Galaxy A, B, C, D: Samsung phone series explained

Samsung phone branding explained

As of 2016, Samsung has marketed its smartphones with a number of different brand names. Some like the S series are synonymous around the world due to their flagship status while some like the On or C series are one of the newborn names never seen before.

What are these series names? Who’re they meant to target? What’re the differences between all of them? If you’re one of those people with the above questions in mind, read on to know about the story behind Samsung’s different phone branding. Please note that the post is purely an informative one written to enlighten users about the meaning and other characteristics associated with these different brand names.

Galaxy S series

We’ll start of with Samsung’s premier flagship series; the S series has existed since a long time now making its humble introduction into the world of smartphones with the Samsung Galaxy S in 2010. Now, it has blossomed into one of the world’s most premium smartphone series with millions of users waiting anxiously to get their hands on a new increment come each year in April/May.

The S Series is the most priciest of all Samsung smartphones (only competed by the Note series) with all of its smartphones having a launch price well above 65,000 rupees over the years. With features such as curved edge screens, dust and waterproofing, 1440p HD resolution, super fast processors and RAMs plus having some of the best cameras out there, the S series is rightly coveted throughout the world.

Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy Note Series

As is evident from its name, the Note series is all about Samsung’s biggest and baddest smartphones. All Note smartphones fall within the phablet category with massive display sizes, sleek stylus pens among numerous other features that make it Samsung’s premium big smartphones go-to series.

The Note series’s true worth was only realized by people once the Galaxy Note 3 surfaced. The rest as they say is history with the Note 4 and Note 5 becoming instant hits. 2016 may not be the best when it comes to the Note series as the recent permanent discontinuation of the Note 7 was confirmed. Ignoring that, the Note series has been absolutely flawless with all of its releases costing in excess of 70,000 rupees upon their launch.

Galaxy Note5

Galaxy A series

The A series can be called as Samsung’s A-team as it consists of a supreme mixture of upper-mid to mid ranged smartphones. This particular series came into existence a couple of years ago with the announcement of the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 smartphones. The A5 and A7 were super successes because of their sleek aluminum frames and light weights while they also contained some powerful specs compared to other smartphones at that time.

2016 has seen some amazing additions with a revamped design to the A family most notably the A7 2016. The A series contains smartphones beginning from rupees 25,000 all the way up to around 50,000 rupees and they’re one of the finest Samsung devices we’ve seen to date.

Galaxy A7 2016

Galaxy C series

One of a new batch of Samsung brand names, the Galaxy C series contains arguably Samsung’s most beautiful smartphones of 2016. Yes we’re talking about the Galaxy C5, C7, C9 etc. These hardened aluminum babies are so delightful to look at that it was love at first sight for us.

The C series mostly contains mid to upper mid smartphones with the lowest of the lot costing in excess of 36,000 rupees. The upper bound on its prices falls somewhere around 55,000 rupees and we can tell you that the Galaxy C5 is true value for money both in terms of looks and features.

Galaxy C5

Galaxy J series

This series was announced in parallel with the Galaxy A series a couple of years ago. While the A series contained aluminum body phones with beautiful frames and higher prices, the Galaxy J series was tasked with producing graduates that would keep Samsung afloat in the lower-mid to budget smartphones category. Their build mostly revolves around plastic while features wise they’re now getting badly outstripped by Huawei, OnePlus etc.

As mentioned before, the J series targets the lower-mid to budget smartphones category. The cheapest of these is the Galaxy J1 Mini with a meager price of 9,000 rupees while its most expensive flag-bearer is valued at around 35,000 rupees in our country.

Galaxy J7 2016

Galaxy Prime series

The Galaxy Prime series consists of improved variants of already existing Samsung smartphones. Whenever you read Prime, it simply depicts that the smartphone is an increment upon on already existing smartphone with improved hardware but same build quality (in some cases it can be different as well).

Some examples of Prime smartphones include the Galaxy J7 Prime, Grand Prime etc. both of them being increments on their older siblings the Galaxy J7 2016 and the Galaxy Grand respectively. The prices of these smartphones vary from as low as 12,000 rupees up to 30,000 rupees making the current batch of Prime phones fall in the budget to lower-mid smartphones category.

Galaxy Grand Prime

Galaxy Pro series

The Galaxy Pro series functions along similar lines to the Galaxy Prime series; the most notable difference between the two is the fact that the Pro series mostly consists of upgrades to higher-end smartphones while the Prime series is situated in categories below lower-mid. Some notable examples of the Pro series include Galaxy A9 Pro 2016, Galaxy C9 Pro etc. among others.

The Pro series, as mentioned above, mostly upgrades higher-end smartphones which is why most (not all!) of its devices cost in excess of 45,000 rupees. They’re very very powerful, have some excellent specifications and they re-improve an already fantastic device.

Galaxy A9 Pro

Galaxy E series

The Galaxy E series falls somewhere between the Galaxy A and J series. It has its fair share of similarities with the Galaxy J series as both of them fall within similar price brackets of just under 30,000 rupees while specs wise, they’re okay.

This is mostly down to the fact that Chinese manufacturers such as Infinix, Lenovo, Oppo etc. have produced much better smartphones in equal or lesser prices leaving the J and E series falling prey to their vastly superior value for money devices. That being said, E series smartphones themselves contain some nice specifications with powerful cameras and large screens.

Galaxy E7

Galaxy Max and On series

When it comes to the Galaxy Max series, what we’re aware of is that this particular brand name is mostly associated with smartphones that have gigantic displays. Huawei also follows similar patterns and Samsung has only come up with the Galaxy J Max and the Grand Max as of now. However, the latter of the two features a 5.2 inches display which points to this that the Max series is not all about large displays but it also has its softer side as well.

The On series on the other hand is also relatively new with not many smartphone featuring with this brand name. The ones that do depict the series to target mid to higher-mid smartphones with the best of these featuring some sumptuous specifications including a 1080p display, 5.5 inches Super AMOLED screens, large camera sensors among others.

Galaxy Grand Max

That’ll be all you need know about what Samsung’s different brand names mean and what they’re meant to target. Some like the S and Note series are at the very top of the stockpile while others such as A and J series are the more humble servants of the South Korean giants with their wings spread in multiple price brackets.

Do let us know if we missed any brand name in the comments below.

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