Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Specifications Review

January 2, 2017
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The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is out!

The smartphone is an upgrade of the Galaxy A5 (2016) and it features some impressive technical specifications that makes it one of the best midrange Android smartphones.

That said, here is what the Ksh.46,999 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has to offer.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specifications



Display Size: 5.2 inches

Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 424 ppi

Screen Protection: None

You get a 5.2 inches Super AMOLED capacitive display with the Galaxy A5 (2017). The display has a 1080 x 1920 pixels. This is pretty much the standard for smartphones within its price range.



Dimensions: 145 x 71 x 7.8 mm

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has a rather interesting design. The Galaxy A5 (2017) looks a lot like the popular Samsung Galaxy S7 and you get well-rounded edges that look really good.


Operating System: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

CPU: Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53


Internal Memory: 32 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 256 GB

A Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 chipset power the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). This is coupled with 3GB RAM, which is a really awesome set-up.

You get 32GB as internal storage and a micro-SD slot that can handle up to 256 GB of memory.


Rear Camera: 16 MP

Secondary Camera: 16 MP

LED Flash: Yes

You get a 16MP camera for general photography and an identical 16MP camera for your selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 3000 mAh

A Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) powers the Samsung Galaxy A5(2017)


Fingerprint Sensor

Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Impressive Performance Profile

Awesome Camera Profile

Cons of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Does not run Android 6.0


Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) include Huawei P8 (Ksh. 34,999) and Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (Ksh. 31,999)

Price in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 46,999 in Kenya.

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