Last year, Samsung – or rather the batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 – gave the press a lot to talk about. This year, the press talked a lot about Samsung again, but this time in a positive tone: the Galaxy S8 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 are constantly making the headlines. no matter if they are reviewed or subject to speculation. With so much of the media focusing on the South Korean manufacturer’s flagships, it’s easy to forget it has more than these two in its offer. While it has significantly reduced the number of its available models, there are still enough Samsung smartphones going around. Today, let us forget about flagships and focus on the lower-end models for a change.
The Samsung Galaxy A series
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a smartphone but still play new exciting online games on your Samsung device, the Galaxy A series is the best choice for you. The phones in this range are slim, stylish, and well-endowed.
The cheapest model in the range is the Galaxy A3, with a 4.7″ screen, a 13-megapixel camera (paired with an 8-megapixel one for selfies), a 1.6GHz octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage – a decent configuration, if you ask me. Galaxy A5 has a larger, 5.2″ screen, better cameras (16 megapixels each), a faster 1.9GHz octa-core processor, and a bigger battery. The top of the line, the Galaxy A7, is the best of the three, with a 5.7″ screen, 32GB of storage, and a 3,600 mAh battery.
The prices of Galaxy A smartphones range from $259.99 (A3) to $350 (A7) on Amazon.
The Samsung Galaxy J series
Samsung’s Galaxy J series has so many models that it would be hard to enumerate them all.
The 2016 version of the Galaxy J1 has a 4.5″ screen, a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, a decent 5-megapixel camera, and all the basics ranging from GPS and Bluetooth to FM radio and a 2050 mAh, all this for the friendly price of around $120 on Amazon. On the other end of the spectrum, we find the Galaxy J7 Prime, a smartphone with a 5.5″ screen, an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU, 3GB of RAM, fingerprint reader, FM radio, and other fine things like a 13-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps. A more than decent handset with a friendly price tag – up to $250 on Amazon, depending on the model.
While none of these smartphones measure up to the latest flagships Samsung has released, they are perfect for most everyday tasks or as the first smartphone of a user. And their prices are far friendlier, too.