The great Samsung 2017 mid-range series comparison: Galaxy A3, A5, A7 vs J3, J5, J7

When it comes to buying a smartphone, consumers around the world are spoiled for choice nowadays. Each year, companies are producing more and more different smartphones, with an increasing number of manufacturers joining the fold in the quest to get our attention (and hard-earned cash).

All of this competition means that it’s no longer required to dish out $600-$700 in order to get a good smartphone. You won’t struggle to find mid-range handsets that offer many of the bells and whistles present on current flagships for about half the price. Samsung is a leading …


LG Q6+, Q6, Q6a vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 vs Nokia 6: specs comparison

LG just announced the Q-lineup of devices, featuring the Q6, the Q6+, and the Q6a, which takes a few pages from the LG G6′ book and borrows that FullVision 2:1 display that LG is quite proud of. 
Granted, the efficient screen-to-body size ratio, the slim bezels, and the lack of a camera bump at the rear of the device could very well be the biggest highlights of the Q6 lineup, as the rest of the hardware specs are not exactly what we’d call exciting and awe-inspiring. On top of that, the lack of fingerprint scanners on any of these devices is a let-down, …

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in Europe

Samsung had been testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy A5 (2016) since the beginning of the year. Although the new Galaxy A series came ahead and received Nougat updates slightly earlier, the last year Galaxy A phones are slowly started to get the update as well.

A new report mentions Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) as the next smartphone to receive Android 7.0 Nougat. Firmware version A510FXXU4CQE9 is now being deployed to the Galaxy A5 (2016) in the Netherlands.

The update includes the May security patch along with all the new features and improvements that …

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update

The Galaxy A5 (2016) is one of the many Samsung devices expected to receive Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of the year. It also might be the first mid-range smartphone to get the update since Samsung only took care of former flagships like the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S6/S6 edge, and Galaxy Note 5.

The good news is Samsung timidly starts pushing the update to other smartphones such as the Galaxy A5 (2016). One user in Russia claims he already managed to successfully capture the update via OTA, and he’s also got a video to prove it.

If you happen to own a Galaxy A5 (2016) and you live …

Samsung has quietly slashed prices on two of the best affordable phones around: the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A3 (2017)

The new Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series are impressive: the phones feature a design that looks and feels almost exactly as fine as the glass and metal one on the flagship S7 family, they sport truly impressive battery life, feature an impressive water-protection rating and run on the latest Samsung Grace user interface.
And now, less than a couple of months after their official launch, Samsung has slashed the prices on both the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 (2017) and smaller, 4.7-inch A3 (2017).

The new price adds to the value of …