Samsung Galaxy Series Names and Features Explained

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In this article, I wrote a few things to explain Samsung Galaxy Series names and features. Before we deal with the already traditional choice for the best phones of the year, I have prepared a short text for you to finally learn the similarities and differences between the different series of Samsung Galaxy phones.

Since this is a question you often ask, let’s discover together what lies behind the different labels and learn something new.

Samsung Galaxy J series phones

We will start with the lowest class Samsung Galaxy phone, ie the Samsung Galaxy J series. Samsung Galaxy J phones were originally designed for Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo.

When they proved to be successful Samsung decided to launch them worldwide (everywhere except in the United States) and offer another great device. These phones cover the middle segment of the lower-paying market, so you can afford this beauty for a low mid-tier price.

The fact that their price is slightly lower does not mean that this series does not offer quality phones. What makes Samsung Galaxy J devices extremely attractive are:

  • Super AMOLED display – although they do not support 4K resolution, these screens are capable of displaying full HD videos. The colors on them are great, very vivid, and true, so you will be very pleased with what you see on your mobile phone.
  • Very good processors – these are Exynos processors with eight or four cores (depending on the phone model) that run at 1.2 to 1.6 GHz
  • Great camera – the 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera are very good and will make your great photos, even in low light.
  • Solid battery – if you are not a required mobile phone user, the battery will last you up to three days. Of course, the duration varies from model to model (because some have a larger and some a smaller display), and it largely depends on your habits, but what is certain is that the battery is durable and high quality.
    The most famous phones of this series are Samsung Galaxy J3, Samsung Galaxy J5, and Samsung Galaxy J7.

Samsung Galaxy A series phone

If you are wondering what the letter “A” in the name of this series of phones represents, the answer is simple – it stands for Alpha.

Samsung Galaxy A phones are intended for the middle-upper segment of customers, so they are slightly more expensive (and stronger in terms of performance than the Samsung Galaxy J series). So you can find these phones at a mid-tier price point.

The first phone from the Samsung Galaxy A series came on the market in September 2014. It was called the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and was an “experimental phone”. When it turned out that customers need a phone that has great performance and doesn’t cost much, Samsung immediately took action and made a couple more models from the same class.

The basic features of these phones are:

  • Metal case – which, unlike the plastic case of the Samsung Galaxy J phone, provides significantly better protection,
  • Display resistance to scratches and minor damage,
  • The IP68 mark, which Samsung Galaxy A phones carry, means that they are resistant to water and dust,
    -Support for Samsung Cloud service,
  • 16MP camera on the back of the phone equipped with all the necessary sensors to help you make your photos perfect,
  • Always-on display, which does not consume more battery than the phone itself.
    The current Samsung Galaxy A series phones are Samsung Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy A5, and Samsung Galaxy A7. There are newer models (Samsung Galaxy A8 +), but I will write about that on another occasion.

Samsung Galaxy S series phones

You’ve probably heard of some of the famous Samsung Galaxy S phones. Advertisements for the last in a series – Samsung Galaxy S8 have been bombarding us from all sides for months, and many tech magazines declare it the best phone in 2017. And not without reason.

The S series is the best that Samsung has to offer us and with these devices, it is coming out on top with its biggest rival Apple. Since everything is top and superlative in these devices, I will not tell you about their technical specifications, but we will briefly look at the previous models with which Samsung tried to “conquer the world”:

  • Samsung Galaxy SI – appeared on the market in 2010. We wouldn’t praise this first phone too much because it wasn’t really impressive, but it was a great learning ground where Samsung examined the market and began to understand what the audience actually likes.
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 – in 2011, just a day before Valentine’s Day, Samsung announced the second version of the S phone. This phone then delighted with its 8MP camera, 16GB internal memory, and 1650 mAh battery.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – the “third” was a turning point for Samsung. The AMOLED display, up to 2GB of RAM, and a 2100 mAh battery just blew. This was also the moment when the possibility of running 2 applications at the same time was presented.
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 – The Samsung Galaxy S4 saw the light of day in 2013, like a phone that is a much better version of its predecessor. Samsung kept the AMOLED display, increased the resolution (from 4.8 inches to 5), and extended the battery life, adding an additional 500 mAh.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 (S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge +) – these are Samsung Galaxy phones in which Samsung has seriously positioned itself on the market and become a major manufacturer of Android smartphones. The internal memory of the device has been increased to a magical 128GB, and both phones have got processors with eight cores, while the RAM has got an additional 2GB. With the launch of the Edge model in 2015, Samsung garnered all the sympathy of critics and showed that it seriously thinks of staying at the top.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 – “week” and “eight” showed us the future. The 3000 mAh battery, great design, and even up to 6GB of RAM work flawlessly. With the Samsung Galaxy S8 phone, the Edge design became dominant, so we got a phone whose display covers a good part of the front of the phone. The beveled edges and great performance are a great combination, which makes this phone truly one of the best we’ve seen so far.

Samsung Galaxy Note series phones

We haven’t forgotten the Samsung Galaxy Note series either. These models are specialized for phablet fans, so if you like having a phone that is more than 5.5 inches diagonally, Samsung has something for you too.

What is characteristic of the Note series is the Wacom touch screen, which can be touched with a special pen, which comes with the phones.

There are a total of eight phones from this series: Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Galaxy Note FE and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Special mentions

Of all the listed phones, two should be singled out:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – a device of exceptional design, with an excellent battery, which supported video recording in 4K resolution for a full 5 minutes. Since the phone came out four years ago, this is a really significant achievement for Samsung. All in all, this is a phone that has set the standards for the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – a phone that marked the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note era. After only a few months on the market, it was withdrawn from sale due to the overheating of the battery, which culminated in an explosion. Samsung apologized for this fiasco when it released Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but unfortunately, the reputation of the entire series remained seriously shaken.

In addition to these four series of Samsung Galaxy phones, there are many other devices that carry this label. In addition to some other series of phones, there are also tablets and smartwatches. The reason why I decided to present these four to you is that these are the products you are most often looking for.

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