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:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTELAUNCHAnnounced2017, JanuaryStatusAvailable. Released 2017, JanuaryBODYDimensions146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm (5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)Weight157 g (5.54 oz)SIMSingle 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 minutesDISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSize5.2 inches (~71.5% screen-to-body ratio)Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)MultitouchYesProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)– Always-on displayPLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)ChipsetExynos 7880 OctaCPUOcta-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53GPUMali-T830MP3MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)Internal32 GB, 3 GB RAMCAMERAPrimary16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash, check qualityFeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, [email protected], check qualitySecondary16 MP, f/1.9, 1080pSOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtonesLoudspeakerYes3.5mm jackYes– Active noise cancellation with dedicated micCOMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspotBluetoothv4.2, A2DP, EDR, LEGPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)NFCYesRadioFM radioUSBType-C 1.0 reversible connectorFEATURESSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerMessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IMBrowserHTML5JavaNo– Fast battery charging
– ANT+ support
– MP4/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewerBATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh batteryMISCColorsBlack Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach CloudSAR EU0.52 W/kg (head) 1.39 W/kg (body)Price group8/10TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II 2.0: 1417DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.804 (sunlight)CameraPhoto / VideoLoudspeakerVoice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 78dBAudio qualityNoise -93.1dB / Crosstalk -90.2dBBattery lifeEndurance 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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