Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review

Samsung is hitting the market in 2017 by introducing its A series devices. Today we will look at the latest device of A series which is next version of Samsung Galaxy A3(2017). The device which we are going to discuss today is IP68 certified which means it is dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. “Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)“, is latest machine of Samsung which recently came into market and its price in Pakistan is PKR.47,000/-. Let’s see the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review in detail.

Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) is 5.2 inches device with super AMOLED touch screen that supports the resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is 4G supported device furthermore the system has Octa-core 1.9 GHz processor. ROM is 32GB and RAM is 3GB while powerhouse has 3000 mAh fixed battery. Dual SIM options are supportive with dual stand-by. Both camera lenses have 16MP lens for its back and front camera. Galaxy A5(2017) is equipped with fingerprint scanner and barometer.

Price and Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017):

LAUNCH Released  2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions  146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
Weight  157g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type  Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size  5.2 inches (~71.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels (480 dpi)
Multi-touch  Yes, 5-Point
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
4G Bands  1800
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset  Exynos 7880 Octa
CPU  Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU  Mali-T830MP2
MEMORY Card Slot  microSD, up to 256 GB
internal  32 GB, 3GB
CAMERA Primary  16 MP, f/1.9, OIS, autofocus, LED flash
Features  Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama,  HDR
Video  [email protected]
Secondary  16 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct,  hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.2
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio  Yes
USB  Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors  Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass,  barometer
BATTERY  Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.47,000/-
OTHERS Colors  Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud


Pros:

  • 3GB RAM
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 16MP front and back Camera
  • 4G enabled device
  • Light weight

Cons :

  • No LED Notification light

Display of Samsung A5 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) is 5.2 inches device with the supportive resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The pixel density is 480 dpi for the clear visibility of icons and texts. The screen to body ratio is almost 71% further these dpi are used for better display and photography. Multi-touch is average in Samsung Galaxy J5(2017) because it has got only 5 points in it.

It is covered with Corning Gorilla glass which will protect it from scratches and dust. The graphic processing unit (GPU) in Samsung J5 is Mali-T830MP2 that provides the best performance in graphics by increasing performance density up to 40% as compare to other mali units.

The display of Samsung J5(2017) has soft display which impacts a very soothing effect on eyes. It doesn’t have that prick display like other smartphones. Icons and texts have clear visibility moreover it doesn’t have any blurry icon.

Design of Samsung A5 (2017):

The Samsung A5(2017) is super stylish and light weight device, you can easily carry it anywhere without any hustle. The dimensions are 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm and weight is only 157 grams. Samsung always provide stylish and sleek devices for their users.

First part in design section is front body which has 5.2 inches screen. Function keys are present at the bottom side which has home button, back button and application manager button. Bezel layer of same body color has covered the screen from every corner of it which is not prominent at all. It doesn’t have LED notification light which is a set back point for Samsung Galaxy A5(2017).

Next part is the edges of Samsung A5(2017) which is covered with connectivity ports. Upper body has SIM jacket for SIM 2 and microSD card whereas right edge has only power button. Left edge has separate volume keys with another SIM jacket for SIM 1. We have 3.5 mm audio jack at down side with type C 1.0 reversible connector for charging and transferring data.

Back body of Samsung A5(2017) is totally plain and simple with metal body. It has 13MP lens with LED flash light at the top side while below it we have name display of Samsung. The design look is little bit similar with IPhone 7 because of its sleek and slim shape.

Memory for Samsung A5 (2017):

Samsung A5 (2017) has 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM further we can expand its internal memory up to 256GB with the access of memory card. 32GB is far enough for normal usage but if you are applications and videos freak than you have to insert memory card otherwise it is totally worth it.

3GB RAM is totally perfect for mid-range smartphone and we haven’t observed any kind of lags and delays while doing multi-tasking.  3GB RAM with Octa-core processor is the best point of Samsung A5 (2017).

Camera within Samsung A5 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has 16MP camera lens for its front and back camera. Back camera has LED flash light while front one has access of Screen flash light. It is equipped with so many features, let’s check them out one by one.

Rear Camera of Samsung A5 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has 16MP back camera with LED flash light. It can make videos in full 1080 p quality. The main features for back camera are beauty, professional, normal, panorama and night mode. Professional mode provides us all professional settings such as white balance, ISO, exposure and object focus. Beauty mode enhances our pictures with softness and face exposure.

Now come to its interface which has three portions. Upper portion has setting button, flash light button and camera switch button. At down we have slider of different modes while at most down we have gallery button, click button and video button. Touch focus is also enabled in it furthermore shutter sound, voice capture, gesture shot, smile shot and auto scene detection are also available.

We have taken some images from back camera of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). The results are very satisfactory and saturation is very well used. Intake of pictures and brightness have very good response. Noise is very little found in images unless we don’t zoom in the pictures.  Let’s have a look at the images of Samsung A5 (2017).

Front Camera of Samsung A5 (2017): 

The front camera of Samsung A5 has 16MP lens with screen flash light. It doesn’t have any extra flash light just using the screen one. It can record videos in full 1080p quality while the main modes for front camera are Normal, Wide selfie and night mode.

Beauty and basic modes are available for different shades of selfies. This section is specifically for those users who likes to play with different shades of colors. The camera results are up to the mark further high lights has very good results. No noise or any kind of blurriness in it. Let’s look at some images of Samsung A5 front camera.

Network /Connectivity of Samsung A5 (2017):

Samsung A5 is 4G/3G/2G supported device further it supports all the bandwidths of networks in Pakistan. Speed of 3G is HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps while 4G has speed of LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps. It has some more connectivity’s such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio.

Wi-Fi supports the standards of a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct and hotspot while Bluetooth version is 4.2. It has access of Dual SIM with two 2 SIM jackets. We can increase its internal memory up to 256 GB with the access of memory card which has Place at upper SIM jacket.

Battery Performance of Samsung A5 (2017):

Samsung A5(2017) has 3000 mAh fixed Li-ion battery inside its back cover. The exynos chip set do a great job in battery saving and powerful performance. It has ability of fast charging also and it gets fully charged in almost one hour.

Excessive usage of data networks like 4G/3G drain the battery quickly otherwise it has very good battery timings. The best part is Samsung A5(2017) has very good battery and still it is very weight.

Interface of Samsung A5 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) has 5.2 inches screen that runs android version 6.0 (Marshmallow). We have not received any update regarding nougat version in it. It has clear visibility of icons and texts because of its super AMOLED screen. The lock screen has an all-time appearing wallpaper that shows the date, time and battery percentage.

The main screen has Google search bar placed slightly above the center of the screen. The main screen has 2 columns consisting of 5 icons on the upper column and 4 icons on the lower column which are set by default. The home screen has the same number of rows and columns 5 icons in each row and column.

Many bloatware applications are already installed in it such as Samsung has its own so many applications such as s heath, s voice, samsung members and many others. Application manager has search bar on its top side via which we can directly search any application and access it. Flippy campus, galaxy gift Africa and Promolante are also already installed in it.

Processor of Samsung A5 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has Octa-core 1.9 GHz processor which is based on the structure of ARM Cortex-A53 and it is 64 bit type processor. It has chip set of exynos 7880 which is designed specially for mid-range smartphones to enhance its performance and power efficiency.

We have not observed any kind of delays and lags while doing multi-tasking in it. Samsung always provide fast processing in android market as compare to all other companies that’s why it has first rank in android category.

Antutu Benchmarking of Samsung A5 (2017):

Antutu benchmarking plays an important role to check device performance and efficiency. We have tested Samsung A5 (2017) with it and it has scored 60825 points and got a very good ranking among all other devices. Multi-touch test just scored 5 points which we don’t expect from Samsung, it should be full 10 points.

Vellamo Benchmarking for Samsung A5 (2017):

Vellamo bench marking conduct three tests to check device performance in every category. These three tests are metal test, multi-core test and internet browser test. Samsung A5 (2017) has scored 2212 points in multi-core test,1297 points in metal test and 3394 points in internet browser test.

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Conclusion:

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is latest device of Samsung A series with 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM. Its camera has 16MP lens for front and back camera with 3000 mAh fixed battery. The device has very stylish and sleek design further it has very light weight and a easy to carry device. The Samsung A5 (2017) is perfect for those users who likes to have a slim device with all heavy features.

 

 

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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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