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My Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

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Samsung Galaxy A5 Review

 

What's in the box

 

 

 

Samsung Galaxy A5 phone
USB charger cable
Headphones
Battery

 

Specifications


Weight 123g
6.7mm thickness
2GB Ram
Super AMOLED 5 inch screen
13mp camera
16GB Storage with Micro SD slot

 

My Review

 

The phone is very thin & light weighing in at a nice 123g. The thinness of the phone is 6.7mm which I at first thought might be bad but I actually quite like it. It's light compared to the iPhone 6 which looks thin & light but is actually a lot heavier.

 

The screen size is 5 inches, I was after a bigger phone as I was bored of the smaller phones & I was deciding whether to choose the A3 or A5, the A5 won me round on the screen size & thinness. Also I wanted a new Samsung because I like their cameras & the quality is superb.

 

 

Inside the phone is a very good long lasting battery. I can use it a lot heavier than an iPhone as the battery life on heavy usage every day & still have at least 30-35% left before back on charge. A normal charge will last me a day but sometimes it will stretch to 2 days.

 

Camera quality is superb, very clear photos, no blurriness, stays in focus, zooms in on faces in the picture, this phone is actually built to do selfies which is the latest craze. The rear camera is 13mp front camera is 5mp which is to be expected as you only really use the front camera for selfies or video calling.

 

 

Talk time is excellent, you can talk for ages without using excessive amount of battery, call quality is pretty good but not if you have people being loud around you.

 

Now to the Android OS

 

The phone comes pre installed with KitKat 4.4.4 but once the phone is set up it will download & update to Lollipop 5.0.2. Has the standard features that anyone expects in settings though 3G is known as H on android. You have all the pre installed Samsung & Google apps which I have found useful such as Samsung Smartswitch, I used that to download all my contacts to my A5 from my iCloud account.

 

 

Customisation

 

With Android you have a lot more freedom to customise & personalise the phone to the way you like, you can get many launchers on Google play to download then you open the apps to find new themes to put on your phone or icons, keyboards etc

 

 

The phone runs very fast & smoothly. It has 2GB of ram running on Snapdragon 410 Without any issues. I strongly recommend this phone. Much better than previous phones I have used. I will never go back to iOS. I love the freedom of android too much.

 

Pros

 

Excellent battery
Superb camera
Freedom to customise

 

Cons

 

Call quality is great but not if someone is near you being loud

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@Toby wrote:

Very nice job @Anonymous.

 

I like how you use pictures at the right moments slight_smile


Thanks @Toby i just seem to pick the right shots at the right moments

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Anonymous
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Lovely review @Anonymous,

 

Personal, clear and to the point! Just how I like it Hero

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@Anonymous wrote:

Lovely review @Anonymous,

 

Personal, clear and to the point! Just how I like it Hero


Thanks very much @Anonymous

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Nice review @Anonymous slight_smile
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@blissgirl wrote:
Nice review @Anonymous slight_smile

Thanks @blissgirl

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Great review lovemyphone and what a lovely rainbow, let me guess where you live, The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales erm.......Scotland or even Wales!   Somewhere in the UK anyway, am I right?

Samsung are laughable, I'd rather give £900+ to charity and I have, Dove House Hospice, Hull.
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Well you missed  Midlands/Warwickshire...We get very nice rainbows here as well....Happy Dance

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@mieinhull1969 wrote:

Great review lovemyphone and what a lovely rainbow, let me guess where you live, The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales erm.......Scotland or even Wales!   Somewhere in the UK anyway, am I right?


All lovely places @mieinhull1969 :). Do you live in one of those areas?

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Very nice review @Anonymous ..and welcome to the joys of android tongue x

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@Cairdeas wrote:

Very nice review @Anonymous ..and welcome to the joys of android tongue x


@Cairdeas I think the A5 has been relegated to 'back up' phone now?

The review was actually written in September and from his signature @Anonymous appears to have reverted back to the 'dark side' LOL

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