Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Galaxy A5 (2016): Bargain bin

03 January 2017
A fourth installment is due in our Bargain bin series that aims to establish whether you're better off shelling top-dollar for a current big-name flagship or you'd be just as fine saving a few notes and opting for a more affordable alternative.

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  • Idrisayo

About what you said you can adjust the flashlight while holding on it

Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017The only real "advantage" S7 have over A5 is the ability to... mores7's high battery capacity, low light camera and its good ergonomics takes it to the peak compared to the A5 (2017)

  • No one

Anonymous, 01 Sep 2017My whattsapp beeps continually,not once, why?try uninstalling it and install it again

  • Anonymous

A5 2016 ergonomics and built are well made. especially A5 2016 black colour.

  • Anonymous

My whattsapp beeps continually,not once, why?

  • Tapan das

Samsung galaxy a5 automatic on/of problem why

  • AnonD-406268

Compare it with latest a5 2K17

  • AnonD-503930

Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017Why waste money on a "flagship" when you do exactly the sam... moreAgreed..thanks your opinion... But i think there is no huge difference when it's come to the pricing.. why do u buy trash instead of the real deal..?

  • JackTheIPhoneKiller

Not a fair fight at all.

  • AnonD-368020

Not worth it... Not even worth giving an opinion..nop

Nokialicious, 05 Jan 2017SD615 really old and super slow, below SD615 sorry to said ... moreThey can even go om SD650 and achieve the same price

  • AnonD-628738

I might be mistaken, but are you saying in page 2, that the A5 is using pwm to control its brightness while the S7 doesn't use pwm to control its brightness? That would be SO INCORRECT. To the best of my knowledge both phones use pwm to control brightness at least below 50% or so, with a frequency of 240hz approximately. Which makes them both equally possible to eye strain or fatigue sooner than a non pwm controlled brightness screen.

Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017Why waste money on a "flagship" when you do exactly the sam... moreSD615 Vs SD820.

Really ?

SD615 really old and super slow, below SD615 sorry to said it is damm slow.
But the new SD430 onward no bad :D

  • TC for Life

Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017Why waste money on a "flagship" when you do exactly the sam... moreWell said! lol

  • Anonymous

no competition at all except the outer design

  • Anonymous

Exynos s7 master race

  • Anonymous

AnonD-628407, 04 Jan 2017While it's nice to pit them against each other to see if it... moreThe design of "flagship" phones are totally irrelevant because users hide them in protective TPU-cases to protect them from accidental, expensive, drops!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-503930, 04 Jan 2017mmm...a trash and flagship. How did you even compare..?Why waste money on a "flagship" when you do exactly the same things using a "trash"?

  • Anonymous

The only real "advantage" S7 have over A5 is the ability to use VR with a headset, and that is something almost nobody ever use! There is absolutely no point at all to waste too much money on an unnecessary to fast chipset...! A5 can play all the exactly same games... as S7, and the camera is more than good enough for everyone, while not even S7 is good enough for professionals! Waterproofing is pointless because every phone can handle a little rain, and almost nobody use a phone under water!