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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specs & Price

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is the mid-range member of the 2017 refresh of the Galaxy ASeries metal-build smartphones. It is more compact than the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), but has the same processor, memory, and storage. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is dust and water resistant and sports a fingerprint sensor.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Key Specs & Features

  • 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424ppi)
  • 1.9GHz Octa-core Exynos 7880 Octa CPU with 3GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 32GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 300 Mbps download)
  • Dust and Water Resistant (IP68)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • 3000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

The Display and Camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Display. The Display offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 424ppi.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) offers the same 16 megapixel combo camera as the Galaxy A7 (2017). You get a 16 megapixels front facing camera and a 16 megapixels rear facing camera. The camera however lacks Optical Image Stabilisation.

Hardware and Software

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on the 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 7880 Octa chipset with 3GB RAM. It supports USB Type C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, Samsung Pay, dual-band Wi-Fi, and LTE.

Glo Mobile appears to be the only network in Nigeria that could be able to support LTE on the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) based on the LTE bands listed on the specs so far.

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Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is not yet available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 150,000 Naira to 230,000 Naira at launch.

You can also checkout the Samsung Galaxy A50s, the Samsung Galaxy A40, the Samsung Galaxy A50, the Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Processor: 1.9GHz Octa-core Processor (Exynos 7880 Octa)
  • GPU: Mali-T830MP2
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
  • Dimension: 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Samsung Pay
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: Yes, IP68 certified (30 minutes in up to 1.5 metres of fresh water)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 3000 mAh Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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