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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (Galaxy Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 7880 8 x 1.9 GHz, A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
, LPDDR3
Display
5.20 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 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 = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), 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

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.65% - good
Average of 72 scores (from 122 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 77%, features: 81%, display: 85% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 84%, 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 review: Samsung’s mid-range gets a makeover
Source: T3 English Archive.org version
Don’t pay full price: this Galaxy is good and well specified, but it’s a mid-range device with a premium price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Samsung’s mid-range gets a makeover
Source: T3 English Archive.org version
Don’t pay full price: this Galaxy is good and well specified, but it’s a mid-range device with a premium price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review: A STUNNING Android Phone
Source: Know Your Mobile English Archive.org version
A really fantastic phone for the price, with excellent design and build, and has some of the best battery life on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review: A STUNNING Android Phone
Source: Know Your Mobile English Archive.org version
This is an extremely compelling little smartphone, it seems perfectly priced and specced for its niche; to slot in the market where there are people prepared to throw down a few hundred pounds for quality, but who don’t want to bother with more phone than they need at the considerably higher prices flagships command.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 from Vodafone
Source: Gadgetspeak English Archive.org version
The Samsung A5 is available from Vodafone in Blue, Black or Gold on pay monthly for £32 monthly (£20 upfront) which gives unlimited calls and texts as well as 1GB of data month, other plans are available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review: Stylish design, excellent camera
Source: The Indian Express English Archive.org version
Samsung galaxy A5 (2017) scores on pretty much everything, except of course the processor. It sports a stunning design, great front and back cameras, and offers an average battery life. Galaxy A5 (2017) shouldn’t disappoint you if you are a regular user and do not play a lot of games of watch a lot of videos on your device. Coming to options in the same price-range, there’s OnePlus 3T which runs Snapdragon 821, Oppo F3 Plus which you can consider.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2017
100% Review: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: PC Authority English Archive.org version
As ever, the OnePlus 3T looms large in this mid-range territory, and this remains the top choice if you’re after all-out speed. (Also note that, if you’re desperate for Android 7, you’ll have to wait for an over-the-air update “coming soon”.) Still, there’s so much to like about the A5 that it deserves our Recommended award. It’s waterproof for up to 30 minutes (it has an IP68 rating), you can expand the 32GB of storage by 256GB via the microSD slot, and it’s stylish. Even if it doesn’t quite usurp the OnePlus 3T, its long battery life alone may convince you to buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
91% Samsung Galaxy A5 review: A mid-range smartphone with plenty of features
Source: Techaeris English Archive.org version
If you’re looking for a mid-range smartphone with a decent camera and premium looking design, the Samsung Galaxy A5 is definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 85% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review: A STUNNING Android Phone
Source: Know Your Mobile English Archive.org version
This is an extremely compelling little smartphone, it seems perfectly priced and specced for its niche; to slot in the market where there are people prepared to throw down a few hundred pounds for quality, but who don’t want to bother with more phone than they need at the considerably higher prices flagships command.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) quick review – amazing flagship features
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
Galaxy A5 (2017) is a model that slightly exceeds the mid range but this is completely explicable. The smartphone impressed us in the first place with its design which closely resembles that of the flagship Galaxy S lineup. However, the other features are also at the desired high level. A Super AMOLED Full HD display is available and it includes a number of useful modes and features. In fact, Galaxy A5 (2017) is packed with a lot of useful software features so you can often use them. The battery life is also impressive with a capacity of 3000mAh but it definitely performed amazingly in our endurance tests.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2017
75% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review: A well-built phone that lives or dies by Samsung Pay
Source: Tech2.in.com English Archive.org version
I’m in two minds about the Samsung Galaxy A5. On the one hand, Samsung Pay and IP68 certification are really nice. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3T offers dramatically more performance for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review
Source: What Hi-Fi English Archive.org version
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a mid-range phone in flagship clothing, and does a pretty impressive job of balancing the two so you don’t feel like you’re missing out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
Source: Fone Arena English Archive.org version
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is indeed a worthy successor with beautiful build quality, snappy performance, good camera. Even though it has few flaws, the positives in this mobile will overpower this for sure. But what hurts here is the price point. At Rs. 28,990, this is definitely costly and on the other hand, you will get flagship grade smartphones including OnePlus 3T and others from Chinese OEMs with powerful specifications at much cheaper cost.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review – comes with Samsung Pay
Source: Gogi.in English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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

74% Samsung Galaxy A5 Gutes von gestern
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Ein Jahr danach
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A5 im Test: starker Akku, altes Android
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2017
Großzügige Ausstattung in der Mittelklasse
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2017
78% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Review
Source: Android TV German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 70% performance: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
96% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Verivox German DE→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Schnittige Mittelklasse
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Die Zukunft Der Mittelklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 und A3
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2017
85% Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Curved German DE→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2017
75% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: análisis de un móvil ultra equilibrado
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, mejorando la familia
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
[Ventajas & Desventajas] Galaxy A5 (2017), Pros y Contras que debes Saber
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; waterproof. Negative: Poor display; mediocre cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2017
Características del nuevo Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Sin Celular Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; long battery life; decent cameras. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2017
Las Ventajas y Desventajas del Samsung Galaxy A5 que no te puedes perder
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent display; solid workmanship; waterproof and dust avoiding; high autonomy; quick charge. Negative: Relatively thick and heavy; only 32GB Rom.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2017
Prueba Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). El lujo de la gama media de Samsung
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: Support waterproof and dust avoiding; decent display; high autonomy. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2017
82% Análise: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
81% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – Elegância e Funcionalidade – Análise
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: Nice design; good performance; excellent display. Negative: Poor cameras; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 recensione: più apprezzabile ad un anno dalla sua uscita
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
85% Samsung A5 2017 – Recensione
Source: Geek 4 You Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
82% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 recensione e pagella
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
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: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 68% display: 89% mobility: 89% workmanship: 82%
Preview Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Great built quality; nice performance; decent cameras. Negative: Slippery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 – Video recensione
Source: Stockisti Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: High autonomy; good display; waterproof. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2017
80% Test du Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) : encore meilleur un an après
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Test du Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) : un modèle moins charmant que son prédécesseur
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Test Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 : design au top et autonomie impressionnante
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 - Удачное обновление линейки
Source: Helpix RU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Тест-обзор Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Source: Yamobi RU→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Trên tay Galaxy A5 2017 màu Xanh Pastel: Đẹp, độc và lạ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive color; beautiful design; support waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2017
Samsung kỳ vọng thâu tóm phân khúc 8 triệu với Galaxy A5 2017
Source: Zing VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Waterproof IP68; beautiful design; metal case; good connectivity; quick charge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2017
Đánh giá chi tiết Samsung Galaxy A5 2017: Rất nhiều thay đổi đáng giá
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice design; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2017
Ревю на Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – страхотни възможности с флагманска обвивка
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Stylish design; support waterproof IP68; excellent display; high autonomy; decent cameras. Negative: Easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Бърз поглед върху Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – първи впечатления, камера, производителност
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
Test av Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017-utgaven)
Source: Dinside NO→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent display; nice cameras; good price; support waterproof. Negative: Low performance; short battery life; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy A5 [TEST]: Lækker mobil i mellemklassen
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
83% Test Af Samsung Galaxy A5
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
76% Test: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 89%
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review: mic, dar bun
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Beautiful design; waterproof and dust avoiding; nice performance; decent cameras; long battery life; good price. Negative: No LED notifications.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2017

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: Integrated 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.


Exynos 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.


5.20":

It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

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


Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.


81.65%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Devices with the same GPU

Vivo Y70t
Mali-T830 MP3, Exynos Exynos 7880, 6.53", 0.19 kg
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
Mali-T830 MP3, Exynos Exynos 7880, 5.70", 0.186 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos Exynos 1280, 6.50", 0.197 kg
Samsung Galaxy A15
Mali-G57 MP2, Mediatek Helio G99, 6.50", 0.2 kg
Samsung Galaxy A05s
Adreno 610, Snapdragon SD 680, 6.70", 0.194 kg
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
Xclipse 920, Exynos Exynos 2200, 6.40", 0.209 kg
Samsung Galaxy F34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos Exynos 1280, 6.50", 0.208 kg
Samsung Galaxy M34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos Exynos 1280, 6.50", 0.208 kg
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Adreno 740, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 6.70", 0.187 kg
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 7.60", 0.253 kg
Samsung Galaxy F54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos Exynos 1380, 6.70", 0.199 kg
Samsung Galaxy A24 LTE
Mali-G57 MP2, Mediatek Helio G99, 6.50", 0.195 kg
Samsung Galaxy A14 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Mediatek Helio G80, 6.60", 0.201 kg
Samsung Galaxy M54
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos Exynos 1380, 6.70", 0.199 kg
Samsung Galaxy F14
Mali-G68 MP2, unknown, 6.60", 0.206 kg
Samsung Galaxy M14
Mali-G68 MP2, unknown, 6.60", 0.206 kg
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos Exynos 1380, 6.40", 0.202 kg
Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 6.60", 0.199 kg
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 6.60", 0.202 kg
Samsung Galaxy F04
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.50", 0.188 kg
Samsung Galaxy M04
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.50", 0.188 kg
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Adreno 740, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 6.80", 0.233 kg
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 6.60", 0.195 kg
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 6.10", 0.167 kg
Samsung Galaxy A04e
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.50", 0.188 kg
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G A137F
Mali-G52 MP2, Mediatek Helio G80, 6.60", 0.195 kg
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 6.50", 0.195 kg
Samsung Galaxy A04
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 6.60", 0.192 kg
Samsung Galaxy F13
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 6.60", 0.207 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2017-01- 7 (Update: 2017-01- 7)