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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F
alaScore 93

859 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 859 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: 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

Expert review by: Sagar Bakre (mobigyaan.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review

 

Samsung has brought in a new design with the Galaxy A5 (2016). This Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review finds out whether this phone is worth your money or not.

Premium design ; Sturdy build ; Good display ; Impressive battery ; Camera (should have been better though)

Still runs on Lollipop ; No LED indicator ; No smooth performance

Having said about everything, we come to the end of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review. The phone sports premium design and feels premium. It has a sturdy build as well. Overall, satisfactory performance of this phone.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Srivatsan Sridhar (fonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review

 

Samsung launched the Galaxy A5 (2016) , after more than a year of launching its first Galaxy A5 smartphone in its ‘A series' in India. On paper, specifications of the new A5 smartphone are way better than its predecessor. Even the new A5 is priced at...

Brilliant Display; Solid build quality; Good battery life; Good camera

Priced on the higher side; Runs on Android Lollipop; No notification LED; Slippery to hold

At a price tag of Rs. 29,400, the Galaxy A5 (2016) is costly compared to other smartphones in the range, even though it is a good upgrade to . If you spend a bit more you can get the Galaxy S6 and also a LG G4 with a dual SIM slot. Samsung has improved...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Krystal Lora (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review

 

We take a closer look at the third device in Samsung's latest mid-range series, in this in-depth Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review!

Premium metal and glass construction ; Vibrant Full HD Display ; Micro SD card expansion ; Great battery life ; Fingerprint scanner ; Fast performance

Weak speaker ; Occasional homescreen lag issues ; Mediocre camera

The Galaxy A5 is almost identical to the Galaxy S6, but with mid-range specs, a lower resolution display, and downgraded camera. However, the former actually surpasses the latter in other key areas, including battery life, and the availability of...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Sanket Vijay (igyaan.in)

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2016 Review - Steer Clear | iGyaan.in

 

Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy A5 and A7 devices at the Samsung Forum. The mid-range devices come with updated specifications and features including OIS and a fingerprint sensor. The 5.2-inch A5 is priced at Rs 29,400 while the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Edition

 

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Edition Smartphone was launched in December 2015, comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2900 / 3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):13 / 14
Browsing time (4G):14 / 16
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):16 / 18
Continuous audio playback time:53 / 75
Continuous audio playback time (display off):78
Continuous video playback time:14 / 19
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
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:4128 x 3096 / 4608 x 3456
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16
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 / 1.39
Head SAR (EU):0.286 / 0.522

Design

Brand colour:Black Sky / Blue Mist / Gold Sand / Peach Cloud
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Standard colour:Black / Gold / Pink / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16 million 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
Gyroscope:Y
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, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 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 / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WMA
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP
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 / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263, H.264, H.265, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV7, WMV8

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y / 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:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA, UMTS / HSPA,UMTS / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 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, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE / 4.2
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:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Carrying case: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / 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, Calendar, 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:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No / Y
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:7880

Software

Exchange support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 6.0 / 6.0.16 / Lollipop

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:10.7 / 23.1

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 7.9 / 73
Height :11.5 / 14.5 / 144.8 / 146.1
Weight:153 / 155 / 159
Width:7.1 / 71 / 71.4