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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F
alaScore 94

690 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 690 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

size, performance, usability, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and durability. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the camera.

design, portability, screen, durability, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) DUAL SIM SM-A510FD 5.2 Inch 16GB 4G Smartphone - BlackSamsung Galaxy A5 (2016) DUAL SIM SM-A510FD 5.2 Inch 16GB 4G Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 review

 

Samsung has upgraded its Galaxy A5 for 2016, and it's done a fantastic job on this mid-range Android phone. We review the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016.

The Galaxy A5 2016 is an enormous improvement over the Galaxy A5 2015, and now resembles last year’s flagship Galaxy S6. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as fast or feature-packed as that phone, making its now-£50 price difference seem insane. If you can...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review - the new S6 with microSD

 

Fast, long-lasting and beautifully designed, the Galaxy A5 (2016) is Samsung's best mid-range phone yet

Thanks to its adaptive light sensor on the front of the phone, the screen jumped up to around 450cd/m2 when I shone a torch over it, which actually takes its real maximum brightness level beyond both the Nexus 5X and the OnePlus 3. This makes the A5...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Galaxy A5 6 (2016) Review: We've fallen hard for the Galaxy A5 6, Samsung's 2016 reboot of last year's original Galaxy A5.

Great battery life ; Solid cameras ; Fingerprint sensor

Deja-vu design ; Old Android

The Samsung Galaxy A5 6 is a brilliant refresh of an already solid smartphone, and one of the best £300 mobiles you’ll find (alongside greats such as the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and Motorola Moto X Force). Dependable performance, solid battery life and...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review: A great all-rounder for under £300

 

Gorgeous, long lasting and a competent all-rounder. Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A5 is a first-class mobile

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 review (hands-on): Another great-looking smartphone from Samsung's mid-range

 

A boost in screen and battery size, specs and price – 2016's Samsung A5 is bigger and better all-round

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 года (SM-A510F)

 

Один из самых интересных смартфонов 2016 года в России, модель для среднего ценового сегмента, бестселлер продаж и альтернатива iPhone 5s

Качество связи отличное, громкость звонка выше среднего, его слышно из одежды или сумки. Виброзвонок средний по силе. Система шумоподавления работает хорошо, к ней также нет никаких нареканий.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Smartphone Review

 

Upgraded mid-range. Just one year after the first Galaxy A5 generation, Samsung introduces the successor. Updates are found in screen, wireless module as well as the SoC. However, the performance still proves to be a minor shortcoming.

superb screen, very good build, very long battery life, low emissions, expandable storage via micro-SD, fingerprint scanner

middling performance, non-removable battery, slippery back side, PWM flickering

Samsung's Galaxy A5 (2016) proves to be a successful advancement of the predecessor in most sectors. The mid-range smartphone is again very elegant and, apart from PWM flickering, it has one of the best panels in this segment. The cameras have also...

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Samsung's new Galaxy A5 is neither too big nor too small (hands-on)

 

Samsung's Galaxy A range of smartphones is designed for a younger, trendier crowd who can't afford its higher end flagships, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Announced late last year, the updated 2016 versions of these phones sport metal bodies...

Unlike the cheaper A3, the A5 comes packing a fingerprint sensor on the home button -- a feature found mostly on Samsung's higher-end phones, such as the S6. If you value security for your devices, well, this could help. Samsung's Super AMOLED panels...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Ray S. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review

 

Upper mid-range smartphones are exciting. Traditionally, sub-flagship smartphones haven't been getting as much love as they deserve; there haven't been that many 'hero' devices to come out from the more affordable ranks. Last year, we saw a good deal...

Commendable build quality and styling ; Fine camera experience ; More than decent battery life

TouchWiz is a shameful software experience ; System performance isn't up to snuff ; Ships with Android 5.1, when it should have been 6

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is a beautiful, but flawed smartphone. It's hard not to like, or at least appreciate its classy look and quality feel.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is a beautiful phone, with a metal and glass design that's similar to the flagship S6. It's a capable performer with an AMOLED display, fingerprint scanner, 8-core processor and good battery life. Now that the price has...

The Galaxy A5 has the premium looks of a flagship phone, but for less money. At launch it was over-priced, but has now fallen to a much more reasonable price, and we highly recommend it.

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):14
Browsing time (4G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):16
Continuous audio playback time:75
Continuous video playback time:14
Talk time (3G):14 / 16
Video recording time:14

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:4128 x 3096
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.475
Head SAR (EU):0.286

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Gold / Pink / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AWB, M4A, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, WMA
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA, UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Carrying case: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:No / Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor frequency:1.6

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:10.7

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 73
Height :11.5 / 14.5 / 144.8
Weight:153 / 155
Width:7.1 / 71