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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4527 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and battery. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review


A mid-range phone in flagship clothing

Great build quality ; Punchy AMOLED screen ; Good battery life ; Decent cameras

Video could be a little sharper ; Some better-specced competition ; Audio is disappointing

Neatly balancing performance and price, the A5 has plenty to like - but there are strong rivals nipping at its heels

May, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Wiliams (

Samsung Galaxy A5 review


Mid-range phone gets a She's All That makeover, and it mostly works.

Good battery life ; Potent OLED screen ; High-quality build

Fairly pedestrian CPU tech ; No camera OIS ; A little pricey for the hardware

The new Samsung Galaxy A5 looks like a flagship, performs like a mid-ranger and is priced somewhere in-between. It's a great phone, but a middling camera and CPU ensure it doesn't fully rise above rivals.

Nov, 2017

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Samsung Galaxy A5 review (2017): Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy S8


Following the Note 7 debacle, Samsung saved their skins with the keenly-priced Galaxy A5

Flagship-like quality on a budget ; Lengthy battery life ; Versatile camera

Middling performance

Still, I think Samsung has just about done enough to put the Galaxy A5 (2017) in the mix here, and takes a well-deserved place as one of the best mid-range handsets we've reviewed. Even if it doesn’t quite edge out the OnePlus 3T, its lengthy battery...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review: In Depth


Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review: The Samsung Galaxy A5 has already proven its worth in previous years, with last year's model landing a full five-star...

Premium design ; Smooth performance ; Well designed UX ; Strong display

Out-performed by similarly priced phones ; Fingerprint magnet ; No 4K video recording

It’s not a perfect mid-range phone, but it consistently hits all the key notes you’d want a device in its class to, and it does so very well. It also does an excellent job of distilling down some of the main draws of the Galaxy S7 flagship, so if...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Marie Black (

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review: A Galaxy S7 lookalike with a much lower price


Samsung has updated its mid-range Galaxy A5 phone for 2017, but is this stripped-down Galaxy S7 lookalike worth your money? Find out in our Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 review.

The Galaxy A5 2017 is a fantastic mid-range phone, with the looks of a flagship and some decent performance and all-round specs. Our only real concern is that Samsung is pricing itself out the market, with just a small difference in price separating...

Feb, 2017

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review

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The Galaxy A5 (2017) is one of Samsung's mid-priced smartphones, but does its performance mean you'll end up regretting not spending just a little more? There are some great affordable smartphones, but we've also encountered many that will leave you...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Paul Briden (

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review: A STUNNING Android Phone


It's understandable that most of the hype and excitement throughout the year is focused on flagship smartphones - these are, after all, the handsets which bring us all the cutting-edge new features, like massive high-res displays, fancy dual-cameras,...

High-end metal and glass build materials and design, capable processor, well-optimised hardware and software, waterproof, decent camera, great display, superb battery life, affordable

A little lacking in top-end performance grunt

A really fantastic phone for the price, with excellent design and build, and has some of the best battery life on the market

Expert review by : Anirudh Regidi (

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) review: A well-built phone that lives or dies by Samsung Pay


The Samsung Galaxy A5 falls in the budget flagship segment and comes with a nice assortment of features that help it stand apart.

I'm in two minds about the Samsung Galaxy A5. On the one hand, Samsung Pay and IP68 certification are really nice. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3T offers dramatically more performance for the same price.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Victor H. (

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy S7


Samsung's Galaxy S7 is one of the most popular Android phones. In part, that's because of its very good performance and excellent camera. Another key factor is the stunning glass and metal design.

We take away two things about the S7 and the new A5 after using both for a while: these are two very good phones, but they are also different in more ways than is apparent by just looking at the two from aside.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Victor H. (

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review


These days, Samsung has simplified its previously huge lineup of phones: we now have the Galaxy S and Note series representing the best of Samsung, the Galaxy J series as the most affordable options, and then, there is the Galaxy A series standing...

Great design: solid build, comfortable size, nice heft ; Water resistance is a great extra ; Excellent battery life and quick charging ; Very good image quality in daylight ; Excellent on-screen keyboard, great typing experience ; Support expandable...

A bit overpriced ; Sub-par video rec quality, lack of video stabilization results in very shaky videos ; Runs on a 1-year-old Android version (6.0 Marshmallow) ; Performance is a bit stuttery, especially with more intense apps ; No LED notification light

The Galaxy A5 (2017) is such an interesting device: it’s designed to near perfection with a stylish curved glass back and metal frame, and has the water-protection that only more expensive phones have.

Feb, 2017

Price comparison for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

  Store     Price
Samsung SM-A520FZKABTU Galaxy A5 2017 SIM-Free...
Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE, DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 71.5% screen...
£399.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy A40 64 GB Android Dual-SIM 5.9 Inch...
Camera: Capture the world as you see it with a 5 MP Ultra Wide Camera
£169.00 TO SHOP
Samsung A520F GALAXY A5 (2017) (black-sky) unlocked
Prozessor type : 64 Bit 1.9 GHz Octa-Core with 32 GB storage inbuilt
£129.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy A10 Dual SIM 32GB 2GB RAM SM-A105F/DS...
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.2 inches, 95.9 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1520...
£131.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 32GB 5.2" 16MP SIM-Free... £129.00 TO SHOP Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 16GB 5" 13MP SIM-Free...
£214.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy A6 32 GB Single SIM Black UK Version
2.5D glass and a full-metal body provide durability and an upscale look
£290.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy A51 Dual-SIM 128 GB - Prism Crush...
Camera: capture the world as you see it, effortlessly crisp and clear photos with the powerful 48MP Rear...
£268.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S5 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
£145.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone...
5.2" Full HD AMOLED display (720 x 1280)
£85.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy S10+ SIM Free - 128 GB, Prism Black
Top features: - Infinity-O edge-to-edge glass display with dual selfie cameras - Wireless power sharing...
£893.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy A40 - 64 GB, White
Infinity-U display The Samsung A40's Infinity-U AMOLED display looks great. The screen spans the whole...
£223.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy A20e - 32 GB, White
Dual camera, great photos The Samsung Galaxy A20e has a dual camera system - so you can take everything...
£172.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy S10e - 128 GB, Prism Black
Top features:  - Infinity-O display with an almost end-to-end glass screen - Wireless power sharing lets...
£680.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy S10e - 128 GB, Prism Green
Top features:  - Infinity-O display with an almost end-to-end glass screen - Wireless power sharing lets...
£680.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy Note 10 - 256 GB, Aura Black
6.3” Infinity-O displayWhether you're scrolling through Facebook, or binging the latest Netflix series on...
£883.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy A70 - 128 GB, Black
An expansive display with Infinity U Take your on-the-go viewing to new heights with the Samsung Galaxy A70...
£375.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy A50 - 128 GB, Coral
Screen dreamsThe Samsung A50's Infinity-U display is a thing of beauty. The screen stretches edge-to-edge...
£314.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM Free - 128 GB, Prism Green
Top features:  - Infinity-O edge-to-edge glass display - Wireless power sharing lets you charge up your...
£710.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Samsung Galaxy A10 - 32 GB, Blue
Infinity-V display The Samsung Galaxy A10 Infinity-V display makes all your content look great. The screen...
£142.00 TO SHOP

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