Hi, wanting to buy a new phone, would anyone recommended this over of the oppo r9s?
safdar ali abro, 21 Mar 2017Nice set I use it but price is high.it is real water proof do any one tested
manstein, 21 Mar 2017For those who have this phone, what's is the size of internal partition at the first boot, and... morewhat's is the size of internal partition at the first boot.
23 GB usable (total space: 32 GB) on my unit.
can you format the Micro SD card.
Can you remove bloatware easily especially the microsoft suite ?
No you can't. But amount of bloatware is much lesser than my previous Samsungs. That said, I would still have preferred to be able delete it. I know I can, by flashing the ROM etc., but I don't want to, specially when themes, icons etc. are already integrated into the software. Also, disabling the apps do not free up memory, but should stop them from getting updates and consuming the net. By personal experience, the apps would still update if you disable it, darn!
I agree with "manstein" I would have loved to just delete them useless apps.
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2017Why samsung changed the charging port in this model ?Just for info, the phone box contains a little converter (adapter) as accessory, to convert USB Type C to Micro USB. So if micro USB is absolutely necessary, you need to attach the converter to your micro USB charger and simply connect the phone as always. It kind of looks like this:
MMSn, 13 Mar 2017Xperia x has better camera and better software but A5 has ip68 and really better battery life!... moreGo for A5 2017. Brilliant design metal and glass just looks like S7. Exynos processor. Fast and accurate. Type C fast charging.
For those who have this phone, what's is the size of internal partition at the first boot, and can you remove bloatware easily especially the microsoft suite ?
Also, can you format the Micro SD card to function as a second partition as seen in many phones running on Marshmallow (like Lenovo P2).
Reznik, 20 Mar 2017Thank you for the detailed write up. Can you comment on the speaker? Is it loud enough and q... moreThanks, Reznik.
About the speaker, I'm still on default ringtones and alert tones, (have not had time to change them), the default faint sms alert tone was actually pretty loud, and I could hear the 2-3 second tone in a packed restaurant through my trouser pocket. So loud enough. The sound output through the headphones (I use Skullcandy Smokin Buds 2 at home and Sennheiser CX180 while travelling), is less than satisfactory if you are into loud music and heavy bass. Typical Samsungs. I liked Sony far better in this department.
But the speakers are loud, and the positioning makes it worth it (that place is never covered with the hand). I have not installed any music app till now, so headphone sounds may improve if I download stuff.
Samsung is Samsung , There is no
alternative , Samsung smartphones are the best ever
Dev, 19 Mar 2017Hello, I bought the A5 2017 (black) on 17th from Reliance Digital in Pune, and here is my revi... moreThank you for the detailed write up. Can you comment on the speaker? Is it loud enough and quality decent at the highest volume?
Things I take in to consideration if I'm buying a new phone. #1 Can I replace the battery. #2 Does it take SD expansion cards that I can write to with 3rd party apps. #3 Will I need to buy a bunch of new cables and cords #4 it wont blow up. Things IDGAF about. HD screen on a 7' display. How many MP my camera has.
Sp, 19 Mar 2017I wonder why people r buying this phone for around 30000 INR? POOR low light camera is the mai... moreMaybe you would think that way. Galaxy A5 2017 is a bit expensive than other smartphone with same specs is cuz of its water and dust resistant features. No wonder it would be more expensive compared to other that is NOT water resistant. You should also think it that way are'nt you? It is worth for this features but we just don't like much about its front camera, very poor and weak!
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017multitouch of this A5 2017 is only 5 points... well dont think people will using more than tha... moreBecause 10 point touch is a completely unnecessary feature. It's not cheap parts, it's a higher level of thinking, that people need to look away from paper specs and look at the actual product.
Same reason why Apple chose to ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the I-Phone 7. You can keep the converter attached to the headphone, and use the same port for everything. They are ditching unnecessary options and features that make your and my life simpler.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2017design is nice but no LED indicator,when using headset wont display headset is connected...Why do u need LED indicator when u already have separate notifications showing up on the always on display. LED will glow for everything and u won't know what's it for. You can assign colours on the LED, but you have to remember which colour you had set up for which app. Far easier to just have it shown on display. Plus LED consumes more battery.
Also why do you need headphone indication on screen when you have already inserted headphones and you know it. That is wasted information and screen space.
I like how Samsung has put thoughts and extensive research on every little thing with the A5.
multitouch of this A5 2017 is only 5 points... well dont think people will using more than that indeed, but A5 2016 if i dont wrong is 10points... not sure why samsung reduce it, cheaper parts maybe?