- Samuel Gibbs , The Guardian
Samsung’s new Galaxy A5 combines a sleek new design with decent specifications to create a compelling mid-range smartphone that looks much better than its competitors.
- Mike Lowe , Pocket-lint
It's the marvelous exterior where the Galaxy A5 really wins points, acting as a hint of things to come from future Samsung phones.
Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)
Brilliant display, solid build quality, good battery life
The display is good quality despite the drop in resolution
Good sizzle, little substance
Sturdy and Light but Too Expensive
A cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S6
Cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S6, but there are better deals if you look at last year's flagship
A cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S6, but there are better deals if you look a last year's flagship
A mid-range smartphone with high-end looks and feel
The Galaxy A5 is a solid, perfectly usable and attractive mid-range smartphone, which is unusual for Samsung, which has a habit of making its lower-priced smartphones frustrating to use.
It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of current flagship smartphones, but is thin, light and has enough processing power to get most jobs done without issue. It looks and feels like a premium smartphone, which most mid-range handsets do not.
The A5’s biggest problem is its lower-priced competition, including the Motorola Moto G, which has similar specifications and a smooth... Full review
Marvelous exterior, mid-range interior
As a nod to where Samsung is heading with design, the Galaxy A5 is a great example of quality. Indeed, we'd rather have one in the pocket than the flagship Galaxy S5 - but that's just about to be replaced with the S6 come April, which fuses the best of both design and power worlds together.
If you're looking for a slender, attractive phone that has the main necessary feature set on board then the Galaxy A5 does a grand job. Although the particularly savvy will shop around, and with the likes of the more capable Sony Xperia Z3 Compact now available around a similar price point that m... Full review
Overall screen quality, excellent responsiveness
What's happened, Samsung? The brand's rushed and rather desperate attempt to claw back its monopoly of the mobile market by clumsily producing a series of duplicates has spawned a Galaxy A—a series which has struggled to garner interest, while its competitors teem with better-equipped products at more appealing prices. Sure, the A5 isn't all that bad—it has a good Amoled screen, a rather elegant design and solid responsiveness—but, considering Samsung's current ranges, the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Mini serve more or less the same purpose. The A5 takes the middle ground a... Full review
Sleek and Sturdy Phone with amazing specs.
Manuals / User Guides
- Samsung Galaxy A5 Manual (PDF)
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