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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (Galaxy Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 7880 1.9 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20.5 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combo audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 256 GB (SDHC, SDXC), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, position and g-sensor, digital compass, barometer, Wi-Fi Direct, Ant+
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz and AWS), LTE Cat. 7 (FDD: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28; TDD: 38, 40, 41), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 146.1 x 71.4 ( = 0.31 x 5.75 x 2.81 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 16 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix (f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash, Full HD videos)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/1.9, 1080p videos)
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, power supply, data cable, headset, quick start guide, Samsung apps, Microsoft apps, Facebook, 24 Months Warranty, USB Type-C, nano-SIM, IP 68 (water and dust resistant), Quick Charge, SAR rate: 0.522W/​kg (head), 1.390W/​kg (body), fanless
Weight
159 g ( = 5.61 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 62 g ( = 2.19 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
429 Euro

 

Average Score: 81.84% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 75%, features: 75%, display: 88% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

86.6% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Water-resistant. The Galaxy A5 series now enters the third round and has to keep its ground when fighting in the strong mid-range. More power, bigger storage, and water and dust protection are to help here. The test will show whether this will suffice.
Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Premium feel at a mid-range price
Source: Pocket Lint English
For a phone that costs less than £400, the Galaxy A5 is impressive in its design and build. Even its display and performance punch beyond that price point. In many ways it's a cheaper version of the Galaxy S7, except it doesn't really feel cheap at all when you pick it up. It's solid and quite beautiful.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017
82% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
Source: Phone World English
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is latest device of Samsung A series with 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM. Its camera has 16MP lens for front and back camera with 3000 mAh fixed battery. The device has very stylish and sleek design further it has very light weight and a easy to carry device. The Samsung A5 (2017) is perfect for those users who likes to have a slim device with all heavy features.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Review: A Smartphone Close Enough To Be A Flagship Phone
Source: iTech Post English
The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is an enhanced version of its predecessor that was released last year. This device costs at $450, depending on where you buy it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review
Source: GSM Arena English
Those numbers can easily be countered with a few others that ring much more nicely, but let's not get so hung up on the digits. The facts are that the Galaxy A5 (2017) is beautifully-built; it will live through a downpour; it packs a screen that's only bested by flagships, and has battery life to spare. Of course, it's not ideal, and it's not cheap, but you're also unlikely to find a better match for the description in the previous sentence. Well, not unless you dig even deeper into your pocket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 preview: Premium feel at a mid-range price
Source: Pocket Lint English
In fact, the only compromise we can see at this stage is in its Full HD 5.2-inch screen when higher resolutions are fairly widespread. But the display is still sharp and vibrant, so we doubt many will notice or care.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2017
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review
Source: Techradar English
Samsung’s Galaxy A range has never been this exciting. Samsung has managed to take a lot of the highlights from the Galaxy S7 and applied them to the mid-range device, which is a great step.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2017

Foreign Reviews

80% Die Teure Neue Mittelklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Schnittige Mittelklasse
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 86% features: 90% display: 87% mobility: 88%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Die Zukunft Der Mittelklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 und A3
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2017
85% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 82% mobility: 82%
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017 und Galaxy A3 (2017)
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2017
83% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
85% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), análisis: aquí hay rival para los super smartphones chinos
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
85% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: un Galaxy S7 di fascia media | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 71% features: 83%
84% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 68% display: 89% mobility: 89% workmanship: 82%
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Hands-On: Fascia Media Con Design E Feature Premium
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Waterproof; nice display; long battery life; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2017
70% Test Du Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 : Encore Un Monstre D'Autonomie
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Prise En Main Du Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) : Design Et Fonctionnalités Premium
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Good display; decent autonomy. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2017
Смартфон Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Good built quality; nice display; decent performance; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Povedený telefon se špatnou cenou (recenze)
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice display; support waterproof. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor; average performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2017
74% Bộ đôi Samsung Galaxy A 2017 - bản nâng cấp đáng giá
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Trên tay Galaxy A5 2017 tại Việt Nam: Lạ mà quen
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; excellent display; waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Review Galaxy A5 2017: Khi flagship Galaxy S7 bị thu bé lại
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice design; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2017
76% Test: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%

Comment

ARM Mali-T830 MP3: ntegrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with three clusters (MP3) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7880: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.159 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


81.84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01- 7 (Update: 2017-01- 7)