Oppo A5 With 19:9 FullView Display, 4320mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

Oppo A5 With 19:9 FullView Display, 4320mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oppo A5 has been launched in China
  • The new Oppo smartphone features a dual rear camera setup
  • It comes with a price tag of CNY 1,500 (roughly Rs. 15,500)

Oppo A5 has been launched in China, after weeks of rumours and leaks. The latest model by Oppo features an illusion texture back panel that has been designed using a nano-scale microcrystalline technology. There is also dual rear camera setup, artificial intelligence (AI) powered selfie camera, and a display notch. The smartphone additionally comes in a variety of colour options and has a metal finish frame. A massive 4320mAh battery is available on board that is touted to deliver 14 hours of video playback or 11 hours of gaming on a single charge.

Oppo A5 price

The Oppo A5 price in China has been set at CNY 1,500 (approximately Rs. 15,500). The smartphone is currently available for pre-orders in China, while its sale will begin from July 13. Besides, it comes in Mirror Blue and Mirror Pink colour options.

Oppo A5 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo A5 runs ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 6.2-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) FullView display with an 19:9 aspect ratio and an 87.9 percent of screen-to-body ratio. The display panel is protected by a 2.5D curved glass panel. Under the hood, there is a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The handset has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, supported by an LED flash. On the front, an 8-megapixel sensor is available with an f/2.2 aperture. The front sensor is powered by a list of AI beautify features and capable of recognising up to 296 facial features.

Oppo has provided 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). In terms of connectivity, the Oppo A5 has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone also packs a 4230mAh battery and measures 156.2×75.6×8.2mm.

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Oppo A5

Oppo A5

  • KEY SPECS
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Display6.20-inch
Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Front Camera8-megapixel
Resolution720x1520 pixels
RAM4GB
OSAndroid 8.1
Storage64GB
Rear Camera13-megapixel
Battery Capacity4230mAh
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) First Impressions

Samsung, at its Southwest Asia Forum 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, announced details of its new Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2016 edition smartphones for the Indian market. The handsets were first unveiled last year in China, though the company had not disclosed anything about the availability of the two refreshed models outside China at that time.

The Galaxy A series was first launched in late 2014, and now the South Korean giant claims that it has contributed to increase in its worldwide 4G market share, along with the J-series. According toSamsung, its share in 4G devices increased from 25.9 percent in December 2014 to 60.6 percent in December 2015. The company however declined to share exact numbers.

We spent some time with both the new Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 2016 edition smartphones at the launch event and here are our first impressions.

At the press briefing in Kuala Lumpur, Samsung stressed that the new generation Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 are designed using glass and metal. This was evident when we first held the devices in our hands. Both the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and the Galaxy A7 (2016) take design cues from last year’s flagship, the Galaxy S6. Both phones have metal frames that give them a durable feel, while the rear has an all-glass look. You can see the body colour through the glass.

samsung_galaxy_a5_a7_2016_rear_ndtv.jpgSimilar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 series, the rear panels of the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) are very shiny, making it hard for us to photograph them without reflections. Despite the use of glass on the rear, we were confident of using both the devices without them slipping from our hands. The phones are comfortable to hold with one hand despite both having screens larger than 5 inches. The front panels on both are mainly dominated by their screens, with the Samsung logo embossed above. The speakers are housed on the bottom and they did sound louder than average, though not really exceptional.

The physical home button, which is a design touch found on the entire range of Samsung Galaxy devices, sits below the display on both phones, with the fingerprint reader embedded into its surface. Fingerprint recognition can be considered one of the biggest additions to the 2016 Galaxy A-series. Oddly, the units showcased at the launch event had their fingerprint scanners disabled for some reason. Samsung executives promised that the feature will be available in commercial units of both the Galaxy A5 (2016) and the Galaxy A7 (2016). On either side of the physical home button are the capacitive Recents and Back buttons which light up only when touched.

samsung_galaxy_a5_2016_fingerprint_ndtv.jpgHere are the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphones.

For the second-generation Galaxy A series, Samsung has used its in-house Exynos processors. The first-generation Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 used Qualcomm-based chipsets.

(Also see: Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) vs. Samsung Galaxy A7)

The Galaxy A5 (2016) is powered by an octa-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz clubbed with 2GB of RAM and has 16GB of inbuilt storage. The Galaxy A7 (2016) also packs an octa-core Exynos SoC clocked at 1.6GHz and 16GB of storage, but is equipped with 3GB of RAM. For displays, the Galaxy A5 (2016) features a smaller 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920-pixel) Super Amoled display while the Galaxy A7 (2016) sports a 5.5-inch full-HD Super Amoled display. Both phones have 13-megapixel rear cameras with LED flashes and optical image stabilisation (OIS), and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. The rear cameras on both the handsets feature f/1.9 aperture lenses. Much like the first-generation Galaxy A-series, the new Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) support 4G LTE. Samsung said that the units support LTE Cat. 6 connectivity which allows up to 300Mbps downloads. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, USB 2.0 and NFC connectivity options. Both phones come with dual-SIM support and Samsung has specified that the microSD card slot is separate from the second Nano-SIM slot, so you aren’t forced to choose one or the other.

samsung_galaxy_a5_2016_screen_ndtv.jpg(Also see: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) vs. Samsung Galaxy A5)

The Galaxy A5 (2016) is backed by a 2900mAh battery while the Galaxy A7 (2016) comes with a 3300mAh battery. Compared to the previous generation, both phones have improved battery capacities. To recall, the Galaxy A5 2015 edition included a 2300mAh battery and the Galaxy A7 came with a 2600mAh battery. Samsung has also added fast charging support to both phones. Ultra Power Saving Mode, which Samsung claims is loved by users in India, has also been added in the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) phones.

The software on the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) phones looked much the same as on the first-generation Galaxy A series with very minor tweaks and additions. Both phones run the company’s custom UI on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. Google and Microsoft apps, as also seen on other high-end Galaxy phones, are displayed prominently. We did not come across any major software changes in our limited time with the devices. Samsung said it has no current plans to release a Marshmallow update, when asked about possible timeframes for the new Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016).

samsung_galaxy_a7_2016_notifications_ndtv.jpgIn the limited time spent with the handsets, we observed that they handled multitasking and Internet browsing pretty easily without any lags. We will reserve our verdict on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) performance until we get a chance to put them through paces for a detailed review.

In our brief tests of the cameras, we found that images taken with the Galaxy A7 (2016) in normal indoor lighting were vibrant with accurate colours. The images taken with the Galaxy A5 (2016) under the same conditions had minor noise at the edges. Low-light shots on both phones also looked good. The cameras protrude slightly from the bodies, like the ones on other high-end Galaxy smartphones.

The front cameras on both devices also managed to capture some decent selfies. We will have to wait till we can run these phones through our full review process to decide whether the cameras on the second-generation Galaxy A5 and A7 are better than those offered by the competition.

Final Thoughts
The Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphones have been launched in India with price tags of Rs. 29,400 and Rs. 33,400 respectively. Both phones will go on sale starting February 15 and will be available in physical retail as well online through Snapdeal. To woo customers, Samsung also announced a bundled Airtel data plan which will give users up to 30GB of data free over six months.

samsung_galaxy_a7_2016_home_button_ndtv.jpgAt this price point, the biggest competitor to the Galaxy A5 (2016) is the OnePlus 2, which is currently retailing at Rs. 24,999. Motorola’s Moto X Style, priced at Rs. 29,999, is also available at around the same price.

The Galaxy A7 (2016), on the other hand, will have to take on Samsung’s 2015 flagship, the Galaxy S6, which is now retailing for Rs. 33,900 via the company’s official India e-store.

Disclosure: Samsung sponsored the correspondent’s travel and hotel for the event in Kuala Lumpur.

Missed the news? Here’s a list of all phones launched at MWC 2016 on one handy page – or catch our full Mobile World Congress coverage.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

DISPLAY

5.50-inch

PROCESSOR

1.6GHz

FRONT CAMERA

5-megapixel

RESOLUTION

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 5.1

STORAGE

16GB

REAR CAMERA

13-megapixel

BATTERY CAPACITY

3300mAh

See full Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) specifications
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

DISPLAY

5.20-inch

PROCESSOR

1.6GHz

FRONT CAMERA

5-megapixel

RESOLUTION

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 5.1

STORAGE

16GB

REAR CAMERA

13-megapixel

BATTERY CAPACITY

2900mAh

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2016 Samsung Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3: What’s New and Improved

2016 Samsung Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3: What's New and ImprovedSamsung finally took the wraps off its three new Galaxy A (2016) smartphones on Wednesday that are a definitive upgrade over its predecessors. The new smartphones namely Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016) feature metal build and will also be available in dual-SIM options. The Galaxy A7 (2016) is the most powerful among the trio, followed by Galaxy A5 (2016), and then Galaxy A3 (2016).

As compared to their predecessors, the three smartphones boast of bigger displays, higher screen resolutions, upgraded processors, more RAM, higher resolution cameras, faster LTE connectivity support, and larger batteries. Here is a list of features that the Galaxy A (2016) handsets sport over and above the original Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7.

1. Bigger display – Two of the three Galaxy A (2016) smartphones feature bigger displays than their predecessors. While probably aimed at offering a more immersive viewing experience and heightened productivity, on the negative side, increases the size of the smartphone. The Galaxy A3 (2016) andGalaxy A5 (2016) feature 5.2-inch and 4.7-inch display sizes respectively. For those unaware, the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones include 5-inch and 4.5-inch display sizes respectively. The Galaxy A7 (2016) however, has the same 5.5-inch display like its predecessor.

(Also see:  Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) vs. Samsung Galaxy A7)

2. Higher screen resolution – The second-generation Galaxy A smartphones not only feature bigger displays, but come with better screen resolution as well. While the original Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 sported qHD (540×960 pixels) and HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution displays respectively, their successors now sport HD (720×1280 pixels) and full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution displays respectively. Once again, there’s no change with Galaxy A7 (2016) as it features the same full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display panel.

samsung_galaxy_a7_a5_2016_rear.jpg3. Faster processors – While Samsung has not yet fully detailed what SoCs it is using on the three Galaxy A (2016) smartphones, it has bumped up the clock speeds and/ or cores in all cases. The Galaxy A3 (2016) packs a 1.5GHz quad-core processor as compared to Galaxy A3’s 1.2GHz quad-core processor, while the Galaxy A5 (2016) runs on a 1.6GHz octa-core SoC as compared to Galaxy A5’s 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. The Galaxy A7 (2016) houses a 1.6GHz octa-core SoC as compared to its predecessor’s 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC.

4. More RAM – Samsung has with the new generation of Galaxy A-series smartphones given more RAM to two of the three smartphones, which should result in a smoother UI and faster multitasking experience.The Galaxy A3 (2016) now boasts of 1.5GB RAM, which is 500MB more than what is present in the Galaxy A3. The Galaxy A7 (2016) houses 3GB RAM, which is 1GB bump from Galaxy A7’s 2GB RAM. The amount of memory on the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A5 (2016) stays the same at 2GB RAM.

(Also see:  Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) vs. Samsung Galaxy A5)

5. Higher resolution cameras, with OIS – Samsung has updated the optics of the new Galaxy A-series smartphones. The biggest difference is the inclusion of the optical image stabilisation (OIS) feature for two of the three smartphones, which should help deliver more stable shots and video capture. The Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) now come with the optical image stabilisation feature. Talking about an increase in resolution, the Galaxy A3 (2016)’s rear camera has been bumped up from 8-megapixels to 13-megapixels, while the 5-megapixel front-facing camera remains unchanged. Now, all three second-gen handsets pack 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras.

6. Newer Android version – The entire Galaxy A (2016) range now runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. The version brings Google’s Material Design mantra along with better eye-catching UI animations, multi-user login and new notification controls. The previous Galaxy A series came with Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. Samsung is yet to clarify when the new handsets will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

samsung_galaxy_a5_2016_white_rear_camera.jpg7. Support for increased microSD card capacity – Now users can store more content in the microSD cards and access it on their new Galaxy A (2016) handsets. While the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 come with 16GB inbuilt storage and supported external storage via microSD cards of capacities up to 64GB, their successors can support microSD cards with capacities up to 128GB. All three smartphones however bear the same 16GB of inbuilt storage.

8. Support for faster LTE connectivity – Two of three new Galaxy A-series smartphones also offer faster LTE connectivity over the older ones. It will help users browse the Web and access Internet-based app content faster on supported networks. Both the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) support LTE Cat. 6 connectivity, up from from LTE Cat. 4 of their predecessors, while the Galaxy A3 (2016) however remains the same with support for LTE Cat. 4 connectivity support. For those unaware, LTE Cat. 4 supports a maximum download speed of 150Mbps, while LTE Cat. 6 supports a maximum download speed of 300Mbps. Their maximum supported upload speeds are the same, at 50Mbps.

(Also see:  Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) vs. Samsung Galaxy A3)

9. Larger Battery Capacity – The battery capacities of the Galaxy A-series smartphones have also been upgraded with the second-generation smartphones. Samsung is yet to reveal the standby time and talk time of each of the new device. While the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 are backed by 1900mAh, 2300mAh, and 2600mAh batteries respectively, their second-gen counterparts house 2300mAh, 2900mAh, and 3300mAh batteries respectively.

Looking at the list of upgrades Samsung has thrown inside its brand-new Galaxy A-series smartphones, it is likely that the devices will be priced higher than the first-generation models. The company has yet to reveal pricing.

Missed the news? Here’s a list of all phones launched at MWC 2016 on one handy page – or catch our full Mobile World Congress coverage.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.6GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

3300mAh

See full Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) specifications
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

1.6GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2900mAh

See full Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) specifications
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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

Display

4.70-inch

Processor

1.5GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

1.5GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

2300mAh

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