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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017



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In a nutshell

  • 5.2-inch Full HD display
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Exclusively available in peach cloud to Carphone Warehouse
  • Available in Black, Peach Cloud, Blue and Gold

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Now more in-line with the flagship range than ever, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is a real winner in the mid-range smartphone category.”

What Users Say

4.1 based on

  • Operating System

  • Battery

    Up to 16 hours talktime

  • Camera

    16 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 32GB

  • Display


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Design and display

Slim, curved build

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is now thinner than ever as just 71.4mm thick, with thanks to its slightly curved build. It’s also water-resistant now – certified as IP68 – meaning it can safely be submerged in 1.5m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. 

Bright, powerful screen

The A5 (2017) has a 5.2-inch Full HD display, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. There’s also Samsung’s Super AMOLED screen technology, to make sure everything you do on the phone looks amazing.  


Improved camera

On the back of the phone is 16MP sensor, jam-packed with great features to take your photography game to the next level. But it’s not just your still photography that will benefit, as you can also shoot 1080p video at 30fps.   

Equally awesome selfies

There’s a secondary 16MP camera on the front of the A5 (2017) too - a huge spec for a mid-range smartphone. All your selfies will look great, as will your video calls recorded in Full HD resolution.  

Under the hood

More power

Move between apps without any annoying buffering screens with the super-powered 1.9GHz octa-core processor. Lots of processing power essentially means you can do more at once - stream movies in Full HD and enjoy the biggest games with no lag time. 

Speed charging

The 3,000mAh battery isn’t just able to store over a day’s worth of charge, but it can be powered up quicker than ever with the new USB technology. Gone is the micro USB input, making room for the reversible Type-C port, for fast charging and swift data transfer. 

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The box contains

  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Device
  • User manual
  • Headphones
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • SIM adapter


  • Dimensions

    • 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm

    • 157 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Special Features

    • Google Now

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Marshmallow (6.0.1)

  • Battery

    • 3000 mAh

    • 16 hours

    • USB-C

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • 1080p

    • LED

    • 16 megapixels

    • 16 megapixels

  • Storage

    • 256 GB

    • MicroSD

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Exynos 7880 octa, cortex-A53

    • Octa

    • 1.9 GHz

    • 3 GB

  • Display

    • Full HD

    • 424 ppi

    • 1080 x 1920 Full HD

    • Super AMOLED

    • 5.2 inches

  • Specification

  • Apps

    • Play Store


Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little phone! Bought this in February, and I'll admit I'm not the most careful person with my phone but it's doing great! I dropped it an hour after getting it and it caused the tiniest of cracks, but it still works!! I've dropped it in the bath, in the pool, in the sink and it still works so I can attest to it's "water resistant" capabilities. All I'd advise is you get a screen protector or carphone insurance. It's worth it!
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dreadful ! I bought this phone in December. The back cracked into tiny hairline cracks almost immediately but it worked . For four months that is , when the battery would not charge. The phone died. I lost all my photos :( The hairline cracks meant my warranty did not apply. You cannot remove the battery so that means its pretty much going to cost -or toss it .This phone has a problem. Would avoid at all costs!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone and no problems caused by it Bought this phone around last November and it hasn't caused me any problems so far. Downloaded apps work fine, camera quality is great. Would recommend this phone.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Date published: 2018-03-07
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