amlboeton, 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?
SaRPeR, 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
geewaiho, 21 Jan 2017I totally agree with you. I have had a Xiaomi note 2 which was great for what I paid but softw... moreYup I have redmi note 2 at the moment and hopefully this phone will be available in Indonesia sorry I can change my current phone
Roobar, 21 Jan 2017For me, the lack of OIS is a deal breaker...Come on, this is midrange phone not flagship
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2017why a3 is in touchwiz and a5 is in grace ux?"Samsung is launching the Galaxy A3 (2017) with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but is working on the 7.0 Nougat update, which should arrive soon. The current software already uses Grace UX, the successor to TouchWiz."
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2017Noe nokia is a china too.Going by your logic, Apple, Samsung's Galaxy global models, LG, HTC and Sony, all are Chinese too?? Because all these brands phones are manufactured in China. So??
Frenna, 21 Jan 2017There's a reason why Chinese brands are cheaper. I'm not talking about Huawei but all the othe... moreThe only chinese brand im aware of that installed spyware was BLU but they publicly addressed this and patched it.
Frenna, 21 Jan 2017There's a reason why Chinese brands are cheaper. I'm not talking about Huawei but all the othe... moreI totally agree with you. I have had a Xiaomi note 2 which was great for what I paid but software and battery is awful and buggy. Ive heard allot of reports about phones dying after few months and poor after sales care(xiaomi). I would still consider a chinese phone but would never pay a premium. Deffo stick to Samsung or Sony personally.
Had a play around in store, very nice phones. Look and feel better in person with the blue variant being my fave. Still on the fence wether to upgrade my a5 2016 as I prefer the design or but I like the feel of the curved back, ip68 rating, AOD, better processor but are these enough to upgrade.....
what an UGLY DESIGN . Samsung back to its pre S5 ugly design.
Protruding Camera and huge button what a sick...
dont forget the huge bezels... where r thr sammy fans
SaRPeR, 21 Jan 2017Without upgrade ? A5 (2017) 16MP back and front camera 1.9 Ghz Octa-Core... moreYes, there are some changes in the numbers, but the truth is that the new 2017 model has almost the same battery life (+5% is not much of an upgrade, anything in the 10% limit can be considered normal tolerances between more or less the same device), an identical screen (just look at the numbers you like so much), more or less the same cameras quality (the front camera seems worse considering the focus distance) and you can see the lack of OIS when it comes to video, the only things where the 2017 model is better is at performance and the IP68, but these are not worth the extra money, considering the fact that you also get some downgrades (OIS, front camera focus distance, worse audio quality on the A5 2017 and bigger overall dimensions with the same 5.2" screen size). I am keeping my A5 2016 while I'm waiting for the next flagships, as the new Samsung's midrange device it's just not worth it.
Without upgrade ?
16MP back and front camera
1.9 Ghz Octa-Core CPU
32GB internal memory
3000 mah battery
13MP back and 5MP front camera
1.6 Ghz Octa-Core CPU
16GB internal memory
No IP Certificate
No Always on display
2900 mah battery
It seems you need to have your eyes checked. Almost everything is upgraded.