Drawbacks & Advantages of Samsung Galaxy A5

The latest series of Samsung mobiles are out now. Commonly known as the Alpha series. There seems quite a buzz in the market about the launch of this new series. With the first 3 models to be brought up are namely A3, A5 ,A7. Now A5 is a bigger version and a bit more futuristic than that of A3. And unlike A3, A5 comes with a metallic edges featuring in it too.
Samsung is all set to release its latest series of smartphones called as Alpha. Within the series, the company will be commencing the launch with 3 major smartphones Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 with metallic edges featuring in all of them. The Federal Communications Commission, however, has only approved the release of the A3 so far.]

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy A5


  • Awesome design and Body
  • 5 inch Display with Amoled screen
  • Brilliant Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Brilliant camera


  • Less Internal Storage
  • Only 2300 mAH Battery
  • Old Android Version
  • Expensive

Read the Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy A5 in detail below.

Advantages of Samsung Galaxy A5

Design & body

Finally Samsung A5 comes with a metallic finish. The Samsung users have been waiting for this for so long, it comes with a ‘’full metal uni-body’’ design.

Display size

The display is a 5-inch is quite satisfactory with, 720 p one, of the Super AMOLED type, which is sure to live up to expectations.

Brilliant Processor

The processor is powered with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SOC which comes along with 64-bit processors.

Nice RAM

It has 2 GB of RAM which is good enough to perform almost any task, without any constraint.

Brilliant camera

The phone comes with a brilliant 13-MP rear shooter along with a 5-MP front camera.

Disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy A5

Internal storage

When you compare the later to iPhone 5 or 5s, it just simply not stands up to the mark, unlike its design, which does. And 16 GB of internal space although may be considered as enough for many, still in today’s time expectations are higher.

Low Battery

It consists of just 2300 mAh cell, which is quite low when you compare it with the other phones, at the rate, which it will be made available.

Android Version

Android Version though up gradable, it comes with Android v4.4 KitKat, when it was expected by many to be launched with the latest android version of Lollipop.


Although the price has not yet been quoted it is expected to be costlier than the A3, perhaps a lot of comparison will be made, with the price in effect which would term that whether it is worth spending or not.

Full Specification:

LAUNCH Announced 2017, January
Status Available. Released 2017, January
BODY Dimensions 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm (5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~71.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– Always-on display
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Exynos 7880 Octa
CPU Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP3
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], check quality
Secondary 16 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Radio FM radio
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging
– ANT+ support
– MP4/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
SAR EU 0.52 W/kg (head)     1.39 W/kg (body)
Price group 8/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 1417
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.804 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 78dB
Audio quality Noise -93.1dB / Crosstalk -90.2dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 95h

Samsung is clearly taking big steps, to meet the increasing demands of market worldwide. And it has readily taken steps to take the competitors with a bang. And they are trying to replicate & create a buzz that was seen while Samsung launched its first series of smartphones, which went on to be an instant hit, and change the fortunes of the brand. With the new A series in line, and new sleek looks & metallic finish, better things are expected of the Samsung Galaxy A5. In terms of performance, and not like the recently launched phone, whose users complaint about lagging on phone & failure to perform the multi-task efficiently.

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