Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Spotted In Retail Stores, Priced At Php 19,990


Samsung’s new A5 is here

Samsung announced the 2016 version of the Galaxy A5 back in December, and it seems the new device has made its way to the PH rather quickly after that. Someone already spotted the device on sale in a store in Robinson’s Place Ermita bearing a price tag of Php 19,990.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) specs

  • 1.6GHz octa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch Super AMOLED HD display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, OIS, AF, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, fingerprint scanner, NFC
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 2900mAh battery


The new version of the A5 has a smaller bezel and consequently, better screen-to-body-ratio, as well as OIS and a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button and an overall bigger battery life.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Samsung Galaxy A8 owner here! A9 and A7(2016) has much better specs… wondering if i shoud’ve waited for this device??? LOL.

  2. At this size, 1080p definitely is not overkill. This should have a better stamina than s6. IOS camera sounds promising too. Just wish Samsung isn’t too lazy to update or if it cared at all to update its midrange devices.

  3. 12 out of 16gb ang kinain ng system noong kinakalikot ko ang a5 sa samsung showroom. Kahit pa sabihing may sd card slot rip-off pa rin na 4gb lang ang usable internal storage.

    1. Hindi (po) ata tama yun. Maraming demo software (especially games) na loaded, full version, plus yung retail mode software. Mga 10-11GB usable space naman nun, nung sa demo unit dito sa Subic…

    2. This or an old LG G2?

      They’re ESSENTIALLY comparable – 5.2in 1080P, 13MP+OIS, A5 ’16 has a microSD card slot and guaranteed Marshmallow update. But LG G2 has an Ungodly battery life, nakakatagal ang unit ng kuya ko 6 HOURS screen on time sa constant WiFi use (WALANG root or CM, stock software btw,) at ang Snapdragon 800…

    3. I bought mine today and I have 8gb out of 16gb. Not bad, my other zenfone 5 has 12gb of usable storage when i bought it 2 yrs ago.

  4. i bought my samsung a7 6 here in vietnam for only 473 us dollar .. is that cheap or expensive compare to philippines’ price? .. thanks

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