Which Samsung Smartphone To Buy In 2017-A Complex Catalog

Is the Samsung Galaxy J5 better than the Samsung Galaxy A3? Goal-thin, difficult to answer this question because the product names at Samsung are not really meaningful of their power or quality.


From Galaxy J to Galaxy S to Galaxy Note and Galaxy A, we will analyze the catalog of the Korean manufacturer and indicate the pitfalls to avoid. Its products are not always the best against the very tough competition of the market.



Galaxy J series

In Samsung’s current catalog, which excludes phones released more than a year ago that are sometimes refurbished in some shops, the cheapest phone is the Galaxy J3. It is equipped with a 5-inch 1280 x 720-pixel display, 16 GB of storage, 1.5 GB of RAM and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Features that make it a smartphone correct, but a little expensive.

At this price, we prefer to recommend the Lenovo Moto G5: 5-inch screen 1920 x 1080 pixels, 16 or 32 GB storage, Android 7.0 Nougat, 2 GB RAM and a lightweight software interface. Higher in this range is the Galaxy J5 (2017) with more serious features like a Super AMOLED HD screen of 5.2 inches, an Exynos 7870 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a fingerprint reader, and a metal chassis.

The Galaxy J5 is expected to face stiff competition in this segment, including the very good Huawei P8 Lite, including a slightly big screen of 5.5 inches could, however, put off.


The latest addition to the Galaxy J family, the Galaxy J7 (2017) is also the largest with its 5.5-inch Full HD display. This smartphone boasts the same processor, metal chassis, and storage as the Galaxy J5, but adds a USB Type-C port, the latest connector and an IP54-certified splash proof.


Galaxy A series

With the family of Galaxy A, we finally get to the heart of the matter since the iteration 2016, these phones are very recommendable and may even agree more than the famous Galaxy S for much cheaper. The Galaxy A3 (2017) is very pleasant to take in hand and offers premium finishes.


Its HD AMOLED screen is close to perfection and the Exynos 7870 backed by 2 GB of RAM also do wonders. Its autonomy is among the best on the market, and finally, we fall into the category of smartphones capable of taking pictures more than correct, average. This generation integrates for the first time a fingerprint reader at the front.


Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)


If the budget allows investing in a smartphone, then we go into the territory of the Galaxy A5. It incorporates a larger screen, 5.2 inches, and better defined, 1920 x 1080 pixels. Samsung is also more generous with storage that rises to 32 GB, and RAM that rises to 3 GB.

If the camera has less convinced us than last year, because of the lack of optical stabilization, we note a Real effort of Samsung to go up in range, while maintaining an excellent autonomy. The USB Type-C and resistance to water and dust are other good points of this smartphone.


Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Small flat on the other hand on the software part of these two new smartphones. They were announced at the beginning of the year and were released in February, but are equipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, even though Android Nougat 7.0 has been available for many months. It’s a shame, especially since Samsung is not known for the speed of deployment of updates.


Galaxy S series

It is obviously impossible here not to talk about the Galaxy S8 unveiled at the end of March. It features a completely redesigned design with a 5.8 “QHD Infinity Display without edges and curved that covers a very large part of the front surface. Visually, it is really sublime. It takes advantage of an Exynos 8895 coupled with 4 GB of RAM and a 12-megapixel camera.

Big problem: the fingerprint reader, placed for the first time in the back, is very poorly placed and damages the experiment in hand. Nevertheless, to unlock this phone, one can also go through the iris scanner or facial recognition. As for the battery, it has a capacity of 3000 mAh.


Samsung Galaxy S8

In addition, a Galaxy S8+ version is also available. It has a larger screen, 6.2 inches and a larger battery of 3500 mAh.


Samsung Galaxy Note

The Galaxy Note range represents Samsung’s phablets. Unfortunately, the all-new Galaxy Note 7 is no longer produced or sold by Samsung because of the unfortunate episode of explosive smartphones

It will then be necessary to turn to the Galaxy Note 4. The more patients will be able to wait until the end of the year when the next generation should come out.