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Samsung Galaxy A5 (A510F, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2680 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 (A510F, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and size also get good comments, but opinions about the connectivity and reception are different.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy A5 (A510F, 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 (A510F, 2016) 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.

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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review: Standing tall

 

The A-Team is back and we start with the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). It pairs a premium build with premium features, a true S6 lookalike.

Available with a hybrid dual-SIM/microSD slot ; Metal frame sandwiched between 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 ; 5.2" Super AMOLED of 1,080 x 1,920px resolution, ~424ppi ; Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 405 GPU; Snapdragon 615 chipset (also...

No 4K video or 1080p @ 60fps ; Limited storage out of the box, no 32GB version ; No MHL (but USB OTG is supported)

Feb, 2016

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...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by (techaeris.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: A mid-range smartphone with plenty of features

 

If you're looking for a mid-range smartphone with a decent camera and premium looking design, the Samsung Galaxy A5 is definitely worth considering.

May, 2017

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 : 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 (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review: a compelling package

 

Samsung has confirmed it won't be releasing a Galaxy S6 Mini . Instead, the gap will be filled with an overhauled Galaxy A series. Samsung has released the smaller Galaxy A3, plus a larger model, the A5. In this review, I'll be investigating the...

Display ; Battery ; MicroSD slot ; Design

Camera ; Performance ; Price

Its strengths and weaknesses keep the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) on an even scale. Plusses include the A5’s attractive display with crisp, sharp colors and contrast. The battery life is also very good. Even with intensive use, this phone won’t need to...

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Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) review: 2017 A5 is here

 

Fast and beautifully designed, the Galaxy A5 (2016) is Samsung's best mid-range phone yet, but is the 2017 A5 a better purchase?

Cheap flagship alternative ; Great camera ; Lengthy battery life

2017 Galaxy A5 is better in every way

Of course, the A5 is much cheaper than the S6 SIM-free, but when you can currently get an S6 for around £360, it's not as much of a leap as you might think. Still, there's plenty to like about the A5, and it easily sits alongside the Nexus 5X as one of...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Marie Brewis (techadvisor.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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 2900 / 3000 / 3100
Battery performance:2300 / 2900 / 3000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Zinc-carbon
Browsing time (3G):11 / 13 / 14 / 5.7 / 8
Browsing time (4G):13 / 14 / 16 / 5.7 / 8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 9.7
Continuous audio playback time:53 / 57 / 68 / 71 / 75
Continuous audio playback time (display off):78
Continuous video playback time:10.2 / 12 / 14 / 17 / 19
Removable battery:N
Standby time (2G):530
Talk time (2G):15
Talk time (3G):14 / 15 / 16 / 21

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
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
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 / 4128 x 1932
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.475 / 1.39
Body SAR (EU):0.403 / 0.475 / 1.39
Head SAR:0.286 / 0.522
Head SAR (EU):0.23 / 0.286 / 0.522
SAR value:0.247
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.247

Design

Brand color:Peach Cloud
Color of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / Rose Gold / White
Fingerprint reader:No / Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5 / 5.2
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Magnetic sensor: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):No / Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, 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 / AAC, AAC+, AAC++, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WMA / AAC, OGG, MXMF, AMR, WAV, WMA, OGA, XMF, OTA, FLAC, MIDI, IMY, 3GA, MP4, RTX, AWB / AAC,AAC+,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA,eAAC+
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, GIF
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP, DIVX, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, H.265, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV7, WMV8 / MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, 3G2, FLV, MKV, ASF, WEBM, 3GP
Video compression formats:H.263, MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASP,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GPP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,DIVX,MPEG4,WMV / H.263,H.264,H.265,MP43,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,VP9,WMV7,WMV8 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV7,WMV8 / MP4,WMV,AVI,M4V,3G2,FLV,MKV,ASF,WEBM,3GP
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB / EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,2100
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA,UMTS / HSPA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:2100,900,1800,800,2600,850 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, HSP, AVRCP, MAP, OPP, HFP, PBAP, PAN, DID, HID, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1 LE / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / 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 / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 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 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Maps,Google Play,Google+,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Voice Search,Google Maps,Google Play

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included:Y / 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:4.4 / 5.1
Personal info management: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 / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Themes, Wallpaper
Proximity sensor: Yes
Refurbished:Y
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8916
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.6 / 1.9
Processor model:MSM 8916

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 5.1 / 6.0 / 6.0.16 / Lollipop
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256 / 64
RAM capacity:2 / 3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:10.7 / 11.2 / 23.1

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Voice Search, Google Maps, Google Play
Refurbished:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.264 / 0.287 / 0.311 / 0.319 / 2.87
Height:5.47 / 5.48 / 5.67 / 5.7 / 5.71 / 5.74 / 5.75
Weight:4.34 / 5.47 / 5.57 / 5.61
Width:2.74 / 2.8 / 2.81 / 2.85