Samsung Galaxy A5 - Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria

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Samsung decided to keep things fresh in the non-premium market with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy A5.The A5 is a mid-budget smartphone with an all metal unibody. It was introduced into the market in December last year as it joins the A3 in the new range of more affordable Samsung smart phones.

Although the A5 doesn't feel as high class as the iPhone 6 or HTC One M8, its metal frame looks nice and classy. Unlike many of Samsung’s previous handsets, the back panel of the A5 cannot be removed and the battery cannot be replaced.

The Galaxy A5 is a selfie powerhouse with its 13MP rear camera, 5Mp front facing camera and enhanced new selfie settings like wide selfie and animated (GIF) selfie functions.

Key Features:

  • OS: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • CPU: 1.2GHz Quad-core Processor
  • Screen: 5.0 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Memory: 16 GB internal memory; microSD up to 64 GB
  • Camera: 13 megapixel Rear Camera. 5 megapixel front camera
  • SIM: Nano SIM
  • Status: Available in Nigeria. Released December 2014
  • Price: ₦76,000 @Konga; ₦76,500 @ Jumia
  • Click here to buy this phone from Jumia
  • Click here to buy this phone from Konga

Detailed/more specifications below..

The A5 comes with android's 4.4.2 (kit kat) OS. Its 1.2 GHz quad core processor sitting on its 2GB RAM is more than enough to browse heavy web pages, watch movies, music and keep multiple apps running at the same time.

Samsung impressed selfie lovers with a high quality camera but its 13MP rear camera spec is not as good as 20.7MP offered by Sony Xperia Z1 - a smartphone in its price range. However, the 5Mp front camera of the A5 is one of the best in the smart phone business and its just perfect for selfies.

The finger print scanner and the heart rate monitor which can be found in Samsung's other flagships like the Galaxy Alpha and the S5 are notably missing from the Galaxy A5.

More Specs:

General:

  • Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm (5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 in)
  • Colours: Midnight black, Pearl white, Platinum silver, Champagne gold
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 OS (KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Processor
  • Graphics Processor Unit (GPU): Adreno 306
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Networks:

  • 2G:GSM
  • 3G:HSDPA
  • 4G: LTE
  • SIM: Nano SIM

Display:

  • Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colours
  • Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
  • Size: 5.0 inches
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera:

  • Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels,
  • Video Recording: Yes, 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera: 5 MP

Internet/data/Connectivity:

  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • NFC
  • Infrared port

Memory:

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 64 GB microSD

Messaging:

  • SMS (threaded view)
  • MMS
  • email
  • Instant messaging
  • Push email

Battery:

  • Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
  • Standby Time:
  • Talk Time: Up to 15 hrs

Other features:

  • FM Radio
  • ANT+ support
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • MP4/WMV/H.264 player
  • MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk,
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

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