Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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2017 Samsung Galaxy A5


2017 Samsung Galaxy A5 was introduced along with the new members of the A series, the A3 and A7 smartphones. Alike the other two, the 2017 A5 is also an upgraded version of the A5 that was launched in 2016 which was the next of the A5 launched in 2015. So in its third edition, the phone gets more capable goodies making it more powerful and feature rich. In fact, apart from the dimensions, screen size and battery capacity, the 2017 A5 is fitted with the exact hardware that does the duties for the 2017 Galaxy A7.

Phone Display Phone Processor Phone Ram Phone Memory Phone Camera Phone Battery Phone Color
Display Processor Ram Storage Camera Battery Colours
5.2 Inch Super AMOLED Display (424 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass Octa Core 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 3GB 32GB internal expandable upto 256GB Rear Camera: 16MP f/1.9
Front Camera: 16MP f/1.9
Non-Removable 3000 mAh Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud

Design and Construction

Dimensions (Inches) 5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31
Weight 169 g
Construction materials Metal
Special protection Water Resistant
IP certification Yes
Colour Options Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud


Screen Size 5.2 Inches
Screen to body ratio (%) 71.29%
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution FullHD
Pixel Density 424 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass


System on Chip Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
CPU Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP2
Internal memory 32 GB
Usable memory MB
Expandable Memory Yes
Expandable Memory Upto 256 GB
No. of SIMS 2
Sim 1 Type Nano SIM
Sim 2 Type Nano SIM

Primary Camera

Megapixels 16 MP
No of sensors 1
Aperture size 1.9
Image stabilization None
Flash details Single LED
Video Resolution 1080 x 1920
Video FPS 30

Front Camera

Megapixels 16 MP
No of sensors 1
Aperture size 1.9


OS Name Android
Os version Android v6.0 Marshmallow


Capacity 3000 mAh
Type Non-Removable
Replaceable No
Talk Time 16 hours
Music Play time 53 hours
Video Play Time 19 hours
Internet use 3g 13 hours
Internet use LTE 16 hours
Internet use wi-fi 18 hours
Fast Charging Yes hours


Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n


Music formats MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Video formats MP4, WMV, H.265


GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
LTE (FDD) 1800(band 3)
LTE (TDD) 2300(band 40)
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Design

To begin with, for the first ever time Samsung has introduced the IP68 certification for their A-series phone. Hence, the 2017 Galaxy A5 is water resistant upto 1.5m for around 30minutes and dust proof aswell. Along with this, the phone can also withstand elements, including rain, sweat, and sand. The rectangular form factor that the A5 has been carrying around has been given a smoother touch and the edges and corners of the phone are more curved this time. the unibody construction of the A5 consists of a metal frame and a 3D Glass rear panel. Samsung has fitted the phone with a 5.2inch FullHD Super AMOLED display that has a pixel density of 424ppi which happens to be more than the 2017 Galaxy A7. The A5 is also offered in the same colour options as the other A phones that include – Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, and Peach Cloud

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Hardware

The hardware and specs of the 2017 Galaxy A5 are identical to the 2017 Galaxy A7. So inside the A5 is the Samsung Exynos 7880 Octa chipset and the Mali-T830MP2 GPU. The Octa-Core SoC is clocked at 1.9GHz and comes coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Memory expansion is possible via dedicated microSD card with capacities upto 256GB. The sensor set offered on the phone include an Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Barometer, and a Gyroscope. The phone also gets a front mounted Fingerprint sensor that is integrated in the Home button.

The phone is equipped with a 16MP front as well as rear camera and both of these units get f/1.9 aperture. The Galaxy A5 is fitted with a 3,000 mAh battery that supports fast charging. It supports Dual SIM capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Software

The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A5 comes pre-installed with Android v6.0.16 Marshmallow with the company’s own TouchWiz UI on top. Also, it comes pre-loaded with MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, and S-Voice.