The Galaxy A5 is a slim smartphone from Samsung, with a five-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen, Android 4.4 “KitKat” operating system, and powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU. It has 2 GiB of RAM and 16 GiB storage space, a 13 MP main camera, and a 5 MP frontal camera. Let’s take a good look at it.

The model number of the sample we reviewed is A500M.

Figure 1 shows the box of the Samsung Galaxy A5.

Samsung Galaxy A5Figure 1: box

Inside the box, besides the smartphone, you will find a wall charger, USB cable, earphones, extra inserts for the earphones, and a user manual.

Samsung Galaxy A5Figure 2: accessories

Figure 3 reveals the Samsung Galaxy A5. The three buttons required for Android are below the screen, being the “home” a physical butotn and the other ones touch buttons. The frontal camera for “selfies ” is at the top right corner. The front of the phone is covered with Gorilla Glass 4.

Samsung Galaxy A5Figure 3: the Galaxy A5


Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.