We all know that the first device which exhibited Samsung's inclination towards a design change was Galaxy Alpha and the success of the handset gave birth to Galaxy A series. Samsung launched the Galaxy A series of handset to introduce mid-range devices in the Indian market that defines style. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is the latest offering from South Korean handset maker in the Indian handset market. Here is a brief overview of the handset for the benefit of our readers.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) take cues from Galaxy Alpha, which was Samsung's first aesthetics oriented device with a metallic body. This is the first handset from South Korean manufacturer that comes with a sleek unibody design, which means that the battery is non removable. However, the result of the change in design is an ultra slim body that is just 7.3 mm thin.
Samsung has equipped the handset with a 5.2-inch display that might discourage buyers who want a bigger display. However, it is made up of Super AMOLED panel that is designed to offer superior contrast. The visual experience offered by the handset is further enhanced by the HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
It must have been a miscalculation on part of Samsung as the handset as good as this one comes with Android Lollipop operating system pre-installed in it. However, the device is all set to receive the Android Marshmallow update and the new version of Samsung's Touchwiz UI that would enhance the overall user interface.
Performance and Battery Life
The handset maker has equipped the Galaxy A5 (2016) with a Octa-core processor that boasts of a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. Samsung has further equipped the device with 2 GB of RAM so that running applications never run out of memory and multitasking is smooth. There is a 2900 mAh battery in this handset that ensures a good backup on moderate usage.
Samsung has equipped Galaxy A5 (2016) with a powerful 13 mp camera on the rear panel and 5 Megapixel camera on front. The rear camera of the handset is accompanied by an LED flash and boasts of features like animated GIF creator and intelligent face recognition, to name a few.
For Internet connectivity on the go, the handset comes with support for both 4G LTE and 3G and allows super fast Internet browsing speed. Besides, the handset also boasts of Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is a good handset and also one of the first Samsung devices, which truly feels premium owing to its metallic body. The handset comes with some decent specifications as well as looks that can swoon Indian masses.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||February 15, 2016|
|Model||Galaxy A5 (2016)|
|Color||Black, Gold, White|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
Upgradable To V7.0 (Nougat)
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.6 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580|
|Display||Size||5.2 inches (13.21 cm)|
|Screen||Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass|
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Corning Gorilla Class 4
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, rgbw sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||424 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||72.34 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Front Camera Sensor||CMOS|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.9|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/1.9|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2900 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||16 hr|
|Music Play Time||75 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/LTE Cat6 300 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, Flash Video, M4V, MKV, MP4, WebM, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with Built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|