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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Gold
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The aforementioned aluminium frame gives a real sturdy feel to the build, and the glass body is reinforced with Gorilla Glass 4, so you can be sure that there’s a real element of durability to the A5.

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  • 16MP rear camera
  • Up to 256GB of expandable storage
The aforementioned aluminium frame gives a real sturdy feel to the build, and the glass body is reinforced with Gorilla Glass 4, so you can be sure that there’s a real element of durability to the A5.
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Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung truly is one of the most well-known technology giants in the world, with an empire of market-leading products available from televisions to washing machines. However perhaps one of their signature products has to be their smartphones, which have earned them a huge following of loyal fans across the globe.

Even though Samsung is now more well known for releasing high-end smartphones and expensive flagships, they do also have a series of more affordable entry-level and mid-range handsets.

Smartphone shoppers shouldn’t overlook this selection of lower-priced handsets, they still look reminiscent of the flagship models, and often include all of the same innovative technology; it’s just maybe a little paired back for a lighter experience.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is just one of these such handsets. It looks beautiful and beyond that, it has loads of great features to make an excellent choice for anyone looking for a great quality handset at an affordable price.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Build & Design

Samsung is extremely talented in designing smartphones that have a distinct premium feel even if they come with a mid-range price tag.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 looks even more like the S7 than even the A3 did, with glass front and back surrounded by a colour matched aluminium frame. The curvy edges and glossy finish are typical of Samsung and make for a smartphone that looks sophisticated and much more expensive than what you’ll actually pay for it.

The soft curve to the back edges of this phone means that it feels exceptionally comfortable in hand, and the size makes it easy to use with one hand.

The aforementioned aluminium frame gives a real sturdy feel to the build, and the glass body is reinforced with Gorilla Glass 4, so you can be sure that there’s a real element of durability to the A5. With that being said, here at Fonehouse we always recommend investing in a screen protector and protective case, as we know too well the horror of dropping your smartphone and picking it up to reveal a smashed screen.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Screen Quality

The screen quality of the Samsung Galaxy A5 is, on paper, a step down from the more high-end smartphones that you’ll be used to seeing from the manufacturer.

However, it still very good: it features the same Super AMOLED technology and even though the 1080p resolution isn’t quite as impressive as the 2K we see on other handsets, it’s still pretty close.

Similarly, images may look a little less crisp than on, say, the S7 Edge, but the colour balance is much better than previous Samsung handsets and video delivery is perfectly bright and stable.

There’s no infinity screen here, but the 5.2inch display stretches almost edge to edge, so you really are getting a significant amount of display here.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Sound Quality

We’ll be honest with you, this isn’t a phone for music buffs. The sound experience is acceptable, but it won’t be winning Samsung any awards.

It does have support for hi-resolution tracks but seems to downplay them back to hi-fi, so they won’t sound as good as expected.

Vocals come across clear and crisp though, and generally, if it’s not your priority, the audio experience will suit the majority.

If, however, you are on the hunt for a smartphone that gives a more impressive sound quality, it might be worth going for one of the more expensive Samsung handsets, such as an S8 model or the Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Features

The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes equipped with two 16MP camera setups, one on the back and one on the front, which unexpectedly powerful for a smartphone of this price.

With a quick autofocus and HDR mode available, the A5 delivers really good quality shots in both good and low lighting - a quality that you won’t find with all budget handsets.

The camera app itself has undergone significant simplification so that it is now much easier to use than before.

The powerful front shooter means that selfies look great even with the beauty mode turned off.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Performance

Where this phone may fall short when it comes to sound quality, it redeems itself when it comes to performance.

An ultra responsive smartphone experience is all thanks to the powerful, Samsung built Exynos 7880 processor with 3GB of RAM. There’s also 32GB of internal storage so you don’t need to worry about running out of space for your all-important photos and favourite apps.

The GPU supports a high standard of graphics so that whether you’re watching films or playing games, you’re still in for a great viewing experience.

A 3000mAh battery is much appreciated and you’ll easily last all day without any emergency power-ups. When that time does come, the A5 is compatible with fast charging, so that you can get an almost full power bar in under an hour.

Just to top it off, the Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with waterproofing, which we would consider something of a luxury, especially when you consider that it wasn’t until recently that Apple started adding this feature.

Fonehouse Samsung Galaxy A5 Opinion

Here at Fonehouse, we’ve been thoroughly impressed by the Samsung Galaxy A5, it is a well-designed handset that looks much more expensive than it actually is.

The display is great for the price, and even though it doesn’t reach the high peaks of 2K resolution, we were still really happy with the viewing experience.

The sound quality isn’t the best, but we’re sure that most users will find it satisfactory.

The A5 makes up for what it lacks in audio experience by delivering a smooth and responsive smartphone experience, and a fast charging battery that will easily last all day.

Fonehouse Samsung Galaxy A5 Deals

As one of the UK’s leading independent mobile phone retailers, Fonehouse is proud to bring you some of the very best Samsung deals. We’ve been providing the UK with mobile phones for almost 25 years, so you know that when you come to Fonehouse, you really are dealing with industry experts.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a great mid-range choice for anyone on the hunt for a new smartphone, particularly if you’re looking to get your hands on a handset that comes with a premium Samsung design that doesn’t cost the earth.

We have a huge range of the very best Samsung Galaxy A5 Vodafone deals on our site, with some great added extras to complete your new pay monthly contract, meaning that you can get a great deal as well as a great entertainment subscription, or even a fantastic cashback offer!

Or, if you’re looking for an EE pay monthly contract, then we also have some of the best Samsung Galaxy A5 EE pay monthly deals on offer, giving you fantastic perks and loads of data.

If you’re looking for the Samsung Galaxy A5 SIM-free, then we can take care of that too. Here at Fonehouse, we have some of the lowest SIM-free prices, and, with our next day delivery service, you could have your Samsung Galaxy A5 the very next day for not a penny more!

If you can’t find the best Samsung Galaxy A5 deal online or in our stores, then why not contact us on 0333 900 1133 and our UK based customer service team will be on hand to guide you to the perfect deal for you.


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Release date
January 2017
Form factor
Dimensions (mm)
146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9
Weight (g)
SIM Type
Operating system
OS Version
Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
App store
Web browser
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM


Exynos 7880 Octa
Processor make
Internal memory
32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable storage
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
FM Radio
2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


Screen size (inches)
1080 x 1920 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 4


Front (megapixels)
Rear (megapixels)
Autofocus, LED flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR


Capacity (mAh)
Talk Time (hours)


Headphone connection
3.5mm Jack
Voice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 78dB
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

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