Samsung Galaxy A5Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A5
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
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magic score53.6<50
PriceRs. 13,990 onwardsRs. 21,900 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Jan, 2015Feb, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5 inches5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Processor1.2 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GBup to 128 GB
Thickness6.7 mm7.3 mm
Weight123 gm153 gm
Battery Capacity2300 mAh2900 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)15.00 hrs16.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 8 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: 12 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 68 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 16 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 75 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Beautiful design, and exceptional build quality
  • Good ergonomics - very comfortable to hold and use with one hand
  • Excellent AMOLED screen with great contrast, deep blacks and vivid colors
  • Android with TouchWiz interface which adds a number of useful features including the multi-window mode
  • Fast fluid performance
  • Excellent audio output quality
  • Very good camera
  • Good call quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Exquisite, ambitious design with stylish colors
  • The attention to detail comes across - the finely polished glass surfaces are non-slippery in the hand, yet don't get too messy
  • the metal frame is thoughtfully shaped, so it doesn't create any discomfort for the user
  • and the physical keys have the perfect amount of click response
  • Manages to be both aesthetically pleasing and convenient to work with - which is a rare combination
  • Good display with nice brightness flexibility - outdoors, it can get bright enough to let you view it comfortably, while in the dark, brightness can get extremely low, so as not to hurt your eyes
  • Good, fast cameras
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bundled Fast Adaptive Charger allows for quick charging
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Average speaker loudness
  • The Touchwiz UI lets the phone down - it has a lot of bugs, and random instabilities, that tend to dampen the Android experience
  • Iffy fingerprint sensor
  • Underwhelming speed/performance in this price range
  • No notification LED
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