Samsung Galaxy A5

Announced:
Oct 30, 2014
Market status:
Released

Samsung Galaxy A5

Announced: Oct 30, 2014
Market status: Released
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(15h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

5.0 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

294 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

71.14 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm)

Weight:

4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Colors:

Black, Gray, Pink, Blue, White, Gold

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916

Processor:

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 306

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Maximum User Storage:

12 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 64 GB

OS:

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)

Battery

Capacity:

2300 mAh

Talk time (3G):

15.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)

Music playback:

68.00 hours

Video playback:

12.00 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 20, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7

Data:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 17, 2014

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA500G link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.37 W/kg

Body:

0.94 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.07 W/kg

This device is also known as Samsung SM-A500, Samsung SM-A500F, Samsung SM-A500K, Samsung SM-A500H, Samsung SM-A500L, Samsung SM-A500HQ, Samsung SM-A500H, Samsung SM-A500F1, Samsung SM-A500FU, Samsung SM-A500S, Samsung SM-A500M, Samsung SM-A500G, Samsung SM-A500XZ

Pros

  • Small dimensions (5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches)

Cons

  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

Description

The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with “full metal unibody” design. The display is a 5-inch, 720p one, of the Super AMOLED type. This mid-ranger will apparently be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SOC with 64-bit architecture, and 2GB of RAM. The phone makes use of a 13-megapixels rear shooter and 5-megapixels front one. The rest of the list includes 16GB of microSD-expandable storage, a 2300 mAh cell, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

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