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

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.

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source: GFXBench via Mobifo (translated)

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28 Comments

1. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

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

2. wilsong17 unregistered

Hmm this is mobile technology not pc

24. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I know that... wait, WHAT?

26. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

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

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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?

17. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Meizu MX4 Pro Sorry my bad :)

23. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 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....

19. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

25. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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

27. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

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

3. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

6. poppy.a

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

With the low pricing , this series will sell well

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

20. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

in my view it should be 300-400$

22. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

7. Hashed unregistered

Why the small battery?!

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Bcoz Android L , that's why :)

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

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.

12. Hashed unregistered

'Without losing communications Autocorrect....

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

13. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

This is probably $350-$400.

16. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 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).

15. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

28. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 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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