I bought this phone on 13th Apr'15. Front camera images were blurred, rear camera colour reproduction was pathetic. A pink shirt looked like grey. Frequent signal drop. I returned this phone and the service representative informed that there is display problem and they would change the dis play. It was hardly a week old and I insisted for a replacement. New sevice was delivered on 5th May'15 and the didn't provide a standby phone. I got a 4G sim from my service provider. Though, there is network signal if someone calls me, it would give them a message that the phone is switched off. I'm able to make calls but unable to receive at times. This phone has an entry level processor which cannot handle even single simple application. Memory management is poor. Always, 80-85% of memory usage and the applications shut off suddenly. Device hangs frequently. After browsing for 10-15 minutes, the phone over heats to 72 degree, which is unbearable temperature if you want to make calls. They claim that the RAM is 2GB but only 1.85GB is available. Sim 2 slot can either be used for second sim or for memory and not both at the same time. They call it as hybrid sim slot which is utter useless feature. Low light rear camera images are full of noise. Front camera automatically uses beautification even in normal mode so that your face looks like a status made up of Plaster of Paris. No skin tone, texture...It is quite artificial. Battery drains faster and doesn't last for more than half day for an averge user. A few good thing about the phone is its 125g, 6.7mm thin and the super AMOLED display. You can buy two other brand phones in the price of this phone with the same specifications. Motion & gesture features are already available in low cost Samsung phones. Samsung Galaxy Apps, Samsung Link, Briefing, Flip board, Ant+, Sound Alive, Weather, Drop box, Google Circles and many applications run in the background by default. There are unwanted apps pre-pre - installed which is the major cause for the sluggish performance. I'm completely disappointed with this product. Samsung promised cashback for this product but it was not credited yet.
Anonymous, 28 May 2015You don't make sense. So you prefer a phone with large bezels and low screen-to-body ratio?No i dnt like large bezel fone, i like bigger disply fone but a5 did not have bigger disply, u can check its dimensions, a5 width is only 69.7mm whch is actualy very low.. Its width must have 72mm to 73mm with 5 inch disply like othr mbl companies fone
Guys go for galaxy s5 its just awesome don't see any one review I am using laks of mobile phones but that mobile is just awesome finally Samsung change har style look like great fully almunium body good camera and real HD super amoled
I bought this mobile 5th April 2015 now my mobile is any time very hot so give ur suggestions this mobile is manufacturing defect or what? Same model my cousin bought that really working good.
Irfan, 27 May 2015Few days ago i was planing to buy a5 but whn i saw it i change my mind, no doubt its vry, eleg... moreYou don't make sense. So you prefer a phone with large bezels and low screen-to-body ratio?
yaaa.......this phone iz awsomee comparing with other phones I get this phone more flexible nd more reliablee :D
Samsung A3 & A5 have same Chipset, GPU & CPU with Grand Prime & Grand Prime have 2600 mAH Removeable Battery!
which one is more better samsung galaxy a5 or oppo r1x ? thankyou before
Renee, 27 May 2015I bought an A5 yesterday and, was very happy with it. However, just like the others, I've noti... morethis is not true, people always check their phones, so please for god sake guys stop complaining about the lack of led notification like kids !! its so annoying !!
ha! same sentiment here.. i couldn't get LTE signal.
I even compared it with my friend's phone (Galaxy S4) we were in the same spot, same network provider, the S4 got LTE but A5 only got H.. disappointing
Few days ago i was planing to buy a5 but whn i saw it i change my mind, no doubt its vry, eleganat, sleek, slim n stylish smrtfn but its not a big fone, i mean its not look like a 5 inch fone, its look like 4.5 inch fone, and personaly i like the bigger fone, so on this budgt nw em thinking of 2nd hand note 3 instd of a5.
Renee, 27 May 2015I bought an A5 yesterday and, was very happy with it. However, just like the others, I've noti... moreGo to Settings->Wi-Fi->Settings->Advanced and disable "Always allow scanning". Thank me later for much improved battery life.
I never experience LTE signal. I have LTE SIM. Data Open at the area which i know has the strongest LTE signal. But still my phone doesn't show LTE icon. Always H+ or H ... sad sad sad
I owned this phone for about 4 mos now. Im loved i so much. I don't see any issue because this is just a device! Meaning its normal to experience a little bit of lags, slowing down, heat problem, loss of signal. Etc
kirti, 26 May 2015Hi. I am facing back key problem. Can anyone have this issue. It press itself.It press self only in case of low battery (i.e. battery
I am Prashanth From kochi,
Its awesme using Galaxy A 5..
Never Felt any issue with this..
Correction: Sacrifice on Rear Camera (8MP), RAM (1 GB),Internal storage (8GB), unibody design not LTE as Grand Prime also have LTE connection ..same as A5.. with lesser price tag! (almost double at my home town)
This is my target mobile this year, but I opted out with Galaxy Grand Prime. Same chipset, GPU, CPU but have to sacrifice on LTE, internal storage with 8 GB and 8 MP rear camera. But hey, 2600mAH is good on Grand Prime and user replaceable too! God knows,may be next time I will grab the successor or newer version of A5!