Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017Is this truly water proof?samsung brand not use water or dust proof, that is water resistant..
design is nice but no LED indicator,when using headset wont display headset is connected...
I wonder why people r buying this phone for around 30000 INR? POOR low light camera is the main
disappointment. Next is chips etc and ram. At this price people can get snapdragon 821 with 6gb ram and excellent camera at one plus 3T. At 30000 you can get 2 moto g5 plus, whose camera is at par with A5 2017, except front cam. Back cam of moto g5 plus is 12mp but pic quality is great. So pls people don't buy samsung. Force them to reconsider their pricing policy. Last but not least u can get 2 and 1/2 redmi note 4 at this price with better ui but camera is not at par. And gorrila glass is not there in note 4.
MDD, 18 Mar 2017Hanging problem Heating problem Very bad camera Earlier i was using sony z3 Wow what a ... moreFirstly i want to know you using this phone, this phone not flagship phone like Xperia but today buying flagship phone most of quality this phone have, i agree to you regarding the processor little lag have but it acceptable if you are a normal user, but this phone not have heat issue and very very good battery life not find in any flagship phone today, am very satisfy for using this phone..
who, 13 Mar 2017Does anyone have problem with signal? Almost every day I have missed call because I was unreachable.I am experiencing this issue too. Hope they fix it in future update
Hello, I bought the A5 2017 (black) on 17th from Reliance Digital in Pune, and here is my review, (I did not find any detailed user reviews so far, so hoping this would help a few):
1. The feel of the phone is awesome, its fully metal, on the sides as well. Seems Samsung has copied the Iphone 7's design, and made it more classy and premium. Won't understand till you hold it in your hands. And its heavy, does not have any plasticky feeling to it.
2.I have replicated all softwares and stuff (Ola, Uber, Foodpanda, Faasos, several VR apps etc.) from my previous Note 3 and everything works fine.
3.The display is gorgeous (and you need to change the default wallpaper to something more vibtrant to get a feel of that). The "adaptive display" mode is awesome, and unlike the previous amoled Samsungs I have used, the colors don't look oversaturated, and is pretty cool to look at without hurting your eyes at full brightness.
4.Like I said, seems Samsung has copied Iphone 7 to its nitty grtty features, I found the "blue light filter" toggle, "flashlight" toggle on the menu bar itself, there is system-wide parallax effect, and the menu screen background is a faded out version of the wallpaper.
5.The range of the brightness bar is worth a mention. The lowest setting is pretty low, and served good at nighttime. I was previously using a night mode app to reduce brigtness lower than the lowest setting.
6.The always-on-display is the 2nd coolest feature. I set times so it is active only during my office time, and then turns off. And you can change the font style and font color too. Also it is not static, but moves around the screen like a screensaver. The position change takes place every 5 minutes I think.
7.The in-built Samsung theme app is the single greatest feature, that automatically kicked out other phones I had on my list. I always loved the black background on my Note 3, and will not compromise this for anything, the white color irritates me. I have used the theme feature, and the backgrounds are awesome. This is system-wide and will change styles on menu bar, keyboard, calendar, calculator, dialer, oh my god its awesome, and was the single greatest deal-breaker for me.
There is a "but" to this, though. Most of these themes and wallpapers are paid ones, like INR 80-120 max per item. And there there are some free stuff too.
8.Coming from the Note 3, I agree with others' comments that the camera is not great, and most certainly not 16MP. It's good, and does my job fine, but not something I would brag about.
9.Yes it is IP68, I dipped it in water while having the old sitcom "Friends" videos playing on it. The sound coming out of the speaker under the water is as funny as the series. No harm done.
10.The sound output through the speakers and headphones is good, but again not that great to have me brag.
11.The fingerprint sensor works as expected, but then I like the lockscreen and the pattern-lock thing better, so I don't use the fingerprint lock much.
12.Battery life. I opened the box to 80% charge at noon on the 17th. Today's the 19th, noon, and it shows 48% charge still. I don't play games, or have the wifi/internet on for 24 hours, though. Just the usual apps, themes, calls, whatsapp, facebook etc.
This is not surprising to me as my previous Note 3 also had a monster battery, and that is also something I would not compromise on.
13.The other phone I was considering was the G4, but LG sends all ita phones on a boot-loop suicide mission after a year (look at the comments on G3, G4, G5), and then you are stuck.
A friend bought a One Plus 3, it bricked duting an OTA update, and could not get any service, the phone sits in my drawer. I don't want such experiences with my stuff, so never looked at Xiaomi, One plus, Moto, Vivo, Oppo etc.
Once had a Sony, and the cost claimed to replace the camera module on it was a little less than the overall cost of the phone (Xperia C5 Ultra). I thought they were joking.
Anyways, hope this helped...
I want to upgrade to a new phone but I can't decide between the honor 8 or the Samsung a5. I like the a5 more because of water and dust resistance and i dont really play a lot of heavy games. The heaviest game i want to play is vainglory or maybe asphalt 8 but do I really need the power of honor 8 to do so? I like the a5 so much more so if it can handle vainglory good I will choose the a5. The question is "Does it handle heavy games or do i need the honor 8?" Pls reply!
Very bad camera
Earlier i was using sony z3
Wow what a phone and still i m using sony z3
Sony is sony
Now Sony next flagship phone sony xz premium [the beast is coming]
all this white grace ux i dont like burns my eyes, I miss old SS design. Not like white all over
Application become unstable all open apps start dancing on opening of chrome and they bwhave very unstably and there is lot of heating while charging
Jojo, 16 Mar 2017Sony is crap I hav a m4 aqua changing to A5 was the bestGood choice.. . I have xperia x & today i am switching to a5.
SupBroFromPhilippine, 13 Mar 2017Hey guys does anyone ever noticed when your playing FPS games on this device. The touch isnt ... moreI have noticed some uprecise touch issues, bit in everyday use, for example, I touch some app to open but it registers it as random touch or accidental touch, same thing when web surfing, facebook, gallery etc... hope this problem will be resolved in next software update...
Sanket, 12 Mar 2017Too much less internal space. Hanging and auto switched off problem occurs many time.I also had auto restarting problems, then I removed utorrent and never had this issue again.. hope this helps...