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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 New


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  • 5.2″ 1080×1920 pixels
  • 16MP 1080p
  • 3GB RAM Exynos 7880
  • 3000mAh Li-Ion
  • Item condition: NEW

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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

A 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 14nm Exynos chipset, a body made out of a glass/metal combo, IP68 certification, 16MP f/1.9 cameras front and back – it sure sounds like Samsung’s next flagship. Only it’s not the flagship we’re talking about, but the Galaxy A5 (2017) premium mid-ranger.

Of course, we are guilty of hand-picking that selection of specs to prove a point, and there are other fields in that spec sheet that would give away the A5’s lower position in the Galaxy universe. Display resolution is one (1080p), and the chipset is another (Exynos 7880). Even though it’s made on a cutting-edge 14nm fabrication process, it’s still only mainstream Cortex-A53 cores inside and not hard-hitting Mongooses or Kryos. And then the cameras lack OIS and 4K video recording, even if they both offer higher resolution than the Galaxy S7.

It’s not exactly what you call a bargain, the A5 (2017), unfortunately. Its price tag makes a pretty solid case for the Galaxy S6, and why not even the S7 when the time is right? It’s also not looking good that Samsung is putting out a new premium product with good ol’ Marshmallow, and no shiny fresh Grace UX can make up for that.

None of that means we don’t like the premise of a premium full-featured (or thereabout) smartphone positioned a notch below the flagships – quite the opposite. We’ll be looking into just how much the A5 (2017) deserves its place in the world on the following pages, starting (not unusually) with a hardware overview.

 

 

 

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, January
Status Available. Released 2017, January
BODY Dimensions 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm (5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Samsung Pay
IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~71.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Always-on display
PLATFORM OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 7880 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP3
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), AF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/1.9
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
ANT+
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W
Talk time Up to 16 h (3G)
Music play Up to 53 h

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