Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Review

Today we are going to review one of the popular Samsung android mobile, Samsung Galaxy A5 2016. The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is an Android smartphone manufactured and marketed by Samsung Electronics. This device was launched on 2nd December, 2015 along with other devices like Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016). This device is the successor of A5 (2015), and is quite bigger in size than A5 (2015) version.

Like other devices of Samsung, A5 (2016)’s body too is made up of metal and glass, and looks pretty much like Samsung Galaxy S6. Moreover, the device has been protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 from both front and rear side, which helps it out to look classier than its predecessor.

The device has got 5.2 inches full-HD Super AMOLED display, which is quite bigger than its predecessor A5 (2015) which had 5.0 inches screen. The screen color can be changed through the display mode in the device setting. The display has got edge look because of its thin borders.

Unlike its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) has got a fingerprint sensor, which may help you to keep your device safe from being used by third person. Moreover, the speaker has been placed at the bottom along with Micro-USB port and headphone socket. Some model of this device (for example: SM-A510FD) can operate two sims and has a separate port for a microSD card.

The device comes up with Exynos 7580,  a 64-bit Octa Core 1.6 GHz Exynos 7 SoC processor. Moreover, Mali-T720 is the graphic processor of this device. The device has been packed with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory and extra SD card can be inserted to expand the memory. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box, but Samsung released the Marshmallow update in 2016 and soon can be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat.

The rear camera of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is 13 MP featuring f/1.9 aperture and OIS, which helps us to take fairly detailed photos in the daylight. The rear camera also records videos at full-HD resolution. The device comes with 5 MP front camera which also features f/1.9 aperture.

Talking about battery, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is packed with a larger 2900mAh and can ran upto app. 16 hours. The device supports fast charging through which we can charge our phone from 0 % to 50 % in just half an hour.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Price in Nepal : Rs.25,990 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Specification

Display

Size 5.2 inches
Resolution 1920x1080p
Color Depth  16M

Processor

CPU Speed 1.6 GHz
CPU Type Octa Core

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 13.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS 5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes

Memory

 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16  GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable upto 128 GB

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
 2G CDMA  N/A
 3G CDMA  N/A
 3G TD-CDMA  N/A
 4G TDD LTE  B40(2300)

Connectivity

 ANT+  Yes
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5mm stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40, Yes
 Bluetooth  Yes
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  N/A
 Location  GPS, Glonass
  NFC  Yes

Software

 Operating Software  Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

Physical Information

 Color+ Gold, White, Black
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3mm
Weight  153
Water Resistant / Dust Proof  No

Sensors

 Compass/Magnetometer Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  No

Battery

 Standard Battery Capacity 2900mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
 Audio Playing Format  MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

 

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