Samsung A5-Affordable 5.2-Inch Phone For Youth
Samsung’s Galaxy A range of smartphones is designed for a younger, trendier crowd who can’t afford its higher end flagships, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Announced late last year, the updated 2016 versions of these phones sport metal bodies similar to the S6 Edge, with shared design cues such as rounded edges and shiny glass rears.
While the specs can’t quite compare with the Edge, the new Galaxy A phones will pretty much knock your socks off in the looks department, and really only vary depending on the screen sizes of the phone. For the Galaxy A5, this 5.2-inch handset goes for the balanced approach. It’s neither as small as the 4.7-inch A3, or as large as the A7 with its 5.5-inch display. Specs-wise, it’s as powerful as the larger A7 — and a lot more capable than the smaller A3.
By covering a variety of sizes with its new 2016 A range, Samsung is hoping to resonate with its chosen market segment of younger folks, though the A5’s slightly higher price bump compared to the A3 may be off-putting for budget-conscious folks.
Unlike the cheaper A3, the A5 comes packing a fingerprint sensor on the home button — a feature found mostly on Samsung’s higher-end phones, such as the S6. If you value security for your devices, well, this could help. Samsung’s Super AMOLED panels have always offered eye-catching vivid colors and bright displays, and the A5’s full-HD 5.2-inch screen shines at this.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes packing an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, which should be enough even for gaming. Its 13-megapixel rear camera shouldn’t have any issues letting you take great pictures, and the 2,900mAh built-in battery features fast charging as well.