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Samsung Galaxy A5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy A5 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy A5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A5 is a 2014 smartphone. It measures 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm and weighs 123 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 5" inches. The resolution is 720 x 1280 and 294 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 5 MP. The main camera is Single with 13 MP.

It runs on Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU with 16 GB, 2 GB RAM memory. The battery is 2300 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 specs

General specs

Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A5
Release date 2014, October
Dimensions 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm (5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 in)
Weight 123 g (4.34 oz)
Body build Aluminum frame, plastic back
Colors Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
Battery 2300 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 15 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 68 h
Approximate price260 EUR

Screen

Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5" inc
Screen area 68.9 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio71.0%
Screen resolution 720 x 1280 px
PPI /points per inch/ 294 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 13 MP, Single
Camera specs
-13 MP, f/2.0, 28mm (wide), AF
Functions LED flash, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide)

Performance

Operating system OS Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 (28 nm)
Processor CPU
- Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 306
External memory microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score20123 (Rank 1491 of 2084)
GeekBench 4 Single Core488 (Rank 772 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core1125 (Rank 867 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript799

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes (LTE model only)
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.65 W/kg (head)     0.48 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.23 W/kg (head)     0.40 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio, recording
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity, compass
- ANT+
-S-Voice
- Versions: A500F (Global), A500FU (Europe), A500M (Peru, Colombia), A500Y (Australia, New Zealand), A500YZ (Taiwan), A500F1/A500K/A500S (Korea), A500FQ (Turkey)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A5 was around 260 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2014, October.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A5 is 123 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A5 is 5" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A5 is 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
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.