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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review: Premium Galaxy S6 Look-alike Handset

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review: Premium Galaxy S6 Look-alike Handset
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review: Premium Galaxy S6 Look-alike Handset

Samsung’s A series is back with a bang as the South Korean company launched two mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. Of the two phones, we will review the Galaxy S6 lookalike, the Galaxy A5 (2016).

Samsung started the trend of developing premium looking midrange devices with its Galaxy A series. This makes the Galaxy A5 (2016) a strong competitor against other premium handsets in the market. Let’s have a look at the key features in the phone that make it stand above the rest.


Bearing close resemblance to the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy A5 (2016) boasts metal and glass unibody framework with angular designs for the edges. It has a 5.2-inches display with super AMOLED screen and screen resolution of 1080x1920p resolution at 424ppi. The screen ensures extra protection guarded by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4. The phone has a convenient design with thin bezels offering easy handling experience. Users will feel comfortable handling the phone with one hand, reports Android Authority. .


The performance of the device is determined by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor set at 1.5GHz. Leveraged by Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM, the phone offers extraordinary visual effects for gamers. Meanwhile, it has a TouchWiz build that accentuates animations the best and makes day-to-day tasking easier.


The rear camera sensor is 13MP with f/1.9 aperture and OIS (optical image stabilization) feature. The front camera shooter has a 5MP sensor. As for the video, the phone boasts 1080p video recording feature. Another point to be noted is that the phone offers 4:3 aspect ratio while shooting. However, the camera on the phone is non-conducive to low-light shooting.

Other features

Featuring an inbuilt 16GB storage and 2900mAH battery, the A5 is an ideal budget phone. It has support for extra storage space expandable to 128GB via microSD card. The handset offers support for Samsung Pay and a fingerprint reader, reports GSM Arena.

Also Read: Samsung to offer Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Plans Like Apple

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