Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specs, Price, Release, Review, Camera, Features, Pros and Cons

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

Features Specs
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
Inbuilt Storage 32GB
Storage Upgrade 256GB via micro SD card
Primary Camera 16MP with LED Flash, Autofocus
Video recording 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 16MP
Battery 3000mAh (Non-removable)
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
4G Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Weight 157gms

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specs and Details

Display

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.

Software

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Camera

Both the sides has a 16MP camera sensor. The rear camera is supported with LED flash and Autofocus. It has 1080p @ 30fps video resolution.

Battery

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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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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