Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) smartphone was launched in December 2015. The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
The phone first made its debut in China alongside the Galaxy A3 and A7, and is set for global markets in the new few months. Alongside the other two phones, the A5 will also be sold in Southeast Asia. In Singapore, the A5 is a tad more expensive than the S$275 A3, going for S$598, which converts to approximately $420, £290 or AU$590. Do check with your local retailer for exact pricing and availability.
By covering a variety of sizes with its new 2016 A range, Samsung is hoping to resonate with its chosen market segment of younger folks, though the A5’s slightly higher price bump compared to the A3 may be off-putting for budget-conscious folks. Given that the A5 is about $70 cheaper than the A7 while having mostly the same specs could be just the thing that helps it sell well.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 2900mAh non removable battery. It measures 144.80 x 71.00 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 155.00 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
Premium features in a midrange phone
Unlike the cheaper A3, the A5 comes packing a fingerprint sensor on the home button — a feature found mostly on Samsung’s higher-end phones, such as the S6. If you value security for your devices, well, this could help. Samsung’s Super AMOLED panels have always offered eye-catching vivid colors and bright displays, and the A5’s full-HD 5.2-inch screen shines at this.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes packing an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, which should be enough even for gaming. Its 13-megapixel rear camera shouldn’t have any issues letting you take great pictures, and the 2,900mAh built-in battery features fast charging as well. If you’re digging the specs, look below for the lowdown:
- 5.2-inch screen with 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution
- 1.6GHz octa-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage
- 128GB microSD card slot for external storage
- 2,900mAh battery
- 13-megapixel camera
- 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- Android 5.1.1
- 5.7 by 2.8 by 0.29 inches (144.8 by 71 by 7.3mm)
- 5.47 ounces (155 grams