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Unboxing | Samsung Galaxy A5 | Hands On

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With the launch of the Galaxy Alpha last year, Samsung attempted a new metal frame based design philosophy that also influenced their last major flagship, the Note 4. Samsung recently launched the A3 and A5, which are based on the same design elements, but come with a mid-range price tag. We unbox and take a look at the new Galaxy A5 from Samsung.

Except for their display sizes, both the A3 and A5 look identical. There is nothing on the top as both the microUSB slot and 3.5 mm jack are placed on the lower end. On the right, you have the power button along with two SIM slots out of which the bigger slot can be used as a microSD card slot. On the left, you have the volume rockers and staying true its, ‘Samsungness’, the main button sits at the center below the display along with the capacitive touch buttons. The pearl white color of the device is fantastic.

In the box you get:

  • The Galaxy A3
  • Earphones
  • Charger + Cable
  • SIM Removal Tool
  • Information Booklet

The devices are marketed as selfie and camera friendly  and hence provide instant access to the camera from the lock screen. The touch felt responsive, and there were minimal lags in the time of use. The Galaxy A5 has a 1280×720 display which is a dissapointment as Samsung could have easily provided a Full HD display at the price.

 

The Galaxy A5 comes for a price of Rs. 25,500 and has more to offer than its younger sibling; the Galaxy A3. Stay tuned for the full review of the devices only on iGyaan.in.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy A5

Operating System Android 4.4.4
Screen Size 5.0 inch HD
Super AMOLED
1280×720 pixels
RAM 2 GB
Battery 2300 mAh
Processor  Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz
GPU Adreno 306
Front camera  5 MP
Rear Camera 13 MP
Price Rs. 25,500

 

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 1

The A3 and the A5 Compared : The A5 being the larger variant

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Happy Nagashetti
Happy Nagashetti
iGyaan Network's newbie Happy is a Technological Hedonist, Traveller, Photographer, Curious Humanoid and a giant foodie who is always pumped up for new adventures.
2 comments
animekid
animekid

how is Quad core powered phone by samsung is classified as Mid range? when we have octa core powered phones at that price or below? What exactly places a phone in Mid range? the price or the functionality?