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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

4.0 based on

  • Operating System

  • Battery

    Up to 16 hours talktime

  • Camera

    16 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 32GB

  • Display

    5.2

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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.  

Camera

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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SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

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

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • 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

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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from best feature the camera i bought this Samsung phone in March and at first i thought it was brilliant since it has 2 16mp cameras perfect for taking selfies and its very light but i have now encountered so many problems with it with it switches on and off when no one touches it constantly crashes cant take photos cant view my photos this is why im only giving it 1 stars.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little phone I up graded from iPhone 6 to the Samsung a5 and so glad I did. I was a bit dubious at first with having iPhones for a long time but soon got into the swing of things with the a5. It has a lot more features than I realised. The camera was the main feature that drew me to it and I have to admit it hasn't disappointed with all the different functions within the camera filters it's fab. The memory on the phone is also a lot bigger on this phone than what I had on the iPhone plus you can install an SD card that adds more memory. Installing apps from Google play is actually no different. There is a lot more info in using an android phone. Everything about the a5 is fab and it actually doesn't work any different than my sons GALAXY s6 infact the camera on the a5 is bigger pixels in both front and rear camera giving a better quality of pic, plus more memory for a fraction of the price! And the colour pink is awesome to!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Premium Mid-Range Phone I upgraded from a Windows Phone. I'm extremely satisfied! The UI is smooth and internet speeds are very fast. The cameras are capable of taking exceptional photos - though it can be hard to get good selfie shots in low light. It does not matter that this phone does not run the latest Nougat version of Android, as Samsung put the features from Android Nougat into this phone which runs on Marshmallow. I will definitely remain with Samsung in the future. A few of my friends with iPhones have also switched to the A5 2017 as well.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bargain amazing phone I love this phone, speedy, beautiful to play with and hold. The battery saver limits most things so at 10% you can have another 4 hours use. My friend wants my phone and they have iphone 7 plus lol. The fingerprint scanner is annoying though as if it doesn't catch your fingerprint a few times you have to wait 30 secs and then if doesn't pick it up again you have to wait 5 mins before you can unlock your phone.
Date published: 2017-07-17
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