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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016): Specifications Review

February 4, 2016
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The Galaxy A5 (2016) is Samsung’s latest mid-range smartphone to hit the Kenyan market.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is an upgrade of the original Galaxy A5 (2015) and features significant upgrades that make it one of the best mid-range smartphones available on the Kenyan market.

Here is what the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) has to offer.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Technical Specifications

Display

Display Size: 5.2 inches

Display Type: Super AMOLED

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 424 ppi

Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

You get a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD Display with the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). The display profile is obviously one of the best features of the Galaxy A5 (2016).

I mean Super Amoled Displays are awesome and having that technology on a 1080 x 1920 pixels display is grand.

Design

Dimensions: 144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm

Weight: 155 g

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The Samsung Galaxy A (2016) Series is all about giving a high-end design concept a mid-range price tag. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) doesn’t disappoint.

You get an exquisite metal and glass construction. The smartphone looks really good and the design plus the attention to details is really close to what you get on Samsung high-end smartphones.

Performance

Operating System: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53

RAM: 2 GB

Internal Memory: 16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 128 GB

You get a powerful 1.6 Ghz Octa-core set up on the Galaxy A5 (2016). This is coupled with some 2GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) ships with Android 5.1. It would have been great if the Smartphone came with Android 6.0 out of the box, but I guess the smartphone is among those which will receive Android 6.0.

Other than that, you get 16 GB as internal memory and a Micro-SD slot that can support up to up to 128 GB of memory.

Camera

Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 5 MP

LED Flash: Yes

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) offers a 13 MP camera for general photography and a 5 MP snapper for selfies and video calls.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2900 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy A5 offers a Li-Ion 2900 mAh, a capacity that can be considered average for a mid-range smartphone.

Related: Li-ion vs. Li-Po Batteries

Extras

4G Connectivity

Dual SIM Variant

Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Impressive Display Specifications

Awesome Performance Profile

Great Camera Specifications

Cons of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

A bit pricey

Rivals

Rivals of the Samsung galaxy A5 (2016) include Tecno Phantom 5 [Ksh. 39,999] and Sony Xperia Z4 Compact [Ksh. 50,499]

Price in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 43,999 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)