We have the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 in the house here at MobilityArena. It has a 5.2-inch display with Gorilla Glass protection, an IP68 water and dust resistant body, and a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging. Internal storage is 32 GB and it is powered by an Exynos 7880 Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and 3 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Unboxing Photos
Of course, if you have followed us for a while now, you already know that we are great fans of compact packaging. The Galaxy A5 2017 comes in a nice, compact packaging that we like. Samsung tells you right on the pack that you get a 24-month warranty on the device. We like that too.
There is a central hardware home button below the 5.2 display and it houses a fingerprint scanner. While not visible, two other capacitive buttons are there, the menu button on the left and the back button on the right. They do light up when you touch them.
The unit we have here is the dual-SIM version of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017. It has two nano-SIM card slots and both support GSM, 3G and 4G, though only one can be used for 4G at a time. There is also a dedicated micro-SD card slot, so you can use two SIM cards and a memory card at the same time. There is a 16 megapixel selfie camera above the display:
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 First Impressions
What we think of the Galaxy A5 2017? When I put that question to members of the MobilityArena team, I got positive feedback all the way. Someone summarised it this way: “I want”. Which is exactly how everyone here feels about it. It feels like flagship smartphone packaged to cost less.
But how does it perform in every day use? We will have more resource articles ready for you. Of course, in our full review, we shall give our verdict on this beautiful, handy powerhouse. You can check out the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 specifications and price.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.