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With an excellent price-to-value ratio, the Samsung Galaxy A5 offers flagship features and the Samsung brand at an affordable price. Perfect for those who want a multi-function smartphone that's both for work and play.

As good looking as the premium 'S' range 

If you want a Samsung device without the heavy price tag then the Samsung A5 is right for you. Boasting a great camera, exceptional screen quality, powerful processor and sleek design. You’ll be impressed by how much value is offered with the A5 package.


If you were to place the A5 next to the Galaxy S7, you would find it hard to spot the difference. Considering the Samsung Galaxy S7 was one of 2016's best looking devices, that's a lot of praise. The A5’s proportions are flawless, keeping the bezel to a minimum and ever so slightly reducing the size to a 5.2” panel. The back is moderately curved, making the phone secure and easy to hold in one hand. The aluminium frame is finished with Gorilla Glass 4 to the front and rear, protecting your device from waist height drops.


The full AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy A5 provides an extra oomph to bright colours. Blacks are deep and inky whilst greens and reds aren't too oversaturated. The 5.2" display offers 1080p full HD resolution at 424 pixels per inch - punchy, sharp and not lacking in any detail. Whether you're playing games, browsing Facebook or watching YouTube, the screen is capable of delivering cinema-screen quality.


Another neat features with the new Samsung models, is the ‘Always On Display’ function. Many of us may be used to having to unlock our phone to check the time. Samsung wish us to wave goodbye to those days by creating a device that constantly shows information such as time, date and app notifications on the lock screen. Only taking up a small percentage of battery, this function will save time and power.


The enforced gorilla glass provides excellent protection from drops and falls. However, Samsung have also designed the A5 to be fully water & resistant. With a rating of IP68, the A5 is able to withstand rain, sweat, sand and dust. If you really want to push the limits, the phone can be submerged to a depth of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.


The rear-facing camera features 16 megapixel sensors that are reliable and proficient at capturing detailed shots with spot on colour accuracy. There's not need to hassle with confusing camera modes or manual filters. The A5 is designed to focus fast and efficiently, making photography a painless process. Whilst the camera suffers from a lack of image stabilization, it still takes great shots in low light conditions thanks to its fairly fast focusing and shutter speed. Both cameras also feature 1080p video recording, it may not be 4k quality but the fast focus action enables you to capture moments you would otherwise miss.

The front-facing camera matches the rear camera in terms of specs. Sporting another 16MP camera with f/1.9 aperture for good measure. Unlike most mid-range devices, the front-facing camera is far superior with its high pixel density. Selfies are ultra-sharp with the added HDR function, perfect for insta-holics!


Fitted with a brand new octa-core Exynos 7880 CPU and paired with 3Gb of RAM. By combining it's high clock sleep and powerful graphic ship, the device is capable of running multiple applications without succumbing to any issues. Great for loading up your favourite webpage or playing your favourite games. The A5 delivers on-demand performance when you need it.

The A5 has a 3,000mAh battery, which is similar to many flagship phones of 2017. Because the device has a lower resolution screen, battery life can last a day even with moderate to heavy usage. Included in the package is Samsung’s own smart charger. A high powered charger ramps the output to 9 volts, fully charging the phone within an hour.


Built with 32GB of internal storage for your favourite apps, images, games and videos. Also with the option to expand your memory with a micro SD card of up to 256GB.


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146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm (5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)


157g (5.54oz)


Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


5.2” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors


Android 6.0.1






12 MP, f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash, HDR. Video recording 1080p@30fps


Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones, Loud Speaker


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot


Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Messaging - SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser - HTML5

Java - No

- Fast battery charging

- ANT+ support

- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player

- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player

- Photo/video editor

- Document editor


Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery


Black, Gold, Blue, Pink

Network Unlocked?

Yes - currently every phone we sell is Network Unlocked - ready for you to use with your network carrier of choice.