Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Hand-on

The new A-series smartphones were silently launched by Samsung in the beginning of January. The trio Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) didn’t get the attention as they actually deserve but we do hope it would need some time until Samsung’s first marketing engine gets started. And in this post today, we shall take a look at the middle product, the Galaxy A5 (2017).

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is powered by an Exynos 7880 Octa-core Soc based on the 24nm process, which means it won’t get the better power efficiency of the 14nm process used for the Exynos 7870 Soc found in the Galaxy A3 (2017). But hopefully, the performance would be greater. Besides, the phone features a 5.2 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display on the front. The Galaxy A5 (2017) has two 16 MP cameras both on the back and one at the front with f.19 aperture. Two snappers also have the capability of recording video at 1080p resolution with a sharp quality but we’ll have to test more. All features will be maintained by a 3000mAh battery inside with quick charging.

The phone will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of box, but a nice surprise is that the TouchWiz user interface was replaced by Grace UX, which was appeared on the obsolete Note7. The new UI has a cleaner style, looks more stylish, and is easier to use. The phone is also inherited the Always-On Display mode from the higher-end Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note7 flagship and the IP68 certification, which makes it water- and dust resistance. Dumping it into water does not cause any issues but you’d better keep the phone far from the water.

Also read: A brief overview of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

At the price tag of €429, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) absolutely is good choice for you with the features it can bring for you. These are our full review about one of three Samsung new A series smartphone, ensure you check back to know everything about Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).