After using this phone for 2 years ... I can definitely say this is a great phone and you'll struggle to find these specs today in another phone for this price.
It's sad to see so many phones switch over to rear fingerprint sensor when it is so much better at the front. There have been so many times where I just want to see something on my phone and every time I appreciate not having to pick it up to unlock it.
I've taken great underwater videos throughout it's life.
I appreciated the headphone jack.
I didn't put a screen protector on and now 2 years later it still doesn't have a single crack.
PS. Just thought I'd come here and appreciate my new old phone as I'm browsing for an upgrade with no hurry.
my A5 doesnt recognise the OTG plug. what can be wrong with my device?
My only issue it with the 32G memory...I have exhausted 30.9G already.
With 7G exhausted out of my 8G memory card.
I'm thinking i should get a 64G or 32G memory card to support it....
What can I do?
I don't want to upgrade my phone to S8 or S9 yet.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2017Howmany colors does Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 have ?black.blue,grey,white,green,yellow,purple
AnonD-727732, 01 Jan 2018hello :) can someone tell me if a5 is waterproof please :>Yes it is. Ip68 certified so it can safely stand 30 minutes under water.
nikola, 13 Jun 2018Does it have front notification light?No it does not have.
Anonymous, 13 May 2018I have the same problem, my 2017 A5 keeps on showing the no sim card so I can't get any connec... moreDecades ago I switched from a cellphone to a smartphone and had the same problem.
In the end, after some web-searching, I slid in 2 small pieces of paper on top of the sim (cover of some magazine) and got constant contact again.
Recommended for anyone. Doenst heat up. Long battery life. Great specs. Good camera.
Worth your money.
AnonD-292864, 14 Mar 2017Do a factory reset or go to the nearest Samsung service center.I have the same problem, my 2017 A5 keeps on showing the no sim card so I can't get any connection at all. I went to Samsung and the customer service agent tried using his own sim card and it seems like it's working so they advise me to go and change my sim card with my carrier. I was having signal only for a couple of months, then it's back again. Any update or solution so far?
does galaxy a5 come with screen protector, mine seems to have one on it but thought it did not come with one so was told to buy one which I did.
Just purchased a poweradd charger.My phone is the Samsung Galaxy A5.Cannot connect to charge my phone.Anyone else have this problem?
GSM, On Contrast Ratio:
The way you present some contrast ratios at infinity, does not reflect well the brightness range of various phones. In order to get more significant data in the contrast ratio column, you can set the minimum value for blacks at 0.01. This will allow you to calculate more realistic numbers for contrast ratio, which will also take into account the phone's maximum brightness. The number will then allow you to compare contrast ratios among screens that you now show to be infinity, but which have immense differences in perceived contrast and brightness by the user.
I cant stand this phone I was debating between this and the latest Sony and I chose this,I am sorry I did. I've used Sonys for the last eight or nine years and found them mostly reliable and intuitive.This phone is relatively reliable,however its GUI and navigation are horrible compared to Sonys,Its not waterproof either as someone asked.Photos are nowhere near the quality of my last Z5 regardless of pixel count.Maybe I'm biased because I liked my Z5 but for anyone else thinking of changing brands think again