The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A5 (5.2-inch display, P19,990) and A7 (5.7-inch, P23,990) have 16MP rear and front cameras (for low-light shots and crisp selfies, respectively), are dust and water resistant (30 mins under 1.5m of water), feature Type C ports (for easy data transfer and charging), and have gorgeous full HD AMOLED displays (for great outdoor visibility and punchy colors). Both midrange phones were launched this January. At the launch, only the Galaxy A7 was available for product shots.
Save for the difference in screen and battery size, both the Galaxy A5 and A7 look exactly the same. See table below for specs differences, which are highlighted in orange.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
|Display||5.2 inch FHD Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection at 386 ppi||5.7 inch FHD Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection at 386 ppi|
|CPU||1.9 GHz 64 Bit Exynos 7880 octa core processor||1.9 GHz 64 Bit Exynos 7880 octa core processor|
|GPU||Mali T830||Mali T830|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB|
|ROM||32 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 256 GB||32 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 256 GB|
|Rear Camera||16 MP f/1.9 w/ AF and LED flash||16 MP f/1.9 w/ AF and LED flash|
|Selfie Camera||16 MP f/1.9 w/ wide angle lens and screen flash||16 MP f/1.9 w/ wide angle lens and screen flash|
|Battery||3,000 mAh w/ fast charging||3,600 mAh w/ fast charging|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz UI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz UI|
|Connectivity||WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE Cat 6, ANT+, NFC, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM||WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE Cat 6, ANT+, NFC, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM|
|Others||Fingerprint sensor, USB Type C, IP68 rating||Fingerprint sensor, USB Type C, IP68 rating|
|Colors||Black Sky, Gold Sand||Black Sky, Gold Sand, and the Blue Mist|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, geomagnetic, rgb light, hall, barometer, orientation, sound, pressure, gyroscope||Accelerometer, proximity, geomagnetic, rgb light, hall, barometer, orientation, sound, pressure, gyroscope|
|Dimensions||146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm||156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight||157 g||186 g|
|Price||PHP 19,990||PHP 23,990|
Here’s a look at the Galaxy A7 followed by a sample shot from the A7’s rear camera.
We’re hoping to get a non-demo review unit soon, so we can provide you with a full rundown on what’s probably the only water-resistant midrange phone line up on the market now.
Above: the LG G5 shot with a demo unit of the Galaxy A7.