Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

price Rs. 28,990 onwards | launch Mar, 2017
magic score ?
64.2
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#10
of 31 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 7 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Classy design, flagship-grade build quality
  • Comfortable size, nice heft
  • Water-resistant/Dust-resistant with IP68 rating
  • Fast/accurate fingerprint reader embedded in the home button
  • Excellent 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display - bright, vivid, and visible in the sun
  • TouchWiz, Samsung's interface is functional and feature-rich, and now also sleeker
  • Pretty good overall performance (though not flagship-class), backed by an efficient chipset
  • Good rear camera - gives out excellent, balanced results especially in daylight
  • 1080p video quality is pretty decent too, so is the audio that accompanies it
  • The 16MP selfie camera produces very good 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)
  • Good loudspeaker - it's nice and clear at maximum volume too
  • Superb battery life, posting excellent numbers in all battery life tests - should last you a full two days with moderate use
  • Quick charging support

What We Didn't

  • No LED notification light
  • The glass back is inevitably prone to fingerprints, and is slippery
  • Video recording quality could have been better if there was support for video stabilisation

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
  • 2.5D + 3D Curved Glass
  • Always-on Display
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
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
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • Dust Proof and Water Resistant
  • USB Type-C
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • ANT+ Support
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.10/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys