Samsung Galaxy C5 was the first official member of the Samsung C-Series of more affordable metal-clad smartphones that promises to deliver awesome performance and superb photography. The upper mid-range device packs a sharp Full HD display, robust cameras, an octa-core processor and an impressive 4GB RAM.
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Design and Display
Available images of the Samsung Galaxy C5 reveal an elegant, sleek device. Samsung is not known for ugly devices, anyway. The body appears to be made of metal, which is just what you would ordinary expect of a smartphone at its expected price point.
This is an ultra-slim device at a thickness of only 6.7 millimetres. Samsung Galaxy C5 sports a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display. This promises awesome colours and superb image quality with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
Camera and Storage
If camera is an important criterion to you for buying a phone, then you are probably going to love the Samsung Galaxy C5. It rocks a sturdy 16-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash on the rear.
This is accompanied by a powerful 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for awesome selfies. Buyers get abundant 32 GB or 64 GB of onboard storage. If the storage space isn’t sufficient for your needs, the Samsung Galaxy C5 will accept microSD for expansion.
Performance and Other Features
For the innards, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 CPU provides the processing power needed to get tasks executed smoothly on the Samsung Galaxy C5.
The chipset consists of two quad-core processors – one is clocked at 1.2 GHz, while the other is faster at 1.5 GHz.
Buyers should expect glitch-free performance and awesome responsiveness with substantial 4 GB of RAM on offer. The Samsung Galaxy C5 boots Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system so amazing user experience can be expected.
Juice will be provided by a 2,600mAh battery, which some might say does not appear promising – that’s our much we have been spoiled for choices.
This juicer would have been awesome several years ago, but not so these days with many higher-capacity units around. The Samsung Galaxy C5 offers LTE capability for lightning-fast browsing and downloading speeds.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung Galaxy C5 is not yet available in Nigeria or Kenya. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in both countries. Samsung Galaxy C5 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 100,000 Naira to 180,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.
Samsung Galaxy C5 has opened for pre-order in China with the 32GB model selling for 2,199 CNY and the 64GB model going for 2,399 CNY. Price in Kenya is expected to start at 34,000 KSh.
Samsung Galaxy C5 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy C5:
- Platform: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
- Processor: Octa-core Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core and 1.5GHz quad-core (Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617)
- GPU: Adreno 405
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Gold, Pink Gold, Dark Gray
- Dimension: 145.9 x 72 x 6.7 mm
- Weight: 153 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.2-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB or 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: 2600 mAh (Non Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: up to 237 hours (4G LTE)