Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2015, December
  • Dimensions: 144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 155 g
  • Screen: 5.2", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Single, 13 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Battery: 2900 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Release date 2015, December
Dimensions (HxWxD) 144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm | 5.7 x 2.8 x 0.29 in
Weight 155 g | 5.47 oz
Body build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 4), aluminum frame
Colors Black, White, Gold, Pink
Battery 2900 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 16 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 75 h
Approximate price250 EUR
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.2" inc
Screen area 74.5 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio72.5%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px
PPI /points per inch/ 424 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 13 MP, Single
Camera specs
-13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), OIS, AF
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps
Operating system OS Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset - Exynos 7580 Octa
- Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (28 nm) - China only
Processor CPU
- Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
-Octa-core (4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) - China only
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-T720MP2
-Adreno 405 - China only
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score41785
GeekBench 5 Single Core106
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core393
GeekBench 4 Single Core642
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core3208
GeekBench 4 RenderScript1983
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / UMTS / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.29 W/kg (head)     0.47 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.29 W/kg (head)     0.47 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Fast battery charging
- Samsung Pay
- Versions: A510F (EMEA); A510F/DS (KAZ, RUS); A510M (LATAM); A510M/DS (BRA, CHL); A510FD (SEA, IND); A510Y/DS (AUS, TWN, NZL, PHL); A5100 (HKG, CHN). Also known as Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Duos with du

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) was around 250 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2015, December.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is 155 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is 5.2" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is 144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.