Should I get the Samsung A5 (2017)?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by OfficialBrony, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. OfficialBrony
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    I don't really know. I am wanting a new phone, but I don't want to pay a whole lot since I still have $320 left to buy out of my contract.
    I was thinking on getting a Samsung A5 since it's in my price range of $450 at my cell phone provider and it's better than my Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo. But the thing is that the A5 doesn't have Hotspot, which I use a lot on the go for FTPBrony to transfer files to my 3ds.
    The camera on the A5 is really good! 16mp on rear and back.
    What do you guys think? Should I stick with the phone I have, or get the A5?
    Here is the compartments between my phone, and the A5
    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/co...-2017,Samsung-Galaxy-S5-Neo/phones/10297,9526
    EDIT: I'm not waiting for the S8 or getting any of the S7 models.
    I don't want to leave the Samsung phone line, as they make good phones. Please no talking about iPhones or whatever.
    Thanks.

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  2. NutymcNuty

    NutymcNuty GBATemp's Autismo

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    Now dont call me stupid but, arent there hotspot apps on the play store?
     
  3. yusuo

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    There are 3rd party hotspot apps.

    But why not consider getting a phone refurbished or 2nd hand, you can save yourself alot of money and get alot better than you could new
     
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  4. Pleng

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    Are you sure it doesn't feature a hotspot? I know the link shows hotspot as [blank], but it's been a standard feature in Android for an awful long time. It would be very strange for Samsung to have removed it.
     
  5. The Real Jdbye

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    Looks like it does have mobile hotspot.
    http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/skp/faq/1095614
    http://deviceguides.vodafone.ie/web.../set-up-and-use-your-phone-as-a-wi-fi-hotspot
    http://www.hotspotsetup.net/setup-hotspot-on-samsung-galaxy-a5/
    etc.
     
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  7. Pleng

    Pleng GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Wow. What a shitty way to thank somebody for helping you out!
     
  8. OfficialBrony
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    Oh my God!!! I left my computer on whilst having a shower and I also roommate with someone. I'm so happy that I'm moving soon since I literally want to take his hand and smash his fingers with a hammer.
    He tends to "hack" my accounts from time to time if I'm busy doing something. He apparently found out my windows login info, so I guess I have to put a password on the BIOS menu. I didn't type this, and non of this is true about you, so I'm sorry it was said to you.

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  9. The Real Jdbye

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    Jeez, what the fuck got into you?
    I'm just trying to be helpful here.
    If you're not sure whether to get the A5 or not because it lacks a mobile hotspot, I just solved that dilemma for you.
    At least I'm not shitposting like you.
    Edit out your post then.
     
  10. OfficialBrony
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    I didn't type that, it's when you live with a roommate. I quoted your post again, in case you didn't see it.

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  11. Hells Malice

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    that's weird since it keeps showing at the bottom of your post that you're sending messages via a phone, bahahaha.
    This whole "my friend did it" thing is the cutest trend to never have died out online. It's so convenient how our friends and family always seem to be around to take the blame for stupid shit we definitely didn't do.

    You look like an idiot when you try defend yourself like this. Just own up to being an asshole. Instead of being an obvious asshole in denial, you're at least just then an asshole.

    EDIT: oh wait a brony nevermind, carry on. There's no fixing this.
     
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  12. OfficialBrony
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    I can't use both platforms for GBATemp, can I? I'm usually never around my computer, so I use my phone. So whatever you wrote, it made me chuckle.

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  13. dpad_5678

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    Just get a Note 4. They are like $200 and much better then the A5. You're really only missing out on the Octa Core CPU, but that hardly matters.
     
  14. linuxares

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    What I learned from Samsung is if you don't buy a flagship, you will get shit, just pure junk.

    Go with this phone instead, it's in your pricerange.

    https://oneplus.net/oneplus-3t

    Plus you can root it and change roms! They even themselves tell you HOW TO root it on their forum.
     
  15. Issac

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    Just want to tell you that the offending post did NOT have the "Sent from ..." text at the bottom. Also, that text was out of character. Oh well, let's move on.
     
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  16. Enteking

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    The A5 2017 will likely drop below $300 in the summer, so I would not get it now. And for $450, you should get a S7 if available in your country for that price (it should be, it costs far less than 400$ in Europe).
     
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