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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F
alaScore 95

582 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 582 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. Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good views.

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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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) / SM-A510F from 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 People really like the performance and durability. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the camera.

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100% of the reviews on 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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (

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: Ray S. (

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 (

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. But in our opinion it's...

The Galaxy A5 has the premium looks of a flagship phone, but for less money. Not that much less, however. In fact you can buy the Samsung S6 for the same money, at least on pay monthly. And we can't think of a good reason why you'd prefer the A5 to the...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Srivatsan Sridhar (

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 (

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: Marie Brewis (

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

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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 (

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: Aloysius Low (

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: Jonathan Bray (

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

Product Specifications


Browsing time (3G):14
Browsing time (4G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):16


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13


Curved Design: No
Standard colour:Black / Gold / White


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes


2G standards:GSM
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA, UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB port: Yes