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Galaxy A5: Keeping the sails of Samsung fleet afloat


By Inna Lagazon

One of the newest and most impressive phones this year comes from the mid-range segment. And Samsung is looking to dominate with their newest edition of the Galaxy A5.

The Galaxy A5 shares the same design elements seen from Samsung’s flagship, the S7. It’s pretty, it’s sleek, and it’s set for high gear performance.A5 2

The Galaxy A5 features a metallic unibody coated in 3D glass, giving it that suave look and feel. The new Samsung  product is a well-designed phone that runs like its high-end counterpart.

Here’s a closer look.

The headphone jack is located at the bottom, right beside the USB Type C port. Type C is the new standard ports that are slowly making its rounds on newer devices, including some laptops. With a Type C, both transfer and charging speeds are faster.

It features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) in 412 ppi, with a Gorilla Glass 4.

Gone are the days when you need a high-end smartphone to get an impressive screen that  has vibrant colors with an even better response.

Like the new Galaxy devices, the A5 has the Always-on feature, which always displays notifications like time, date, and battery status.A5 1

The new Galaxy A5 contains the Exynos 7880 1.9GHZ octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and comes with a 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD slot. With top-class tech specs, the Galaxy A5 (2017) was able to achieve a smooth and satisfactory performance.

Looking pretty, and being able to capture beautiful memories.

Both the front and back cameras of the Galaxy A5 sport a 16-megapixel with an aperture of f/1.9. You may switch to Pro mode to adjust the camera settings manually on-screen: HDR mode for a better image quality capturing more fine color and details, night mode, and the food mode devoted for Instagram shutterbugs. Both cameras are capable of taking videos in 1080p.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 has a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. And that is massive compared to some phones out in the market today.

On my tests on medium use – which means many texts, some calls, and a lot of photo taking – the Galaxy A5 lasted almost two days. If you have a battery pack with you, then you can go crazy with how you use this phone.

Early in the year and already the Galaxy A5 is staking claim as one of the best mid-range phones we have yet. And this should boost Samsung as a brand, heralding a comeback from a hard and tough year.

Visit: Galaxy A5 (2017)

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