AnonD-718472, 26 Nov 2017I don't have an answer just commiserating...I'm looking at this phone for the very same reason... moreI finally bought this phone brand new (never opened from the box) and unlocked for 300$ CAD. I choose this phone cause the price I had to pay was worth it. After using it for a day, I can see that Samsung cares more about their clients' issues, because the A5 has this feature called "Device maintenance" in settings, where the phone can optimize its performance. In the "Device maintenance", there is also a "Contact us" button, where you get a direct link to Samsung when you are facing an issue. The physical construction of the phone is also really good quality, but that doesn't mean that the motherboard and other components inside are good quality. Except for the SIM & memory card tray and the home button, the outside is made of glass and metal only, including the buttons. The downside of switching from LG G4 to Samsung is the reversed back and opened apps button, the slow response of touch button when you try to tap fast. The all-apps button is not centered, the double-tap feature to turn on the phone is gone, the proximity sensor for turning on the phone is gone and the display is OLED, which doesn't last as long as LCD. There is no notification light. Samsung probably didn't implement the double-tap and the proximity sensor, because they require to be always on in order to function, which degrades the motherboard over time by being mostly idle. Overall, I think that this phone is going in the good direction and that it will most likely last 3 or more years. I heard somewhere that all Samsung phones will be supported for 5 years. Right now, to minimize any hardware issues with the phone in the future, I always keep the power saving mode on with the mid settings, I kept the display at low power, I always check the phone's conditions with the app CPU-Z and Device maintenance. Basically, I make sure that the phone doesn't overheat and I completely turn it off from time to time when I sleep.
AnonD-718554, 26 Nov 2017Hey, do you have nougat ? If so how is the nougat compared to marshmallow is it better ?Yes the update is an improvement like somebody said everything is smooth no lags the fingerprint works great now so I'm using it! The battery life decreased in my case a just a little bit. If somebody has lags or incompatibility problems is because they didn't do a factory reset this is necessary when we install a new update
AnonD-718554, 26 Nov 2017Hey, do you have nougat ? If so how is the nougat compared to marshmallow is it better ?Android 7.0 is much better as it is more smooth but if you uses instagram then dont get the 7.0 for now because it keep on crashing for mine
hayashida, 26 Nov 2017Regarding the A5 2017 battery charging issue (battery charging stuck 85 - 92%) just switch the... moreTried it, at first it was ok. After a few charge same thing happens whether its fast charge or not.
after I updated everything is fine, just had to reregister finger print as it would not read my print but after that no problems, it runs just like my Samsung galaxy s7 does now, it does install some bloatware but just delete it if you want but there is enough storage to keep it
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2017I have this phone and its awesome I think you must have chinese or clone versionHey, do you have nougat ? If so how is the nougat compared to marshmallow is it better ?
Hey guys I have a question regarding the nougat update. Is there any problem at all after updating to nougat, like battery drain or lagging ? Is it overall a good phone, im considering buying this phone.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2017BEWARE,this phone does not have Haptic feedback!!I have never come across ANY smartphone that ... moreSeriously what the, who said anything about haptic feedback in this smartphone/ dude your confused also paranoid
Regarding the A5 2017 battery charging issue (battery charging stuck 85 - 92%) just switch the phone from fast charging to standard charging and the problem is gone. The option is available in settings - device maintenance - battery - advanced mode.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2017My LG G4 recently broke due to the bootloop issue after only a year. I'm considering to buy th... moreI don't have an answer just commiserating...I'm looking at this phone for the very same reason. I am mourning the loss of my G4 to the dreaded bootloop and wondering what I can possible get to replace it...as well as wondering just how idiotic it would be to get another G4.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2017My LG G4 recently broke due to the bootloop issue after only a year. I'm considering to buy th... moreMy Nexus 5x dead because of bootloop in its first year and then never want to hear its name, I'm using this phone since April and never face any problems.
Falcon, 23 Nov 2017Boss maybe u have clone not original phone.I have this phone and its awesome
I think you must have chinese or clone version
AnonD-710798, 23 Nov 2017Hye guys, after upgrade to nougat, i've faced one problem; the camera pro mode doesnt work, af... moreIf your "pro" mode crashes in camera all you have to do is go to apps, find camera and clear cache and data. That's it. :)
My LG G4 recently broke due to the bootloop issue after only a year. I'm considering to buy this phone. Do you think this phone would have an issue similar to my LG G4?
BEWARE,this phone does not have Haptic feedback!!I have never come across ANY smartphone that has omitted this feature.I have watched a hundred videos and read many reviews on this phone before buying-NOT ONE has stated this fact.It does vibrate with notifications but does not have the Haptic.Very weird.It is my wife's phone and she does not mind at all.I would have returned the same day if this was my phone.
Hi, does anyone know if the 3 GB of RAM are in dual channel mode or just single channel? I read that the chipset supports LPDDR4 in dual channel mode, but I don't know if the terminal is using it. How can I know this?
AnonD-718170, 25 Nov 2017So, i bought my phone, this phone at march 2017, i was looking for a good phone comparing many... moreThis thing happened to me with moisture and phone doesn't charge.
But is a security not a problem cuz when port is with humidity phone automatically doesnt charge until the phone will dry completely.
And sorry for the bad English.