Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)Interested face
82.4%
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Side-positioned speaker assures sound isn't obstructed no matter how you hold the phone

"The Galaxy A5 (2017) speaker is positioned in right top side of the phone. This is the best position for the speaker. The reason I prefer and many of .."

An advantage shared in the Audio category for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) by Spooky

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Camera
100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
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The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, but the main advantages here is the fast f/1.9 aperture lens. You usually find this type of camera specs for the rear/main camera, not the front one. In fact, the Galaxy A5 also has a 16MP f/1.9 setup for the rear cameras as...

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Performance & Hardware

66.7% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Lots of RAM (3GB)

The Galaxy A5 2017 packs plenty of RAM so it can run smoothly even with many apps running in the background (multitasking). It's also helps to run up heavily-demanding 3D Android games in good frame rates, alongside its Mali-T830MP2 GPU.

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Physical home button doubles as a fingerprint scanner

The A5 comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner that allows quick unlocking of your phone and adds an extra layer of security for your sensitive personal data.

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Only 22.7GB user usable storage (out of 32GB)

The specs say 32GB, and although 32GB is fairy sufficient for non-heavy users, the actually available storage is almost 10GB less due to installed software the phones comes with, which makes it less attractive.

Display

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Very sharp display

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) features a 5.2-inch display that with Full-HD resolution it translated to 424ppi, a very sharp screen. Still not good for VR, but a excellent for everything else.

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Always On Display gives easy access to information in standby mode

The A5 has a Super AMOLED display and uses Always On Display that saves time when you just want a glimpse at some basic information without needing to wake up your phone from standby mode.

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Design

100% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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The Samsung Galaxy A5 features a very elegant design in my opinion. The phone features a smooth and symmetrical design which made manufacturers seems to emphasize on right now. It comes with hardened rear 3D glass and a front 2.5D glass, as well as a and a non-protruding rear-facing camera. Samsung...

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IP68 dust and water resistant

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) carries a IP68 certification. In other words, iy's a dust and water-resistant phone, which you can immerse in 1.5m meter of fresh water for up to 30 minutes—a waterproof phone!

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Available in four different colors

The Galaxy A5 is available in four different color variations, including Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach cloud.

Cons
Audio
100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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The Galaxy A5 (2017) speaker is positioned in right top side of the phone. This is the best position for the speaker. The reason I prefer and many of you should prefer a side-positioned speaker is because when you hold the phone in landscape mode, you don't block the speaker with your hand, which...

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Software/Apps
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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No Android Nougat out of the box

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with Android 6.0.1, not the latest Android 7.0 out of the box. This of course can change when Samsung release an update for it.

Connectivity
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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256GB expandable storage

The Galaxy A5 (2017) supports microSD cards up to 256GB, which is nice considering its 32GB built-in storage. Hardcore users who plan to install lots of apps and take lots of videos and photos will definitely appreciate this feature.

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Battery

66.7% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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The Samsung Galaxy A5 features a superb battery life. PhoneArena has tested the battery and found better even above many of the best flagship smartphones out there at the moment, like the Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7. Of course the fact that a phone is a flagship model and has...

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The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with Samsung's Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) technology. It allows you to charge your A5 from zero to full capacity in around an hour and fifteen minutes. This technology also helps prolong the battery life but keep in mind that you have to use a compatible...

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No wireless charging support

Was expecting for a phone at this price point to support QI wireless charging, but sadly it does not support this feature.