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Samsung Galaxy A5 Review Charm of Metal

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


Samsung is a giant in smartphone manufacturing and they did not miss any event. In last CES event, company revealed their affordable handsets. Samsung Galaxy A5 is one of them. The main thing in the handset who really added the charm in the mobile is its metal body. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is company first handset was released in a full metal body but the handset was a costly mobile and after that the Galaxy series are the next which not only come in a metal body but available for a reasonable price.Samsung Galaxy a5

Design, Built and Display

Before this Samsung mostly use the plastics for designing their smartphones body and in the line of mid and low range handsets the Galaxy A series are the first step of the company which not only gave the quality devices to the users but also increase the popularity of the company. The Galaxy A5 is a mid- range handset and come with full metal body.  The handset measures 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm by dimension and carries 123 grams of weight which is not so heavy and easy to manage.

Samsung Galaxy a5 Display

The Galaxy A5 is not the small screen handset and has 5 inches large Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen having 720 x 1280 pixels resolution which provides 294 pixel per inch densities. The resolutions of screen and ppi density are quite impressive and give the sharp result to the users. The viewing angle of the device is good enough and has a well-balanced contract. The display of the handset is protected with Gorilla Glass 4 which increases the life of the screen and keeps away the handset screen from scratches.

Software and User interface

There is no doubt that Samsung launched the stylish A series at very affordable cost. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and maybe later received Android 5.0 updates. The handset operating system is combined with Samsung’s own designed TouchWiz which is the rich interface and customizable skin options with favorite applications option. The interface presents the colorful environment to the users and they not feel bore while they using the Galaxy A5.

Processor and Memory

The handset is the mid-range handset so Samsung used the balance chipset and processor. Company placed Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor combined with Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 system on chip and Adreno 306 GPU for handling the graphical tasks. This is not enough the Samsung gives 2GB RAM power to the handset with 16 GB onboard memory which can b e further extended up to 64 GB via microSD card. Users are able to save their important data in their handsets and keep their data with them always. Beside that they are able to download large game files, movies and songs for pass their spear time with their Galaxy A5.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Chipset image


One of the essential part in any smartphones. The users prefer to use the handset with good camera specs and the passion of taking selfies increases for fulfilling the photographic aspect Samsung placed 13 megapixel rear camera in the handset with 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and panorama. All these features need to set one time and after that they worked automatically whenever users use the handset camera. The galaxy S5 has 5 megapixel front-facing snapper for taking the selfies and doing great video calling.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Camera


 There is no doubt that Samsung always took the wise step and select the perfect essentials for their handsets, but there is something which is the lack in Galaxy A5 and which is the battery. The Samsung placed Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery inside the handset which provides Up to 15 h (3G) to the users and the users can enjoy the long calls without any tension but the drawback is that the battery of the handset is non- removable which affect the popularity of the handset and users are stuck here. If anything wrong happen with the battery the users need to replace the whole handset which is really time-consuming and most of the users does not prefer to use the handsets which has non- removable battery.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Battery

Colors, Price and Availability

The galaxy A5 is one of the beautiful handset and the handset is already available in the markets after taking the official placement. The Galaxy A5 is available in four charming colors; Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver and Soft Pink. Samsung sets $375 price tag no the handset which seems a dreamy price for this full metal body smartphone.


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