Today, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 and the Samsung Galaxy A7 2016. These both smartphones feature almost identical specifications on paper, just differentiating in screen size and the battery capacity that they have. In this article, let’s cover the FAQ for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 edition. A similar article is available for the Samsung Galaxy A7 2016.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Pros

  • The phone has a great camera
  • A good fingerprint sensor
  • MicroSD card storage expansion

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Cons

  • The device is not running the latest Android version, the Android Marshmallow. It is still stuck with Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Coverage

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Hands on Overview, Good and Bad [Video]

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy A5 2016
Display5.2-inch, AMOLED
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor Octa-Core processor
ChipsetExynos Octa 7580
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2900 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight155 gms
Price INR 29,400

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The design on the Samsung Galaxy A5 hasn’t changed much from what we saw on the Galaxy S6 line. The A5 2016 features a similar design to the Galaxy S6 that was launched last year. Coming on to the build quality, the phone is built really well. It feels good in the hand, with its compact 5.2-inch screen size. The phone also features a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the back of the device.

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots.

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Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the phone has microSD card expansion up to 128GB.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Have a Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the Galaxy A5 has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the display for the protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- The display on the Galaxy A5 2016 is a super AMOLED Full HD display, with excellent colors and viewing angles. Samsung has pioneered the super AMOLED displays, and this phone does not boast anything less than the Samsung standard in displays.

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Question- Does Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, the phone supports Adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- Yes, the navigation buttons are backlit for the Galaxy A5 2016.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- The phone runs on the latest version of TouchWIZ, which is built on top of Android Lollipop 5.1.1.

Question- Is there any Fingerprint Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, there is a fingerprint sensor. This fingerprint sensor is placed in the home button on the front, just as all Samsung phones have. It is the same chip as they had in their Galaxy S6 lineup and hence it should be a good one. We were not able to test it on the show floor, but it should be good because of the Galaxy S6 fingerprint sensor that we’ve seen before.

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Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- Yes, Fast Charging is supported in the Galaxy A5 2016.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Right out of the box, you can expect to find 9.84 GB of free space, out of the 16GB storage that the phone has inbuilt. You can expand this storage with the use of a microSD card easily, though.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- There is a little bloatware installed on the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016, but it can not be removed without rooting your device.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- On boot, there is only 622 MB of RAM available, which seems really less for a phone with 2GB of RAM on board.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- No, it does not have LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG out of the box.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- No, it does not offer any themes out of the box for you to use.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- We were not able to test the loudspeaker of the Galaxy A5 2016 on the show floor so we can not answer this question yet.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- We were not able to test the call quality of the Galaxy A5 2016 on the show floor so we can not answer this question yet.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- The camera on the Galaxy A5 2016 is really good. It performs just as you’d expect a Samsung smartphone camera to perform. The pictures that were taken with the phone, either with the primary or the secondary camera, both come out to be good with details and colors. The rear camera is a better one definitely and even performs decently in low light situations.

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Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- Yes, we can play Full HD 1080p videos on the smartphone.

Question- Can Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 record slow motion videos?

Answer- No, it can not record slow motion videos out of the box.

Question- How is the Battery Backup on Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- We were not able to test the battery of the Galaxy A5 2016 on the show floor so we can not answer this question yet. We will definitely cover this in our battery overview soon.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- The phone is available in 4 different colour choices, Black, White, Gold, and Pink.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- Yes, you can set the display colour temperature on the Galaxy A5 2016 by going into settings and then display.

Question- Is there any inbuilt power saver in the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- Yes, there is an inbuilt power saving mode in the Galaxy A5 2016.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- The Galaxy A5 2016 features a Fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, and a compass.

Question- What is the Weight of Samsung Galaxy A5 2016?

Answer- The Galaxy A5 2016 weighs around 155 grams.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We were not able to test the heating of the Galaxy A5 2016 on the show floor, but we will test it out in our review that will be coming out really soon.

Question- Can Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, you can connect the Galaxy A5 2016 to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- We were not able to test the gaming performance of the Galaxy A5, but we will definitely test it out pretty shortly in our dedicated Gaming and battery review for the Galaxy A5 2016.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, mobile hotspot internet sharing is supported by the Galaxy A5 2016.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is definitely a good phone and it will impress the users, no matter what. We are looking forward to testing out the phone as soon as we get our hands on it in the office. You will be hearing more about this phone from us in the near future. Stay subscribed to GadgetsToUse to know more about this device and other devices that will be launched in the coming days.