The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review

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TheThe mass series Galaxy A has undergone significant changes in 2016. Samsung has approximated its appearance to the premium series of Galaxy S, and has provided features that were previously available only to the buyers of expensive smartphones, which corresponds to the long-term strategy of the company.

The Galaxy A and other cheaper phones will receive fingerprint scanners to support the Samsung Pay payment system, which is supported in Russia now.

There are no significant changes in the Samsung Galaxy A5 model (2017). The company has improved the phone's specifications to meet the latest requirements of the time. But still it has some noticeable changes - a waterproof case and a USB Type-C connector. Are there any cons in Galaxy A5 (2017)? Let's take a look.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) video review

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) apparently does not differ from the previous year model, however, the metal smartphone, with both sides filled in glass is so pleasing to the eye, that we can see a video overview one more time.

Design

The design of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has not undergone fundamental changes. It is still the same metal smartphone with the same rounded corners. At the same time, it is very similar to the Galaxy S7.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

The front and back panels of the smartphone are completely filled in glass. It looks very impressive and far more expensive than we are used to see in the Galaxy A price range.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) general view

Unlike the Galaxy A5 (2016) the metal sides, not covered with glass, now have the same color as the front panel. It means that the smartphone has become completely black - we had the Galaxy A5 (2017) black. The pink Galaxy A5 (2017), gold Galaxy A5 (2017) and light blue Galaxy A5 (2017) are also available.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) back cover

The back cover of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). View from above

There are no extra ports in the smartphone. Like the older model, it is also waterproof in IP68 standard.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). Back view

The phone's materials are of high quality. It is not very heavy and pleasant to hold in your hand. The glass surface looks nice and pleasant to the touch, but potentially, it can be scratched, and the fingerprints are left. Overall, the device turned out to be quite slippery, so we would definitely recommend to buy some cover for the Galaxy A5 (2017).

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Page 1. Design
Page 2. Connectors and Controls
Page 3. Display and Cameras
Page 4. Specs and performance testing
Page 5. Сonclusion, software, price
Page 6. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) firmware update
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