Samsung Galaxy A5: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Display

    5.2 inches

    1080 x 1920

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

If you’re after an affordable take on a Samsung Android phone, the Galaxy A5 combines waterproofing with decent performance.

Samsung sells the Samsung Galaxy phones, such as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 as its premium line of phones. If you want something substantially cheaper, the Galaxy J phones are where Samsung serves the genuine budget market. The Galaxy A series, including the Samsung Galaxy A5, sits in the middle, offering a slew of features that at one point would have been exclusive to premium handsets.


  • Features a 5.2-inch Full HD screen and a curved glass back.
  • Boasts a water-resistance rating of IP68.


  • Twin 16MP cameras provide plenty of fidelity for both selfies and traditional photography.
  • Built-in camera filters allow for quick and easy tweaks to photos on the fly.


  • Powered by a custom Exynos processor designed for mid-range performance.
  • Can't match the likes of the Galaxy S7, but still capable of solid performance in day-to-day tasks.


  • 3,000mAh battery with the promise of all-day longevity.
  • Support for USB-C fast charging.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy A5

Premium power for the budget-conscious

The Galaxy A5 applies Samsung's premium polish to the mid-range smartphone space, delivering a slick and capable handset at an affordable price point.


  • Samsung sells the Galaxy A5 directly on its site for $499, but you can find it selling for $400 or less at online retailers.
  • The Galaxy A5 is also available on contract through Vodafone.

Samsung Galaxy A5 specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.2 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920
Pixels per inch (PPI) 424
Rear camera megapixels 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.9
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 16MP
Front camera aperture size f/1.9
Dimensions 146.1mm x 71.4mm x 7.9mm
Weight 159g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
Processor Exynos 7880
Operating system Android 6
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging No

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