Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 

price₹ 23,500 onwards

launchMar, 2017

39.5

excellence score

60.0

value for money score

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Rs. 23,500

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Design

  • Classy design, flagship-grade build quality
  • Water-resistant/Dust-resistant with IP68 rating
  • Fast/accurate fingerprint reader embedded in the home button
  • The glass back is inevitably prone to fingerprints, and is slippery

Display

  • Excellent 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display - bright, vivid, and visible in the sun

Software

  • TouchWiz, Samsung's interface is functional and feature-rich, and now also sleeker
  • Also includes Samsung Pay, Samsung's new mobile payment interface, which is pretty useful and can remove the hassle of using physical debit/credit cards
  • No LED notification light

Performance

  • Pretty good overall performance (though not flagship-class), backed by a pretty efficient chipset

Camera

  • Decent rear camera (same as Galaxy A7) - gives out good, balanced results especially in daylight
  • The 16MP selfie camera (same as Galaxy A7) produces decent results too (but its focus is fixed way too close, so you're forced to choose between wide coverage or images that are simply not in focus)

Audio

  • Decent loudspeaker - it's nice and clear at maximum volume too

Battery

  • Superb battery life, posting excellent numbers in all battery life tests - should last you a full two days with moderate use
  • Quick charging support

More

  • Comfortable size, nice heft
  • 1080p video quality is pretty decent too, so is the audio that accompanies it

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • 2.5D + 3D Curved Glass
  • Always-on Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • RGB Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.9 GHz, Octa Core, Exynos 7880
GPUMali-T830MP2
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)16.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 13 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 16 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 18 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: upto 19 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: upto 53 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time (Always On Display Off): upto 78 hrs
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight159 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • 27mm Focal Lenght
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • USB Type-C
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • ANT+ Support

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