Samsung has recently launched the new Galaxy A5 2016. The new Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is essentially the new generation model of the capable A5, and comes with great new capabilities and major upgrades to woo customers in this highly competitive market. For the Samsung smartphone aficionados, the new Galaxy A5 2016 is certainly a great new buy, as it is a great mid-ranger and also the cheapest model from Samsung to offer a fingerprint sensor that is so much popular nowadays and a great security feature for protecting your private data.
However, the new Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 has got tough competition, as the capable previous Galaxy A5 model is still available in the market, while there are also lots of other great smartphone models that offer similar capabilities. Thus, before one simply goes for the new Samsung Galaxy A5 2016, which is rather expensive, it is better to study the market once for similar handsets. And some of them also come at more affordable price points.
Now, if you are already impressed with the features and the new specs upgrades of the new Galaxy A5 2016, but is still pondering whether to go for it or any of its market rivals, here’s a little help. We present a brief look at the top 5 market rivals of the new Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 to help you decide:
Google Nexus 5X (from LG):
The very capable and impressive Google Nexus 5X that has been manufactured by LG, has been rated as one of the best smartphones of 2015. This sleek and superbly light smartphone comes with a 5.2 inch display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels along with 423 ppi pixel density that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for display protection.
The mobile gets powered by Cortex A53 Quad core 1.44 GHz & Dual Core Cortex A57 1.82 GHz processor with 2 GB Ram. The smartphone runs on the latest Android Marshmallow OS version. The smartphone gets a great quality 12.3 MP primary camera with dual-tone LED Flash, and a 5 MP selfie camera at front. The Nexus 5X comes with a non-removable 2700 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, and all latest connectivity options.
Coming straight from Google, the Nexus 5X is certainly the Android smartphone lovers’ great choice. Most importantly, it is available starting from as low as Rs. 21,999, which is why we think it is the topmost competitor of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2016.
HTC One A9:
The HTC One series has been a sensational hit in the market, and rightly so, as it offers stunning looks combined with great capabilities. The HTC One A9 comes packed with a 5.0 inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution and a higher 441 ppi and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The handset comes powered by an Octa core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset along with 2 or 3 GB of RAM model options. It runs of Android Marshmallow or is upgradable to the same. The HTC One A9 comes with a 13 MP primary rear camera with Dual LED Flash and a 4 MP secondary front snapper. It also offers loads of features along with fingerprint sensor, has all modern connectivity options and draws power from a non-removable 2150 mAh battery.
It is a bit steeply priced at Rs. Rs. 30,479, but nevertheless a worthy buy.
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual:
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual is yet another stunning and capable model. It gets a massive 6 inch IPS LCD screen, but is little less sharp than the Galaxy A5 2016 as well as the above competitors, as its screen resolution stands at 1080 x 1920 pixels resulting in 367 ppi pixel densities.
This smartphone packs in a Cortex-A53 Octa core 1.7 GHz processor that gets the support of 2 GB of RAM and is based on the Android Lollipop OS. Its primary draw point apart from the large display, are its snappers. It offers a 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash and a massive 13 MP front camera that is also equipped with LED Flash to offer great snaps both ways. The mobile phone draws its juice from a 2930 mAh battery pack and offers all connectivity options, but does not offer fingerprint sensor for those it matters.
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual is currently priced at around Rs. 24,449.
Among the more affordable options the OnePlus 2 is a really good option. This smartphone model gets an IPS 5.5 inch LTPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 ppi pixel density and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The mobile phone comes powered with Quad core 1.56 GHz Cortex A53 and Quad-core Cortex A57 1.82 GHz processor with the option of 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM. It runs on the Android Lollipop. The OnePlus 2 offers a 13 MP primary camera with Dual Flash and a 5 MP secondary shooter for selfies. It comes packed with a good non-removable 3300 mAh battery and offers all connectivity options and a fingerprint sensor among many other features.
The OnePlus 2 comes at an attractive price tag of around RS. 17,999.
Gionee Marathon M5:
This one is another stunning looking handset and also currently the cheapest of the lot being compared here. The Gionee Marathon M5 gets a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, but with a lesser resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 267 ppi along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance.
The smartphone is powered with Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 chipset with 3 GB of RAM. It runs of the Android Lollipop OS version as well. This handset offers a 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 5 MP front facing camera. It draws its juice from a massive 6020 mAh non-removable battery, which offers awesome backup to impress those who can’t stop gaming. However, it does not offer fingerprint sensor.
The Gionee Marathon M5 can be currently obtained for as low as around Rs. 12,600.
For those uninitiated, here’s also a brief look at the new Samsung Galaxy A5 2016:
– The Galaxy A5 2016 offers improved looks, display and built quality. It gets a beautiful new glass and metal premium design.
– It comes with 5.2 FHD Super AMOLED screen with 1080×1920 pixels resolution and 424 ppi pixel density along with latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
– It gets an Octa-core Snapdragon 1.6 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.
– It gets 13 MP rear shooter with 13 MP with LED Flash and 5 MP selfie snapper.
– The Galaxy A5 2016 gets a 2900 mAh battery with fast charging technology and obviously comes with fingerprint sensor as already mentioned earlier.
At Rs. 29,400, the new Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 is definitely a great latest smartphone to buy. However, whether to go for it or any of its above mentioned rivals is a decision for you to make.