THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A5 2016 EDITION HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. PLEASE SEE THE CURRENT SAMSUNG RANGE HERE.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Edition (SIM Free / UK)
If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.
The Galaxy A series has always been around to provide those who want a premium looking smartphone with something suitable, without breaking the bank or completely emptying your purse.
The Galaxy A5 is an affordable, standard-sized smartphone that still delivers top quality looks and standout smartphone features.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
Clove Technology provide the official UK specification Galaxy A5 (2016 Edition) from Samsung. This is sold factory unlocked and certified for use on all European networks.
For LTE compatibility outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator.
Reasons to buy the Galaxy A5 2016 Edition
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- 5.2" 1080 x 1920 Super AMOLED screen - deep blacks and low power consumption
- 13 MP camera with f/1.9 aperture - great low-light performance
- Octa-core processor and 2 GB RAM for good quality multitasking performance
- Premium metal and glass construction
Colour and memory variants
The UK specification Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016 Edition) is sold in black with 16GB of storage.
- UK SIM Free / unlocked Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 Edition handset
- UK mains charger
- Micro USB cable
Samsung produce a wide array of smartphones ranging from the flagship S series and experimental Note phones, right down to the basic, entry-level J phones.
The A series sits right in the middle of everything, providing mid-range power and performance, alongside a decent quality metal construction. When you pick an A series Samsung, you have an attractive and capable smartphone that doesn't empty your bank account!
The Galaxy A5 has a metal frame for a solid and weighty build which feels great in the hand. This is married to 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and back of the phone for a seamless looking display edge and scratch resistance.
One of the updates for this 2016 edition of the A5 is an improved 13 megapixel camera. For the first time on the A series, Samsung have included a f/1.9 aperture lens for better low-light imagery. The front-facing camera has also been upped to 5 megapixels for more detailed selfies and video-calling.
There's also a new fingerprint sensor hiding in the main home button. This can be used to unlock your screen, provide privacy protection to apps and files, as well as verifying purchases on Google Play and your Samsung account. There's also support for secure mobile payments!
An octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM power the Galaxy A5, a combination well suited to the rigours of modern browsing, streaming and downloading, capable of running multiple apps and games without slowing down. There's also Cat.6 LTE support (network dependent) for high speed data on the go.
Also included on the Galaxy A5 is hardware support for fast charging. With a compatible fast-charger, you can top up your phone's battery quicker than ever and reach an almost full cell from zero in under an hour (fast-charging works quickest with the phone powered off).
*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||Samsung Touchwiz|
|Speed||1.5GHz Octa Core|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615|
|Other||Adreno 405 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||128 GB|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 (~424 ppi)|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)|
|Speed||LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Functions||A2DP / EDR / LE|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)|
|Data||Micro USB v2.0|
|Power||Micro USB v2.0|
|Video Out||Yes, screen mirroring & third party products via "Samsung Quick Connect"|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume / Home|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Other||f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC / FLAC player|
|Formats||MP4 / WMV / H.264 player|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Capacity||Non-removable 2,900 mAh|
|Dimensions||144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm|
|Software||Google Play, Google Services, Samsung Apps|
|Other||Fingerprint sensor, fast battery charging|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a NANO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Does this phone have a removable battery?
Is this phone IP rated?