Review Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos: stylish and expensive smartphone

Review Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos: stylish and expensive smartphone

Review Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos: stylish and expensive smartphone

Galaxy A5 is one of the most popular models from Samsung. The reason for the popularity – housing premium materials and an attractive design, powerful enough iron, and a solid set of communications capabilities. The price tag is not the most democratic, but consumers are mostly inclined to trust the advertised brand, for it pays. To obtain the right to own the device would have to leave the store from 346 to 390 dollars (actual at the time of writing). Sales started in early 2016.

Galaxy A5 frame is made of metal, coated with protective glass on both sides. The button “Home” installed a fingerprint reader. There are several color body: black, white, pink, and gold. Dimensions of the device: 71 x 144.8 x 7.3 mm. Weight: 155 g

Features Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos

Technical filling corresponds to the average level as for 2015, the beginning of 2016. Though many of the machine itself is perceived as a less expensive alternative to the flagship models.

CPU Galaxy A5

Result Antutu Galaxy A5 SM-A510FSamsung Qualcomm wants to press on the microchip market, so the new Galaxy A5 received the Exynos 7580: 8 cores with ARMv8 architecture, clock frequency of 1.6 GHz. Graphic System – Mali-T720.

Performance Processor at 615 Snapdragon and MediaTek MT6752 – even higher. The device copes with all the tasks, everything works smoothly and quickly. In AnTuTu smartphone is gaining 41,292 thousand points in the tests chip falls short of champions S6 / Edge, but to cope with any 3D-game on medium settings.

Memory Galaxy A5

Galaxy A5 have 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (5 GB takes about system). the MicroSD slot will increase the amount of free space to a maximum of 128 GB, but then you can not install a second SIM-card.

Review Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos: stylish and expensive smartphone

Autonomy Galaxy A5

The battery capacity is 2900 mAh. Despite the fact that this is not a very outstanding performance for this iron, perfectly optimized power consumption. Galaxy A5 enough for a day of active use at medium brightness, and for two days in the moderate mode. The manufacturer promises 14 hours of video playback. Supports fast charging: 1.6 hours for the machine has “regain strength”.

Camera Galaxy A5

The main photomodule shoots with a resolution of 13 megapixels, aperture of f / 1.9. In the settings you can find features such as continuous shooting, HDR, night mode, panorama and the option for manual ISO adjustment, exposure and white balance. In automatic mode, the device is sometimes not focused, but in daylight photographed is not worse than the Xperia top. Image sensor allows you to get an acceptable result, even at night.

Review Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos: stylish and expensive smartphone

Resolution of the sensor front camera – 5MP. For beautiful self-portraits have sliders for retouching skin, eyes and increase contraction of the jaw. Front-facing camera with an arm capable to shoot you in full growth.

Maximum resolution video recording – Full HD.

Display Galaxy A5

At the Galaxy A5 (2016) FullHD-display with wide viewing angles – traditional for the Galaxy matrix SuperAMOLED. Diagonal of 5.2 inches. If the colors seem too intense – you can adjust their temperature and contrast the different regimes.

The density of pixels per inch – 424 individual points do not see. Multi supports five simultaneous touches. Display protects the glass Gorilla Glass 4 with the curvature of 2.5D.

The display is one of the strengths of the smartphone, and find fault with it is very difficult.

Review Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos: stylish and expensive smartphone

Network opportunities Galaxy A5

The first Galaxy A was blamed for poor reception. Refusal of an all-metal housing solved the problem – at the new representatives back panel is covered with glass line. Galaxy A5 (2016) supports 2G GSM communication standards, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD. There are two slots for nano-SIM – one hybrid, the memory card. Supports NFC. GPS navigation works correctly and quickly.

Sound Galaxy A5

The main speaker is carried on the lower end: so the sound is not distorted when the smartphone screen is on the table top. Spoken – accurate mesh of the logo on the front side. Both qualitative: when the call is better to use one-third of the volume, so as not to initiate others into the conversation. Top smartphone has a second microphone for noise cancellation.

Software Galaxy A5

Galaxy A5 (2016) runs on TouchWiz Nature UX 5.0 – the basis of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Upgrade to Marshmallow be: A support line branding is not inferior to the premium S, although the exact timing of the company did not name.

You can open two apps on the screen and drag and drop content between the windows – before the mode only worked on flagship and PHABLET Note.Dva applications on one screen

Samsung is working with Microsoft, so device preinstalled package Office and OneDrive with 100 GB of storage for free.

Review Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos: stylish and expensive smartphone

The differences between the Galaxy A5 SM-A510F and Galaxy A5 A500H

In fact, A5 SM-A510F – an improved A5 A500H. Let’s see how the new version has changed compared to the previous. New features in the A5 in 2016:

  • In comparison with the 2014 model increased with HD resolution up to FullHD, and c diagonal of 5 to 5.2 inches.
  • Place a 4-core Snapdragon 410 took a more powerful 8-core processor Exynos 7580.
  • The camera module is added to the optical image stabilization system, the diaphragm has risen to f / 1.9, but the cut interface functionality.
  • The battery capacity has increased by 600 mAh, added the possibility of rapid charging.
  • There was a fingerprint sensor.
  • Initially the A5 A500H working on Android 4.4, and then received an update to version 5.0.2. The A5 SM-A510F out of the box installed Android 5.1.1, TouchWiz shell and set the same as in Samsung’s top models.
  • The new model looks more solid, was added to the glass materials of the case. Also smart weight by 32 grams.

As a result, Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510F (2016) Duos in many respects superior to its predecessor. Given that some stores still sell the old version for 352 dollars, the advantage clearly on the side of A5 SM-A510F.

Pros and cons Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A510F


  • display;
  • good design, premium materials of the body;
  • good camera, with some reservations;
  • the battery can withstand day at a moderately resistive load (rapid charge);
  • relatively powerful hardware, which is enough in 2016 to head.


  • problems autofocus in the camera;
  • fingerprint sensor may not work the first time, if the wet finger;
  • slippery, it is easy to drop;
  • price;
  • protective glass Gorilla Glass 4 managed to scratch a little table knife.

Review Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

Despite the deep convictions Samsung brand fans, the cost of this device is not low. There are at least a few manufacturers that manufacture smartphones with the same or even more cool iron, while their products are cheaper, but the quality – level. And if a close eye on costs – yes, a very worthy device with a previously described the ins and outs.