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Brand Samsung
Aliases SM-A520F, A520F
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) prices

Versions and prices
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Global · 3GB · 32GB · A520F $ 183
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Global · 3GB · 32GB · A520FD Dual
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Global · 3GB · 64GB · A520FD

Release Date

Release dateJanuary 2017, 7 years ago



Design & Materials of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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71.4 mm146.1 mm7.9 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 159 g
Usable surface 71 %
Materials Aluminium alloy , Glass
Resistance certificates (dust, water) IP68


Type Super AMOLED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 1080 x 1920 px FHD
Density 424 ppi Very high density
Best Mobiles with 5 inch screenBest mobiles with SuperAMOLED screen
User reviews
Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?

79 reviews

Do you think it's a nice phone?

79 reviews

Is it comfortable?

79 reviews

Can you see it well in the sunlight?

79 reviews

Performance & Hardware of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)


Model Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
CPU 8x CortexA53 1.9 GHz
Type Octa-Core
Nanometer 14 nm
Frequency 1.9 GHz
64 Bits Yes
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GPU ARM Mali-T830 MP3


Type --
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61.200 Antutu v6
Overall performance better than 44% of devices


Capacity 32 GB
SD Slot Yes , Independent SD slot
More smartphones with 32GB of internal storage


Fingerprint Yes, on the front


Fingerprint Yes
Proximity Yes
Light sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Compass Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Hall Yes
Notifications LED --
Cooling system No
Gaming buttons No
User reviews
Does it have good sound?

79 reviews

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?

79 reviews

What's your experience been with demanding games?

79 reviews

Camera of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Rear camera

Resolution 16 Mpx
Sensor Samsung S5K3P8
Aperture ƒ/ 1.9
ISO --
Pixel size 1.00 µm
Pixel Binning 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size 1/3.1"
Flash LED
Optical Stabilisation No
Slow Motion Video No, 30 fps
  • Digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
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Resolution 16 Mpx
Sensor --
Type --
Aperture ƒ/ --
Pixel size --
User reviews
Quality of daytime photos

79 reviews

Quality of nighttime photos

79 reviews

Quality of selfies

79 reviews

Does it have a powerful flash?

79 reviews

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Network compatibility

Connectivity of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)


4G LTE B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B17 (700), B20 (800), B28b (700), B28a (700), B38 (TDD 2600), B40 (TDD 2300), B41 (TDD 2500)
3G B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F), B5 (850), B8 (900)
2G B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)

SIM card

Type Single SIM (Nano SIM)

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Standards 802.11a , 802.11b , 802.11g , 802.11n , 802.11n 5GHz , 802.11ac
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct


Version Bluetooth 4.2
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HOGP


Supports GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou


Charging Yes
Mass Storage Yes
USB On-The-Go (OTG) Yes
USB Type C Yes


European measurement 0.522 W/Kg on head, 1.390 W/Kg on body

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

American measurement 0.300 W/Kg on head, 0.550 W/Kg on body

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

What is the SAR of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)?
Audio Jack
Radio FM
Computer sync
OTA sync
User reviews
Does it have good coverage for calls?

79 reviews

Quality of the GPS

79 reviews

And the WiFi?

79 reviews

Battery of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

3000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes
  • Non-removable
User reviews
How long does the battery last?
  • 4%
    Two days or more
  • 38%
    More than one day
  • 29%
    One day
  • 27%
    Less than a day
  • 3%
    Less than half day

79 reviews

Software of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)


Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.0 Oreo
Google Services (official) Yes
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User reviews
Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 3%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 66%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 31%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

79 reviews

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 36%
    Every two months or less
  • 50%
    Every six months
  • 9%
    Once a year
  • 4%

79 reviews

User reviews about the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Overall satisfaction
  • 51
  • 18
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
79 reviews
  • Screen8.5
  • Performance7.7
  • Camera7.7
  • Connectivity8.9
  • Battery7.2
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  • Best A Series Ever Made

    From all the Samsung phone I own, this is probably the one I love the most. I like its size and the feature it have in such a compact and solid package. At that time, it was probably the best phone at its price range. During its release, it carry such a special feature that other manufacturer doesnt have on that price range, which is the ip68 waterproof.
    I like how it feel. Its thin, solid and comfortable to hold. The size is perfect for me because I hate big screen like phone nowadays even though I have a big hand and long finger. The screen and the camera are the most interesting, camera quality is really good, I trust my phone to take reliable pictures.
    On the video recording, its good enough. I just hope that it have a fancy feature like optical stabilization.
    Screen is nice, the colour shines since it has an Amoled display. But unfortunately the audio is just mediocore quality, no stereo speaker, its kinda quiet. But dont worry, the sound quality is still great and I really love the speaker posisitioning.
    On the performance I cant tell too much. On gaming, the chipset is kinda struggling. For everyday task, I have no words.
    Battery life was unreal, it is soo power efficient. I don't need to worry to carry my charger around.
    Overall, I really like it. I like the size and the build quality remembering how compact it is. I'm really satisfied with this phone.

    • Ip68
    • Amoled
    • Battery life
    • Weak Performance
    • 9.5
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance6.6
    • Camera7.5
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0
  • Nose


    • 8
    • Screen7.6
    • Performance7.6
    • Camera7.5
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Normal

    • 7.6
    • Screen8.2
    • Performance6.6
    • Camera6.2
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery7.0


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Frequently asked questions about the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).

What are the features of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)?

These are the main features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017):

What is the price of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)?

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) price in United States is 182$.

    How good is the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)?

    The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has an average score of 8.2 based on Kimovil user ratings.

    How long does the battery of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) last?

    The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh, and the estimated battery life is over a day according to Kimovil users.

    In which colors is the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) available?

    The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is available in 4 colors: Black, Blue, Gold and Rose-gold.

    When was the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) release date?

    The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) was unveiled on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

    Which camera does the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) have?

    The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has a rear camera and its main sensor is Samsung S5K3P8 with a resolution of 16Mpx.

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