As the ex owner of Galaxy A5 2015, and current owner of Galaxy A5 2016, I can say there are improvements all over the place.
But, I'm still not sure about upgrade to A5 2017. Although, better front camera, always on display and some other cool stuff seems very atractive I´m not very positive about its looks. I like more square look of A5 2015/2016 over the rounded look of A5 2017.
Not liking the shape of the new A-Series. They are more like looking like their S-Line now with the rounder edges.
AnonD-637006, 23 Jan 2017I think 2016 Design is better than this one..yeah. the 2016 loooks more rectangular. 2017 looks cheap and "girly".
A5 and A3 2016 were much nice, these are ugly.
The HTC U Play is a much nice and better and handset.
geewaiho, 22 Jan 2017The battery was so bad, it's fairly big but didn't last me long at all!!. hey
Tourettes Guy, 22 Jan 2017Nokia is Finnish, not ChineseNow or before ?
Cassy O, 22 Jan 2017Ugly? Protruding camera? Huge bezel? Nope, Galaxy A 2017 is beautiful, has flush camera an... moreHaving played around with the A5/A3 2017 in store the are very lovely devices(reminiscent of the s3 but better screen/body ratio. Not as nice as the 2016 but allot more ergonomic.
AnonD-104084, 22 Jan 2017Come on, this is midrange phone not flagship Last year's A 2016 series aren't flagship either, yet they featured OIS. The excuse?
AnonD-292864, 21 Jan 2017Without upgrade ? A5 (2017) 16MP back and front camera 1.9 Ghz Octa-Core... moreWhat about the removal of camera OIS? A simple thing but very significant to the device. Those upgrades you mentioned aren't that huge. Some competing phones like the X Performance features better hardware (excluding battery and Type C port) and costs roughly the same, and sometimes even cheaper
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2017Noe nokia is a china too.Nokia is Finnish, not Chinese
Cassy O, 22 Jan 2017Ugly? Protruding camera? Huge bezel? Nope, Galaxy A 2017 is beautiful, has flush camera an... moreFanboy,indeed.I wonder where are those protruding camera and large bezel was,they just like to bash one product before doing research or using it though.Ignore those guy,anyway A5(2017) looks pretty nice and quite capable selfie camera(Lots of girl love the selfie camera,anyway.)
DAVE, 21 Jan 2017what an UGLY DESIGN . Samsung back to its pre S5 ugly design.
Protruding Camera and huge butt... moreUgly? Protruding camera? Huge bezel?
Nope, Galaxy A 2017 is beautiful, has flush camera and 71.5% screen body ratio is acceptable.
Get your eyes checked!!!
geewaiho, 22 Jan 2017The battery was so bad, it's fairly big but didn't last me long at all!!. Currently I'm using aurora rom (cm12.1) and the performance much better than miui, also the battery quite good compared to miui
AnonD-104084, 22 Jan 2017Yup I have redmi note 2 at the moment and hopefully this phone will be available in Indonesia ... moreThe battery was so bad, it's fairly big but didn't last me long at all!!.