I want to buy this phone because of the battery life, but in their tests they used Snapdragon 615. I'm concerned that the Exynos 7580 version will have more mediocre battery life. What do you think?
I believe the european version SM-510F uses Exynos 7580, right?
It has SD 615 and think about it's price. Octa-core doesn't matter always. 615 is way weaker than SD 801,805 and believe me they and Quad core CPU.
Samsung has become #Shamesung.
In this price people should get Moto X Style which will be way better except the fingerprint scanner or even nexus 5x or OP2
OMGush, 04 Feb 2016I have an old s3 as well and yeah a5 is more slippery than that. The glass back has oleophobic... moreYou can change the way of answering or rejecting calls from swipe to the right or left now to just a single tap on the screen.
It looks more stylish and special now because we are SAMSUNG smartphone users.
Just turn on the Single tap mode in Accessibility there.
OMGush, 05 Feb 2016Any phones can get glitches from time to time. Haven't experienced it yet on my device.We bought it 6 days ago, and we noticed that it occassionally hangs up. I dunno if this is an isolated case or not...
There is a mistake in the Basemark X score, in the Tests section. It should say 4947, not 27169.
By the way, this phone looks interesting, but I'm sure that in my country it'll cost about 400.000 CLP (more or less 570 USD).
alin, 05 Feb 2016How about functioning problems, did you noticed something or it's running smooth ? Some people... moreAny phones can get glitches from time to time.
Haven't experienced it yet on my device.
OMGush, 04 Feb 2016I have an old s3 as well and yeah a5 is more slippery than that. The glass back has oleophobic... moreHow about functioning problems, did you noticed something or it's running smooth ? Some people complaint about being frozen when making a call, and others say that their camera "got blurry" after some kind of update, and I wondered if that's a general problem or they are only exceptions...
alin, 04 Feb 2016In your opinion, it is slippery than S3 ( Neo ) ? I have that phone and that plastick back is ... moreI have an old s3 as well and yeah a5 is more slippery than that. The glass back has oleophobic coating as well, it will also slide on uneven surfaces.
But the front and back is just a glory to hold.
The new A 2016 series is the best looking mid range phones available and I looked and tested several brands before purchasing the a5.
The phone has this "wow" factor which is surprising because its not a flagship device.
I always criticize samsung because of the cheap looking plastic materials on their devices but not with the A series, Samsung nailed it here IMO.
The only issue is the price, but for me its worth it. It mostly have all the bells and whistles of a flagship.
Nickey, 04 Feb 2016Hey guys i need your opininion.. Should i buy this phone or lg g3..g3 is 2 year old flagship w... moreG3 has battery heating and performance issues.
Dunno if this is already been fixed via software updates still Im gonna avoid it if I were you. Lol
If its using the snapdragon 801 chipset then avoid it like plague.
Also the plastic on the g3 also has this self hairline cracking on the charging and headphone ports. You can google all of this, research before planning on getting it.
A56 will look more premium than g3 even its not a flagship device, also a5 fingerprint sensor is just too handy to pass. Lol
In my country (eastern europe) I can buy
Samsung Galaxy A5 Dual LTE A510F-DS (Europe version) at a price of Â€ 425.00 and
Samsung Galaxy A5 A5100 Dual LTE 16GB (Hong Kong Version) at a price of Â€ 349
Does anyone know why there is this difference in price
OMGush, 04 Feb 2016Mine is the exynos chipset as well. The performance is hella impressive for a mid range device... moreIn your opinion, it is slippery than S3 ( Neo ) ? I have that phone and that plastick back is quite slippery....and I was wondering if the glass is even slippier than that plastic... :)
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2015Nothing much has been changed. Not worthy to be purchased.Nothing changed? Are you crazy? It's the onlòy midrange phone with stabilized high quality camera, super amoled, octa core....
What you need? You probably a iphone nerd....
What is Samsung want to do........30000k for a5
......I know design is great but its too pricey
Hey guys i need your opininion.. Should i buy this phone or lg g3..g3 is 2 year old flagship with more RAM and memory 3\32 vs a5 2\16. Has a better 2k display but a i think that a5 superAMOLED is better looking. A5 has a new geration processor better optimized battery,front camera and fingerprint sensor. Rear camera is almost the same (a5 f1.9 better low light pfotos) Both will be upgraded to 6.0 .. I need phone for next 2 or 3 years so old flagship or new mid-range ? Thanks !
ll b released at around 30k for 16 gb version . s6 32 gb is available at 34k. overpriced?
james, 02 Feb 2016I just bought the Exynos version with 1.6 octacore. It is very fast. The audio is awesome (muc... moreMine is the exynos chipset as well. The performance is hella impressive for a mid range device. It's just as fluid and smooth when I compared it to my S6.
Probably gonna be my daily driver now because the battery on my S6 is just horrible.
Also A56 glass back is slippery to hold, a case is definitely recommended to avoid dropping it.
alin, 04 Feb 2016Hey guys again, so some of you say that this phone heats up when charging and also the camera ... moreHad it for a few days. The device is working fine, the heating is due to the adaptive fast charging, if you plug it into your pc or normal/travel charger it doesn't heat up that much.
Camera is not blurry on my device, pretty good snapper for a mid range phone.
I have an S6 as well but A5 2016 just blows it away in terms of design, the phone is just gorgeous to look at because of the curve 2.5D gorilla glass screen which reminds me of Nokia lumia curved glass, all in all It just feels more premium than the S6.
The shape is still your typical samsung device, its nothing revolutionary. Its just the A5 materials are top notch flagship level.
Its 200 bucks cheaper than the S6 in my country. Definitely a good option if you want a premium looking phone.
Performance wise while the S6 is obviously better in terms of specs, they feel roughly the same in real world usage(if you're not looking up in the benchmarks).
A5 2016 is just as fast and smooth, probably its software is just well optimized, good job there samsung! S6 will still leave A5 2016 in the dust in terms of higher end gaming performance.