Randeer, 25 Nov 2017Best phone in the world. Rating to highest mark. Good Battery Life. Good Storage. Best Amoled ... moreTwo questions. Do you work for Samsung? If not, am I correct to assume that this is the only smart phone you have ever purchased? Most people I've talked to who own an A5 have quickly regretted getting it. As I said, even a Samsung Rep said he hated it.
The responses from those who "liked" it say you NEED to purchase a case for it because of all the accidental touching and how a simple bump can crack the screen. And NEVER try and operate it with one hand because, unless you are extremely dextrous with long fingers and cradle it, there is no way to not accidentally touch the edges and soft keys.
You don't buy nor consider a vehicle that is extremely difficult to drive. Neither should you have to deal with a phone that is extremely difficult to use.
The Bezel us design should have never been introduced not launched. It DEMANDS one purchase a case in order to try and cure it. Meaning it is a flaw in the design.
Here's an idea. Why not design a phone people will actually LIKE to use? Think about the consumer for a change. If phone designers would stand the chance of getting slapped hard upset the head for horrible ideas, we wouldn't need sites to voice negative comments.
DO NOT BUY IT EVEN IF YOU CAN GET IT FOR FREE!!!!
The accidental touching is insanely constant. Unless I am cradling it, which is extremely difficult when lying on the couch or reclining, I am CONSTANTLY accidentally touching the "Back" or "Recent Apps" soft keys or the sides. The fixer apps such as "NO More Accidental Touching" are a poor fix at best and the apps that can shut off your soft keys DO NOT SHUT THEM OFF. They can make the DO NOTHING meaning that if you are brushed up against it YOU CAN DO NOTHING! None of your other screen touches work until you are not touching the soft keys you "thot" you disabled.
The phone is over sensitive. Keypad sux. Fragile no matter what the people at the phone kiosks tell you. The phone randomly decides to shut you off WiFi without letting you know causing you to quickly burn thru your mobile data minutes. Even a Rep from Samsung told me he HATED this phone!
I almost gave up on Samsung entirely over this badly designed, "seemed like a great idea after a few tokes", piece of technological crap. If this were Samsung maiden phone, they'd have gone out of business.
Note: I used the A5 to write this and hate it even more. You have NO idea how difficult this was.
And to those who blindly defend Samsung's A5 saying "Well you just got to learn how to work with it...." load of crap, I say "A phone should be designed to work comfortably for the person and NOT the person needs to train him/her-self to back able to TRY and work less uncomfortably with a crap design phone."
Let all these people have the A5, but for the rest of us who desire something better,.... Anything BUT!...
AmanUllah, 19 Feb 2018When will the Samsung galaxy A500F be updated to Android 7.0? Currently it is on 6.1Never :D, update is complete
When will the Samsung galaxy A500F be updated to Android 7.0?
Currently it is on 6.1
When will the samsung galaxy a5 be updated until it becomes anroid 7
Jeb, 01 Jan 2018Does anyone know if the LCD digitizer for A500F and A500FU is the same? will appreciate any comment.Yes it is.. Provided it is A500 not A510, ope that helps
This phone is a piece of crap. Always breaking. I had this phone for about a month, dropped it once and the LCD Screen breaks. $200 fox. I get it fixed and one week later LCD screen stae ts bleeding again. do not buy this phone
Bought it only week ago (samsung gslaxy a5 2017)and charged 2 times...yesterdsy needed to charge but it doesnt!!! Only if i conect it to laptop!!! This is not normal!!!!!! And battery life is so bad!!!!
I Never Buy Again For Samsung Mobile Because Samsung Firmware Update Policy Is Very Bad Samsung Only 2 Major Firmware Release Every Model And Very Slow Rollout And Other Company Release Many Firmware And Quickly Release Samsung A 2015 Still Waiting For Android 7 Nougat Firmware And Other Company Release Android 8 Oreo Firmware
Rishi kapoor, 16 Jan 2018Samsung Customer care say nougat firmware for A5 2015 model is under testing.Current MM already feel a bid of lagging, hopefully Nougat don't crashed the phone... lol
Borno, 16 Jan 2018When coming the nougat version Samsung Customer care say nougat firmware for A5 2015 model is under testing.
what i hate about this phone is that when i play a voicenote on whatsapp the screen goes off and i have to wait until it finishes playing. imagine a 20 minute voice note?
Enzo993, 29 Nov 2017nougat ????? when?????HadesROM has 7.1. Completely worth the hassle. My battery life is 3x better with it and the phone is faster as well.
Does anyone know if the LCD digitizer for A500F and A500FU is the same? will appreciate any comment.
vikram bajwa, 06 Nov 2017MOST WORST PHONE SAMSUNG GALAXY A-5. I purchased it on 12-04-2015 for Rs. 22,300/-. After two ... moreIf you bought the phone on 12-04-15 the how long was the warranty period?
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2017Absolutely No ! Of course you can if you root your device and use a custom rom