TheLostWanderer, 11 Dec 2017I wouldn't really know, whole family has Samsung phones for years, and never happened. It only... moreThis is the A5 not the S8, only difference between a Stock android device and the A5 is the icons, this device comes at a near flagship device £370 price range, Stock android will always perform better and always will have better support.
Gerald , 11 Dec 2017This happens to a majority of mobiles, Also common charging issue with the A5. It's more likel... moreI wouldn't really know, whole family has Samsung phones for years, and never happened. It only happened to me when I had Acer phone. Still... some people see Stock Android as a good thing, and I personally find it boring. On midrange phones it might be a good thing, but on flagship? - Not really. Example: On S8 you have features like text extract, hiding or customizing and changing navigation bar, and it goes on and on...
TheLostWanderer, 11 Dec 2017Don't forget bootloop and other hardware caused issues that are common on G5... A5 2017 is mor... moreThis happens to a majority of mobiles, Also common charging issue with the A5. It's more likely that the A5 gets stuck in a bootloop rather than a Stock android Moto G phone. Bootloops are more common on Samsung.
Gerald , 11 Dec 2017Even though I own a A5, I'd say G5 plus because of the software support oreo 8.0, better Camer... moreDon't forget bootloop and other hardware caused issues that are common on G5... A5 2017 is more reliable...
Anonymous, 06 Dec 2017samsung a5 2017 or moto g5 plus. Even though I own a A5, I'd say G5 plus because of the software support oreo 8.0, better Camera 1.7f dual pixel lense also 4K video recording also unlike A5 it has a ISO, better fast charging capabilities. Even though A5 has an Amoled panel&Fantastic Battery but that's just about it, if u can cope with keeping still whiles taking PICs & Video due the lack of ISO then go for it. Amoled is just personal preference by the way. But really A5 is too expensive for what it is. G5 cheaper and better.
TheLostWanderer, 10 Dec 2017As with any other glass phone - a case is a must have... unless you are feeling lucky... I eve... moreyes i agree with you that case is a must for thise kind of phone, it just that i lost my trust with this kind of phone that is fragile and kinda expensive. also since im very clumsy with phone mostly dropping it accidentally
AnonD-718735, 10 Dec 2017i see thanks for the reply, im really interested with a5 2017 then searching for drop test and... moreAs with any other glass phone - a case is a must have... unless you are feeling lucky... I even use flip case for my S8 to protect the screen, since there is not a single good screen protector to fully cover curved display... which is pain in the ass, flip case is also annoying but well... better than schratched/shattered screen.
TheLostWanderer, 10 Dec 2017I had it before getting S8, and I dropped it few times, on corncrete and on regular wooden flo... morei see thanks for the reply, im really interested with a5 2017 then searching for drop test and saw a video dropping a3 a5 a7 and it easily break and it made me worry if buying this phone might regret it.
Anonymous, 06 Dec 2017samsung a5 2017 or moto g5 plus. Just go with A2 2017. Especially if you like the premium feel in your hands. Because it's built better, also everything looks nice on it since it had waaay better screen, not to mention ugly look of the back of Moto... it would be forgiving if that ugly camera was of really good quality but - it's not...
AnonD-718735, 10 Dec 2017anyone got drop test of this phone? kinda hesitating to buy since back is glass? looks easy to... moreI had it before getting S8, and I dropped it few times, on corncrete and on regular wooden floor, it was mostly sliding out of my pocket while I was sitting, and I once dropped it on corncrete while walking and texting, phone didn't get a schratch, but I had screen protector and case aswell, just it was slim and cheap silicon case. Phone works to this day, but still, glass is glass. The Gorrilla glass 4 is pretty tough, but if you drop it hard enough or in a wrong way - you get "spider web"...
anyone got drop test of this phone? kinda hesitating to buy since back is glass? looks easy to shatter/break if accidentally dropped
What about battery life and ram usage after Android 7.0 update??
Ram free space?? Battery life?
hi guys, since a5 2018 is soon, can we expect that a5 2017 price will drop?
hope to hear from anyone in here, since this month i saw some in mall that it is 10% less, so hoping to make right choice
touch is not good. Sometimes it gives message that sim card is not insterted. Keyboard on screen has very small letters, very irritating
little penguin, 07 Dec 2017for real??? 'cause i want to buy the a5 2017 , but if a5 2018 is comming , i think i could wa... moreA5 2018 aka A8 (2018) would be available for purchase around February 2018. As usual with Samsung phones, it will come out with a smoking hot high price. Keep that in mind.
AnonD-720368, 04 Dec 2017Thank you! :) I went for the A5 and i'm absolutely loving it :) A5 2018 coming out soon