It took Samsung years to finally use the metal body design on its smartphones. The Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5, which were announced last month, are the first Samsung mid-level smartphones to come with metal unibody construction. But seems like Samsung has failed to get everything right in its first attempt. Russian site Hi-Tech.mail.ru has found that the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 are plagued with connectivity issues. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmed
The metal body is seemingly hindering the phone’s ability to connect to networks. The website tested the smartphones and found that the handsets’ reception was not on par with the flagship Galaxy S5 which has plastic body. According to the test, the Galaxy S5 scored -82dBm, while the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5 could only get -92dBm and -93dBm respectively. In case you were wondering, when testing the network (at least the one in question), the closer you are to 0 the better it is. If a phone scores around -100dBm, it suggests poor connectivity, if however, the number is around -113dBm, a phone is unlikely to connect to the network at all. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
This is not the first time a phone has run into such issue, the iPhone 4 had similar problems in the beginning, and the whole fiasco was termed as “Antennagate.” The issue caused several difficulties including dropped calls. Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
Samsung’s issue is also hindering the phone’s ability to connect to Wi-Fi networks. This issue could also make the phone drain the battery quicker, as the phone is constantly looking for networks. It remains to be seen if all the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones are facing this issue, or is it limited to the batch that was shipped to Russia.
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