Samsung A5 Duos is an attempt by the Korean company to silence its critics who panned the company for coming out with cheap plastic phones in their medium range offerings. Samsung A5 Duos is a medium range phone with a premium look. This metal phone has a very sleek look; it weighs just a 123 grams and has chamfered edges that really add to the appeal of this rather elegant device.
While looks definitely matter, functionality is pretty important as well. This is where Samsung has outdone itself; the phone has a 5 inch super AMOLED display that despite not being a Full HD is very vibrant with great viewing angles that hold up even in broad daylight. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protects the display.
A5 Duos runs on Android v4.4.4 KitKat and has a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. While this might not sound like much the phone does manage to provide flawless transitions through apps and works perfectly even when multitasking. A 2GB RAM might be the key to this satisfactory performance. A 16GB internal memory that can be pumped up to 64GB through microSD slot is enough for most users.
The phone has 2 cameras, a 13MP rear one and a 5MP front camera for those all important selfies. A Li-Ion 2300mAH batter allows for long usage without frequent charging, however the sleek unibody design entails a non-removable battery. Thus power changes are not possible.
This is the handset to choose if you are looking for some seriously classy look without a seriously classy price tag.
|Size||Dimensions||139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm (5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 in)|
|Weight||123 g (4.34 oz)|
|General||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2014, November|
|Display||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inches (~294 ppi pixel density)|
|Ringtones||Type||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Customization||Loud Speaker 3.5mm Jack|
|HSCSD||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|Features||OS||Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Colors||Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold|
|Camera||13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|-- ANT+ support - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - MP4/WMV/H.264 player - MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player - Photo/video editor - Document viewer
|Card Slot||microSD, up to 64 GB|
|Shared Memory||16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Battery||Type||Non-removable Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery|