Samsung’s finally got a metal smartphone on the market. Actually, they’ve got a few of them now – all in the Galaxy A Series – but we’re going to be looking specifically at the Samsung Galaxy A5 today.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is a 5-inch Android smartphone, with a 720p Super AMOLED display tucked into the metal chassis that users have been calling for right about the time that the second Galaxy S flagship phone was released. It look a while, but they listened.

In terms of other hardware, Samsung have given the A5 a 1.2GHz quad-core processor at its heart. You’d think that might be a little slow but they’ve also thrown 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage at the device. If you’re keen on some extra space, they’ve included the option to go up by another 64GB with a microSD card.

Connectivity makes use of the usual channels, with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi (up to the 802.11 a standard, as well as older models) and 3G and LTE. What else could you ask for? Exactly.

There’s also a 13MP rear camera to fiddle with, which will make any tablet-cam you’ve used look lame. Even the front-facing camera, traditionally a teeny little thing, is a 5MP snapper this time around. Nice going Samsung.

This has all been thrown on top of a 2.3oomAh battery that Samsung says will give you about eight hours of internet browsing. Eight hours solid. That translates into an awful lot of standby time, doesn’t it?

So if you’ve been keen on a metal Samsung for a while then the Samsung Galaxy A5 has to be on your wish-list. Or, you know, the Samsung Galaxy A3. That one’s cool too.

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