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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by NLbully(m): 9:34am On Jul 14
agent9:


On A20, i get battery usage of 6% in 1 hour with data on and reduced screen brightness. 10% in 1 hour under heavy usage and more brightness. What consumes battery most is the screen on

Hey bro I've you updated to the latest software??

Any pro and con so far with the update??

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Jake420: 11:35am On Jul 14
Samsung Galaxy A30[9]

6.4" FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display (1080 x 2340 pixels)
Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Samsung Exynos 7904 Octa
32 or 64 GB ROM / 3 or 4 GB RAM
16 MP, 5 MP Rear Cameras
16 MP Front Camera
4,000 mAh Battery
Fingerprint Scanner, IP68 Resistance, Fast Charging
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by seanwilliam(m): 1:01pm On Jul 14
im nt sure if a30get waterproof. abeg no test am o
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by KingKai: 1:08pm On Jul 14
seanwilliam:
im nt sure if a30get waterproof. abeg no test am o
Are the one testing it? Let ten test it joorcheesy
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by zamanii: 2:27pm On Jul 14
eki2000:
Yes and the screen flash give a good picture at night

Exactly
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:09am On Jul 15
Buchika:
There are many ways to know the specifications. www.gsmarena.com is the website of choice to use. You can as well download CPU Z if you have the phone with you. Glo band 28 is a very unique band, it runs on 700mhz, band 3 runs on 1.800ghz there is a difference between the two bands. Band 28 is newer and has a big advantage over other bigger bands.
I know about band 28, thank you.... It's close to 5g, only few devices had it
Pls can you shed more light on sd450 and sd 636 devices, esp their features
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:11am On Jul 15
eki2000:
From my experience with A30 which is mine and A50 and A70 which belongs to my 2 friends. Added to the review on YouTube and most phone review sites. I will strongly advice anyone against buying Galaxy A70 for the camera. A30 and A50 are Ok, especially A50. A70 is mainly about, bigger ram size, big screen, super fast charging, more battery. But i was surprised that the camera was dropped to below that of a50 or at parallel in most cases. I think it's a selling Technique by samsung.
And yet I was told by a techy friend using A30 that it's camera is bad, and advice I go for A20 instead. What do you advice?
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:13am On Jul 15
DrJemmiee:
Hi fam. I want to buy a70 but I'm hearing it doesn't support Glo 4G LTE network embarassed

Is it true??
Yes. But glo is test running band 3, which is supported by the device. Keep ur fingers crossed
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:17am On Jul 15
Nikes:
Ok, so I use the A10 and few days back, i complained about the battery not being that good. The overheating issue was also frustrating. I updated my software, it was still like that, then I cleared my Catche and noticed that the heating had reduced considerably.
Pls how did you clear cache? We want to learn
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:25am On Jul 15
bongolistik:
Let me just throw more light on this for all to comprehend. Using Samsung as A series as case study.

Samsung do manufacture a particular model and version of their devices for different regions of the world. There are ones for South-East Asian region, those for European regions, those for Africa and Middle East Regions, American region and they also normally have the one they term the global version.

Now in terms of major specifications of these different versions meant for different regions, they are always the same, and the only difference sometimes being on the chipset type but which are mostly equivalent in operations. Example.. Samsung might assign a particular device with Snapdragon chips for American region while the one with Exynos equivalent as global version.

But now here is the major reasons and how it pans out on why you see all those different versions for different regions; price variations is also a factor. Same Samsung phone made for Asian region and that for other regions say Africa has different prices, reason be place of production and distribution/transportation logistics. By so, you should not expect the price of a Samsung phone manufacturered in South Korea (Samsung home) and sold in Korea to be the same price in Korea with when the same phone has been brought to Africa.. Offcourse it will certainly be cheaper there than in Africa.

Now, there is this thing that Samsung does, when you go mistakingly buy the version that is not meant for your region, say for example you bought a Samsung A30 version meant for South-East Asia to use in Nigeria. Yes you can use it perfectly in Nigeria but it always regionally locked, so you have to unlock it first before you can start using it in Nigeria or other region that it is not meant for.

Though unlocking it to be suitable for other region can be very easy or daunting as the case may be. You will only need to use a SIM card of that region to remove the regional lock, by using it to make at least 5min of calls then the phone will automatically unlock and you can now go ahead to use any region SIM on it and use as you wish. Alternative unlocking method can be using the IMEI to generate unlock code, but with this you will have to pay through the nose before you can achieve it.

Same way if you get African version, you can go straight up using your SIM, and using your Naija SIM for at least 5min on it meant that you have also automatically unlocked it in case you want to use foreign SIM or travel to the region where it was not originally meant for, since you have unlocked it with your Naija SIM, you can now use other foreign SIM on it without hassle.

For the global versions it means that you can use any SIM of any country immediately and it will work.

Now just to let you know this. Samsung has about 7 phone manufacturing plants in 7 different countries and with the same standard. It might surprise you to know that Samsung manufacturers only few of their devices in their South Korea home based plant, reason why it will be hard for you to see made in Korea Samsung phones.. But rather Samsung plant in Vietnam manufacturers more of the Samsung phones that you see. Other plants in other countries are Yes China (original Samsung phones are manufactured in China in Samsung plant in China), Indonesia houses 1 Samsung manufacturing plant, like we mentioned, one is in Vietnam, we have one in Brazil, one in India, and one in Malaysia
Very detailed. Thank you. So that is how those "phone engineers" charge us for unlocking a device? Na wa o

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:27am On Jul 15
ddjay:
A80 has 3700 mah battery with far more superior specs than the other A series Pls if you understand what Samsung means by that small battery capacity, raise your hand
Hehehehehe
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:41am On Jul 15
Emmyk:
I miss not having 4G ONLY like I do on my Tecno. I used to switch to that mode when I don't want people to disturb me. They call and call and it keeps telling them 'User busy'. grin
I enjoy that on my present android... That is because it is only LTE they support nd LTE is strictly for data. Now devices are having voicelte too, that will be able to support voice calls on LTE
The mistake Nokia made, glo made similar. Nokia ventured int Microsoft os wen everyone was goin into android os after the era of Symbian and Java phones. They were losing out cos of low patronage and d an, their designs were freaking ugly. I feel their design engineers deserve some military flogging.
Glo also chose band 28 to transmit their 4g which is very close to 5g.... They envisaged a future upgrade and that bandwidth makes it easier. The move would have been great if 4g was strong in Nigeria, but it had barely had its grounds here then.
Other networks emitted their 4g on atleast 2 bands but glo was rigid on only band 28. They are test running band 3 now, which is supported on several devices. Keep your fingers crossed

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Emmyk(m): 12:43am On Jul 15
okikiosibodu:

I enjoy that on my present android... That is because it is only LTE they support nd LTE is strict for data. Now devicea are having voicelte too, that will be able to support voice calls on LTE
The mistake Nokia made, glo made similar. Nokia ventured int Microsoft os wen everyone was goin into android os after the era of Symbian and Java phones. They were losing out cos of low patronage and d an, their designs were freaking ugly. I feel their design engineers deserve some military flogging.
Glo also chose band 28 to transmit their 4g which is very close to 5g.... They envisaged a future upgrade and that bandwidth makes it easier. The move would have been great if 4g was strong in Nigeria, but it had barely had its grounds here then.
Other networks emitted their 4g on atleast 2 bands but glo was rigid on only band 28. They are test running band 3 now, which is supported on several devices. Keep your fingers crossed
Intriguing...

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:43am On Jul 15
Damilare65:
Nice thread, I use A50, no bad reviews so far, the battery is impressive for a Samsung phone, and good camera too. I did not update the os yet sha, the only con is the on screen fingerprint sensor, it works but it could be better
Someone commented earlier that the finger print was not to great but when he updated the os after 4days of purchase, the finger print was superb. Mayb you should give update a shot
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:47am On Jul 15
frankobobby:
Can I get a new galaxy a30 for #63k? That's my budget but i want to get that phone
Add 4k ND Mizik will be you person
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 12:51am On Jul 15
Jake420:
Samsung Galaxy A30[9]
6.4" FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display (1080 x 2340 pixels) Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI Samsung Exynos 7904 Octa 32 or 64 GB ROM / 3 or 4 GB RAM 16 MP, 5 MP Rear Cameras 16 MP Front Camera 4,000 mAh Battery Fingerprint Scanner, IP68 Resistance, Fast Charging
Are there 2 versions for a30?
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Nikes(m): 1:11am On Jul 15
okikiosibodu:

Pls how did you clear cache? We want to learn
Aiit, follow these steps

1. Switch of your phone
2. Press the power and volume up keys at the same time.
This would prompt your screen to come on and you'll
have some writings displayed
3 use your volume up and volume down keys for
navigation
4. Using the volume down keys, scroll down to "wipe
catche partition"
5. Then press the power key to select.
You'll be asked whether to wipe or not. Use your
power key to select yes. The process will be
automatic from there.
6 it will den go back to the screen you saw the first
time
7. Without scrolling, Use the power key to select Reboot system.

You're good to go

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Nikes(m): 1:28am On Jul 15
okikiosibodu:

Pls how did you clear cache? We want to learn
okikiosibodu:

Pls how did you clear cache? We want to learn
Aiit, follow these steps

1. Switch of your phone
2. Press the power and volume up keys at the same time.
This would prompt your screen to come on and you'll
have some writings displayed
3 use your volume up and volume down keys for
navigation
4. Using the volume down keys, scroll down to "wipe
catche partition"
5. Then press the power key to select.
You'll be asked whether to wipe or not. Use your
power key to select yes. The process will be
automatic from there.
6 it will den go back to the screen you saw the first
time
7. Without scrolling, Use the power key to select Reboot system.

You're good to go

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Syntax19: 1:58am On Jul 15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtJ56fUAmj0

This is the Galaxy A3 2017 review, perhaps one of the cheapest but certainly not the latest, should you buy it?
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Omoocash(m): 3:02am On Jul 15
okikiosibodu:

Yes. But glo is test running band 3, which is supported by the device. Keep ur fingers crossed

This may be the reason why my #25000 data on glo wasn't going on my A70... I had to subscribe to mtn data again to be used on my A70.. too bad if glo 4G LTE is working on A70...

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Omoocash(m): 3:10am On Jul 15
spartacus11:


Mtn and Airtel 4G are working fine



This may be the reason why my #25000 data on glo wasn't going on my A70... I had to subscribe to mtn data again to be used on my A70.. too bad if glo 4G LTE is working on A70...
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by eki2000(m): 4:52am On Jul 15
okikiosibodu:

And yet I was told by a techy friend using A30 that it's camera is bad, and advice I go for A20 instead. What do you advice?
A20 camera is blurry, A30 is quite better and it 403ppi , FHD+ display. The A20 is an HD+ only display.
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Buchika: 7:17am On Jul 15
okikiosibodu:

I know about band 28, thank you.... It's close to 5g, only few devices had it
Pls can you shed more light on sd450 and sd 636 devices, esp their features
. sd stands for snapdragon, 450, 636, 625 and few other midrange sd chipsets are among the best in their category. They have good battery life, they can almost do what the high ends do. They hardly heat up, no matter how long it's used.

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by seanwilliam(m): 7:41am On Jul 15
Does a30 support portrait? is it superb? btw a30 and s8 which one is more beautiful(design and handling)? anyone?
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Dayordee4: 9:38am On Jul 15
Both A50 and A30 are very fine phones.....
However if the only difference is its "processor and ROM" , then for non- gamers like me A30 would suffice (My opinion but Kai why am still weighing dis ��)
A30 users what do you think/recommend
A50 users what do you think/recommend
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by kenny1795(m): 10:56am On Jul 15
Who has successfully opened play store in A20
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 11:27am On Jul 15
eki2000:
A20 camera is blurry, A30 is quite better and it 403ppi , FHD+ display. The A20 is an HD+ only display.
I think someone said it earlier that A30 has a better display... I am talking of camera now.. Which one has a better camera, a20 or A30? A friend said a20. Is it true?
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by okikiosibodu(m): 11:52am On Jul 15
Buchika:
. sd stands for snapdragon, 450, 636, 625 and few other midrange sd chipsets are among the best in their category. They have good battery life, they can almost do what the high ends do. They hardly heat up, no matter how long it's used.
Please can you do me a huge favour by posting the link of an article on different snapdragons, so I can read up. Biko
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by ddjay: 12:17pm On Jul 15
Update available for a30, may be across all

Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by Mizik(m): 5:21pm On Jul 15
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GALAXY A30 - 67k

GALAXY A50 - 90k

GALAXY A70 - 118k

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Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by frankobobby(m): 5:22pm On Jul 15
eki2000:
j have 3 wks old Samsung galaxy A30 for sale. I bought it on the 20th of June. There is nothing wrong with my device. I only want to upgrade to A70. Quote me If you are interested. Selling price is #55,000 (non-negotiable) Receipt of purchase is intact. location is Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

I'm in lagos
Re: The Galaxy A Series thread by frankobobby(m): 5:23pm On Jul 15
okikiosibodu:
Add 4k ND Mizik will be you person
Ah! I don't have

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