Wow. That is getting hot. Cool down guys. Every device is good but not for everyone. Like a car or bike, eveey device is specific for user and how the user uses it.
Personally I will not say that this device is the ultimate best and that is the ultimate worst.
I have A5 (2016) in home which is a good device. Screen and camera is awesome. Also the battery life is decent. Only con is it heats up more compare to my other device J7 Prime.
As for S3 Mini. I have not used that one. But my former team leader has a S3 which was best in 2014. But till than I have not meet him or seen his device.
Last but not least comparing a 2016 device to 2013 device is not fair. Regards.
Apolodor, 04 Sep 2017If it was faulty it would have been since day one. The only thing that is dissapointing is tha... moreThat's all right :D . Maybe you did something to the phone, I don't know. Its still under warranty. Why don't you take it to some Samsung authorized service ?
Catherine-Ari, 04 Sep 2017Well, honestly I love its look. It looks great. Her phone got Nougat and its battery performan... moreIf it was faulty it would have been since day one. The only thing that is dissapointing is that I have to charge it twice a day. And when I bought it and it was at lollipop I got 8 hours of screen time. Now I get just 4. Maybe I did something stupid. Doesn't matter.
Sorry for saying "dude". I thought that gsmarena is full of boys(or fanboys). I haven't seen your name until you replied.
Also do you mean from where country I am? Romania.
Apolodor, 04 Sep 2017Because you don't know or your friend that samsung purposely downgraded youtube quality to 720... moreWell, honestly I love its look. It looks great. Her phone got Nougat and its battery performance is pretty good.
Maybe you've bought a faulty device . She never had battery issues. We don't like playing games but once ive tried Sonic on her phone and there was no lag.
So where do you come from? If I may know that?
Catherine-Ari, 04 Sep 2017Hey Babe XD Ive never had this smartphone but my best friend does have it! No reason for me t... moreBecause you don't know or your friend that samsung purposely downgraded youtube quality to 720p 60fps videos only . I have this phone since april 2016. It ages very quick thanks to samsung looks and sealed low quality batteries.( that explodes as well) I LOVED this phone until 6.0 came. Because samsung browser lags like hell and samsung downgraded performance even more. Clash royale lags in 720p (downscaled in game tuner) more than in 1080p when game tuner is off.It's hilarious but true! Sorry for saying that is ancient.I am a bit sad today. My mistake sweetie :) Also an advice! If you have 7.0 on it disable fast charging! It degrades the battery even more. And the look on this phone makes me wonder why I don't have a girlfriend :))). Because I cracked this phone's back from 25cm drop?.
Apolodor, 04 Sep 2017Oh a girl! Hey Babe! Phone doesn't lag in your snapchat app or instagram. Even my s3 mini stil... moreHey Babe XD
Ive never had this smartphone but my best friend does have it! No reason for me to lie here! And she gave it to me quite many times and I am a fond of it. I said the phone is Almost as good as a flagship. Its battery never ends and the display is gorgeous. The camera is excellent . We have taken many pictures and they were perfect. There was no lag when we have watched videos on youtube and chatting on Instagram , Skype and Facebook.
And thanks for liking my name :D
Where do you come from ? And a phone came out in 2016 isn't an ancient one. 2016 was only last year, if you don't know that. XD
Catherine-Ari, 04 Sep 2017I am NOT A DUDE BUT A GIRL! GIRL!
Throw it away ! The smartphone is not ancient . I am sure y... moreOh a girl! Hey Babe! Phone doesn't lag in your snapchat app or instagram. Even my s3 mini still works fine in facebook or instagram. But I paid 200 euros on it. And how can you compare this phone with a flagship???? Of course camera is the best on this phone. I love. Display is better than note 4. Battery is king. But gpu is horrible. That is the only thing that sucks. And I have to throw this phone because battery is already degraded.barely get 4 hours on browsing. Imagine next year. Hope it will survive. But If I want facebook and instagram then I could stick to my 2012 phone. By the way
Cool name! Like it!
Apolodor, 04 Sep 2017Dude A5 2016 lags on lowest resolution and gfx in riptide gp renegade, driving school 2017. S... moreI am NOT A DUDE BUT A GIRL! GIRL!
Throw it away ! The smartphone is not ancient . I am sure you never had it. If you have had the phone, you wouldn't have said that ! And it DOESN'T lag!!!!!
Catherine-Ari, 03 Sep 2017Yeah:)
How long have you been using the A5 2016? And think the device is almost as good as a ... moreDude A5 2016 lags on lowest resolution and gfx in riptide gp renegade, driving school 2017. Shadow fight 3 would refuse to start. A5 2015 is ancient .
2017 is way way better, but still no match to SD 810. Released in 2015.
I am not a gamer. But it barely pushes 30 fps on lowest settings in newest titles. Next year I have to throw this phone away. So much lag...
Catherine-Ari, 03 Sep 2017Do a hard reset.i have alrdy done wipe cache reset and factory reset after flashing to nougat, but still have issue, is it right?
vc, 03 Sep 2017anybody know how to fix battery drain issue on nougat?annoy me so much Do a hard reset.
spookyless, 02 Sep 2017Yep, fair enough :))
I tend not to go for newly-released phones because I fear that they're ... moreYeah:)
How long have you been using the A5 2016? And think the device is almost as good as a flagship. Compared to its new generation I think the performance is better. And also its camera is better.
vc, 03 Sep 2017anybody know how to fix battery drain issue on nougat?annoy me so much same problem on my a5
Hi guys why until now i domt have my nougat update?please help...i want that nougat update!..
Catherine-Ari, 02 Sep 2017I think the A5 2016 is pretty much better than the new A series and the new Nougat update is n... moreYep, fair enough :))
I tend not to go for newly-released phones because I fear that they're gonna have a lot of problems and stuff. I could've spent a couple more bucks to get the 2017 version, but I generally don't want to spend a lot of money on stuff I am sure I'm going to drop and break, 'cause that's precisely what I usually do :D. Plus, I find the A5 2016 to be a little more attractive than its 2017 counterpart (that one has really nice rounded corners though ;-;), just because of its glass screen and back cover. ;P
spookyless, 02 Sep 2017Yeah, I agree 100% with you, but I never said it was an old phone. 2016 seems pretty new to me... moreI think the A5 2016 is pretty much better than the new A series and the new Nougat update is not that bad. I don't know i like both of them:D.
But still I think the previous A generation was better.
Catherine-Ari, 02 Sep 2017Why probably not? The device came out only a year ago! One year! Its not an old smartphone. So... moreYeah, I agree 100% with you, but I never said it was an old phone. 2016 seems pretty new to me. Now, it may very well get an upgrade to Oreo and I'll be very glad if it does, but I'm just pointing out that it may slow down the phone. Nougat drains my battery a lot faster than Marshmallow, while also making it somewhat laggy. I'm not too sure if my A5 can handle a new update, but maybe everyone else's can :))