In favor: Possibility of rooting, screen, very fast response (rooted and without bloatware), 2GB RAM, FM Radio, LTE, fast charging, 1 and 1/2 day of normal use without recharge, very good price/specs relationship, flat design.
Cons: Difficult to extract (and change) battery, low 3D rendering performance, some heating, low volume of sound (if you don't tweak it), SIM and microSD introduction system.
Conclusion: AWESOME cellphone IF you know what you're buying and you take control of the system by rooting it and stopping the bloatware.
Anonymous, 03 May 2016You should probably go for the A5The both cost 400€ in my country and the a5 comes with the exynos chipset. I think that alpha is all in all a better phone, it has better chipset, better camera, heart rate sensor(even thought i don't really need one) and you could see that in the review, it says that a5 a lower segment than alpha so i don't really know
Anonymous, 03 May 2016Hiiii guys, I want to buy a phone. A5 2016 & S6 edge are my options.I know budgets are n... moreThe battery is worse but not so bad, you can't use the sd card but i suggest you to take it because it's simply a better phone. This is a flagship vs mid-ranger battle.
I want to buy a phone. A5 2016 & S6 edge are my options.I know budgets are not the same. but i need the better one from these two. I would be very thankful if anyone can help.
(i heard that S6 edges battery life is poor. is that true? )
This A5 (6) is amazing
Nice design, very comfortable to hold
Camera is good
This is no doubt one of the best mid ranger with good build quality,stunning full hd oled display etc.But the chipset could have been better like snapdragon 650/652
Rather go for the xiaomi redmi note 3. Same specs but with sd 650, fingerprint senser and notification light!
Is it officialy announced that A5 2016 will get Marshmallow update? Sure?
Bmbazar, 02 May 2016Don't working LED Indicator Light .. That's because it doesn't have an LED indicator. It's a mid-range phone.
Anonymous, 02 May 2016wat abt marshmallow update?You can search in sammobile website and you will see that android 6 is coming for a5 and a7.
Bmbazar, 02 May 2016Don't working LED Indicator Light .. This phone doesn't even have one
its a very good phone.I tested it and is very good in hands,and i like the design more than s7.Sorry for eventually mistakes.I am not a native english speaker.
EsKiCi, 02 May 2016Absolutly Alpha ;-)Offcourse the a5 better in all aspects
AnonD-292864, 02 May 2016I am not a fanboy. I suggested A5 (2016) over Z3+. Because Z3+ heats up a lot. Galaxy A5 (2016... moreI don't think you can acctually compare a5 and m4 aqua. They are not in the same price range. But if you can afford the a5, i suggest you to buy it. I've been using m4 aqua for about 4 months and it heats up a lot, camera is not so good even tho it is 13mp and my usb port is broken. I don't think that this about a usb port is some kind of a disadvantage, but every phone that i used that had an usb port on the side got broken. So i don't even want to repair it and i want to buy a new one. I just don't know should i buy a5 2016 or alpha?
AnonD-404798, 02 May 2016M4 also have 16gb variant and support for microSD up to 128 gb. He obviously want to save mone... moreI am not a fanboy. I suggested A5 (2016) over Z3+. Because Z3+ heats up a lot. Galaxy A5 (2016) has better build quality, better camera, better chipset (Exynos version) than M4 Aqua and fingerprint scanner.