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The Inquirer

This premium-looking mid-ranger is a great start to Samsung's year

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

from The Inquirer
The Galaxy A5 is that rare not-a-flagship phone that doesn't feel like a compromise, with many of the design touches of its more expensive brethren and a satisfying feature set. The display, cameras and hardware tick the right boxes and while there are some weaker points - battery life, software niggles and the inevitable shadow of the Note 7 - extras like fast charging and waterproofing make this feel like a smart choice in its price range... Full review
PhoneArena

Such an interesting device

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

from PhoneArena
All things considered, the Galaxy A5 (2017) is not a bad phone. It’s a very, very good phone. Get it if you truly care about long battery life, the feature-rich interface and excellent keyboard typing experience. Get it for the looks. For all else, other phones are priced more fairly and offer more bang for the buck... Full review
Notebookcheck

More power, bigger storage, and water and dust protection

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

from Notebookcheck

The new 2017 version of Samsung's Galaxy A5 (SM-A520F) is in no way inferior to its competition - the Korean manufacturer delivers a really good smartphone. Its successful design and, above all, its outstanding battery life are convincing. Although the performance does not set standards, it is very appropriate for the price range. Only the Grace UI does not run quite smoothly everywhere, but it is an improvement over its TouchWiz predecessor. The cameras shoot good photos although we would have wished for a better configuration for the video function. The dust and water resistance, which is... Full review

V3

A very affordable way to own a Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

from V3
The Galaxy A5 is that rare not-a-flagship phone that doesn't feel like a compromise, with many of the design touches of its more expensive brethren and a satisfying feature set. The display, cameras and hardware tick the right boxes and while there are some weaker points - battery life, software niggles and the inevitable shadow of the Note 7 - extras like fast charging and waterproofing make this feel like a smart choice in its price range... Full review
Recombu

Attractive design, smooth performance

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

from Recombu
It’s not a perfect mid-range phone, but it consistently hits all the key notes you’d want a device in this class too, and it does so very well. It also does an excellent job of distilling down some of the main draws of the Galaxy S7 flagship, so if you’re looking for a similar experience by way of a premium design, fingerprint sensor and IP68 certification without the same price tag, then the 2017 revision of the A5 certainly delivers... Full review
TrustedReviews

A real mid-range champ

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

from TrustedReviews
Samsung has really improved its already impressive A-series with the 2017 edition of the Galaxy A5. The addition of water resistance, USB Type-C, a classier design, impressive display and highly efficient CPU combine to make a seriously well-specced mid-range device that offers up a viable alternative to the OnePlus 3T... Full review
VR-Zone

Waterproof midranger packs decent specifications

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

from VR-Zone
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a decent midranger. It’s strongest suit is perhaps its luxurious body that’s waterproof, and maybe a good Super AMOLED display. For its price, its speed and performance is alright, but not spectacular and there are better options in the market. Perhaps even the S6 would be a better choice than the A5 if you don’t need the waterproof features... Full review
Pocket-lint

Premium feel at a mid-range price

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

from Pocket-lint
For a phone that costs less than £400, the Galaxy A5 is impressive in its design and build. Even its display and performance punch beyond that price point. In many ways it's a cheaper version of the Galaxy S7, except it doesn't really feel cheap at all when you pick it up. It's solid and quite beautiful... Full review
Know Your Mobile

Tiny, cheap & cheerful

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

from Know Your Mobile
For the price, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime delivers a lot of value. It’s small, packed with useful features, thanks to its Android OS, and possesses excellent call quality as well as decent battery life... Full review
Know Your Mobile

Budget-friendly Android awesomeness

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

from Know Your Mobile
Really quite an impressive low-cost smartphone with a lot of bang for your buck. Arguably one of the best budget handsets on the market thanks to Samsung's mastery of Super AMOLED display technology and some sterling battery performance, both of which put it ahead of rivals such as the Moto G, while in other areas it's quite comparable with that very capable handset. The trade-off, however, is that the Moto G does get stock Android and timely updates, while Samsung's Galaxy J5 has TouchWiz on-top and requires a bit of extra fettling between software versions... Full review
I have had mine for about 6 months and the screen has already gone out.  I have resisted getting a touch phone for a long time after the last one I had went out in three months.  As I need this phone for work this is a big disappointment.

I have had mine for about 6 months and the screen has already gone out.  I have resisted getting a touch phone for a long time after the last one I had went out in three months.  As I need this phone for work this is a big disappointment.

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It has all sorts of problems

It has all sorts of problems

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Tisha

Could be better...

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

The phone lacks sufficient space for anything. The screen is terrible unless the brightness is high. It is a totally fragile phone without a good case. 

The phone lacks sufficient space for anything. The screen is terrible unless the brightness is high. It is a totally fragile phone without a good case. 

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Adriane

Tried 2 of this model and no one can hear you while speaking on the phone..sounds like you're in a toilet

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Tried 2 of this model and no one can hear you while speaking on the phone..sounds like you're in a toilet

Tried 2 of this model and no one can hear you while speaking on the phone..sounds like you're in a toilet

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I got this phone less then six months ago. And I literally dropped once. And the Damon screen broke. And that was with a protective case on it not impressed

I got this phone less then six months ago. And I literally dropped once. And the Damon screen broke. And that was with a protective case on it not impressed

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This phone constantly freeze even when I'm not using any of the app. Don't buy this phone!!

This phone constantly freeze even when I'm not using any of the app. Don't buy this phone!!

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Disappointed

Don't bother

Samsung Convoy 4

Bought Convoy 4 three months ago. It would go in and out of service when I was sitting in the house. The wallpaper would change on its own. It would lose my pictures and videos. If you take the batter or sim card out and put it back in the pix returned, but this happened every day. The time shown wh... More

Bought Convoy 4 three months ago. It would go in and out of service when I was sitting in the house. The wallpaper would change on its own. It would lose my pictures and videos. If you take the batter or sim card out and put it back in the pix returned, but this happened every day. The time shown when you first opened the phone was the time that you previously opened the phone, not the current time. I took the phone back to the store and they sent for a replacement. I have had the replacement for 4 days. It doesn't go in and out of service but it has all the other problems and a few more. After transferring contacts, I had several listed as unknown. All my frequently called numbers were not transferred. I input the missing numbers, but when I get texts from those people it states unknown. When I open the phone it doesn't show the main screen, but some nuance screen with a voice. Then it goes to a menu until I press ok before the main screen comes on. I have tried to change this, but nothing seems to work. When I get a text it reads it to me. I don't want a talking phone in public. How do I turn it off? I am going back to the phone store tomorrow.

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Sharonzilla

I dropped it after a week

Samsung Galaxy J5

I have had a Sansumg Galaxy Ace for years dropped it loads of times without problem, it was built like a tank. The Sansumg J5 is very plasticy, it slipped out of my hands, it was not a heavy fall it did not even mark the phone, now the screen is blank despite trying to reset it.

I have had a Sansumg Galaxy Ace for years dropped it loads of times without problem, it was built like a tank. The Sansumg J5 is very plasticy, it slipped out of my hands, it was not a heavy fall it did not even mark the phone, now the screen is blank despite trying to reset it.

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