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Samsung Galaxy A5
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 at a glance
When did the Samsung Galaxy A5 come out? 16 February 2017.
What’s new about the Samsung Galaxy A5? 16MP front and rear cameras, USB-C charging, waterproofing, Octa-core processor.
How much does the Samsung Galaxy A5 cost? $499 outright or on contract.

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.

Design

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

Camera

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Battery

  • 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.

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  • 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.
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OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 5.2
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 424
Processor Exynos 7880
Height (mm) 146.1
Width (mm) 71.4
Depth (mm) 7.9
Weight (g) 159
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 256GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 3
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.9
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 16
Front camera (1) aperture f/1.9
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
NFC support Yes
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Updated February 17th, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
6.4
2960 x 1440
128GB
512GB
4,000
5.6
2220 x 1080
32GB
3,000
6.2
2960 x 1440
64GB
256GB
3,500
5.8
2960 x 1440
64GB
256GB
3,000
5
960 x 540
16GB
2,600
6.3
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,300
5.2
1280 × 720
32GB
3,000
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,600
5.8
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,000
6.2
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,500
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,000
5.7
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,600
5.1
2560 x 1440
32GB
64GB
3,000
5.5
2560 x 1440
32GB
64GB
3,600
5
1280 x 720
8GB
2,600
4.5
800 x 480
8GB
2,050

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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