Achilles wrote:Since you seem really into the smartphones
Haha, I work in a technology company and the developers i work with have lots of phones that I can play around with
Well I havent used the A3 myself (I did consider buying the A5 2016 at one point in time though) but Samsung's touchwiz isn't the best thing when it comes to phone software. They greatly improved with the S7 but I really dont know which version of touchwiz the A3 would have; the faster one or the very laggy one.
Achilles wrote: I'm used to the home button plus that I want a phone with a screen less than 5'' inches preferably being AMOLED
You answered your question yourself
The 5x is larger, has on-screen navigations and is LCD.
If you want to try something new, the 5x is a very good device (have used one at work
). It is very pocketable, the screen looks gorgeous and I loved the idea of the fingerprint scanner at the back. And I think, every Android user should experience the stock android experience at least once. Its more responsive as compared to skinned android phones.
I'd suggest that you try to get hold of a nexus 5x (borrow from a friend or try it in a shop if possible) or any other similar device with fingerprint at the back and no physical home button.
If I were you, I'd get a 5x, no questions asked. But my preferences are a little different than yours. I like fingerprint scanners at the back, not a fan of skins/touchwiz and the physical home button, 5" is minimum. I was very very close to ordering the 5x but three (or rather 4) things put me off: LCD instead of AMOLED, no waterproofing, 2gb ram being on the lower side and the last being that I found a better use for my money (got a wide-angle lens for my camera instead)
So yeah, I think you should try the 5x if you feel like experimenting a bit. Its a very well-done phone. The RAM wont be an issue for a couple of years at least, and you probably dont need waterproofing as well. So the only downside is the LCD. It is not a bad screen by any means but AMOLEDS are just better.
EDIT: I forgot the biggest downside of the nexus. No SD card support. Depends on your own usage though. 32gb is good enough for me. Might not be sufficient for you.