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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Rs. 32,499
Market Price: Rs. 32,499
Default Specs
  • 5.2 inches Display
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 MP Selfie Camera
  • 13 MP Back Camera

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FAQS: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Samsung unveiled yet another marvelous phone back in the year 2016 i.e. Galaxy A5 2016. The A5 2016 is a compact phone with a super sleek and slim body that perfectly fits in hands. The metallic body maintains durability and elegance. It is not one of the flagship phones of Samsung but is equally competent to each of them. The phone has a super AMOLED 5.2 inch display with a 424ppi pixel density due to its Adreno GPU. The 1.6GHz octa-core processor gives the furious speed and multitasking capabilities. Furthermore, the 13 MP back camera boosts the image clarity and 5MP front camera for better selfies. Standard fingerprint sensor installed in Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 for increased security.

Samsung A5 2016 Battery Review

Samsung A5 2016 runs on 2900mAh non-removable Li-ion battery which allows you to enjoy games and take in multi-media contents for even longer. A5’s battery capacity, with Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging-enabled charger, allows fast-charging capability which means you can charge your battery quicker than before. The battery drains out in two days upon average use but has enhanced standby time of up to 10 days. Nevertheless, charging times may vary according to individual usage patterns. In a nutshell, with long battery life, you can get more out of this device.

Samsung A5 2016 V/S Galaxy A5 2017

A year later, Samsung introduced A5 2017 which was a slightly improved version of A5 2016. Here is a brief comparison between both the siblings on the basis of some basic features like battery, RAM and ROM, camera, processors and so on. Belonging to the same series both of these phones have impressive screens, almost similar in looks with the same dimensions, Corning Gorilla glass, and full HD capacitive touchscreen. However, the internal memory offered by A5 2016 is 16 GB and A5 2017 is 32 GB. When we talk about the cameras A5 2016 has a 13 megapixel back camera whereas a 16-megapixel camera is used in A5 2017. Also, the front camera has different megapixels for both the handsets i.e. 5 megapixel for A5 2016 which is a far lower megapixel count than the A5 2017’s which has a 16 megapixels front camera. In terms of RAM and speed, Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 has been given a significant boost, with 3GB of RAM and an octa-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz while on the other hand the Galaxy A5 2016 has 2GB of RAM and a slightly slower 1.6GHz octa-core processor. The operating system in A5 2016 is Lollipop (v5.1) contrary to that A5 2017 is operated under Marshmallow (v6.0). Conclusively, Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is a substantial upgrade but of course, it’s also likely to cost a fair bit more than A5 2016, so if you are on a strict budget then the A5 2016 is a great choice.

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Key Specifications Key Specifications
Display Size 5.2 inches 5.0 inches 6.0 inches 5.84 inches
RAM 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM 6 GB RAM or 32 GB 4 GB RAM 4 GB RAM or 32 GB 3 GB RAM
Rear Camera 13 MP 13 MP 16 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 5 MP 5 MP 20 MP 8 MP
Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh battery
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 64 GB 64 GB
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 2160 pixels 1080 x 2280 pixels

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Specs

General Features
Release Date 2015, December
SIM Support Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Phone Dimensions 5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29 in
Phone Weight 155 g
Operating System Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Display
Screen Size 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Memory
Internal Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB RAM
Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Performance
Processor Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53Octa-core (4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) - China only
GPU Mali-T720MP2Adreno 405 - China only
Battery
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery
Camera
Front Camera 5 MP
Front Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Back Flash Light Yes
Back Camera 13 MP
Back Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes
3G Yes
4G/LTE Yes
Radio FM radio
WiFi Yes
NFC Yes
Benchmark scores
Antutu Rating 41.868 points
Greekbench Rating 143 points
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Reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Muhammad Faisalabad
03 Apr 2019
5
good display,
Mian Awais
09 Mar 2018
4
Premium quality phone from Samsung.
Inam Ali
06 Mar 2018
4
I waited for this phone for very long time. 4 stars because the launch was delayed, otherwise the phone is great
Ali Shehryar
06 Mar 2018
5
best option for best price