Fast and beautifully designed, the Galaxy A5 (2016) is Samsung's best mid-range phone yet. If you're a current Samsung user and want something familiar that you can start using straight away, then you certainly won't be disappointed with the A5 (2016).
he Samsung Galaxy A5 6 is a brilliant refresh of an already solid smartphone, and one of the best mobiles you'll find (...) Dependable performance, solid battery life and great features like the excellent dual cameras and fingerprint sensor make it an essential purchase for those who desire flagship quality, but can't afford those premium price tags.
The Galaxy A5 is almost identical to the Galaxy S6, but with mid-range specs, a lower resolution display, and downgraded camera. However, the former actually surpasses the latter in other key areas, including battery life, and the availability of expandable storage, and depending on which features are important to you, the positives may far out-weigh the negatives.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a tough smartphone to pigeonhole. On the one hand, it looks as good as any flagship phone, and battery life is stupendous; on the other, the hardware inside isn't quite up to snuff, falling fractionally behind rivals.
The Galaxy A5 excels in terms of build and aesthetics, packs an excellent display, and offers very good battery life. We quite liked the quality of pictures it takes too, although the camera app could have been designed better. We also don't understand the reasoning behind ditching the notification LED.
Samsung clearly doesn't have as much interest in the mid-range as the high-end, but things are improving. It's a shame that a nice, S7-inspired, design and strong screen is let down by outdated software.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is a beautiful, but flawed smartphone. It's hard not to like, or at least appreciate its classy look and quality feel.
The Galaxy A5 (2016) isn't the superhero mid-ranger we wanted to see. It has a costume, but lacks powers.
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