The South Korean handset maker, Samsung is now coming up with new series of mid-range smartphones apart from its J-series. This new series is called C-series and Samsung is already all set to launch a couple of smartphones in this lineup. Samsung Galaxy C5 is the first handset to be launched by the brand under this series and it looks promising. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who might be interested in this one.
Why Should You buy?
Good Cameras: It goes without saying that the highlight of this handset is the 16 MP camera on the rear panel of the device. This is the same camera that featured on Samsung's flagship device like Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6. A must have camera for anyone who use their smartphones for daily photography.
Solid Build Quality: Samsung Galaxy C series comes with a solid metal build and Galaxy C5 is no exception. The design of this handset is quite similar to Galaxy S6 with the same sleek design and camera hump. This way the handset feels a lot more premium then it actually is.
Fingerprint scanner: This handset comes with the same fingerprint scanner from Galaxy S6 as well, which exists on the home button at front. While reviews do not particularly praise the fingerprint scanner on Samsung handsets, it is good to have one at your disposal.
Good performance specifications: Samsung has equipped this device with a powerful Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM. This means that the performance of the handset is quit commendable and at par with most handsets in the market.
Why Should You Not buy?
Hybrid SIM card slot: Most smartphone makers in the market now are opting for the hybrid SIM card slot, which is convenient for them as it allows them to keep the device profile sleek and offer expandable storage as well. However, this is a drawback for users who want to expand their storage and use dual SIM at the same time.
LeEco Le Max 2: When you have a device like LeEco Le Max 2 at your disposal in the same price tag, there is no reason to go for the Galaxy C5 unless you want the brand value that comes with it. This handset comes with faster processor, much bigger display, 21 Megapixels rear camera and larger battery. It also look quite similar to the Galaxy C5 and hence should get a preference over it.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 32 GB of inbuilt storage, of which around 24 GB of space is available to the user. In case user has inserted a microSD card in the device, supported apps can be easily moved to the same.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Galaxy C5 comes with USB OTG feature.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – Yes, the handset comes with dual-tone LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in Galaxy C5 support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – No, this smartphone cannot record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of 2160p.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, which makes for a good user experience. The Android OS has also been skinned with the improved Touchwiz UI, which has been stripped of bloatwares for speed and smoothness.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – Yes, the smartphone does support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset, Charger, User Guide, Warranty Card