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Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6657 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the battery. The connectivity and reception get negative reviews.

usability, portability, screen, performance, size

sound, reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, price, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and portability are overall positive. The performance and camera also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the size. Many are critical about the durability and reception.

usability, camera, performance, portability, price

reception, durability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy A5 / A5 Duos (A500, 2014) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the sound and reliability.

price, reliability, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos review: Five star

 

Samsung's newly found love for "premium build" is spilling down the ranks and if the new A-series get half the love and attention the S-line has been getting, it will be a job well done. The South Koreans are right to try and stir things up in the...

Both Single SIM and Dual SIM models come LTE-equipped on many markets (Cat. 4 LTE 150/50Mbps) ; 5" Super AMOLED of 1280 x 720px resolution, ~294ppi ; All-metal body with premium matte finish and low 123g weight ; Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset,...

Snapdragon 410 is more befitting cheaper, lower midrange devices ; It's comparatively pricey for the hardware features offered ; On the Dual-SIM version you can't have both a secondary SIM and microSD card inside ; Battery is non-removable

Samsung did well with the Galaxy A5, which should surprise no one who have already seen the Alpha - or the Galaxy A3 for that matter. The phone is built to flagship standards. It has great aesthetics and Samsung have picked the materials to match the...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Samsung's new Galaxy A5 is neither too big nor too small (hands-on)

 

The Momma Bear in Samsung's new Galaxy A range for 2016, the A5 takes a balanced approach with a 5.2-inch screen suitable for folks who want their phone "just right."

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

With Samsung Galaxy A5, A3 Samsung embraces all-metal (hands-on)

 

Fully embracing the trend of an all-aluminum unibody design, these inaugural A-series phones seal the deal, along with the battery.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

 

Who knew? Samsung stuck to polycarbonate, removable batteries and a slightly fancy design for years... and then it launches the Galaxy A lineup and takes a U-turn. We will see whether there are more surprises by examining the 5-inch Galaxy A5 model.

Stylish metal casing, Plain, elegant design, Very slim and stiff casing, Screen's superb color reproduction, High brightness and very good viewing angles, Extensive software, Decent camera equipment, Accurate touchscreen, Virtually no palpable...

Non-removable battery now, Preloaded adware apps, Speaker's unfavorable position..., ...and quality, Microphone occasionally clicks

The Galaxy A5 is not exactly cheap, but the buyer gets a round total package. The stylish, slim and very rigid casing sets standards in the mid-range, the camera configuration is generous, and the input devices are pleasingly accurate. Besides that, it...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

 

Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 Android smartphones : Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 optimized for social networking. Young consumers can express themselves in greater style through new Samsung Galaxy A smartphones. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A5 and...

The Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are ideal for young consumers seeking practicality and functionality. Both Galaxy smartphones are equipped with an extraordinary Super AMOLED display and Adaptive Display technology to deliver clearer images with...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

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

 

Our Samsung Galaxy A5 review takes a look at the latest version of one of Samsung Canada's mid-range offerings with plenty of features to see how it stands up.

May, 2017

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A5 has an ultraslim, aluminium design and an excellent selfie camera. But although it costs less than the flagship S5, its mid-range spec means that it's still over-priced for what you get.

The Galaxy A5 certainly has a premium look. With its ultraslim form and aluminium body, it's a nicer looking phone than the flagship S5. And yet, despite its gorgeous design, we're going to take half a mark off our rating because of that annoying...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

 

Rather than completely dropping last year's Alpha design, Samsung reworked it for a new and much more compelling product for the mid-range market. The Galaxy A5 is a $400 smartphone inside a $700 body. Samsung Galaxy A5 Review.

Excellent build quality. Great display and camera. Snapdragon 410 is a modest, powerful enough upgrade.

This mid-range handset is at least $100 too expensive. No Android 5.0 upgrade just yet.

When I first heard that I would be receiving

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Kevin Nether (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

 

We take a closer look at Samsung's first device with a full metal construction in this in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy A5!

Aluminium build feels great ; Fast and accurate camera ; Snappy performance ; Beautiful screen

Awkward location for speaker grill ; Status-quo Samsung design ; Chrome around lip chips easily

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: mid-range specs with flagship looks [updated: video added]

 

The Galaxy A5 is a new mid-range smartphone from Samsung that has all the stylish looks of a high-end phone at a more affordable price. But the Galaxy A5 offers more than just impressive design with good performance a solid part of the experience as...

Camera ; Design ; Screen

Home button is loose ; General lag ; Price ; Nano-SIM only

The Galaxy A5 would work well for a basic user, but is not necessarily up to par with the best Android phones around today. For many people, the Galaxy A5's look and feel will make a strong impression and it is nice and light weight too. The camera is...

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