Cheaper Samsung Galaxy Phones!


Samsung’s Galaxy S line like their S10 S8 phones are very well known. They market them heavily especially in North America we see these things everywhere. They’re A line up is not as well known and for the past couple of years their A line which is kind of their mid tier budget line has not been great. They have these mediocre phones and they’ve let chinese brands just dominate that market over the past little bit. But this year they brought something that feels legitimate and competitive in this market. These are the A20, A50 and A70 phones from Samsung so these phones have been available in Europe and Asia for the past month or so, maybe two months. Ah.. but they’re finally coming into north america and the fact that they’re bringing these into US and Canada is both interesting and somewhat telling as to how confident Samsung is about these phones in terms of how well they’ll actually do how competitive they actually are in today’s market so these are priced at 250 350 and about 550, maybe 570 US dollars I’m not able to get the exact US price on this because this one is not available in the US, the other two are. This I’m just converting from Canadian dollars to US, the A70 Now, at this price point for these exact prices, If I’m being honest, if you’re getting a chinese branded phones like either a Huawei or a Xiaomi phone you’re gonna get slightly faster processors for your money with the chinese phones. With these three Samsung phones you’re getting a way better OLED panel you’re getting cleaner software, a wide angled camera system and a brand name if that’s important to you now these are missing some relatively important features such as things that they are missing that matter to me you don’t get stereo speakers you don’t get wireless charging and you don’t get any kind of water resistance so there are phones out there that dont have an official IP rating like they are not officially certified for water resistance but they do have a degree of water resistance kind of built in to the phone manufacturing process there is seemingly none of that with these phones so when i pop out the sim tray there isn’t even a rubber gasket on that. On devices like the Oneplus phones and the pixel 3a, even though these aren’t officially IP certified, they’re is a rubber gasket. So in the manufacturing process of these Samsung A series phones, they really didnt seem to care about water resistance now in terms of things they do have have on these phones now these are probably more important they have excellent OLED panels these are really nice looking screens for the price point they also have headphone jacks they have expandable storage they have big batteries and they also have a flat screen edge this is something I have talked about in some of my phone videos feel like some of the premium phone manufacturers out there put this curvature to the front display and it just dosen’t really do anything functionally, if anything it impedes the display it just looks really pretty and I’m glad for a device like this they kept it flat so clearly these phones are made for real use. Not to look pretty in pictures of commercials but for real functionality now another feature all three of these share is a plastic back now I’ll be honest for the first few days I used this I actually thought this was glass because it’s got that glass shimmer it’s got that glass glossiness to it but it is actually plastic while samsung calls it glasstic, but it’s actually a plastic back with that plastic back this device scratches more easily and because it’s got this shiny finish the scratches show but it’s the right decision if you ever drop a plastic phone it’s not gonna shatter it’s not gonna spider this is the way to go and it makes it cheaper right I’m glad that they spent less money on the backing material and more money on the internals of they device where it actually matters plastic on a phone at this price is the way to go. The previous A series phones they had glass even at the $300-$400 price point it made no sense plastic was the right choice okay I’m not gonna do a review on all three of these phones the one that I like the most is the A50 it’s the $350 unit so I’m gonna focus this conversation around this. This is $100 more than the A20 and you get a higher res screen, it’s 1080p instead of the 720p on the A20 you get a zoom lens on the camera you get an in display fingerprint sensor which works surprisingly well for a $350 phone it’s not super fast like you do have to get used to it’s speed and you also have to get used to the positioning of your thumb when you place it on the screen but once you used to it, it works well and it’s features like this that make this phone stick out for me it’s not like a flagship killer, now clearly that’s not what they are going for they do not wanna cannibalize the sales of their actual flagship phones but they’re bringing features like this in display fingerprint sensor and just a solid overall phone experience at a $350 price point, it’s awesome. But you should be aware of I guess two big differences between these three phones and the more expensive flagship phones so I;ll just go over the two the big one is performance these three phones are not running the fastest SoCs out there the A50 and A70 are running more mid tier stuff the A20 is running more entry level stuff it’s still offers great value for the money at 250 dollars but if you’re looking for kind of like a snappy experience and I kind of feel a lot of audience is I wouldn’t go for this one it’s not so much the in app performance or even the UI it’s more about switching between apps. With only three gigs of RAM this is a more limited experience the A50 is a lot better with the faster processor and 4 gigs of RAM but I still did notice some pretty aggressive app closures and I do think it’s a matter of RAM management, Samsung’s never been awesome at it I really wish I was getting better performance with this phone because of it’s price point but that’s what we have if you’re just using your phone in a more, I guess like a more simple manner like you’re not switching between 5 or 6 apps frequently then you probably wont even notice it but for the people that are used to multitasking and want to multitask then you will notice a difference in performance between this and something with more RAM and the six gigs of RAM in the A70 delivers a more smoother experience but it is a lot more expensive so you kind of expect that now the other feature that is similar between these three phones and different from all the other flagship phones out there is the camera system and traditionally Samsung’s mid tier phone line up has usually been packed with poor cameras and this years cameras are good but they’re not great. I wish I could say they were great but i can’t because of the existence of the pixel 3a and the pixel 3a XL this phone’s camera is just so much better than these three and it;s like similar in price so it’s hard to, it”s hard to call these things anything better than good if you’re taking shots in good lighting conditions or outdoors it’s fine there’s some over exposure and sometimes focusing has some issues but I’m happy with it it’s the low light photos that it has troubles with it over exposes some of the lights and it just struggles but to be honest I’m content with these cameras like for the money just I’m not gonna complain right and I’m not looking for the best camera if i was I’d be picking up the pixel 3a, the pixel 3a XL for this price point but you’re getting a really good phone experience overall with the A series and as I use these phones for the past little bit it just made me realize that like I remember Marques a few years ago saying good phones are getting cheap, cheap phones are getting good and this to me is like this is clearly a really cheap phone that is great. It’s pressure from the consumer market and it’s pressure from the chinese manufacturers that have shaped these phones to be what they are to be as good as they are for as little as they cost if you are interested in an inexpensive phone I highly recommend checking out these A series phones they surprise me like I have never loved the older ones but these phones are fantastic okay hope you guys enjoyed this video thumbs if you liked it subs if you loved it see you guys next time

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100 thoughts on “Cheaper Samsung Galaxy Phones!

  1. Just noticed these phones are on mega sale right now on amazon with 4.5 star rating – they're going for $100 bucks off.
    I don't think you're gonna find a better value than the A50 in a new phone
    A20 – https://amzn.to/2XuAKHY

    A50 – https://amzn.to/2Y9cJDq

    A70 – https://amzn.to/2WWnaOa

  2. The A30, A40 and A80 are available in Europe only rn, I guess

    Also, I'm using an A70 to watch this video, so lol.

  3. The thing is, for the majority of people with a standard phone plan you get a device at a pretty reasonable leased price. So if you can lease a Galaxy A70 for 15 a month (theoretically) or the Galaxy S10 for 5 or 10 dollars more.

  4. The biggest problem of old Samsung A series from 2015-early 2018 is Samsung cared more about the exterior rather than what really is inside the phone. For example A5/A7 2017 are basically S7/S7 edge respectively minus the curved screen, lower resolution display, different speaker placement & a type C port. A8/A8+ are basically S8/S8+ with a more reachable rear fingerprint scanner placement, side mounted speaker, flat instead of curved screen and a Note8-esque camera. They really don't put much effort on the A series before which is dismaying knowing that most people craves for a great performing phone on a midrange price tag rather than a pretty glossy glass finish where the insides of the device is basically a cheaper toned down variant of their flagship and nothing more to offer. Compare to now that Samsung started to realise that they have to up the specs inside not just on the outside of their A series phones. I really missed the days when Samsung uses aluminium back which is more durable than plastic and glass in terms of scratch resistance. Even as a flagship user I appreciate that Samsung is oomphing up the game on their midrange smartphones too to properly compete with those Chinese cheap smartphones whose display is still awful. If I put that into perspective an OLED is no good unless it's AMOLED made by Samsung and it holds true even to flagship devices of today. Currently A50 & A70 and their "S" variants are Samsung's best bet on the growing demand and competition of the midrange smartphone market.

  5. I just got my Samsung A50 for $50 with trading in my S8. Battery was horrible with the S8. Cant go wrong right now online at Samsung.com to get the unlocked version for that price. Cant wait to get it. Thanks for the video and channel.

  6. Its request to all smartphone manufacturers to bring back metal back phones.They are more durable than glass back or plastic back phones.

  7. I think my first smartphone that was mine was a little white samsung phone and it was really good I loved it, this would've been nearly 10 years ago I reckon. I've got a Huawei P30 Pro now and it's fantastic I absolutely love it but I've always loved Samsung, they make awesome phones as well as tablets. Oh and don't forget TV's. If my Huawei phone ever stops working or I can upgrade for free I would most likely go with a Samsung phone, they scream quality like Apple and Huawei.

  8. i upgraded from the iphone 6s to the a70 until the s11 comes out in feb 2020 the a70 is worth it grate phone for the price

  9. I'm watching this on my Samsung Galaxy J3 Star, which has one speaker, and a 720p screen, with bezels. I'm not bothered at all.

  10. Hey plz unbox the Samsung Galaxy M30s you will blow your mind it has 6000mah battery 6gb ram and 48MP camera and 128gb internal and Exynos 9 in it just 300$ only plz unbox it ok plz

  11. I've got a30
    Still he didn't menshion it in this video but it's the same like A50 but with 64G of storage,4G RAM and that's it.
    Highly recomend this phone,it'a so good but cheap.

  12. The Samsung Galaxy S10e / S10 / S10+ is rated IP68, using the Ingress Protection rating system. The dust rating is 6 (highest level of protection), and the water resistance rating is 8 (water-resistant up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes).

  13. 3:19 no. They did spend less on the material from the back of the phone, however what goes inside is at the same price(or even less). The extra money left from a less expensive material, remains in the Samsung pockets.

  14. They are all running midrange chipsets. Entry level is the Snapdragon 200 series. Budget is the 400 series. 600-700 series is midrange. 800 series is flagship.

  15. just buy Galaxy A20S it's just maybe few dollars more, it has better ram that is 4Gigs and triple camera rather that just buying the A20

  16. The A20 is basically the A10 with a fingerprint scanner and an extra camera, nothing else more.
    I have the A10, and I could not be happier! I got a deal on it for only 100$, brand spanking new.

  17. The Display panel on cheaper samsung phones like the A50 for example is now where near the Amoled screen of their pricier counterparts and also oneplus series. Infact they are neither colour accurate nor they are like real Super Amoled. The A50 also have network problems after 7months or so, and a morherboard change fixes it. Neither their cameras are good even compared to Chinese phones like redmi note 8 pro. If you don't have the budget go for phones like Redmi, Pocofone and Realme. Even Nokia is available at huge discounts like the 8.1, which have brilliant display and cameras. I really hate the sAmoled panels on these cheaper phones.

  18. $550 for a snapdragon 675? What a joke the A70 is.. you can get phones at that price with a snapdragon 855. And way better performance and cameras and software. Like the asus zenfone 6 or last years phones like razer phone 2 can be found around $300 now… and the pocophone or OnePlus 7.. the a70 and a40 are at a bad price… competition is way too strong

  19. NOBODY CARES ABOUT WIRELESS CHARGING OR GLASS BACK.

    Just give me a stock android phone with a big ass battery, fast processor, headphone jack, type c charger, a decent camera, and fingerprint scanner.

  20. I prefer back finger sensor, but the only think this is missing for me is wireless charging…. And optional android one.

  21. Features I think I don't need in a flagship right now(which makes the phone more costly)
    In display fingerprint sensor
    Higher refresh rate
    Curved screen
    Wireless charging
    More than 6gb of ram
    Larger than 6 inch screen
    Glass back
    More screen to body ratio (notch cut out punch hole display etc. to increase it)

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