geewaiho, 21 Jan 2017As a user for both the previous a3 and a5 2016, if you can find either models for substantiall... moreThere's a reason why Chinese brands are cheaper. I'm not talking about Huawei but all the other brands. There are no service centers for Xiamo, Meizu etc. in my country The Netherlands. Also I don't trust Chinese brands. Installed spyware on Lenovo laptops, also spyware on some Chinese brand phones. I would pay more money for brands that I trust like Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and Nokia, which can be repaired if there's something wrong with my phone. My S6 had a problem with auto-rotation last year, what if that happened to my cheap Chinese phone? Should I have sent it to China and not knowing if or when I will ever get it back?
As a user for both the previous a3 and a5 2016, if you can find either models for substantially lower prices (eBay or good contract) then the A series is Deffo worth it. £400 for this model and £300 for A3 is just to much. Especially with cheaper and better specced smartphones from Chinese brands. If A5 was £300 and A3 £200 then it would be easiar to stomach. However, I've seen a new s6 go for £200 and s6 edge for £250.
Good review as always GSMArena. Why game launcher sub-topic is on performance section?
Its Really wonderful.. only one thing is missing "Notification Light" if they can add set is complete....
Very good battery life, although the phone is slightly overpriced. I liked the comparison that shows the gulf (of quality) between the front camera and the rear camera.
AnonD-476243, 21 Jan 2017although smartphones last year galaxy s6 far cheaper than a5 2017 it also has gpu and memory b... moreYes but a5 2017 have many advantages also. Larger battery,ip68,card slot.
I love Samsung more than any other brands, but one thing I hate about them is that they launch to much phones. Just launch one phone in one phone range and make that a great one
although smartphones last year galaxy s6 far cheaper than a5 2017 it also has gpu and memory better than a5 2017, and again surprisingly galaxy a3 2017 is the same price as galaxy s6 to present, A list of samsung always very expensive
GSMarena, can you do proper reviews with low light performance in camera section.
plenty of reviews when low light performance is not talked about or brushed up on the surface.
most phones these days from mid range to high perform similar in good lighting conditions.
not so much in low lighting.
not everyone is going to go in detail to check low light samples. a few lines on low light performance would be appreciated as it is not mentioned in the review of plenty of devices out there.