Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review

Today we are going to review one of the popular Samsung android mobile, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). The phone named Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is an Android smartphone produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 was launched on January 2017 along with other devices of A Series like A3 (2017) and A7 (2017). This device is the successor of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) which was launched on December 2015. The device has been launched with many new features which were lacking in its predecessor.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has been built up with body design as of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which helps the device to look stylish and attractive. And because of the look almost all people may fail while guessing the price randomly.  The device, comparing to predecessor Galaxy A5 2016, is thin and may be little low-weighted too. Just like Samsung’s other smartphones, Galaxy A7 (2017) has got the same look. The device, in the forepart features an earpiece on the top, a front facing camera and has a proximity and accelerometer sensor alongside. There is a home button, a recent app button and a back button featured under the display of the gadget and the two recent app and back buttons have got backlit. This device too is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 from the front and rear side. The new thing on display is Galaxy A5 (2017) has been featured by Always-on display.

The device, just like new smartphones of Samsung Galaxy A Series, features power button and speaker framework on the right-hand side of the device and the speaker has been placed above the power button. Furthermore, the volume adjusting keys and SIM card slot have been placed on the left-hand side of the device and the microSD card slot has been placed at the top of the device. Besides, the bottom part of the device features a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone socket and a mic.

Comparing about the display both with its predecessor A5 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has got 5.2 inches Super AMOLED screen and 1080 x 1920 pixels with 424 ppi pixel density. And because both devices has been featured by SAMOLED display both can be used under intense lighting.

Besides, talking about software, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The device meets with Touch WIZ UI to overcome the previous problems of device lagging. Additionally, the device features some pre-loaded applications which can later be disabled. Also, Samsung has pre-installed some apps developed by Microsoft like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The device, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has been packed with Exynos 7880 Octa Core 1.90 GHz Cortex –A53 processor, Mali-T830MP3 graphic processor and 3GB of RAM. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with 32 GB of internal memory which can later be expanded upto 256 GB with the help of external microSD card. Moreover, its a huge success over its predecessor A5 (2016) which had only 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The main issue of this device is it’s speaker. The speaker gets fully covered by hands while using the device in the landscape mode. The device supports fingerprint functionality which was also seen in predecessor Galaxy A5 (2016).

Talking about camera, there is a huge change in A5 (2016) and A5 (2017). The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with 16 MP rear facing camera having f/1.9 aperture. Users can take good pictures in the bright light. The device features 16 MP front facing camera and has f/1.9 lens which helps you to capture perfect self-portraits. The front facing camera just like its predecessor lacks front LED flashlight.

The main thing about Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is that it has received Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s flagship and is IP68 certified water and dust resistant smartphone for 1.5 meters and 30 minutes. Both Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2017) has got fingerprint protection. Nevertheless, Galaxy A5 (2017) has been furnished with other extra features that Samsung missed in its predecessor.

Moreover, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has been equipped with 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery and is non-removable. The battery may last longer compared to its predecessor. Both devices Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2017) support fast charging.  The new series of Galaxy A (2017) may be launched on March 2017 in Nepalese market.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Price in Nepal : Rs. 38,258 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specification

Display

Size  5.2 inches
Resolution   1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Color Depth  16M

Processor

CPU Speed  1.9 GHz
CPU Type  Octa Core

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 16.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS 16.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes

Memory

 RAM  3 GB
 ROM  32 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 256 GB

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
 2G CDMA  NA
 3G CDMA  NA
 3G TD-CDMA  NA
 4G TDD LTE  B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)

Connectivity

 ANT+  Yes
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.2
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  Smart Switch (PC version)
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  Yes

Software

 Operating Software  Andrroid 6.0 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
Weight  159 g
Water Resistant/Dust Proof  Yes, IP68 Certified Over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes

Sensors

 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  No

Battery

 Standard Battery Capacity  3000 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
 Audio Playing Format  MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

 

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