Gsmarena keeps complaining about 4k recording being absent in a midrange specced phone. Have you guys realised that you're reviewing a midrange device?
AnonD-404798, 02 Feb 2016good point there....but only if you are willing to risk buying phone like ''Xiaomi'' and you don't count the risk of buying a 400 euro phone with mid-low range chipset?
i'd rather lose $106, rather than waste $436 for an expensive junk like this phone.
Why didn't they just use the sd801 a la OP X? It's an excellent sub-flagship chip nowadays.
S615 is midrange at best. Ruins an overall good package. S615 uses clusters of 4 cores so basically it isn't really faster than a S410 cause it's not a "true" octa core. S617 in a9 is 30% faster and Samsung should use at least that one...(actually it should use 650). And the exynos with Mali t720 will be a joke too, performance wise.
Ahhhmmmm.. But the Icons now in the newer version of Samsung looks exactly like Nokia Asha phones.. Can Nokia classified it as stealing patents???
AnonD-496038, 02 Feb 2016Redmi 3 for $105 USD just kills this phone for value.good point there....but only if you are willing to risk buying phone like ''Xiaomi''
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
AnonD-496038, 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.
AnonD-451592, 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.