Mobile Phones: Samsung Galaxy A5 2016
News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy A5 2016
Samsung Pay officially launches in Malaysia for more Samsung phones and more banks and loyalty cardsLast Updated: Feb 24, 2017
After the preview with Maybank and Samsung Pay, Samsung Malaysia Electronics has officially launched their contactless electronic wallet Samsung Pay for more Samsung phones (Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy A7 2016, Galaxy A5 2016, Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017) and more supported banks. While Maybank is still the only bank that supports debit and prepaid cards, CIMB, Citibank and Standard Chartered credit cards are now supported on Samsung Pay. Hong Leong bank is expected to join the pack shortly with other banks set to join up eventually.
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2017
As of 5 January 2017, both the Samsung Galaxy A7 and A5 (2017) smartphones were revealed in Malaysia for RM1899 and RM1699 respectively. While we're on this topic, we actually did a comparison between the original Galaxy A series to the Galaxy A series (2016) last year, so this begs the question - Should you upgrade your Galaxy A series (2016) to the latest Galaxy A (2017) models? Read below to find out!
Samsung Malaysia Electronics turning mySamsung app into a one-stop application for all things SamsungLast Updated: Nov 03, 2016
As we enter a brand new month, Samsung Malaysia Electronics has recently updated their mySamsung app to further help their customers to manage their devices, providing easy and direct access to customer service representatives, as well as enjoy Samsung ownership privileges.
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016
Apart from selling devices, Samsung is also involved in other businesses, which includes shipping, construction and even white goods. One of the features that they have introduced previously is Samsung Pay – a payment system that allows Samsung phones to be used as payment instead of cash. It seems that Malaysia is next on the list of countries to have this payment system as Samsung users have been prompted with an invitation to join the Open Beta trial locally.
Last Updated: May 17, 2016
Hey Samsung fans, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is doing an exclusive Samsung Galaxy Life reward for the Galaxy A 2016! Starting today until 30 June 2016, you can redeem a special RM200 off for purchase of either the Galaxy A5 2016 (RM1599) or Galaxy A7 2016 (RM1899) in any Samsung store or authorised dealership.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2016
Sometime today Samsung released three video commercials highlighting their Samsung Galaxy A series in terms of design, camera and mobile payment. These short promotional videos show off the metal and glass designs of the phones, their f/1.9 camera with OIS in action, and the seamless process of paying with Samsung Pay. Well, if you haven't heard of Samsung Galaxy A (2016) series, the series includes the model Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A9 (2016). The first three were recently launched in Malaysia but check out their short promotional videos below.
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016
If you know Xiaomi, then you should also know that they're quite popular for selling affordable and economical smartphones over the years. And even though that's the case, their smartphone devices are not to be underestimated as they perform quite well too. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is no exception, and for 2GB RAM + 16 storage at only RM749, while the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage (this is the one we're reviewing) priced at RM849, the Redmi Note 3 could be the affordable king of the year. The Redmi Note 3 is also the first Xiaomi device to go full metal and features their first fingerprint sensor, but how did the smartphone perform? Read below to find out.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2016
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro has officially made it, with an official listing in China for 3599 RMB (RM2188). The largest of the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) series, it packs in a 6-inch fHD display but retains the same look and feel as the other Galaxy A (2016) smartphones like the Galaxy A5 (2016) andGalaxy A7 (2016). No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but it should reach local third-party sellers before arriving officially in Malaysia.
- octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB storage + microSD
- 6-inch display (fHD, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution)
- 16MP rear camera + 8MP front camera
- 5000 mAh battery
- Android 6.0.1 + Samsung TouchWiz UX
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is one of the newest mid-range smartphone that came out at the end of January in Malaysia, and also the middle child between the Galaxy A3 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016). Currently available for RM1599, this Samsung smartphone sure looks premium (it seems to be a trend for mid-range devices to look good nowadays) but how does it hold up as one? Check out what we think of the smartphone below.
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2016
The mid-range Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) sports a 64-bit 1.6GHz octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and can store 16GB worth of memory (expandable memory slot available). It feels kind of light and looks quite nice, also features a fingerprint sensor on the home button. Currently available in Malaysia for RM1599 (including GST), check out our hands-on video below to see how it looks like!