Samsung Galaxy A5 Unboxing

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Samsung announced the Galaxy A series smartphones, the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 with all metallic build. We got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy A5 that is currently the top-end variant in the new A series. We picked up the smartphone from Hong Kong for around US$ 480. Check out the unboxing below.

Box Contents

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  • Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone in Pearl White
  • In-ear earphone with microphone and earbuds
  • SIM ejector tool
  • 3-pin 5V-1.55A wall charger
  • micro USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide and warranty information

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It has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display. It is actually a PenTile screen in which you can clearly see the PenTile matrices. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, similar to the Galaxy Mega 2. It runs on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box. There is a 5MP front-facing camera.

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It has dual nano SIM slots on the right side. An interesting addition is that the secondary SIM slot can also be used as a microSD slot when required. The Galaxy A5 has 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The smartphone is 6.7mm thick and weighs just 123 grams.

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It has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash. The metal build is brilliant, in fact it is better than the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. It has a uni-body design, so the back cover is not removable. There is a built-in 2300 mAh battery. The Galaxy A5 is expected to launch in India soon. Hope Samsung would price it right since the specifications are not top-end.

Srivatsan contributed to the report

Author: Varun Krish

Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge , Apple iPhone 6S Plus & Nexus 5X. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish