Just bought the phone, it's handling pretty well, great design, awesome performance, and it feels very premium considering the price was 440e without contract. I don't think there are any good competitive phones near that price range at this moment.
Is the Galaxy A5 worth the money? I would say definetly no. The reasons?
The display compared to my old note 2 is less colourfull, its less clourfull than samsung s7, even less sharper than and less colourfull than Honor 8.
It is still good, but samsung can do better.
The fingerprint sensor is awfull. It hav e problems to recognize fi gerprints, and with wet hands it becomes impossible to unlock the screen.
Selfie camera is average, while Honor 8 is great, but main camera is fast and snaps the moment, image quality is a bit lower than Honor 8.
The good news, it have very good battery life with at least 30% juice left at 23: 00 while Honor 8 cant live till 20:00.
So Galaxy A5 have issues, but the battery is were it excells other phones.
The price tag of 400 euros is still too much.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2017When Nougat hit?? At the beginning of August
I have checked in Bangladesh market but this phone is not available. So, when will be available in bangladesh & want to know about the price.
A5 2017 starts receiving March security update in Europe but we still waiting for nougat
I want to know about micro usb to type c adapter which comes with it, can we use it to connect micro usb dual otg pen drive or it is only for charging ?
ericboy, 02 Apr 2017Ya,same case here, after a quick google they said the adapter that came together in the box ar... moreYes i can confirm that. The adapter that came from the box just for charging and transfer data from laptop for example.
You'll need to buy adapter from usbA to usbC for OTG.
I just bought it and compare the camera to my Note 4. they are similar 16MP in resolution, but when I zoom picture taken from both camera, I found Note 4 camera is sharper, and give more details.
Cons : The Earphone is not good when listen to music,
Pros : Love this phone so much :)
Robert, 29 Mar 2017Anyone test Otg? I use the adaptor for micro usb to c port, then connect my usb to micro usb p... moreYa,same case here, after a quick google they said the adapter that came together in the box are only capable for charging only, even the original usb cable are for fast charging only, they said if want to use otg must purchase a type-c otg cable then it should work. I haven't purchase the type-c otg yet so can't comment much. (Someone please confirm)
By the way I'm facing this issue with Malaysia Set.
How can you take better selfies with the front facing camera? It is blurry sometimes
Chris9686, 23 Mar 2017My A5 2017 is just upgrading to Nougat (23 march 12h00 Hong Kong time)What's new in the nougat update ?
hello, why do we not receive monthly google security patch on A5(2017) ?
it is still Dec2016 :/