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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

3.9 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 3.9 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tratts from Great phone! So I had the s6, but unfortunately smashed it beyond repair (car ran over it). I looked at other phones but didnt want to pay the prices for them, and tbh wasn't too keen on s7/8. After looking at specs for various phones I found this to be the most similar to the s6 (which I loved). The camera is better than the s6, both rear and front camera 16mp, so takes great 'selfies'. The battery lasts longer than the S6 and I have found no problem with the finger print scanner, tbh I find the scanner to be better than the s6! You can also find the phone in various colours (I got pink!). All I found different was that I cant use wireless charging unless getting a receiver. If you're wanting a phone that reaches the standard of 'top end' phones then this is it. And I believe the A7 is coming out soon! And it won't break the bank!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nigburne from Terrible Fingerprint Scanner! Nice looking phone and interface nice and smooth. Plenty of features and decent battery life. Reception rather poor compared with previous phones I've had. Don't buy unless you live in an area with solid network coverage. Nice camera but just about the most useless fingerprint scanner ever. Works only occasionally. There are much better phones out there and for less money. I regret buying it.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jim1 character too short from The fingerprint sensor is rubbish. I bought this phone because i prefer Samsung u.i. to other makers. The problem is with the fingerprint sensor. It really is a waste of time and money. It used to work 20% of the time, but now almost never works. I've reloaded my fingerprints several times and it doesn't help. It now wants me to wait 10 minutes before trying again. I've gone back to using the pin only. Don't buy it.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous36 from Very nice phone! I've been using this phone for the past few days now, and I am absolutely loving it. The best Galaxy A5 to date - the three most notable improvements over the 2016 version being the improved cameras (16mp both front and back), 32gb storage and water and dust resistance; I certainly won't go swimming with it, but won't have to worry about getting caught in a sudden rainstorm while I'm on the phone either. One or two design quirks: I found removing the sim and memory card trays with the sim tool to be a bit fiddly. The back of the phone is also easily smudged with fingerprints, but nothing a protectice case won't fix (recommend the Spigen case which I bought off Amazon, which fits the phone perfectly!). Lastly, there's no notification light. But that is just a personal preference. The video quality of the camera is standard, but this is more about taking great photos for me - something the A5 does excellently! Overall, this is a rebuilt Galaxy S7 without the £580 price tag! A superb mid-range phone. If you're considering the A5 2016 version, it is well worth spending the extra £30 on the 2017 model instead.
Date published: 2017-05-05