Samsung Galaxy A05 unlocked 4G smartphone: fingerprint, waterproof, fast charging – The Ultimate Guide

Samsung Galaxy A05 is an entry-level Android smartphone with a 6.7” Full HD+ screen, a Helio G85 processor, up to 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, a micro SD card slot, and a 5,000 mAh battery.

Is it an upgrade from the Galaxy A04, which it replaces? Yes, it is an upgrade, as it packs some improved features over its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy A05

Samsung Galaxy A05 Specs

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 38(2600) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Single and Dual SIM options
  • Software / OS: One UI based on Android 13.

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 168.8 x 78.2 x 8.8
  • Weight: 195g
  • Display: 6.7 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, PLS LCD, Infinity-V display.
  • Colours: Black, Silver, Light Green
  • Physical Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back.

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Central Processing Unit (CPU): 64-bit, up to 2.0 GHz Octa-core
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (6nm)
  • Graphics Processor Unit (GPU): Mali-G52 MC2
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
  • External Storage: microSD (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Triple Camera: 50 MP main sensor + 2 MP depth sensor, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 8 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p video capture.

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • 3.5 mm audio jack; Yes.
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: No.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: N/A.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Virtual.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): N/A.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant. Bixby.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Specs

  • Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 5000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 25W quick charging (the charger is sold separately)
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Number: SM-A055F, SM-A055F/DS, SM-A055M, SM-A055M/DS

When was Samsung Galaxy A05 released?

  • Announced: September 2023
  • Release Date: October 2023

Price: How much is Samsung Galaxy A05 in the US, UK, EU, Australia, and others?

  • United States: $123 (4/64 GB)
  • UK: £90, from online retailers.
  • Europe: €130
  • Canada: CA$155 (4/64 GB), CA$200 (6/128 GB)
  • Australia: AUD 90, from online retailers

How much is Samsung Galaxy A05?

Frequently Asked Questions About Samsung Galaxy A05

Here are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Samsung A05.

Does Samsung A05 have a fingerprint reader?

Does Samsung A05 have fingerprint reader? No; it does not have a fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy A05s, however, has a fingerprint scanner built into the power button on the side of the phone.

Is Samsung Galaxy A05 a dual SIM phone?

The Samsung A05 has both single and dual SIM options available for buyers to pick from.

Does Samsung A05 support fast charging?

Samsung Galaxy A05 has 25W fast charging.

Is Samsung A05’s display/screen Super AMOLED?

No; the display of the Samsung Galaxy A05 is not Super AMOLED. It uses a PLS LCD screen.

Is Samsung A05 waterproof?

No; Samsung A05 is not water or dustproof.

Does the Samsung Galaxy A05 have a headphone jack?

The Galaxy A05 has a headphone jack, so you can use wired headphones or earphones with it.

Will Samsung Galaxy A05 get Android 14?

Samsung says that the Galaxy A05 will get updated to Android 14.

Is Samsung Galaxy A05 unlocked?

In the United States, the Galaxy A05 is available in both unlocked and locked forms, depending on what carrier or retailer you buy it from. Ask your carrier for details.

Does Samsung have stores in the US?

Samsung has multiple stores in the United States where you can walk in to buy their phones. Visit Samsung.com USA and use the Store Locator tool to find the locations of Samsung stores in the USA.

Will Samsung Galaxy A05 work in the USA?

The Galaxy A05 is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

Is Samsung Galaxy A05 worth buying?

Not available.

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