doesn’t come with its downsides though, as the A80 feature a cut down battery at 3700mAh and the removal of a microSD slot.

Galaxy A10 Galaxy A20
IPS LCD Super AMOLED
6.2 inches 6.4 inches
720 x 1520 pixels 720 x 1560 pixels
Exynos 7884 Exynos 7884
Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz & 6×1.35 GHz) Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz & 6×1.35 GHz)
Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-G71 MP2
2GB/32GB 3GB/32GB
3400mAh 4000mAh
microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Dual SIM
13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF
5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.0 8 MP, f/2.0
microUSB port microUSB port
No fingerprint sensor Back fingerprint sensor
Headphone jack Headphone jack
April 2019 Release April 2019 Release
PHP 7,000 PHP 10,000

Samsung A20.PNG
The Galaxy A10 and A20 are Samsung’s entry level phones, even directly competing with their own M series lineup. They have the most barebone features you can find on a smartphone: basic entry level camera, speed, and a microUSB port to go along with it. The A20 though is something special, starting at 10k PHP and only 3k PHP more than the A10, it sports a Super AMOLED panel, ultrawide camera sensors, a slightly bigger screen, and a fingerprint sensor.

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