Quick Review of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

The Good
  • Water and dust resistance
  • Sharp and bright AMOLED display with tiny bezels
  • Outstanding battery life
The Bad
  • Back panel prone to smudges & fingerprints
  • Not so snappy fingerprint scanner
  • Lacks LED notification
  • Misses out on OIS and 4K video recording

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Full Features & Specifications

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Model Name: SM-A520FZDDINS
Display   10 / 10
Screen Size 5.2 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Pixel Density 424 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Bezel Less No
Screen Features 2.5D Curved Glass
Chipset   7 / 10 See Better Options
Brand Samsung Exynos
Processor Speed 1.9GHz
Processor Exynos 7880
Processor Type Octa-Core
Graphics Mali-T830 MP3
Camera   9 / 10 See Better Options
Rear Camera Resolution 16MP
Dual Rear Camera No
Front Camera Resolution 16MP
Dual Selfie Camera No
Camera Details f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 6.0 Marshmallow
OS Upgradable To Android Oreo
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type USB Type C
Features Fingerprint Scanner, GPS, FM Radio
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Barometer, Gyroscope
IP Rating IP68 (Dust and Water Resistant - 1.5 meters for 30 minutes)
Dimensions (mm) 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9
Weight 157 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
Build Material Glass, Metal
Device Warranty 1 Year
Warranty Details 1 Year Available for Mobile and 6 Months for Accessories
Body SAR 0.55W/kg
Head SAR 0.88W/kg
In The Box Device, Charger & Cable Separate, Earphone, User Manual
Storage   8 / 10 See Better Options
Internal Storage 32GB
Approx. User Available Storage 23GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 256GB
OTG Support Yes
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Battery   8 / 10 See Better Options
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes, Fast Battery Charging

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Price in India

The best price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is Rs. 23,500. You can buy Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) on eBay and also look through other stores. All mobile prices are in INR & generally valid with EMI & COD in all cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai & Pune. Kindly report any errors in specs of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). Prices were updated today i.e., 22nd June 2018.
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Features

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is a dual SIM device that was launched in February 2017. Impressive look, fingerprint sensor, a good camera, a mini jack port at the right bottom, side mounted speakers, metal and glass construction, a micro USB, smooth curves on the edge and huge storage are its major highlights.

Display and Design:
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with 5.2 inch AMOLED IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 401PPI pixel density. It has a dimension of 145 x 71 x 7.8 mm. The main body is made of glass whereas the accents are metallic. It has a capacitive screen with multi touch facility and 16M colours.

Hardware and Features:
This dual SIM device is loaded with 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynos 7 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, Mali-T830 graphics and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Light sensor, proximity sensor are inbuilt. Turn-by-turn navigation and voice navigation are available.

Camera and Storage:
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is built with a 16MP rear camera. It has an internal storage of 32GB that can be expanded up to 128GB by using a micro SD card.

Battery and Connectivity:
This dual SIM device is loaded with non-removable 3000mAh Li-ion battery. Users can enjoy connectivity via 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC and VoLTE (Works with Jio). Both the single SIM card and the dual-SIM card models are available.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) faces competition from Moto X Force, OnePlus 3 and Apple iPhone SE. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has a bigger screen than Apple iPhone SE whereas it has a smaller screen than Moto X Force and OnePlus 3.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017):

1. How is the camera performance for this phone?

Ans: It features a 16MP camera for crisp clear images. It also performs well in low light conditions.

2. Does it support OTG?
Ans: Yes, it does support OTG.

3. Does the phone have a Hybrid SIM slot?
Ans: No, it has a dedicated slot for MicroSD card up to 256GB.

4. Is the battery removable?
Ans: No, it comes with a non-removable battery.

5. What type or charging connector do I need?
Ans: It sports a USB type-C charging connector.

6. Does it work with Reliance Jio Network?
Ans: Yes, it works with Reliance Jio Network.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Ratings

User Reviews for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) (Total: 11)
By kalpana MITRA on July 11, 2017 | Verified Owner
This is a brilliant product coming out of the nutshell from Samsung. This phone is user friendly and pretty much upto the mark for all types of users. Overall good value for money product
The Good
  • *Gorilla class with combo screen
  • * Fast charging is good
  • * Style is brilliant and shining
  • *Does not hang much
  • *Build quality is very premium. Feels sturdy but light
The Bad
  • *It gets heated up really fast
  • * no flash for front camera
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By Prachi Bansal on August 24, 2017 | Verified Owner
Amazing product! Worth the money i spent on it.
The Good
  • The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Brilliant design
  • Dual SIM support
The Bad
  • Non removable battery
  • Gets heated up really fast
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By Mansi Negi on October 15, 2017 | Verified Owner
Great phone! Worth the money.
The Good
  • - Great design.
  • - Corning gorilla glass screen protection.
  • - Fast charging.
The Bad
  • - No front flash.
  • - Gets heated up sometimes.
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By Vikas Garg on November 1, 2017 | Verified Owner
Samsung galaxy a5 comes with a Gorilla glass and Fast charging is amazing. The style is brilliant and attractive. It does not hang much. It has a premium build which feels premium and is light. It gets heated up really fast and has no flash for front camera
The Good
  • Premium build
  • Fast charging
The Bad
  • Heating issue
  • No front flash
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By Deepak Malik on December 21, 2017 | Verified Owner
My mom being a Samsung lover got herself the sleek Galaxy A5 and she is really happy with the quality and performance. Although the battery drains a lot, it charges fast. The display is wow. I like the rear camera but the front camera is just like average
The Good
  • Fast charging feature
  • Beautiful display
The Bad
  • Heats up on heavy usage
  • Lacks front flash
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By Sakshi Jain on February 17, 2018
One of the best Samsung product I've used till now. I've been using it for 2 months and literally have no complaints. Best smart phone for businessmen as its processor is pretty fast.
The Good
  • Good space
  • Quick processing
  • Sleek body
The Bad
  • Sometimes hangs.
  • Battery backup is not so good.
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