Galaxy A5

SM-A520WZBAXAC
Galaxy A5 is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 74.
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1.9GHz

CPU Speed

5.2" (132.2mm)

Size (Main Display)

CMOS 16.0 MP

Main Camera - Resolution

159

Weight (g)

Smart and
sleek

The Galaxy A5 seamlessly fuses 3D glass and a metal frame with a modern finish.

Front and side view of the Galaxy A5 (2017) to highlight its uniform design with zero protrusion.

Uniform
all around

Zero camera protrusion on the front and back completes its sleek, attractive design.

Product shown is the Galaxy A5 (2017).

Capture richer stories

The new Floating Camera Button helps you comfortably take selfies with one hand and the rear flash ensures brightness, even when captured in dark settings.

Close up of the Galaxy A5 (2017) rear camera.

Expand
your creativity

Enjoy greater creative control with instant camera filters to enhance your favourite photos.
Optimize portraits or spice up colour tones to make your visual storytelling more brilliant.

*On-screen image taken with Galaxy A5.

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Food image as shown taken with the Galaxy A5 (2017) without the Food Mode function.
Food image as shown taken with the Galaxy A5 (2017) using the Food Mode filter.

No retakes
necessary

Take the perfect selfie with the Galaxy A5. The 16 MP front and rear cameras with Light+ Camera ensure your shots are clear and bright, even in low-light environments.

*On-screen image taken with Galaxy A5.

Selfie image of three women taken in low-light to show the advanced camera functionality of the Galaxy A5 (2017).

Take it anywhere

The Galaxy A5 is the first in the A series of Samsung devices to achieve an IP681 rating. It’s dust-tight and water-resistant, so you can use it even in wet conditions.

Image shows the highly water-resistant capabilities of the Galaxy A5 (2017) thanks to its IP68 rating.
IP68

Powered for
active users

Power up with our long-lasting battery and fast charging capabilities – helping you to stay in charge longer.2

Improved performance with upgraded 3000mAh battery.

Pack more in

With up to 256 GB of expandable storage* you can store even more of your precious memories and music.

*Memory card sold separately

SD Card slot for the Galaxy A5 (2017).

View in an instant

Get the essentials without even waking up your phone so you preserve time and power.
With Always On Display your clock and calendar are in sight for whenever you need them.

  • View the date and time in an instant on the Galaxy A5 (2017) with Always on Display.
  • View the time in an instant on the Galaxy A5 (2017) with Always on Display.
  • View the date and time instantly across different time zones on the Galaxy A5 (2017) with Always on Display.

Safe and
sound

Secure Folder keeps selected apps and sensitive data locked down and separate from the regular content on your device.

Screen image of the Galaxy A5 (2017) Secure Folder feature when activated.

All within
reach

Peace of mind you can count on. Back up and sync your data across all your Galaxy devices so everything is right as you left it. Even better, every Samsung Cloud account comes with 15 GB of storage.

Galaxy A device held in hand and top partial view of the left bottom corner of a notebook.

Works both ways

Never fumble with your charger again thanks to the USB Type-C port, compatible with reversible cables. You can enjoy hassle-free charging without worrying which side is up.

Galaxy A device and micro USB cable.
  • 1.9GHz CPU Speed
  • 5.2" (132.2mm) Size (Main Display)
  • CMOS 16.0 MP Main Camera - Resolution
  • 159 Weight (g)
  • 3000 Standard Battery Capacity (mAh)
  • Up to 53 Audio Playback Time (Hours)
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First SmartPhone I was finally dragged into the 21st century when I purchased an A5, with accumulated AirMiles. The camera optics are far superior to those on my 8 year old camera. I had trouble answering phone calls and always had to re-dial, BUT my grand kids set up a very simple answering method --- it appears to be trouble-free!! I'm very impressed with this product!!
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for the price I changed my phone about 2 months ago and so far I am very happy except that I dropped it and the glass craked… Getting it repaired is to expensive so will do with it for a few years. - I have 4 Samsung products and I find that the storage space in the Samsung Cloud should be adapted accordingly, 4 times the free space given with 1 product. I keep getting the message that my Cloud space is full...
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Great phone and great value, use mostly to text and phone
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phone is great Very happy with a5. Phone fast, camera is awesome battery lasts long time
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water resistance is outstanding I was so upset, down at the dock, my phone slipped from my pocket, and into the water it went. When I got it out of the water, I thought for sure it would be done for. I got out the rice to dry it out, and within five minutes it started sending notifications. I was shocked. It let me know about moisture in the usb port. That was dried out within an hour. I was not hearing sound on my phone calls, but restarted the phone today (one day later) and low and behold it is working too! I do not plan on seeing if the water resistance works again. Great job Samsung! A phone for the accident prone, because life happens. I would suggest that this is the perfect phone for lake people.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from its good its good its great i like it good so good Samsung is great
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Device I had to get a new phone in a hurry and didn't have much time to research what was available in the class of device I needed (mid-range smartphone). I chose this one due to availability, price and brand and I am not disappointed although I still to this day find Android fiddly to set up and sometimes illogical to use even after all these years! Pros: Price; quality (certainly well built and has a satisfying heft and solidity); screen (clear, sharp, excellent colour saturation); decent speakers; availability of accessories, and; camera. Con(s): Samsung bloat (especially that which doubles up on already installed Android apps) All-in-all an excellent mid-range phone that does everything you ask it to.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! Its a great phone over all. The battery is great. I would say it needs a better design though.
Date published: 2018-03-13
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Features and Specifications are accurate as of commercial launch but may be subject to change without prior notification. All specifications and descriptions provided herein may be different from the actual specifications and descriptions for the product. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this web page and the product described herein, at anytime, without obligation on Samsung to provide notification of such change. All functionality, features, specifications, GUI and other product information provided in this web page including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. The contents within the screen are simulated images and are for demonstration purposes only. Images are for illustration purposes only and the accessories are sold separately.

**User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

1 This device has been tested and received and IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP68, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof.
2 The actual capacity (Wh) is measured based on the battery's output current and voltage. It may differ from the capacity (Wh) indicated on the device, depending on the output power condition, the connected device’s circuit configuration, and the operation environment.
User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.
Size and weight may vary by the device's configuration and manufacturing process.
Images are for illustration purposes only and the accessories are sold separately. Features and Specifications are accurate as of commercial launch but may be subject to change without prior notification.
The bandwidths supported by the device may vary depending on the region or service provider.