Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) was released in January 2017. It is released along with two other models namely Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is a mid-level smartphone with 3GB RAM and other interesting specs.
Take a look at specifications, price, quick review, features, opinions, pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Price
- The price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in the USA $455
- The price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in Europe €429
- The price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in the UK £375
- The price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in India ₹ 30,500
- The price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in China ¥ 3150
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specifications
|Display||5.2-inch, Super AMOLED Display|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|CPU||Exynos 7880 Octa-core Processor|
|GPU||Mali T830 MP2|
|Memory||3GB of RAM|
|Storage Upgrade||256GB via micro SD card|
|Primary Camera||16MP with LED Flash, Autofocus|
|Video recording||1080p @ 30fps|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM|
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specs and Details
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) sports a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels). It is an always-on display. The Corning Gorilla Glass protection adds more value to this display.
CPU and GPU
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) packs Exynos 7880 Octa-core 1.9GHZ processor and Mali T830 MP2 GPU.
RAM and Storage
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage capacity. The dedicated card slot allows microSD card to add up to 256GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Both the sides has a 16MP camera sensor. The rear camera is supported with LED flash and Autofocus. It has 1080p @ 30fps video resolution.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has a non-removable 3000mAh battery with fast charging feature.
Other Features and Connectivity
The connectivity features of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) are GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, FM Radio and USB Type C. There is a front mounted fingerprint scanner. Samsung Pay and IP68 Dust proof and water proof are extra features comes along with this smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has a decent performing hardware combination. The 3GB RAM is the main feature of this smartphone. The CPU and GPU are decent performers for a mid-level smartphone.
The display is fantastic with full HD resolution and high range pixel density which helps for sharpness and clarity. The cameras are awesome with 16MP sensors at both sides. This is truly a great choice for selfie fans. The battery capacity is decent.
Coming to the price, we cannot deny the fact that we can buy two smartphones for €429, with the same configuration from reliable brands like Asus, Xiaomi etc.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Pros and Cons
- Vibrant Display Quality
- 3GB of RAM
- Decent Hardware Performance
- 16 MP Rear and Front Cameras
- 3000mAh Battery
- Samsung Pay
- Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type C and Fast Charging Feature
- Costly Price Tag
- No Android 7.0 Nougat OS
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Opinion
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is only for the Samsung fans. Others can go for Asus. Lenovo, Huawei or Xiaomi Smartphones. They have lot of mid-range smartphones with reasonable price tags.
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