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Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (2015) review

Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Exynos 7 Octa 7580
Mali-T720 MP2
2 GB / 16 GB
5.2 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy A5 2016 smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 phone with 5.2 inches display, Exynos 7 Octa 7580 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 comes with Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2900 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.2 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1080 x 1920 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy A5 2016
ModelSM-A5100
Release date2015

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is about 5.47 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (5.7 x 2.8 x 0.29 inches).

Weight5.47 oz
Dimensions5.7 x 2.8 x 0.29 inches
Colorsblack, gold, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 comes with Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
SoCExynos 7 Octa 7580
CPUOcta-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720 MP2

Display

The size of Galaxy A5 2016 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.2 inches Super AMOLED display of Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy A5 2016 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Galaxy A5 2016 has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Galaxy A5 2016 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Galaxy A5 2016 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2900 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Galaxy A5 2016 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 2900 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Galaxy A5 2016 phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, geomagnetic, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4, Fast Charging
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