zeyaya94, 21 Mar 2017Hi, wanting to buy a new phone, would anyone recommended this over of the oppo r9s?Yes.. I do recommend you.. This phone is amazing
My A5 2017 is just upgrading to Nougat (23 march 12h00 Hong Kong time)
I have the problem that with headphones placed when a notification arrives, it sounds through the headphones and the loud speaker, does anyone have the same problem?
manstein, 22 Mar 2017Thank you my friend for your fast answer.
I have seen on youtube that some users complained a... moreMost welcome! :)
Fragility of the back panel: I have been using the Note 3 previously for a couple of years, and simply loved the leather back cover with the embossed "Samsung" logo in silver letters. I had never used an after market hard cover etc., as the looks of the original one was awesome and worth showing off. The reason I'm bragging about this is that, I have subconsciously learnt to ignore the problems that came with not using an after market back cover.
I am not taking any special care while handling my new A5 (2017), and accessories like back covers are not yet available in all stores (some of them haven't even heard of the phone). The back panel does not have scratches yet (there was a paper sticker on the back with the IMEI number and other details that my wife had to scratch off in parts with her sharp nails, as I couldn't get it off easily with my short nails), but no scratches or marks resulted.
But then to be honest, I have not had this product long enough to comment about fragility, but so far so good, no scratches or marks (there are finger print marks, though). And whenever I keep it on the office desk or dining table, there is a deep "thud" sound of compact metal on surface. Yes, you see and hear and feel the metal all over the product.
Dev, 21 Mar 2017what's is the size of internal partition at the first boot.
23 GB usable (total space: 32 GB)... moreThank you my friend for your fast answer.
I have seen on youtube that some users complained about the fragility of the back panel, and that it could be easily scratched or broken. What was your personal experience with that ?
wak, 21 Mar 2017thanks for review what's the quality of front camera? Quality of front camera is great, I was taking a selfie yesterday and had my computer screen behind me. After taking the photo, I could zoom in several times and clearly read the text on the website open on my desktop. So focus, resolution, etc. must be good. But I'm not a selfie expert, and certainly do not use any of the imaging software like Selfiecity etc.
Dev, 20 Mar 2017Because 10 point touch is a completely unnecessary feature. It's not cheap parts, it's a highe... moreType c port is very useful as you don't have to watch for the right position of the port to insert the usb...
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.