Samsung launches 2016 series mid-range Galaxy A7, A5, A3; specs, availability
Samsung launches 2016 series mid-range Galaxy A7, A5, A3; specs, availabilitySamsung Mobile Press

Samsung launched its 2016 edition of A-series devices — Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 — in December 2015, and they are currently available only in China. The devices are up for pre-order in the UK and Germany, and could spread to other countries very soon.

Now, a new test has revealed that the Galaxy A5 (2016) and the Galaxy A7 (2016) have batteries superior to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Apple iPhone 6s Plus.

According to a test conducted by Phone Arena, the Galaxy A5 (2016), which has a 2,900mAh battery, and the Galaxy A7 (2016), which has a 3,300mAh battery, have similar battery life. Both devices fall short of 10 hours by just a few minutes, compared to 9 hours and 11 minutes scored by the Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6s Plus when put under the same test. 

The report went on to claim these A-series phones are among the best handsets in terms of battery life. Batteries of both the devices can last up to two days with light use.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) sports a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (424 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has an octa-core processor clocking 1.6 GHz, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 and OIS, a 5MP front-snapper and a non-removable Li-Ion 2,900mAh battery.

On the other hand, the Galaxy A7 (2016) sports a 5.5-inch Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocking 1.6 GHz, and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It comes with 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 and OIS, a 5MP front-snapper and a non-removable Li-Ion 3,300mAh battery.

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