Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2017

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2017 the first impressions: medium smartphones with something special

Samsung Mobile India today announced its new and improved 2017 series of a series of smartphones. The new smartphones get a new and improved hardware package and a complete redesign in terms of physical appearance. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) at R 28.990, while its big brother is the Galaxy A7 (2017) priced at R 33.490. With price tags, Samsung has a great risk and pegging these mid-range devices against hordes of Chinese smartphones (both budget and flagship), which naturally occurs with better hardware, and a lower price. But after spending a little while, it seems that Samsung has a few tricks up its sleeves that will help it in 2017, a series stand out from the sea of ​​household and mid-range devices.

Design and build

This is supposed to take Samsung’s premium in the mid-range and right at first glance, it’s certainly shows. The phones are finished in Black Sky and Goldsand, from which the black finish looks premium and classy. The phones feel weighty and cooling gives an impression of a premium device although it does not have a metal unibody finish like the recently announced 9 Pro Smartphone Sport. What you fuse with the new A series is a blend of metal and glass that makes a seamless look and feel. There is a 2.5D glass sits on the front, and a 3D curved glass that fits on the back of a terrestrial metal frame and chassis that squeezes in the middle.

The fingerprint reader sits on the front side below the Home button and so it can be pressure to enter the main menu. The fit and processing of the device is excellent with absolutely no crack. And it is a must, especially for the A5 and A7 IP 68 dust and waterproof similar to the Galaxy S7 models.


Both the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 are equipped with full-HD super AMOLED display with 2.5D glass panes to protect them. The Galaxy A5 has a 5.2 inch screen, while the A7 has a 5.7 inch device. During my limited hands-on time, I had a yellow color on both units a bit odd as they both display super AMOLED displays, which are usually displayed in cooler colors. There are settings to change these settings, but more on the rating. And because it is an AMOLED display, Samsung also managed to squeeze in its ever-displayed technology to squeeze its high-end devices like the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.


The Samsung Galaxy A5 has a 5.2 inch full HD super AMOLED display as well and is powered by an Exynos 7880 Soc. There is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory, which can be expanded up to 256GB with the help of the microSD map slot. The Galaxy A5 packs in 16 MP f / 1.9 units for both the primary and secondary cameras. The device runs Android Marshmallow and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has a 5.7 inch full HD super AMOLED display with the same built-in features as the A5 with a battery upgrade to 3.600mAh. Other hardware details include WiFi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, ANT +, NFC, and a USB type C connector on the bottom for charging and data transfer.


Samsung 2017 Galaxy A number of smartphones surprising feature Android 6.0 marshmallows inside, it’s a little weird, because even budget offers from the competition upgrades in the case of the Asus ZenFone 3S Max plans 7.0 or as a function on Android the same out of the box. The Android 6.0 software is merged with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin trying to get in the way, but as with the last iterations, is not so bad, and sometimes feel useful in some places to spend nougat functions in its Android 6.0 ROM . The software feels snappy considering that 3 GB of RAM and an Exynos chipset.


Both the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 have identical camera units. These include a 16MP f / 1.9 camera on the back with LED and a similar device sans the LED flash is set on the front. See the same essay on the larger A7 with nothing worn new. What you get with the A5 and A7 new software. At the kick-off event, Samsung SVP, Asim Warsi explained that a great camera is important to Millennials (the audience), and therefore simplifies the software with which you have access to basic control with a swipe right and the camera filter Scratches on the left side. Swipe to climb up to selfies camera. There are also a floating virtual triggers that allow you to easily place control anywhere on the screen for better access. The pictures of the smartphone looks pretty good as the wider f / 1.9 aperture in the head, but pay attention to our full review for all the details. This is all the more because you can even dive smartphone under water. The smartphone provides FHD, HD and VGA video recording. poetry For now, it will make the Samsung A5 and A7 owners feel something special in the sense that the smartphones of the usual run-of-the-mill Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon does not function. But we still have to consider whether this step will bring a benefit to this smartphone. The premium seamless design combines a 3D glass on the back with an IP-68 rating with the always prove, however, for some to be a winner. While the above information will contribute to the exclusivity in the mid-range segment will also be 16MP f / 1.9 camera have to compete with flagship offers from OnePlus to compete, and it will be the true test of this product Ranger. So keep looking for our full test for you to take the leap.