Raj , 31 Mar 2017I have purchased this on 2017 March 8th.it received with android marshmallow in box . It was o... moreAs far as short memory is concerned, marshmallow has option to use micro sd card as internal storage. Unfortunately, samsung doesn't allow this feature. Maybe because mobile's performance suffer when you use poor micro sd card. Now you can enable this option.
You need to be little techy for this. You can root your mobile, of course this will void your warranty. After rooting you can install app Root Essentials from Google play store.
With this app you can make your sd card as internal storage.
Keep in mind use original at least class 10 micro sd card to use this feature. Otherwise it will destroy the performance of your phone. You would hate your phone.
I have rooted my phone. I m using class 10 micro sd card as internal storage. No more worries about low storage. I have installed many apps including Asphalt 8 and other big size games. And my mobile is giving buttery performance.
One more thing. After rooting you will not able to update your phone to new android software. But no worries. You can download update from sam mobile for your model and install update. Of course you will have to root your phone again if you apply update.
Shall galaxy a5 2016 will get grace ui type interface with the upcoming nougat update?
AnonD-342429, 31 Mar 2017Sounds like you are quite clumsy. I never dropped it since i bought it. Just once in the wash ... moreI have purchased this on 2017 March 8th.it received with android marshmallow in box . It was overall good for me. Perfect size,good battery. Premium design . Good camera.
Now I am facing a problem. My camera not clear. It cannot focus. One time I re-setup the phone. No improvement. Then I did factory reset. Still I can't solve it. Any solution my friends.
The other problem internal memory. In that I am very disappointed.
We cannot lock huge size data eg.4-5 GB using app lock . We can store data in memory card up to 100-150 gb. But when we lock using applock the locked files automatically will go to system internal memory. That's the problem. After installation the applications it usable only 5 or 6 gb. How can I solve this two problems. Reply fast my friends. I am waiting your valuable advise.
Rahul, 29 Mar 2017SAMSUNG GALAXY A5(2016)
*Best 20K Phone If You like samsung &a... moreSounds like you are quite clumsy. I never dropped it since i bought it. Just once in the wash basin when i was picking up my phone after washing hands.
As far as memory is concerned, i have installed 16gb class 10 memory card and made it adaptable internal storage rooting my phone. So no worries about shortage of storage.
When nougut is released i can flash it from Sammobile website using odin. So no worries about update as well.
Rahul, 29 Mar 2017SAMSUNG GALAXY A5(2016) PROS + *Aweasome phone *Best 20K Phone If You like samsung &a... moreHeavy gamers should opt for play station 4, even the flagship devices suffer with battery when playing graphic intensive games.
Lukas, 30 Mar 2017ok so i have a dilema. in my country a5 2016 and a3 2017 is absolutely for the same price and ... moreA3 (2107) has better camera and dust/water resistant. But it has smaller display (4.7 inch), less battery power but display does not support 1K HD as I have compare it to A5 (2106). My father uses a A5 and it is good reliable device and it will also get Android 7 Update in few weeks. So, unless you do not need dust/water resistant device and can handle a 5.2 inch device; than go for A5 (2016).
ok so i have a dilema. in my country a5 2016 and a3 2017 is absolutely for the same price and i don't know which one to buy. size doesnt matter, the most important things are camera and battery life. opinions?
Can someone please tell me which one is better for A5 (2016): Lollipop or Marshmallow?
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2017You don't need any protection on the screen. It's protected by gorila glass. I use to put keys... moreIt does take alot to scratch gorilla g4 however the camera lens cover is not protected by g4 so if u have any keys or other objects in your pocket the chances are that you may scratch the lens cover
Apolodor, 25 Mar 2017Bought this phone 11 months ago for 300 euros. I am going to list the pros and cons here
Pros... moreSAMSUNG GALAXY A5(2016)
*Best 20K Phone If You like samsung & want a trustworthy experience
*I dropped it many times even on the road with screen below ... i also dropled it from my table/hand/bed etc.. nothing happened
* but I cracked it when i was running and the phone dropped with its screen edge on ground (it cracked about 3 inch long)
*still the display & touch is normal
*amazing battery & fast charge
* brilliant display with aweasome colors
*No GYRO sensor
*I Am Not able to play heavy games
* becomes hot faster (doesn't matter if you will use a back cover)
*Need Nougat update :(
*2 GB Ram (But still performs outstanding) :/
*Storage Is Less (Just 16 GB)
* no 4K Rec. (but that doesnt affect really :) )
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2017I have a510f version is it exynos or snapdragon?I have SM-AF10FD and it has Exynos 7580. Install CPU-Z Application and it will tell you more about your phone chipset.
Apolodor, 25 Mar 2017Bought this phone 11 months ago for 300 euros. I am going to list the pros and cons here Pros... moreYou don't need any protection on the screen. It's protected by gorila glass. I use to put keys and phone in same pocket. Don't worry. It can't be demaged...
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2017I have a510f version is it exynos or snapdragon?Mine is a510f and it has exynos
Bought this phone 11 months ago for 300 euros. I am going to list the pros and cons here
Fenomenal battery life with fast charging
1080p display which looks awesome
It will get nougat soon
It is fast.
Poor 3d performance , must turn down settings even on low ( or take down resolution with game tuner)
Display scratches pretty easily
My screen protector is smaller than display surface