The new series Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos are part of the Korean giant’s strategy of acquiring even “moar” market share, especially since the latest “happenings” with its archenemy (read Apple). I am referring of course at Q4 2014 when Apple’s sales surged dramatically while Samsung’s, well…long story short, Samsung needs an ace in its sleeve and with the A series and especially the Galaxy A5, it just looks like they did it finally.
Even if the A5 is not the top dog of the company, it fights a fierce battle in the mid-range niche and features a premium build quality among various other goodies.
Samsung’s strategy is pretty interesting, because for most of the people flagship droids (and Apple’s finest) are things that are usually admired from a distance, given the hefty price tag. The new Galaxy A5 promises a decent price tag, awesome looks and big brains, being a simple and affordable piece of gear for the “masses”.
This slick droid brags with its 5 inches wide super AMOLED display, with a pixel per inch density of 294ppi and a resolution of 1280×720.
Loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 / 64 bit chipset and powered by a quad-core Cortex A5 CPU@1.2 ghz and 2 GB of RAM, it looks solid enough to do even my laundry, and for those who know me, that’s pretty big business.
The camera on the A5 is am impressive 13 megapixels shooter capable of recording full HD 1080p@30 fps and the 16 gb of internal storage seems like enough for most users. If not, don’t worry because the good people from Samsung thought about you and provided the A5 with a micro-SD card slot for expanding the smartphone’s storage capacity.
Connectivity is top notch, with LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi and GPS and the battery is a 2300 mah unit.
What can I say, just go for it and let me know how it went 🙂