nick, 01 Feb 2016Except the processor, OPX is worse is most aspects.Yea your right and the fact that it costs only fraction of the price of A5
kenny83, 02 Feb 2016Redmi 3 for $105 USD just kills this phone for value.More like $160 when you get it imported
in my opinion M5 is awesome deal compared to A5 because of faster chipset,better camera,more storage,IP68 rating and design....really nothing impressive in A5(2016) besides improved build quality...
but I would always recommend to go with some of the flagships...from my personal experience even flagship from last year is much better option than newer midranger....
For the price SD615 is a disgrace. It should've got the Snapdragon 650, I'd buy one right away. 2014 flagships or 2015 Huawei P8/Honor 7 have identical pricetag and they're simply faster. Dear Samsung, that's why you're loosing money.
SteveCook, 01 Feb 2016One with 1.6 GHz and octa core will be a lot slower at games,Mali T720 is so weak compared to ... moreIt has highly clocked Mali-T720MP2 (two cores). Exynos 7580 is basically as fast as SD615. Or should I say - they're equally slow combined with FullHD display.
So basically Samsung is trying to sell cheap bear for a price of Champagne. Considering there is so much of competition our in the phone market, I don't think this phone would have any great success.
bini, 01 Feb 2016I thought it was released only with 1.6 octa, the snapdragon 615 isn't powerful. Also I expect... moreOne with 1.6 GHz and octa core will be a lot slower at games,Mali T720 is so weak compared to adreno 405.Mali T720 has almost the same performance with the last year A5's adreno 306 !
Remdmi Note 3 & Le 1s is available for half the price with similar or better feature set.
dev, 01 Feb 2016No wonder Samsung is losing market share.
Where I live this is as expensive as a Meizu Pro... moreYeah, other than the FACT that all those are cheap crap, no one gives a damn about where you live either!
Anyway, this is a midrange phone and it has DeltaE of 1.2, nothing to say, just nothing.
Even mij galaxy tab 3 7.0 can share video's over DLNA to my smart tv. It was 200 euros, how can Galaxy A 2016 series not support it?
dasman, 01 Feb 2016Good phone, but dissapointing chipset.Yup, for the price it should have had SD 650 at least.
To gsmarena- you say this phone is a good upgrade for people with an s5 or s4 and yet you don't include those phones in your benchmark comparisons? What is the logic behind that?
Finally, what i was waiting for!!! Review in english for galaxy a5 2016, i hope you review galaxy a3 2016 asap too
ICE, 01 Feb 2016If you live in Australia, it is now exactly 4:46am 2nd February... ;)Haha but GSMA is not Australia based i guess, Moreover they corrected the post date to "1st Feb" ;-)