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Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) Review, Specification, and Price in Nigeria


Samsung Galaxy A5 is the product of a South Korea-based multinational company, which was founded on March 1, 1938, by Lee Byung-chu at Daegu, South Korea.

Samsung is the largest mobile company in South Korea and one of the most popular mobile phone companies in the world has produced many phones of different specifications and price. This Electronics company is recognized not just because of their phones but also various electronics equipment, Samsung is the first company to produce an Android tablet in 2010 and has continued to produce devices and other electronics of a high rating.

In January 2017, Samsung released two flagships like phones Samsung Galaxy A5and A7 as the newest member of the A-series smartphone. I call these phones flagship like devices because they are mid-range phones with the specification of Flagship phones. Although these two phones were released simultaneously; and look so much alike they are different.


Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) Review, Specification, and Price in Nigeria

I wonder why Samsung produced phones with this particular name with different features. Appearing first in 2014 towards the end of the year and later 2016 pushing in some new features and finally now in 2017 with even greater features.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)is one of the two latest A series device, though when the first A series device was launched in 2015 we thought it was only for an experiment  on how metal phones are going to look like because it was the first metal smartphone Samsung designed, or just experiment for the S-Series.

The A series look so much like the S-series so it’s easy to reach this conclusion but Samsung has proven us wrong right from the start and they are still standing to show us how the A series is not for experiment but another series on its own with specifications of the flagship devices at mid-range prices, I think the reason for this smartphone series is so the everyone can have access to Samsung alluring devices even without emptying your pocket.

A5 (2017) is a strong device packed with great and eye-catching specifications filling up the specification that is only seen in a flagship device, this A5 device has surpassed its predecessor in so many ways. Samsung makes sure this A7 looks so much like the 2016 flagship phone “Samsung Galaxy S7” but don’t be confuse and deceive they are different. Likewise, the A7 and A5 looks so much alike just that the A7 comes with a bigger screen.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Design

Samsung A5 is a robust metal and curved-glass device which features a 5.2-inch display screen with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixel and 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm dimensions making it feel pleasant in the hand and to the eyes. With bezel-less design being the new trend in Smartphones, this phone boasts a thin groove and slim bezels and the screen are protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass with a fingerprint Sensor for quick access to the phone and the same time for protection. This smartphone weighs 157g feeling as light as an eyelid.


Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) Display

Samsung Galaxy A5 is a slightly Curved 5.2 device and the first mid-range phone to feature a Super AMOLED display smartphone with Full HD resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixel resulting in a pixel density of 424 ppi. This alluring device measures 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm, and display colour up to 16 million which gives the device a vibrant colour and bright display. Samsung also enhances the Samsung Galaxy A5 just like its twin with its new feature which is found in all Samsung A series smartphone, the   Always On Display (AOD) feature which is very handy to get notifications, check time, date and battery percentage without unlocking your device time and again.

Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) Camera


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As Samsung has a very good record when it comes to phone cameras, Galaxy A5 is not left out in the list of Samsung good work, it features a 16-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.9, autofocus and a LED flash on the back and a 16-megapixel f/1.9 camera on the front for a perfect selfie picture.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Processor

Samsung Galaxy A7 uses a new mid-range processor that is much more powerful than its predecessor, the smartphone is powered by Exynos 7880, an eight-core chipset of Samsung’s own development and also offers Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex A53 and graphics of Mali-T830 MP3 which helps produces an optimum performance with less power consumption and more which helps the device to work very fast.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) OS

Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) runs on the android 6.0 Marshmallow and also sports the new Samsung Grace UX, instead of the Samsung Touch-wiz, however, the Grace UX  is simpler, clearer and also uses softer colors and slightly smaller, rounded icons making it easier on the eyes and colourful in every right sense.


Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Storage

Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with a 3GB RAM and packs 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256 thanks to the return of the microSD card, giving it an upper hand over some other Samsung product even the last year S flagship device S6 and S6 Edge, the storage can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card which is enough to store any document.


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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Battery

Though when it comes to battery Samsung is still on the run they are yet to reach their destination, even at that Samsung still reduced the A5 (2017) battery by 600 from that of its twin Samsung A7 (2017) but still, the A5 (2017) is able to sustain their user up for at least 12 hours before it is been charge. This smartphone is powered by a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery however, thanks to the processor and OS the phone does not drains the battery life fast.

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BRAND Model Samsung  Galaxy A5 (2017)


LAUNCH Launched 2017
Availability Available on Kara.com.ng


BODY Dimensions 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm
Weight 156 g
SIM  Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches
1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protected Corning Gorilla Glass 4


PLATFORM OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Grace UX
Chipset Exynos 7880 Octa
CPU Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP3


MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM


CAMERA Primary 16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR.
Video [email protected]
Secondary 16 MP, f/1.9, 1080p


SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LEEDR.


Fm Radio


USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


BATTERY Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass,barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

– Fast battery charging

Samsung galaxy A5 (2017) Price in Nigeria: 270,000 Naira on Kara.com.ng


Where To Buy Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) In Nigeria

Looking for where to buy Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in Nigeria? It is very simple and stress-free, to avoid buying the refurbished product, the best option and the smartest move is to order from an online shopping store. The best online shopping website to buy your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is Kara.com.ng. where you can order your preferred series at the best selling price in Nigeria and also enjoy fast delivery to any location in Nigeria.



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