Replaced my samsung note 4 with the galaxy a5.
Yes it is strong holds up to abuse but.
Slow internet even on wifi. Ads all over plug in to charge get google ads. And the phone is 4 weeks old and having problems with speakers they are weak to start off with but now they are cracking when you use external speaker. Over all save your money and get a note 8 this phone is driving me nuts as much as i hate i phone i am thinking of throwing this one out and going to iphone.
Got a slightly used one for less than 200Â€ some weeks ago. Awesome phone for the price. If you don't care about gaming and picture quality too much, you will be hard pressed to find a more satisfying device.
Very nice design and build quality, great screen, great battery life, pretty snappy and smooth, very few bugs and crashes. I don't think I will be updating it to Android 7, though (it could ruin everything)
gert, 06 Mar 2017Do anyone know if the screen can be replace yes it can be replaced, here in Dubai it costs around 150 $
Great phone! It suits my needs especially about the battery, screen, performance and ram management. I dont need a flagship because I'm not a very heavy smartphone user. If you're an average user of smartphones, A5 2017 is great!
HarryD, 15 Mar 2017Why bother purchasing this in the UK when for £30 extra you can buy the OnePlus 3T which... moreWaterproof phone I suggest try using Xperia from Sony, they have many experience to do waterproof smartphone and always find the one with IP65/IP68.
Tourettes Guy, 22 Jan 2017Phew! I thought I was the only one asking for itWell it have the always on display.
geewaiho, 12 May 2017Once xiaomi start selling in the west, I can imagine the prices won't remain as cheap. The Mi6 is already "not that cheap" compared to the Mi5 and Mi5s because they are improving the materials and build quality, but the redmi and redmi note are cheap enough to compete even if the price gets higher once they officially launch the brand in more countries. At least that's what is happening in Mexico, and they are offering a warranty valid for the whole latinamerica, not just Mexico. And they'll probably expand to North America from that point in the near future.
Rikkon, 12 May 2017Some retailers and online shops are offering warranty and support for Xiaomi devices in Europe... moreOnce xiaomi start selling in the west, I can imagine the prices won't remain as cheap.
geewaiho, 12 May 2017Xiaomi doesnt have an international presence in the west in terms of customer service therefor... moreSome retailers and online shops are offering warranty and support for Xiaomi devices in Europe. Gearbest, for example, even have wharehouses in the U.K. So it's not as risky as years before. Not as reliable as buying one in India, where Xiaomi is even opening shops... or Mexico, where they just have launched the brand... But that wil change shortly.
Rikkon, 08 May 2017It is true that Chinese brands like Xiaomi are a risky investment because they haven't go ofic... moreXiaomi doesnt have an international presence in the west in terms of customer service therefore you would have to deal with customer service in China. Imagine having to send in your faulty handset to China and the wait, seems like a massive hassle. I buy my phones either through carrier, an accredited uK retail or ebay. EBay Is fully protected so not an issue for me..
geewaiho, 21 Jan 2017I totally agree with you. I have had a Xiaomi note 2 which was great for what I paid but softw... moreIt is true that Chinese brands like Xiaomi are a risky investment because they haven't go oficially into the international market and that means poor post-sale support in terms of warranty and support, but the quality is not such a big problem when you get an original device. The real problem is that there are too many fake Xiaomi devices out there! The statistics are scary! So yes, it's more reliable to buy brands like Samsung... However there are fake ones too, so no matter what brand you choose, you have to be careful about where you buy your next phone.
Niyaskma, 27 Jan 2017i need Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is support screen mirroing. i have sony smart tv this Samsung ... moreIt has the SmartView feature, wich let you view content on the tv. But You better do a research about compatibility between Samsung and Sony devices. If both support Miracast then no problem.
Yunnius, 23 Mar 2017Cannot Encrypt Device... meaning I cannot read my corporate email on phone due to security res... moreIt has Samsung Knox, but you have to create a samsung account first to use it. Have you tried it? I suggest you to search information about on the web. I can't assure you that's what you need but maybe.