When you think about Samsung smartphones, you probably first think of flagship devices like the new Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. But many businesses — especially those on a tight budget — can get everything they need from the more affordable Galaxy A Series of smartphones.
The 2022 Galaxy A Series lineup includes:
- Galaxy A03s (replacing the entry level A02s)
- Galaxy A13 (replacing the A12)
- Galaxy A13 5G (which adds 5G connectivity)
- Galaxy A53 5G (replacing the top of the line A52 5G)
Available from leading carriers and Samsung Business Direct, the latest range of Galaxy A Series devices provide everything you need in a midrange smartphone, and gives your business a reliable, secure, affordable platform for its mobility initiatives. (Companies that want an affordable device with a rugged form factor need look no further than the military-grade Galaxy XCover Pro.)
From the entry-level Galaxy A03s to the powerful A53 5G, all of the new Galaxy A Series devices deliver the core essentials business users need in a smartphone. But there are some key differences and innovative features added as you move up the range. Here’s a quick comparison of the A Series across six key features to help you choose which device is the best fit for your needs:
1. Display technology
- Galaxy A03s: 6.5 inches, HD+ LCD, 60Hz
- Galaxy A13: 6.6 inches, FHD+ LCD, 60Hz
- Galaxy A13 5G: 6.5 inches, HD+ LCD, 90Hz
- Galaxy A53 5G: 6.5 inches, Super AMOLED, FHD+ 120Hz
All of Samsung’s new A Series smartphones offer expansive screens of at least 6.5 inches. And with more screen comes more space for multitasking, allowing you to be productive on the move by working with two apps in split screen. It also means no more straining your eyes to make out tiny characters on your old smartphone’s display.
Galaxy A03s and A13 5G both offer HD+ resolution (720 x 1600 pixels), so your documents, photos and videos will look crisp and clear. On the Galaxy A13 you get FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels), giving even more detail and vibrancy to visual content. The A53 5G also uses Samsung’s Super AMOLED display technology, providing a vivid brightness to everything you view.
Samsung has also brought its high refresh-rate display technology to the A Series. With a 90Hz display on Galaxy A13 5G, and a switchable 120Hz display on A53 5G, you get seamlessly smooth motion when scrolling or viewing fast-moving graphics.
And when you’re working long hours, don’t forget to switch on the blue light filter — available on all A Series smartphones — to give your eyes some rest.
2. Battery life
- Galaxy A03s: 5,000mAh battery, 7.75W Fast Charging
- Galaxy A13: 5,000mAh battery, 15W Fast Charging
- Galaxy A13 5G: 5,000mAh battery, 15W Fast Charging
- Galaxy A53 5G: 5,000mAh battery, 25W Super Fast Charging
The 2022 Galaxy A Series devices all feature high-capacity 5,000mAh batteries and intelligent power management that keeps up with your productive workday. You can videoconference, track inventory, work on your latest projects and still have enough battery life to stay connected till the end of your shift.
There are some differences in fast charging capabilities across the range, however. Galaxy A03s supports 7.75W Fast Charge, while A13 and A13 5G advance that to 15W. The top-of-the-line A53 5G supports 25W Super Fast Charging, which allows you to quickly top up your battery and get on with your day.
3. Camera systems
- Galaxy A03s: Three-lens rear camera system including 13MP main, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth camera; 5MP front camera
- Galaxy A13: Four-lens rear camera system including 50MP main, 2MP macro, 2MP depth, and 5MP ultra-wide angle camera; 8MP front camera
- Galaxy A13 5G: Three-lens rear camera system including 50MP main, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth camera; 5MP front camera
- Galaxy A53 5G: Four-lens rear camera system including 64MP main, 5MP macro, 5MP depth and 12MP ultra-wide angle camera; 32MP front camera
Having a great camera system can make or break a smartphone for business users. The 2022 Galaxy A Series devices feature sophisticated triple- and quad-lens rear camera setups. With a pro-grade camera onboard an affordable smartphone, you can be sure your device is versatile enough to meet all your business photography and video needs.
In an era of video conferencing, each A Series device comes with a front-facing camera designed to keep you and your ideas in focus during video conferences. The front cameras range from an 5MP camera on Galaxy A03s and A13 5G, to an incredible 32MP selfie camera on Galaxy A53 5G. And with integrated 5G connectivity on many of this year’s devices, you can join your next video call from your desk or the beach.
The rear camera systems are designed to let you capture every detail from any angle. Even the affordable A03s provides you with wide, macro and depth lenses. Ultra wide lens on A13 and A53 5G let you capture an impressive 123-degree field of view.
With the best camera setup in the range, Galaxy A53 5G is built for action. You can capture the world around you with an incredibly sharp 64MP sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second.
4. Storage and memory
- Galaxy A03s: 32GB storage, with 3GB RAM
- Galaxy A13: 32GB storage, with 3GB RAM
- Galaxy A13 5G: 64GB storage, with 4GB RAM
- Galaxy A53 5G: 128GB storage, 6GB RAM
Few things are more frustrating than trying to download an app or large file and finding that your smartphone’s storage is maxed out. And if you notice your smartphone is performing sluggishly when you have multiple apps open, it’s likely that limited memory (RAM) is the culprit.
The A Series offers several different tiers of internal storage and memory configurations throughout the lineup, so you can choose a device that best fits your needs.
With the entry-level A03s, you get 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM, making it a strong choice for use cases where you’ll only be running a few key apps. At the other end of the spectrum, Galaxy A53 5G’s 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM will ensure your device won’t get bogged down, even when you have a dozen browser tabs and multiple Office documents lined up.
Galaxy A03s, A13, A13 5G and A53 5G all support expandable storage via a microSD card slot. With the ability to add up to 1TB more external storage, your smartphone can grow with your business needs. Your scans, documents, photos and business data can all go wherever you go, without a hitch.
- Galaxy A03s: 4G LTE
- Galaxy A13: 4G LTE
- Galaxy A13 5G: 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G: 5G
Your business needs to stay connected even when team members are working remotely. All four A Series devices feature core connectivity essentials including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual bands (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, as well as support for 4G LTE.
Samsung has been a leader introducing high-speed, low-latency 5G connectivity to its midrange lineup. As their names suggest, Galaxy A13 5G and A53 5G both feature high-speed 5G cellular modems. For businesses wanting to take advantage of Verizon’s mmWave network, the A53 5G supports that high-end spectrum.
With the A Series’ robust performance and lightning-fast 5G, you have the freedom to explore unlimited professional possibilities. Access your work in the cloud and stream video from your office or on the go.
For audio connectivity, Galaxy A03s, A13 and A13 5G all feature headphone jacks. With Galaxy A53 5G, you’ll need to upgrade to Bluetooth headphones, but it does feature stereo speakers as a nice bonus.
6. Security and biometrics
Like Samsung’s flagship smartphones, Galaxy A13, A13 5G and A53 5G all feature the defense-grade Knox security platform built in. Knox is a multilayered security architecture that protects your device from the moment you power up — so you can focus on what matters to you and your business. It also integrates closely with Knox Suite, Samsung’s comprehensive set of cloud-based solutions that enable IT to secure, deploy and manage devices to meet their specific business needs.
To make it easy for users to securely access their device, all four A Series devices feature facial recognition and fingerprint ID technology. On the A03s, A13 and A13 5G, the fingerprint sensor is incorporated into the power key on the right side of the device, while Galaxy A53 5G utilizes Samsung’s embedded optical fingerprint-on-display technology for a convenient unlock with your thumb as you hold the device.
Innovation for all
Samsung’s 2022 Galaxy A Series offers features that used to be reserved for premium devices. With the Galaxy A03s, A13, A13 5G and A53 5G, you can work on an expansive screen, enjoy all-day battery life, an impressive multi-lens camera system and expandable storage. And when you’re remote, you can go the extra mile with high-speed 5G connectivity on the A13 5G and A53 5G. In the Galaxy A series, affordability meets its match in innovation — so you can fulfill all your business needs, at a price-point that will make your CFO smile.
Choosing a new smartphone is easier with expert advice. If you’re not sure which model’s right for your business, check out this comprehensive, free guide. And if you’re not in the Samsung ecosystem yet, here are 22 reasons your business can benefit from switching to a Galaxy smartphone.