Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Specs & Price

samsung galaxy a5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is the mid-range member of the 2017 Galaxy ASeries metal-build smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is similar to the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) and features a more compact design. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is dust and water resistant and sports a fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Quick Specs & Features

  • 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424ppi)
  • 1.9GHz Octa-core Exynos 7880 Octa CPU with 3GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 32GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 300 Mbps download)
  • Dust and Water Resistant (IP68)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • 3000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

The Display and Camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Display. The Display offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 424ppi.

You get 16 megapixels front facing camera and a 16 megapixels rear facing camera. The camera, however, lacks Optical Image Stabilisation.

Hardware and Software

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on the 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 Octa chipset with 3GB RAM. It supports USB Type C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, Samsung Pay, dual-band Wi-Fi, and LTE.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Price in Nigeria ranges from 7,000 Naira to 150,000 Naira.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Processor: 1.9GHz Octa-core Processor (Exynos 7880 Octa)
  • GPU: Mali-T830MP2
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
  • Dimension: 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Samsung Pay
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: Yes, IP68 certified (30 minutes in up to 1.5 metres of fresh water)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 3000 mAh Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Conclusion

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