8.7 out of 10 based on 5558 reviews

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

SM-A520

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Best Price: $324

  • User Score (5025)
    8.5 8.5 from 5025 reviewers
  • Expert Score (40)
    8.2 8.2 from 40 reviewers
  • Design (208)
    8.3 8.3 from 208 reviewers
  • Value for money (196)
    8.2 8.2 from 196 reviewers
  • Features (160)
    7.9 7.9 from 160 reviewers
  • Ease of use (3)
    9.5 9.5 from 3 reviewers
  • Performance (195)
    8.1 8.1 from 195 reviewers
  • Sound quality (1039)
    8.6 8.6 from 1039 reviewers
  • Sound (3)
    6.8 6.8 from 3 reviewers
  • Reliability (6)
    8.3 8.3 from 6 reviewers
  • Overall quality (5)
    7.7 7.7 from 5 reviewers
  • Battery performance (9)
    10 10 from 9 reviewers
  • Display (7)
    9.3 9.3 from 7 reviewers
  • Weight (2)
    9.5 9.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Functionality (6)
    8.9 8.9 from 6 reviewers
  • Gaming performance (2)
    6.7 6.7 from 2 reviewers
  • Build quality (5)
    9.3 9.3 from 5 reviewers
  • Connectivity (2)
    8.2 8.2 from 2 reviewers
  • Keyboard (2)
    9.2 9.2 from 2 reviewers
  • Temperature (2)
    9.5 9.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Camera (7)
    7.4 7.4 from 7 reviewers
  • Specifications (30)
    9.2 9.2 from 30 reviewers
  • Multimedia (6)
    8.7 8.7 from 6 reviewers
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  • Score Distribution

Experts:
9-10
(16)
7-8
(23)
5-6
(1)
3-4
(0)
1-2
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Users:
9-10
(3004)
7-8
(1339)
5-6
(233)
3-4
(134)
1-2
(315)
  • Expert Reviews

  1. Gadget Guy

    Gadget Guy
    9.0/10
    8 April 2017

    Now that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is in the process of being replaced by the S8, those who always wanted an S7 need not worry. The Samsung Galaxy A5 is, I believe, something like ninety per cent of an S7, at much less than ninety per cent of its price. Read more

    • Like a much more expensive Samsung phone, all the parts just kind of work together, water resistant, USB Type-C
    • Gamers after fastest processor may not be satisfied
  2. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    8.0/10
    28 March 2017

    At full price there's not much to recommend the jack of all trades, A5. However, it's already available at $150 discount and that makes it great value. But the fingerprint reader can prove annoying. Read more

    • Good all-rounder, Already hugely discounted
    • Fingerprint reader is temperamental
  • User Reviews

  1. Samsung Galaxy A5 32GB - Black

    The Good Guys
    7.0/10
    Reviewer: JASON, The Good Guys
    11 March 2019

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    • Good, fast, easy to use phone.
    • The camera's average as well as the speaker's volume/sound. I'm sure both of these features improve with the higher end models.
  2. Five Stars

    Amazon
    10/10
    Reviewer: Amazon Customer, Amazon
    21 January 2018

    Great price for what you're getting Have no problems with it Read more

  3. Samsung Galaxy A5 32GB - Black

    The Good Guys
    9.0/10
    Reviewer: BEN, The Good Guys
    30 October 2017

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    • Battery lasts a long time and is quick to charge when it does go flat, great phone, calls are clear not muffled
    • Be good if it came with a second cord because they are type c, diferent to earlier samsungs. Then could keep one cord in house and one in car
  4. Samsung Galaxy A5 32GB - Black

    The Good Guys
    8.0/10
    Reviewer: MAREE, The Good Guys
    1 November 2017

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    • Spam alert!
    • Back and apps button at the bottom are too touchy
  5. Samsung Galaxy A5 32GB - Black

    The Good Guys
    10/10
    Reviewer: UMESH, The Good Guys
    9 May 2018

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    • Great phone compared to other phones. A lot of new features and really enjoyed them.
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