Been using this as secondary phone since Jan 2019. Now, I'm using it for Zoom meeting and Google Meet. It works with no problems at all. Battery drains around 15-20% per hour doing these tasks.
As of Nov 2020, this phone is still useful for some tasks, like taking notes, online meeting, search the web, etc.
I noticed the speaker is quite muffled. Maybe because I'm using a newer phone and got used to the higher quality sound.
The phone was good in its time, and still is to an extent. It did age nowadays. It is stuck on Android 7 Nougat and does not get security updates anymore. App support is still really good. Performance and battery life are good, though it does show its age. It can lag a bit sometimes, especially with many open apps. The screen is still great. It is an OLED with a great resolution for its size. The colors are great on this screen and it's really enjoyable to watch videos on it, although the screen is a bit small nowadays. The fingerprint reader isn't as fast as on new phones, but I think it still is faster than under-screen fingerprint readers on some new phones. Considering its age, it is still a good backup phone. Don't expect to do a lot of demanding tasks on it thought. There have been some screen and battery issues throughout the years so the screen and the battery had to be replaced at some point.
I see there is some region getting update without new security patch
Anyone know what update is it?
Its battery life was way better in its youth than A series of 2020.
how to uninstall bloatwares like facebook. there is only option available to disable.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2020Please am used Samsung galaxy A5 (2016) and i want to change my password and my phone locked. ... moreYou can do a Factory Hard Reset without turning on your system. to do so follow this instruction:
Zain, 03 Jun 2020i faced the same problem screen flickers when brightness set to low, but when brightness on me... morescreen flickering issues at dim brightness .... i m facing this since August 2016 till date....no worries guys phone works solid in terms of display till date
Naren, 11 Aug 2020Does it Samsung a5 2016 supports VOLETyes mine works with jio VolTe
Zain, 03 Jun 2020i faced the same problem screen flickers when brightness set to low, but when brightness on me... moreI thought it's because I dropped my phone on puddle. Turns out it's my phone's problem. lol
Ham, 25 May 2020I also have the same problemi faced the same problem screen flickers when brightness set to low, but when brightness on medium or high it disappears
when i play mobile legends its kinda logged .. its been 4yrs i buy it .. but thankfully i cant dl more apps ..just using for ml and mafia city thats all
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2019I needed to factory reset my A5 (2016) 'cause I didn't had enough space, only 500MB (not RAM),... moreno comment. maybe it cause when you factory reset. i think you should not factory reset. you just buy memory card ( from phone storage )you just sent to sd card. and then uninstall apps that you dont use anymore. My situation just like you want to factory reset but im notice when i want to reboot factory reset im notice this phone not have support softwre anymore
Arash, 10 Nov 2019Android 7.0 (Nougat) Still Have Support . You Can Use WhatsappAre you check your ram maybe your ram full. you must check your image music etc at file (phone storage) n then you must send to memory card.n uninstall apps that you not use anymore.it wil be solved.