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Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

The Background

As you probably know Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers in electronics, heavy industry and in construction (it is the largest construction company in the world). But we are interested in smartphones. The new Galaxy A5 is smartphone in the middle range. Under it is Galaxy A3 and above it is A7. The unusual thing about this phone is its price. It is higher from its rival phones. But in a few months Samsung will change their smartphone prices.

The new Samsung Galaxy A5 is a gadget in the middle range. But it doesn’t have best quality-price ratio.

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5 Design & Looks:

The new A5 has a metal case and a metal back cover. It is almost identical to other Samsung A series smartphones. Quality is on high level, because Samsung determined that phones that are low quality made, have a lot of negative effects on buyers. Available colors for new A5 are: Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver,Soft Pink, Light Blue, and Champagne Gold. After will probably be more available colors. White color has gloss, but if you try to scratch it on purpose, you will see that isn’t so resisted.

Dimensions are 139.3×69.7×6.7 mm, and weight of 123g. It is very easy to use, although it is bigger than A3. The display is Super AMOLED, size of 5inch, and resolution in Full HD is 294 dpi. At the front is 5MP camera, without autofocus and on the back is a 13MP camera with flash.  On the left side are volume keys, on the right on/off key and micro SIM card and micro SD card. You can use 2 SIM cards, or one SIM card and one micro SD card. At the bottom are micro USB port and 3.5 mm headset jack. Below the display are two touch keys and one mechanical home screen button.
With the new Samsung A5 you can use two SIM cards or one SIM card and one micro SD card. You cannot use two SIM cards and SD card at the same time.

The Hardware Specification:

The chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (4 cores), A53 64-bit, at 1.2 GHz. It is one of the best chipsets in the middle range; it has the best quality-price ratio. The Samsung Galaxy A5 has 2GB RAM and memory storage of 16GB, but users can use 12GB. If you want more you can use micro SD card and increase storage up to 64GB.
The display is 5 inches and with good quality. Live colors and fast touch response. With an automatic brightness it can really increase battery time. Both cameras are very good, but when there is no light enough, photo are not the best. Rear camera has4128 x 3096 pixels resolution and support: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and panorama. Video quality is 1080p@30fps.

The battery is lithium-ion 2300 mAh, which isn’t enough for the smartphone of this size. The battery will last up to two days with 1 h of call per day, a few hours of internet use and a few hours of listening music. On the other side battery will last only 12 hours if you watch the video. If you are an advanced user and use your phone all the time, the battery will last one day. It is not so good, but it last longer than Galaxy S5. Depending on setting you make and usage, this time can be longer or less. Time needed to recharge the battery is two hours, and it doesn’t support fast recharge as Samsung Note 4.

Samsung Galaxy A5 OS, Apps & Software:

The Samsung Galaxy A5 has Android 4.4.4 with Touch Wiz. Look is the same as on the Samsung Galaxy S5 model. Because it has 2GB RAM, you can download and use apps that have higher requirements, like S health. Galaxy A3 has some minor lags in usage, but this problem is no longer present because increased RAM.

Some of the features that are very useful are WI-Fi direct. It is used for file transfer, after searching nearby phones, you need to accept and select the file you want to send. It is like new and improved Bluetooth. If you want to transfer much bigger files, you can use S beam technology. It is similar to Wi-Fi direct. Another good feature is Baby monitor. When you put your phone near baby, it will react on baby’s cry and the display will start to flash. We haven’t succeeded to make this work. But I am not sure that this option really works. On the other side many people like to watch their phone display flash when it is in silent mode. The good thing is that A5 has this option as standard. Samsung S heath is also very good. It can track your blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and weight. Very useful app if you want healthy life. Kid mode is also available. A parent can put the password and select which options kid can use and how long, after that time phone will lock. Other options are identical to other Android smartphones.
With options like- Wi-Fi direct, S beam and Kid mode, this phone is very useful

Verdict Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

If you want good smartphone from middle range, this is the phone for you. Sound and talking quality is the best, as almost every Samsung model. Other advantages are Chipset and RAM memory, Android, front and rear camera, and its quality. But there are some drawbacks. The first it is price of A5, it is too high. In India it is of just Rs.24278.00. According to price it should be iPhone rival, but the iPhone is in the higher range. This phone should buy people who doesn’t like plastic phones and they are ready to pay more for quality, metal phone. Other than that everything is almost the same as in cheaper models. Because it has high price it should have better battery, this one isn’t suitable for this smart gadget. I will rate this phone with 3 stars out of 5 starts.

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy A5 Online in India & Price Comparison List

Samsung Galaxy A5 mobile is available on all online shopping websites in India with best price offers. You can buy this mobile from the following Samsung Galaxy A5 price comparison list.

Landmark   — Rs. 24278

The Mobile Store  — Rs. 25500

Amazon.in   — Rs. 25500

Croma  —  Rs. 25500

Flipkart  — Rs. 25500

Infibeam  —  Rs. 25699

Snapdeal  —  Rs. 27166

iBhejo  —  Rs. 33344

India Times  —  Rs. 25140

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