If you’re after an affordable take on a Samsung Android phone, the Galaxy A5 combines waterproofing with decent performance.
Samsung sells the Samsung Galaxy phones, such as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 as its premium line of phones. If you want something substantially cheaper, the Galaxy J phones are where Samsung serves the genuine budget market. The Galaxy A series, including the Samsung Galaxy A5, sits in the middle, offering a slew of features that at one point would have been exclusive to premium handsets.
- Features a 5.2-inch Full HD screen and a curved glass back.
- Boasts a water-resistance rating of IP68.
- Twin 16MP cameras provide plenty of fidelity for both selfies and traditional photography.
- Built-in camera filters allow for quick and easy tweaks to photos on the fly.
- Powered by a custom Exynos processor designed for mid-range performance.
- Can't match the likes of the Galaxy S7, but still capable of solid performance in day-to-day tasks.
- 3,000mAh battery with the promise of all-day longevity.
- Support for USB-C fast charging.
Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy A5
Premium power for the budget-conscious
The Galaxy A5 applies Samsung's premium polish to the mid-range smartphone space, delivering a slick and capable handset at an affordable price point.
- Samsung sells the Galaxy A5 directly on its site for $499, but you can find it selling for $400 or less at online retailers.
- The Galaxy A5 is also available on contract through Vodafone.
Samsung Galaxy A5 specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5.2 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||424|
|Rear camera megapixels||16MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/1.9|
|Front camera megapixels||16MP|
|Front camera aperture size||f/1.9|
|Dimensions||146.1mm x 71.4mm x 7.9mm|
|Network category speed||Category 6|
|Operating system||Android 6|
|External storage support||Up to 256GB|
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