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Samsung Galaxy A5 gets benchmarked, reveals support for 64-bit processing

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Samsung Galaxy A5 gets benchmarked

Samsung Galaxy A5 gets benchmarked

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is the mid-range model of the manufacturer's new series. The device was put through the GFX Benchmark test, which revealed some different specs for the handset compared to previous leaks. Instead of sporting a 5 inch screen as earlier reports suggested, the GFX Benchmark test reveals that the Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) has a 4.8 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280.

Another change can be found under the hood. Instead of the Snapdragon 400 powering the device as originally thought, the Samsung Galaxy A5 will feature a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410. What's the difference you ask? The Snapdragon 410 supports 64-bit processing. The test also reveals that the Adreno 306 GPU will handle graphics. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed, and the back and front facing cameras weigh in at 13MP and 5MP, respectively.

2GB of RAM is aboard and native storage is no higher than 16GB. A 2300mAh battery will be keeping the lights on. Earlier today, new images of both the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A3 leaked.

Thanks for the tip!

source: GFXBench via Mobifo (translated)

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posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:18 2

1. Drsarcastic (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Until SOMEBODY releases a phone with 4gb or more of RAM 64 bit will still be pointless. Stop with the gimmicks guys...

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:40 6

2. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Hmm this is mobile technology not pc

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 16:46 1

24. Drsarcastic (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


I know that... wait, WHAT?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 21:15 1

26. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Google ARMv8 instructions. Realize your error. We forgive your ignorance.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:01

4. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Meizu MX4 has 4GB of ram but no 64bit awesomeness.
Wait for Note 5 :)

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:27 2

14. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


MX4 only has 2GB RAM not 4GB. Where on earth did you get that from? Did you assume that MX4 has 4GB because of the '4' in its name?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:39

17. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Meizu MX4 Pro
Sorry my bad :)

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 16:05 1

23. zunaidahmed (Posts: 417; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


Not even released yet, how do your already know the specs??? I used to live in China, and even me have not heard anything official about the Meizu MX4 pro specs....

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:14

19. Cod3rror (Posts: 122; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


You have to have a platform supporting 64-bit for manufacturers to put 4GB RAM in.

So it's not pointless. In 2015, flagship phones will ship with 4GB RAM... and only 16GB of storage of course.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 21:14

25. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


You don't understand mobile tech buddy. ARMv8. Google it.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 00:52 1

27. xfire99 (Posts: 776; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Do u even know what 64 bit is and does? Would 4GB RAM make 64bit SoC run faster than 2GB RAM?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:46

3. zig8100 (Posts: 227; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


The software can be 64 bit which Android L will support.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:26 3

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Hopefully this means that nearly every phone released for Android in 2015 will be 64-bit.

That would be about 1 billion 64-bit phones, which would make Android the biggest 64-bit platform in the world.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:35 2

6. poppy.a (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


With the low pricing , this series will sell well

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:10

18. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


but I feel this price is still $50-$100 more than what it should be

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:24

20. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


If its priced beween $400 and $450 with metal body as rumoured and the same specs as above then it is well priced and would be best mid ranger too.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:33

21. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


in my view it should be 300-400$

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:57

22. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Thats what everyone want.I think that it will have lte too.Which may make its price even more acceptable for between 400 and 450 $.
But if the price is like what u say then it will mean that samsung have control over devices from $250 to high end.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:51

7. Hashed (unregistered)


Why the small battery?!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 13:56 1

8. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Bcoz Android L , that's why :)

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:05 2

9. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Small? That's enough for a 720p 4.8" display...

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:10

11. Hashed (unregistered)


Don't you prefer a battery that allows you to watch your favorite videos and surf the web while traveling, without worrying about listing communications? Imagine this device worth a 3000+ mah battery, it would be really nice.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:12

12. Hashed (unregistered)


'Without losing communications
Autocorrect....

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:06

10. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


For around $250 - $300 this could be a good deal...

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:20

13. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


This is probably $350-$400.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:34 1

16. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Yeah probably.If you see it this way: galaxy a5 vs nexus 5 then it probably would come in $300 to $400 range.
Better cameras + great battery life vs nexus 5's great performance + sharp display(1080p).
Which makes them equal (overall).

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:28 1

15. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Nice looking mid-ranger...loving the design...

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 01:15

28. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 334; Member since: 30 May 2014)


This is a Very good mid-range phone, but has few cons. may be non-removable cover+battery and the price (it is bit expensive). Hoping it will come with microSD card and FM RADIO!.

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