Is the new Samsung A-series worth the hype? Should you spend your money on the latest A70 or are the older versions just as good? We put together the comparison, now you decide.  

So what’s new for A-series in 2019?

The new Samsung Galaxy A-series includes the Samsung A70, Samsung A50, Samsung A30, Samsung A20, Samsung A10 and A2 Core starting from an affordable R1299.

Is the new range really better?

The short answer is yes. You can expect bigger screens and bigger batteries compared to similarly priced phones from competing brands as well as cameras with higher specs compared to previous Samsung A-series models. What’s most impressive is the fast charging capabilities you get with the A70, A50, A30 and A20 which you don’t usually get with mid and entry-level phones.

On top of all the improved features, the new A-series also looks better, thanks to a sleek new design available in on-trend colours.

What do I get with the new A-series and how much does it cost?

The new A-series was built with live content in mind. That means larger screens, better batteries, faster charging and innovative, better-specced cameras so that you can rely on your phone to do its thing while you’re doing yours and documenting your life in real time. Each phone with the exception of the A2 Core also really maximises screen space with the innovative u-cut display that means the screen uses up every inch of space around the front camera.

So which one is for you?


Device Samsung A70 Samsung A50 Samsung A30 Samsung A20 Samsung A10 Samsung A2 Core
Best for: The power user who lives through their phone and shares everything. The social media savvy user who values a premium experience. The on-the-go user who wants everything bigger and better. The going-up-in-the-world user who wants to improve their phone. The no-fuss user who wants a great phone at a great price. The basic user who still wants a good looking device with no frills.
Price R7999 R6999 R4499 R2999  R2499 R1299
Screen size 6.7 inch FHD 6.4 inch FHD 6.4 inch FHD 6.4 inch HD 6.2 inch HD 5 inch
Main Camera Triple Camera

32+5+8 MP

Triple Camera

25+5+8 MP

Dual Camera

16+5 MP

Dual Camera

13+5 MP

Single Camera

13 MP

Single Camera


Selfie Cam 32 MP 25 MP 16 MP 8 MP 5 MP 5MP
Memory 128GB 128GB 64GB 32GB 32GB 8GB
Battery 4,000mAh 4,000mAh 4,000mAh 4,000mAh 3,400mAh 2600mAh
Fast Charge Super Fast (25W) Fast Charge (15W) Fast Charge (15W) Fast Charge (15W) X X


At the end of the day, you’ll be spending a bit more on the new A-series devices, but you’ll be getting a whole lot more.

Let us know what you think. Which A-series device do you have your eye on?


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