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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

You can’t beat Samsung’s latest line-up of smartphones in The Philippines. In particular, the Samsung Galaxy series excels in the top range. Now with the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) in The Philippines, we have more options for a high performance, top-of-the-line smartphone. Find out more about the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) in The Philippines below.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) in The Philippines – Performance at its best

When it comes to Samsung Galaxy phones, you know you will get more than you bargained for! The same can be said about the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). Now a popular smartphone in The Philippines, the Samsung Galaxy A5 is the epitome of performance at its best.

Running the Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) prides itself in smooth apps and interchangeable interface. Coupled with the Octa-core (4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) and Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU options, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is picking up where the previous variant left. The Adreno 405 GPU makes processes at optimal performance for all your needs.

Ahead of the game in 2016

Of-course there are similar specs to the A5 released earlier, but the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is amazingly creative. With the options for storage of up to 16GB internal memory with 2GB RAM, along with microSD external storage up to 256GB, you will never look for space again. Certainly the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is one step ahead of the competition.

Camera specs bring out Samsung’s best. The rear camera, a 13MP f/1.9 28mm shooter has features like autofocus, LED flash and OIS. The front camera on the other hand, does more than just snap awesome selfies. It is a 5MP shooter that can capture video at 1080p. Amazing!

Samsung clarity

Rest assured that you will be getting Samsung’s much-loved Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours to brighten your life. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)’s vivid imaging is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4. To add to that, screen size is a whopping 5.2 inches with reduced bezels, making it look bigger than it is. Minimized bezels also allow for optimum viewing when watching HD videos.

Long lasting and more!

You won’t get a premature shutdown due to low battery in the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). Thanks to the Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery pack, you get continuous usage up to 16 hours talktime on 3G with 75 hours of music play. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) in The Philippines comes in variants of black, white, gold and pink, so you can customize your smartphone to your liking. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is the ultimate smartphone you want to get. Get it now with iprice!

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2016-07-18
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is one of those smartphones that, as soon as you take it out of your pocket, draws admiring glances. Just like Samsung's recent flagship devices, it's clad in glossy glass at the front and the rear. And just like those phones, it loo...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-14
Thankfully, the one thing the A5 (2016) hasn't inherited from the S6 is its premium price, as you can currently get one for around £290 SIM-free or £23-per-month on a contract. That puts it in prime Nexus 5X and OnePlus 3 territory, but there's no denying...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-07
Simple design, Allround decent performanceNone
While the hype for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge rages on, we should sometimes take a step back and take notice of the ones that don't get as much attention. Although Samsung has their flagship smartphones in the market we shouldn't forget about their other...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-01
Build QualityPhone Set UpFeaturesCamera & VideoBattery LifeThe Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is a mid-range smartphone from a trio of new releases, which includes the Samsung Galaxy A3.The Samsung Galaxy A5 should prove to be the most popular of these new phones...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-01
Samsung has upgraded its Galaxy A5 for 2016, and it's done a fantastic job on this mid-range Android phone . We review the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016. Updated with our video review . Also see: Samsung Galaxy A3 6 (2016) review and Samsung Galaxy A-series 2016...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-29
It's metal and glassGlass and metal are mostly the materials used for creating a solid and premium smartphone and yes, they've gone glass and metal to this one on the Galaxy A5 2016. Just like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7, the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 has a...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-23
While Samsung is better known for their flagship devices, the Korean company also makes all manner of mid-range devices for people who can't justify dropping 30K plus on a new phone. The A-series of phones fills the company's mid-range lineup, and the new...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-09
Great battery life, Solid cameras, Fingerprint sensorDejavu design, Old Android
Only £15.00 a month on TalkmobileSamsung Galaxy A5 6 (2016) Review: We've fallen hard for the Galaxy A5 6, Samsung's 2016 reboot of last year's original Galaxy A5, which supplies a premium mobile experience for just a shade over £300. Is this a Galaxy S7...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-28
Earlier last year, we tested the Samsung Galaxy A5 , and back then, it felt like a simplified version of Samsung's flagship, with the addition of a metal body. Now that Samsung's Galaxy S flagship series have embraced the metal body, the Galaxy A series s...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-28
During the launching event earlier today, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) shared the stage with its smaller sibling – the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016).Apart from a few minor downgrades, the Galaxy A5 (2016) is virtually the same as Galaxy A7 (2016) in terms of d...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-27
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Reviewed on 2016-04-11
I like Samsung's high-end, flagship smartphones and can recommend them to people without hesitation, but I couldn't do the same with the company's mid-range product lineup, until now. It's the first time I see potential. And that's mainly because of Chine...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-22
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) was launched in India last month. Samsung also launched the Galaxy A7 (2016) with the Galaxy A5. With the Galaxy A5 (2016), Samsung has brought in a fresh design as compared to 2015's A5. Is this new Galaxy worth spending your...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-21
Excellent build and design, Vibrant display, DualSIM plus storage expansion, Very good battery lifeNo notification LED, Slow focus speed for camera, Fingerprint sensor can be iffy, Absurd launch price
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Reviewed on 2016-03-16
Samsung announced the upgraded models of its mid range segment smartphone at the Samsung Forum 2016. The company launched two new smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 and Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 in India last month. The A5 is the smaller variant which c...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-16
Looks good, Compact and ergonomicSubpar performance, Camera needs to be better
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Reviewed on 2016-03-04
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Reviewed on 2016-03-01
superb screen, very good build, very long battery life, low emissions, expandable storage via microSD, fingerprint scannermiddling performance, nonremovable battery, slippery back side, PWM flickering
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Reviewed on 2016-02-05
Commendable build quality and styling, Fine camera experience, More than decent battery lifeTouchWiz is a shameful software experience, System performance isn't up to snuff, Ships with Android 5.1, when it should have been 6
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Reviewed on 2016-02-05
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Processor frequency

1.6 GHz

Processor cores



Display diagonal

13.2 cm (5.2")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


155 g


7.1 cm


7.3 mm


14.5 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

128 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Zoom capability
Face detection
Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Resolution at capture speed


Flash type


Video capture resolution (max)

1920 x 1080 pixels

Night mode
Smile detection


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

2900 mAh

Talk time (3G)

14 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

16 h

Continuous audio playback time

75 h

Continuous video playback time

14 h


Form factor


Colour of product


Fingerprint reader


Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription