Samsung Galaxy A5

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OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Shades Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Primary Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Auto-focus and LED Flash
Display Size 5 inch
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Processor 1.2 GHz, Quad-core Cortex-A53
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Ease of Use
Features
Performance
Value For Money
Quick Facts & Price
Announced Sep, 2014
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Languages English
Box Content Handset, Charger, Headset, Battery, USB cable, Warranty card, User manual
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Shades Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold
Processor & Sound
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
Processor 1.2 GHz, Quad-core Cortex-A53
Graphics Processor Adreno 306
Cameras
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Rear Camera 13 MP
Digital Zoom
Camera Resolution 4128x3096 pixels
Front Camera 5 MP
Resolution (Front) 2592x1944 pixels
Face Detection
GeoTagging
Touch Focus
Video Resolution 1080p @ 30fps
Primary Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Auto-focus and LED Flash
Camera Features Panorama
Display
Display Colours 16 Million
Multi-Touch
Display Resolution (H) 720 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 1280 pixels
Display Size 5 inch
Touchscreen
Pixels Per Inch Density 294 ppi
Display Type Super AMOLED
Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
RAM & Storage
RAM 2 GB
Call Log
Memory Card microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 139.3 mm
Thickness 6.7 mm
Weight 123 gms
Width 69.7 mm
Battery Size & Backup
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
A-GPS
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Browser HTML5
GPS
Handsfree
USB microUSB v2.0
ANT+ Support
NFC Yes (LTE model only)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
GPRS
EDGE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
4G Network LTE 700 MHz
Data Speed HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Features
Alarm Clock
Calendar
Clock
Organiser
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Noise Cancellation With dedicated mic
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Office Applications Document viewer
Entertainment
3.5mm Jack/Port
Radio TBC
Image/Video Editor
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Player
Video Recording
Voice Recording
Games
Ringtones
Vibration
Ringtones MP3, WAV
Messaging
Predictive Text Input
T9 Dictionary
Social Networking Facebook, Twitter
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Sensors
Accelerometer Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Compass
Proximity Sensor

Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

01 Nov, 14 05:12 PM

Overview

Stylish and Eye-Catching Android Based Smartphone
By Natasha

Samsung is a South Korean multinational company which was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938. Its headquarters are located in Samsung Town, Seoul, South Korea. It is a world's leading manufacturer of electronic gadgets. The company has announced a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A5 in Oct, 2014. Let's take a closer look at the specifications of the phone.

Design and Display

The Galaxy A5 has an extremely stylish and edgy design that makes it stand out. It seems to be a slim phone which can easily fit into one's palm. The overall look of phone is impressive with a nice wide super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 5.0-inches which provides a resolution of 720x1280 pixels and a 294 ppi pixel density. The front panel also features one hard button along with two feather touch soft keys. It comes equipped with accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors.

Hardware and Software

It runs on a Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and has a massive RAM of 2 GB to ensure a snappy performance. It has an internal memory of 16 GB which can be expanded to another 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card. This smartphone is based on the Android v4.4.4 KitKat operating system which has enough power to tackle the apps that are thrown on its way.

Telephony and Messaging

The device operates on 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G (HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz) and 4G (LTE 700 MHz) network frequencies. The user can store a huge number of contacts in the phonebook memory. The messaging facilities available for the device includes SMS, MMS, IM and email.

Camera

The Galaxy A5 has got a brilliant 13 MP rear camera that takes 4128x3096 pixels resolution pictures. There is a LED flash for low light conditions and other features like autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch-focus, face detection and panorama for better imaging. While the secondary camera has a 5 MP count which is capable of capturing 2592x1944 pixels resolution selfies and allows the users to video calling.

Multimedia

There is a music player that offers enjoyable music experience. The smartphone is also capable of capturing HD videos. The device comes pre-loaded with various apps for the users comfort. Games and movies look really interesting on the large screen of the Galaxy A5.

Connectivity and Battery

There are stacks of connectivity options as well, the phone supports 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, GPRS, EDGE, NFC, micro USB v2.0 and hands-free connectivity as well. It also has GPS and A-GPS capabilities for navigation purposes. The Galaxy A5 is fueled by a non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery to ensure a better usage time.

Shades and Price

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is dipped in a number of classy shades which are Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold. Overall, the Galaxy A5 sounds a great phone with a list of features.

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