Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
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Samsung Galaxy A5 has been upgraded a little over a year after it was first launched. The new Galaxy A5 (2016) shares several similarities with the bigger Galaxy A7 (2016), but comes with a lower-capacity battery and lower RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 2016


Design and Display

Just like its bigger cousin, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) sports a premium design featuring metal and Corning Gorilla Glass. It is thicker now at 7.3 millimetres and also heavier at 155 grams.

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It will come in the same four colour variants as the Galaxy A7 (2016). The Super AMOLED display is bigger at a diagonal size of 5.2 inches and comes with an improved Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels for more immersive viewing experience.

Camera and Storage

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, just like pair on the Galaxy A7 (2016). The main shooter features an f/1.9 aperture lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS).

There is ample onboard storage of 16 GB for keeping photos, videos and other files. You will be able to expand storage by up to 128GB more using a microSD card.

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Performance and OS

A significantly more powerful octa-core Exynos processor, which is clocked at 1.6 GHz, sees to the heavy-lifting on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). This means it should be able to deliver impressive multitasking.

However, the 64-bit chip is paired with a smaller 2 GB of RAM, compared to the 3GB on the Galaxy A7 (2016). The smartphone boots Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system – a significant improvement on the 4.4 KitKat OS on its predecessor.

Other Features

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) will be equipped with a significantly larger 2900mAh battery, which most certainly improves on the 15 hours of talk time offered by the 2300mAh juicer on the original device.

Galaxy A5 (2015) features a fingerprint touch scanner with Samsung Pay support. Connectivity features include blazing fast 4G LTE Cat. 6 as well as 3G, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, ANT+ and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.

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Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is not yet available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, Samsung Galaxy A5 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N85,000 to N130,000 at launch.

You can also see the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core 2020, the Samsung Galaxy A21, the Samsung Galaxy M21, the Samsung Galaxy A31, and the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: 1.6GHz Octa-core Processor
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Numerous
  • Dimension: 144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 155 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM


  • Display: 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1280 pixels (424ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, OIS, HDR, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, 128GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE models only)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300Mbps (LTE model only)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes (LTE Model only)
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2900 mAh Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Specs and Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: September 3rd, 2022
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