Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, analysis, price and opinions

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Your Expert RecommendedSamsung  has renewed its mid-range Galaxy A for 2017. The Samsung Galaxy A7 2017, Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Samsung Galaxy A3 2017  improve in several aspects to their predecessors of 2016, with redesign, new finishes and improvements in their hardware that will make these terminals, without a doubt, an option to keep in mind if we want to change mobile phones in this year that we have just released.

The most important novelties to highlight of this new terminal of the Samsung mid-range , the Galaxy A5 , is that it has an improved 13 MP front camera for perfect selfies, with a camera interface that will allow you to take the photo with a simple click anywhere on the screen. In addition, it comes with an IP68 certificate that makes our A5 a dust and water proof terminal . Without further ado, let's see in depth everything that Samsung's new mid-range , the Galaxy A5 brings .

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Take some heart-stopping selfies

The Samsung Galaxy A5 presents an improved camera, in all aspects, with respect to its predecessor, the A5 of 2016. This new Galaxy A will count, as it could not be less and in the wake of all the medium and high range of the market, with both rear and front cameras, which are an improved version of those that came with the previous 2016 A's: the new advanced technology camera on this A5 will feature extremely precise autofocus , resulting in vivid and sharp color photographs, even without having optimal light conditions.

Both rear and front cameras will have 16 MP , so you can take some award-winning selfies, which will cause the envy of all your friends on Instagram. In addition, taking a selfie will be easier than ever, with a simple tap on its bright screen to see us and focus in all its splendor. In addition, this new camera offers the new UX configuration system, with which with a simple gesture of the finger we can switch between its different settings, making the experience of taking photos a much more fun and gratifying task. Of course , will feature video recording FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3D design that will make you fall in love

The new Samsung Galaxy mid-range for 2017 presents a redesign with a premium appearance and a refined and elegant finish, with a metal structure that transforms into 3D glass when hugging the back of the terminal. Its dimensions are 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm. The finish will be very comfortable to grip, without a slippery and comfortable feeling in the hand, without the risk of untimely falls. This updated design relates the Galaxy A to its older brothers, the protagonists of the 2016 high-end for Samsung, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.No longer will you have to shell out a large amount of money to have a completely premium feeling in your hand. The entire A series will hit the market in 2017 available in four colors:  Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud , that is, black, gold, blue and pink.

It will again have a physical Home button, maintaining the design of the previous A and S , and resulting the only line of mobile phones on the market that will have buttons, if the rumors of the Galaxy S8 are confirmed , to be announced at the next CES of Las Vegas, which will be released in such a feature. In addition, it continues to offer a minijack input for headphones, something that many users will appreciate by not having to spend on headphones on the air.

Dust and water proof

This new Samsung Galaxy A5 will have a 5.2-inch panel and 1920 x 1080 Super AMOLED FHD technology that guarantees saturated colors full of life, deep blacks and character. Also, rest assured, because from Samsung they guarantee our screen to be dust and waterproof with IP68 certificate .


An iron heart

This new Samsung Galaxy A5 will have an eight-core processor, prepared to operate at a speed of almost 2 GHZ (1.9 GHZ to be more exact), which will give us the possibility of running heavy applications and that, a priori, we can enjoy for play relatively demanding games, since we will have availability of 3 GB of RAM. The combination of eight cores + 3 GB of RAM would know little to us if we did not have at our disposal an internal memory of 32 GB , expandable, of course, up to 256 GBvia micro SD card. If these 32 GB of internal memory fall short and you are a user who tirelessly stores photos and videos and applications, we assure you that you will have to make an effort to run out of space on this new Samsung Galaxy A5 . This new model will not come out with the latest Android update, staying at 6.0 Marshmallow. We assume that the upgrade to Nougat is guaranteed, although we do not have a date yet.


Mobile for the whole day

With respect to its predecessor, the Galaxy A5 2017  presents a small battery improvement: from 2,900 MAH we go to a total of 3,000 MAH . This, together with its not too large screen, we can ensure that you can get to the day of use in a comfortable way, as long as you use it in a normal way, making use of social networks and messaging. Its autonomy has not yet been provided, but we hope it will exceed four hours of screen time on WiFi.

Price and availability

Samsung foresees that during the month of February we will already be able to have the three new Samsung mid-range for 2017. The price has not been echoed either, but what we can assure you is that it will be around the range of € 300-400.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

ModelSamsung Galaxy A5 from 2017


Size5.2 inch
ResolutionFull HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
Density424 dots per inch
TechnologySuper AMOLED
Protection2.5D Gorilla Glass 4


Dimensions146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
materialsMetal structure on the front and 3D glass on the back
ColorsBlack / Gold / Blue / Pink
Fingerprint readerYes, on the on / off button


Resolution16 megapixels
FlashYes, LED Flash
VideoFull HD video recording
Sensor and modes-
Openingf / 1.9
Image stabilizationYes
ISOISO-100, ISO-200, ISO-400, ISO-800
Front camera16 megapixel resolution

Full HD video recording

Others Floating button for selfies


FormatsAudio Playback Formats: MP3, AAC LC / AAC + / eAAC +, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus

Video Playback Formats: MPEG4, H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9

SoundStereo, speaker next to USB Type-C port


Operating systemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Extra applicationsSamsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice


CPU processorOwn eight-core processor at 1.9 GHz per core
Graphics processor (GPU)-
RAM3 GigaBytes
Power tests -


Internal memory32 GigaBytes
ExtensionYes, with MicroSD card up to 256 GigaBytes

Online storage systems (Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive)


Mobile NetworkLTE Cat.6
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
GPS locationGPS
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
ConnectorUSB Type C
Audio3.5 mm minijack


OthersCreate WiFi zones


Capacity3,000 mAh
Standby duration-
Duration in use-
AnTutu Tester tests-

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Release dateFebruary
Manufacturer's websiteSamsung

Price: Not available