Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016 edition) unboxing and first look

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016 edition) has made its way to our office and we're eager to share our first impressions and unboxing of the new member in Samsung's galactic family. 

A 5.2-inch phone, the Galaxy A5 (2016) is shockingly well made: sturdy metal frame, beautiful glazed glass (Gorilla Glass 4 at that) on the back and front (with pleasingly rounded edges), very compact size with minimal side bezels, all features we're used to seeing in more expensive phones.

Samsung has also added a fingerprint scanner, a welcome security feature that is now more and more often seen on affordable phones.

Here is a quick refresh on the Galaxy A5 (2016) important specs: it has a Super AMOLED display, a 13-megapixel main camera with wide, f/1.9 aperture and optical stabilization (OIS), a 5-megapixel seflie shooter is on the front, while under the hood there is 16GB of internal storage (that you can top up using microSD cards). The phone features a 2,900mAh battery, larger than most phones of the same size, and yes, it's got quick charging as well.

Stay tuned for our full Galaxy A5 (2016) review coming up very soon, but as an appetizer, take a look at our unboxing of the phone, as well as at some first hand impressions and pictures.

What's in the box?
  • User manual
  • Sim ejector tool
  • White Samsung earbuds
  • microUSB to USB cable
  • Adaptive Fast Charging wall charger (9.0V, 1.67A or 5.0V, 2.0A)

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Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop


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