Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 has just been announced alongside the Galaxy A3 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017. These three phones have come in as refreshment units for last year’s Galaxy A5 2016, Galaxy A3 2016 and Galaxy A7 2016.
When compared to the 2016 units, the 2017 Galaxy A series is indeed a notch ahead. The middle of the pack Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is the one that stole our attention first. While the trio has the same design language, you will come across slight changes in the specs under the hood.
Both Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A5 2016 are built on style and superiority, but Samsung has taken the latest version to the next level by including several flagship features, among them the Always On Display, Samsung Pay and IP68 certification.
Given that it is a year older than its counterpart, Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 also comes with a much more improved set of internals when compared to its counterpart. You get a speedier Exynos 7880 SoC that is paired with a Mali-T830 graphics processing unit. The phone also get 3GB of RAM alongside 32GB of internal storage and like any other Samsung phone, there is room for microSD card storage. It gets even better when it comes to the cameras and battery unit – both capacity and innovation.
Without going into further details, here is a head-to-head comparison of Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and its predecessor Samsung Galaxy A5 2016.
|Samsung Galaxy A5 2017||Samsung Galaxy A5 2016|
|Display size||5.2-inches Super AMOLED||5.2-inches Super AMOLED|
|Display resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels, 424ppi||1920 x 1080 pixels, 424ppi|
|Display extras||Corning Glass 4, Always On Display||Corning Glass 4|
|Processor||Exynos 7880, octa-core 1.9GHz||Exynos 7580, octa-core 1.6GHz|
|Expandable storage||microSD card (256GB)||microSD card (128GB)|
|Rear camera||16MP, f/1.9, OIS, autofocus||13MP, f/1.9, OIS and autofocus|
|Front camera||16MP, f/1.9||5MP, f/1.9|
|Battery||3000mAh, fast charging||2900mAh, fast charging|
|Connectivity||LTE, USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-SIM||LTE, MicroUSB, Bluetooth 4.1, dual-SIM|
|Software||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Nougat update to follow||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, scheduled for Nougat update|
|Extras||Samsung Pay, fingerprint scanner, IP68 dust and water resistance and USB-C port||Fingerprint scanner, Samsung Pay (select models)|