Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review & Specs: 3 GB of RAM, 16 MP Camera, Water-Proof

17 February 2017, 7:16 am EST By Charmaine Montes Mobile & Apps
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is the latest in the A series.   ( GSMArena Official/YouTube )

South Korean tech giant Samsung is going strong with their current Galaxy A series as they bring in updated versions from their 2015 versions. Just recently Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) model and it's made perfectly for those who are looking for decent but cheap smartphones.

According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) came with new and improved specs and features. It still comes with the same 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080x 1920 resolution, giving it good looking color and lots of color customization options. It's also noted that the device can easily be mistaken as the Samsung Galaxy S7 because of their similar appearance. But the Galaxy A5 is still a mid-range device with four colors to choose from: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud.

Reviews suggest though that despite being a mid-ranger, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comes with good specs beginning with an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7880 CPU (1.9GHz) with 3 GB of RAM. It also comes with 32 GB of native storage and a microSD card slot that can expand memory up to 256 GB. The device's camera has also improved.

From 13 megapixels, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) now carries a rear dual 16-megapixel sensor with fast autofocus that enables the device to capture excellent photos. Moreover, it's also noted that the new version of the Galaxy A5 ditched the 5-megapixel front camera and replaced it with a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The mid-range also comes with a super-quick built-in fingerprint sensor which is a big plus to many since this feature is expected more in high-end phones.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is also water-proof. It is officially IP68 certified which means it will be damage-free even when submerged as deep as 5 feet (1.5 meters) for up to 30 minutes. This feature is usually only found in premium phones too. The new device also comes with 3000mAh non-removable battery and runs with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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