I updated to April security patch and the battery drain is terrible now ...
I'm on April security patch since 2days ago, so far no heating issue battery is equally awesome
MIJ, 03 May 2018Just wait for Oreo update. The battery significantly improved and there is no heat issues.Thanks so much for the advice
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2018Update device maintenance in google store. Your problem solved.... I have the same problem after the april update on my A5 2017,and I have the Device Maintenance update at the latest version.Maybe I should wait for the next update to solve this heating problem?
Geo, 03 May 2018Pro - Battery as advertised Decent camera Bright screen Con - Horrible ... moreYou do realize you can just install a new keyboard app (like GBoard) to replace Samsung's default keyboard?
MIJ, 03 May 2018Not too much of improvement but I think the selfie focus works better with Oreo. Where do u live and when u got oreo update
Anonymous, 01 May 2018What is your experience so far Is not my phone, cannot answer ur question
And ya, come with april patch
Pro - Battery as advertised
Con - Horrible keyboard (need super small fingers;
not very intuitive)
Heavily weighted down with useless apps
Slippier than a sack of wet eels. It's only a
matter of time before it hits the pavement.
Personal overview - frustrating little phone. A nuisance
I've own this phone for a year now. Just installed Oreo weeks ago and there is much improvements. The biggest improvement is the battery, I got about 6 and nearly 7 hours of SOT which is I never achieved with nougat before. The ui transition and animation is much smoother now (Felt like using a Galaxy S8 sometimes lol). There is no heating issues anymore. The camera viewfinder is much like galaxy S8 now. The camera video quality is improved a bit. I noticed the autofocus is much smoother rather than aggressive like the nougat did.
AnonD-690191, 02 May 2018How's the front camera in oreo? Not too much of improvement but I think the selfie focus works better with Oreo.
Emilian, 02 May 2018Yes,same,I bought the A5 2017 just when the update arrived.Any solutions?Just wait for Oreo update. The battery significantly improved and there is no heat issues.
AnonD-756439, 02 May 2018I had this phone for month or so and my biggest complaint so far is that phone feels uncomfort... moreTo me its quite the contrary, that is, the phone feels very comfortable in hand!! But hey, that's personal preferences.. it is what it is.
AnonD-436380, 02 May 2018Dear A5 2017 users,
Hi. I am interested on this mobile, please could you give some details ... moreI had this phone for month or so and my biggest complaint so far is that phone feels uncomfortable in my hand. Previously I mostly had Sony phones and didnt had such problems. Maybe I will get use to it with time.
Since I don t really like playing games on phones I only tried few of them. Mostly trending ones. It run all of them smoothly except for one - PUBG mobile. I don t know if it is problem with poor game optimization or phone simply can t handle it. I play on lowest graphics and I get like 20 fps on average. Maybe with Oreo update and further optimization it will run better but right now it is a mess.
Camera is quite good but you dont care about that as you said.
All around solid mid range phone but specs are a bit too weak for price.
Dear A5 2017 users,
Hi. I am interested on this mobile, please could you give some details about the pros and cons of this unit? How about its capacity on playing games? the battery? i really dont care about the camera. i am more on the inside and the performance.