Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Features and Specifications

Samsung has launched a brand new smartphone and the 2nd generation of pretty good smartphone, Samsung Galaxy A5. Now this is known as Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016).  Although, there was no such official announcement before the launch, yet it was expected to get another new Samsung smartphone in December. Samsung is making the newer version of popular mobiles and Samsung Galaxy A5 is one of them. If you are excited to know about this new mobile, just read on. You can find all the information about this mobile so that you can ensure yourself before purchasing a new Samsung mobile.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is a mid-range Android smartphone supporting Android 5.1.1 aka Android Lollipop. Although, Samsung will launch Android Marshmallow for this mobile, yet, the date is not confirmed. However, the features have got huge enhancements. Now, it has become one of the best budget mobiles.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Body & Design

Samsung doesn’t compromise with the design and the tradition is remaining in this mobile too. As shown in the teaser image, it seems the screen is comparatively bigger as compared with the body. But, the bigger screen will let you get a better user experience. You can find the same physical button at the same position. The golden edition of Galaxy A5 (2016) looks much better than other colors. However, on the back side, you will get camera with flash. The microUSB port is also included in this mobile. In other words, the overall design is really good. Although, the height is not too big, yet, you will not have any problem at all. The dimension of this mobile is 5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29-inch and it weighs 155gms. That means, the weight of this mobile is comparatively higher than usual.

Network & Connectivity

Alike other mobile companies, Samsung has also included 4G network support. On the other hand, you should know that this is a dual-SIM Android mobile and you can use both of the SIMs simultaneously. It does support nano-SIM. On 4G LTE, you will get up to 50mbps speed. It terms of other connectivity, this mobile will not be lagging behind other mobiles since it comes with dual-band Wi-Fi support, Wi-Fi direct Wi-Fi hotspot, bluetoothm A-GPS, radio, NFC, microUSB and many more. However, the NFC is available only in LTE version.


There is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) comes with 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with capacitive touchscreen. This is needless to mention that the color depth is 16M and the pixel density is ~424ppi. All these things are the main reasons, why you should opt for this mobile. If no, you should know that you will get a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Although, this is not confirmed, yet it seems that Galaxy A5 (2016) has Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Other Hardware

As mentioned before, Samsung has not compromised with anything, you will certainly get some good features to speed up the mobile. You will get octa-core processor, which is clocked at 1.6GHz. The most important thing is you will get 2GB RAM. Alike some Chinese mobile manufacturers, Samsung will allow users to extend the 16GB internal memory up to 128GB using microSD card. That much memory should be enough for you to install heavy apps and games.


As always, Samsung has included a better camera than other mobile at this range. You will get 13MP rear camera along with some common things like LED flash, autofocus, face detection, touch focus, panorama, HDR, geo-tagging etc. Another interesting thing is you will get optical image stabilization, which makes photo smoother. On the other hand, you can record video in 1080p at 30FPS. Not only that, but also you will get 5MP front facing camera.


Here is something more interesting. You will get non-removable 2900mAh battery in Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). This is quite good for a mobile like this. You should not get any problem like low battery issue because of the capacity of this battery.

Final Word

Considering all the things, it seems Samsung has made several improvements than the earlier. This time, you are getting 13MP camera and 2GB RAM.

So, what do you think about this mobile? Can it be successful in Indian market?

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