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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (Galaxy Series)
Processor
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: 81.85% - good
Average of 50 scores (from 86 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 77%, features: 79%, display: 86% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 82%, 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.
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review – comes with Samsung Pay
Source: Gogi.in English
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is a very good handset, it is 7.9mm thick, comfortable to use, powerful and does not heat-up. Battery life is very good. Camera quality is average but there is scope of improvement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Review
Source: Think Digit English
There’s not a single element that can be pointed out as ‘inferior’, in the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). The smartphone is built well, looks premium, offers a good display, a neatly organised interface, and a pretty decent camera. The performance is decent for lightweight usage, and barring load times, is usable under heavy load too. Battery stamina paints a similar picture - while it is not really extensive, the Galaxy A5 will still last you through an entire work day.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 67%
90% Review: Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone (2017 model)
Source: Gadgetguy English
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is in the process of being replaced by the S8, those who always wanted an S7 need not worry. The Samsung Galaxy A5 is, I believe, something like ninety per cent of an S7, at much less than ninety per cent of its price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% ​Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 phone: Full, in-depth review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
At full price there's not much to recommend the jack of all trades, A5. However, it's already available at $150 discount and that makes it great value. But the fingerprint reader can prove annoying.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Source: Toptenreviews English
Samsung has finally done the midrange smartphone right. Good job.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Galaxy A5 is a great-looking, great-performing mid-ranger, with plenty of features you’d normally have to pay the big bucks for. Water resistance and USB Type-C really do make the difference, even if camera quality might not be quite up to scratch for the cash.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) First Impressions
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Priced at Rs 28,990 and Rs 33,490, the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) seems to be a tad bit expensive but you get Samsung’s goodwill along with it. While we surely have a stiff competition in this price bracket, both the Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) look promising. The IP68 certification is definitely a plus and Samsung’s long successful run in camera and display department is expected to continue here as well. But, this is not our final verdict. Stay tuned to our reviews about the smartphones for in-depth analysis.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review - Finally, flagship features and design in a Samsung midranger
Source: Tech Nave English
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is an excellent midranger with a combination of Samsung flagship features you won’t find in any other Samsung phone in the market. It ticks all the boxes with great design, IP68 water resistance and other flagship features but isn’t the equal in terms of performance or camera for a full-fledged Samsung flagship like the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. With Samsung Pay it can even be used as an electronic wallet. Initially priced at RM1699 and now at RM1499 it isn’t nearly as expensive as a full-fledged Samsung flagship either, making it the perfect choice for the trendy young adult who brings his or her phone everywhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/07/2017
80% Test Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 : design au top et autonomie impressionnante
Source: Phone Arena English
Le Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 est le digne successeur de l’excellent smartphone que nous avons testé l’année dernière. En allant encore plus loin sur le design tout en gardant les forces qui ont fait la renommée de la gamme comme le très bon écran ou encore l’excellente autonomie, Samsung assure l’essentiel.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Full Review
Source: Manila Shaker English
Though the steep price tag remains a head-scratcher for us as higher-tiered phones can be fetched at the same price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review: It’s a good phone, but…
Source: Soycincau English
If, however, you’re someone who isn’t particularly bothered with a smartphone’s camera, then the Galaxy A5 should definitely be on your shortlist. I was genuinely impressed with this phone’s overall performance. The fact that Samsung added water resistance is just a really sweet cherry on top of an already delicious cupcake.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
All things considered, the Galaxy A5 (2017) is not a bad phone. It’s a very, very good phone. Get it if you truly care about long battery life, the feature-rich interface and excellent keyboard typing experience. Get it for the looks. For all else, other phones are priced more fairly and offer more bang for the buck.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review
Source: V3.co.uk English
It's so good to see Samsung back on form with a classy, well-rounded handset that'll appeal to younger consumers in particular. The mid-range seems like a hard territory to nail, with the budget manufacturers owning the lower end and the big brands converging on the higher - but this is a strong play from Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
It’s not a perfect mid-range phone, but it consistently hits all the key notes you’d want a device in its class to, and it does so very well. It also does an excellent job of distilling down some of the main draws of the Galaxy S7 flagship, so if you’re looking for a similar experience by way of a premium design, fingerprint sensor and IP68 certification without the same price tag, then the 2017 revision of the A5 certainly delivers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
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
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review: A Galaxy S7 lookalike with a much lower price
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy A5 2017 is a fantastic mid-range phone, with the looks of a flagship and some decent performance and all-round specs. Our only real concern is that Samsung is pricing itself out the market, with just a small difference in price separating this and the Galaxy S7 - we like the new Galaxy A5, but we'd choose the higher-spec Galaxy S7 every time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
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

96% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 90%
Was kann die dritte Generation?
Source: Billiger-telefonieren.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 82% ergonomy: 86%
95% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) im Test: Wasserfest & Always On
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Computerbild - 4/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
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
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, mejorando la familia
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
84% Análisis y opinión del Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
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%
80% Análisis del Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Prueba Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). El lujo de la gama media de Samsung
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice screen; support waterproof. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, la renovación de un superventas
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good hardware; nice display; decent cameras; waterproof; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Support waterproof and dust avoiding; decent display; high autonomy. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2017
81% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – Elegância e Funcionalidade – Análise
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 70% performance: 75% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
[Review] Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): um compacto entre gigantes
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice design; good performance; excellent display. Negative: Poor cameras; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2017
82% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 recensione e pagella
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Smartphone Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphon e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Recensione: Fascia Media Con Design E Feature Premium
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 65% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 85%
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%
88% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: una solida conferma
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 92% features: 83% display: 85% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 80%
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 – Video recensione
Source: Stockisti Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good display; support waterproof; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2017
Recensione Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Source: Esperienza Mobile Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice screen; support waterproof. Negative: Mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2017
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
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 - Goed alternatief voor de Galaxy S7
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review: succesvolle, maar dure opvolger
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: High autonomy; good display; waterproof. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2017
80% Test Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 : design au top et autonomie impressionnante
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Du Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) : Design Et Fonctionnalités Premium
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Test du smartphone Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) : l’excellence à prix abordable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
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%
Test du Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F) : que reste-t-il au Galaxy S7?
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; nice screen; long battery life; waterproof IP68. Negative: Loudspeaker position.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2017
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
76% Test, recenzja, opinia – Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – Samsung znów to zrobił! Średniaka jak flagowca na Twoją kieszeń!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
75% [Recenzja] Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – średnia półka, która przykuwa uwagę
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60%
85% Recenzja Samsunga Galaxy A5 2017 – Średniaka, Który Chciałby Rywalizować Z Flagowcami
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
Тест-обзор Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Nice screen; waterproof and dust avoiding; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2017
Тест-обзор Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; support LTE; waterproof and dust avoiding; dual sim; long battery life. Negative: Fragile easily.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2017
Обзор: Samsung A5 (2017 год) — достойное обновление
Source: AndroidInsider.ru RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice display. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2017
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%
Đánh giá chi tiết Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: Rất nhiều thay đổi đáng giá
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; support waterproof and dust avoiding; flexible fingerprint reader; decent cameras; long battery life; nice display; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: giá cao liệu có xứng đáng?
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Waterproof; always on display; decent performance; high autonomy. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2017
Mở hộp Galaxy A5 2017 màu hồng: Rất nữ tính, chuyển thẳng thành cong
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Pink color suitable for women; waterproof IP68; fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2017
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
Бърз поглед върху Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – първи впечатления, камера, производителност
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; waterproof IP68; nice design; good display; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2017
75% Test Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
83% Test Af Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
76% Test: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
86% RECENZIA: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Šperk v strednej triede
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
89% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), un mid-range care sparge bariera către premium [REVIEW]
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 89%

Comment

Model: Early reviews have been favorable on the 2017 version of the Samsung Galaxy A5. On first sight, it did not vary much in terms of its design from its predecessor. It features a full metal unibody design which makes this phone look neat, premium and makes it durable; nevertheless, its shiny back panel makes this device a fingerprint magnet. It is also water and dustproof up to IP68 specification and this allows users to immerse it in up to 1.5 m of water for up to half an hour. This will certainly protect the device against the usual liquid damage. One handed operation is a breeze as it weighs a mere 157 g. Its dimensions measure at 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm; thus making this phone comfortable to the grip. For display, it is fitted with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution (at 424 ppi pixel density). Though it is meant to be a lower-end device in Samsung’s smartphone series, its display quality is somewhat close enough to the real deal – the Galaxy S series. It is also sheathed with Corning Gorilla Glass for additional protection. Colors appear bright and crisp.

For a mid-range smartphone, it specification is good as it is powered by an Exynos 7880 processor with a Mali-T830MP3 GPU. Photos and and video streams are way beyond average and it is more than capable of handling everyday tasks. There are 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage on board. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 256 GB. On the camera's front, both front and rear facing cameras are 16 MP with f/1.9 aperture. This makes capturing images reliable and detailed with good color accuracy. The f/1.9 aperture is wide and helps in low-light performance. It comes with a reasonably large, non-removable 3000 mAh battery, which delivers a long battery life thanks to an efficient CPU. On top of that, it is paired with the USB Type C port for fast charging. Charging to 100% usually takes just under 90 minutes. The device comes with Samsung Pay, which allows users to shop and pay with a simple tap. The Galaxy A5 supports dual SIM, which provides greater flexibility when travelling. It comes in four color variants i.e. black sky, gold sand, peach cloud and blue mist and is pre-installed with Android 6.01 Marshmallow. It is nice that there is a fingerprint sensor onboard. For those not needing the high-end features of the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy A5 migt be the device to go for.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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: Exynos-7-SoC with 8 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.9 GHz. Manufactured in 14 nm and integrates a ARM Mali T830-MP3, an LTE Cat. 7 modem and an LPDDR4 memory controller.» 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.


81.85%: 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.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Mali-G71 MP20, Exynos 8895 Octa, 6.2", 0.172 kg
Samsung Galaxy S8
Mali-G71 MP20, Exynos 8895 Octa, 5.8", 0.155 kg
Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.147 kg
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A, 4", 0.126 kg
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4
unknown, unknown, 4.99", 0.172 kg
Samsung W2017 Veyron
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 4.2", 0.208 kg
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737T, 5", 0.16 kg
Samsung Galaxy On5 2016
unknown, unknown, 5", 0.142 kg
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737, 5", 0.16 kg
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 4.7", 0.138 kg
Samsung Galaxy On NXT
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.167 kg
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5.7", 0.17 kg
Samsung Galaxy On8
Mali-T720 MP2, Exynos 7580 Octa, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy J7 Metal (2016)
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 Metal (2016)
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.2", 0.159 kg
Samsung Z2
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A, 4", 0.127 kg
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.167 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5", 0.143 kg
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 6", 0.189 kg
Samsung Galaxy C5
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, 5.2", 0.143 kg
Samsung Galaxy A8 2016
Mali-T760 MP8, Exynos 7420 Octa, 5.7", 0.182 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Duos J510F
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.2", 0.159 kg
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 6", 0.21 kg
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.167 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Samsung NP300E5K-L04US
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 1.97 kg
Samsung Chromebook Pro XE510C24-K01US
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 12.3", 1.1 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book 12
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 12", 0.754 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 9.7", 0.434 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01- 7 (Update: 2017-01- 7)