Samsung Galaxy C5 Price & Specs

Samsung Galaxy C5 price, specs and full features: The Samsung Galaxy C series is the latest series after the S, J,  Z, E and A series of smartphones released by the Korean tech company, Samsung. It features two mid-range devices which are: the Samsung Galaxy C5 and Samsung Galaxy C7. The Samsung Galaxy C5 code-named SM–C5000, is the first smartphone in the Galaxy C series and a lowly speced version of the Samsung Galaxy C7. These two devices have specs and features that can compete with other mid-range devices and are said to be Samsung's next generation smartphones with some of the best specifications in the mid budget price range.

Samsung Galaxy C5 Price & Specs
Samsung Galaxy C5 

Recently launched in China, the Galaxy C5 features show that it has a design that differs slightly from smartphones in other series designed by Samsung, but looks similar to the design of smartphones in the Galaxy A series. It still maintains the metal unibody design, fingerprint scanner reputably known for Samsung devices and comes with the latest Android operating system. For gadget lovers, the Samsung Galaxy C5 specifications and price will definitely catch your attention as this device has some similar features to the Apple iPhone 6, but is offered at almost half the price of the iPhone 6.

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Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy C5 

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Overview Features

Display and Build

The Samsung Galaxy C5 features a 5.2 inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of 424 ppi. This display screen with its stunning viewing angles gives users a crisp and clear screen where they can enjoy HD movies and play games in the best quality possible. The screen is clear enough to be read from and this can be done easily even when under the sunlight. Having a smaller display screen compared to the Galaxy C7, it is expected that the Galaxy C5 will have the better display of the two phones.

For its build, the Galaxy C5 has a full metal body with two horizontal lines on the back resembling Apple’s iPhone 6S and HTC’s One M9. It has antenna bands on the rear, a dimension of 145.9 x 72 x 6.7 mm, weight of 143 g and 71% screen to body ratio. On the front is a physical home button embedded with a fingerprint scanner. With this finger print scanner, one can expect the device to work with Samsung's Pay service. For fashion enthusiasts, the Galaxy C5 is available in different colors which are: silver, gold, pink and gray. The features of its build makes the Galaxy C5 a premuim device having an elegant and sleek design. 

Processor, Hardware and OS

Galaxy C5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz. This processor is capable of providing the processing power needed to get tasks executed smoothly and at the same time, prevent over heating of the Samsung Galaxy C5. It has an Adreno 405 GPU graphics that ensures users get perfect graphics while gaming and viewing photos or videos.

The Galaxy C5 has two models differentiated by their internal memory storage. They both come with 4GB of RAM but 32GB and 64GB of internal memory storage respectively. This internal memory storage in both models can be expanded via microSD card up to 128GB. RAM of that capacity should be capable of handling Multitasking in a way that makes it easier to switch between apps with little or no glitches. Depending on a user's storage needs, they can choose either of the two variants even though any may be sufficient enough for the average smartphone user.

The Galaxy C5 runs on the latest Android operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Samsung's Touch Wiz user Interface. This OS has features that make a phone's memory more friendly by allowing users to comfortably run different applications, check what applications are most commonly used and applications that are using alot of memory. It can also increase the battery life with its battery saver feature called, doze mode and its fingerprint scanner allows users to approve purchases in Google Play Store instead of using a password continuously. The Processor, Hardware and Operating System of the Samsung Galaxy C5 can ensure that users of this device get a flawless and effective performance.


The Galaxy C5 sports a 16MP back camera with a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, f/1.9 aperture and dual-LED flash. Its front camera is 8MP, has f/1.9 aperture and can capture sharp and detailed pictures. Both cameras can capture images and videos of HD quality even in low light conditions. Other features of these cameras that make for amazing images and videos include: auto focus, face detection, geo tagging, panorama and HDR.

Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy C5 is 2600mAh and this battery comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The battery capacity is rather on the low side for a device in this range, but may be capable of supporting a long talk time and maximum utilization of the device functions without the need to recharge frequently. This battery is based on Li–Ion technology, is non removable and is said to deliver up to 237 hours of standby time on 4G network.

The Samsung Galaxy C5 has dual SIM (GSM and GSM) capability and works on three carriers which are GSM (2G), HSPA (3G) and LTE (4G). Other connectivity options on this smartphone device include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC. Its Sensors include proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, accelerometer sensors.  

Samsung Galaxy C5  Specs



Dimensions145.9 x 72 x 6.7 mm
Form factorTouchscreen
ColorsGray, Pink, Gold, Silver



TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,
 16M colors
Size 5.2-inch IPS Touch Display
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 424ppi


Memory And OS

Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB
OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processors Octa-core Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core
 and 1.5GHz quad-core
(Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617)



Featuresgeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,
 Auto HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps, HDR,.
Secondary8MP, f/1.9



Capacity2600mAh Li-Ion battery



BluetoothYes v4.2
Wireless ChargingNo
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)


Other Features

SensorsAccelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
 proximity, Compass/ Magnetometer,
 Ambient light sensor.

Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy C5 is currently available for pre-ordering in China but is unavailable in other countries smartphone market. When available in Nigeria, it can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country. Samsung Galaxy C5 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N66,000 to N80,000 depending on which model you want to purchase. In China, the price of the 32GB and 64GB models of the Galaxy C5 cost 2199 yuan (around $335) and 2399 yuan (around $365) respectively. 

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy C5

KONGA        FROM   ₦ 27,000         BUY NOW

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Tech Lass's Verdict:

Some areas i think may be a downside to this device are its battery capacity and hybrid SIM card slot. A 2600mAh for a mid-range device is not something to boast about, or maybe i'm used to the 4,000mAh and 6,020mAh battery capacity as found on the Infinix Hot Note 2 and Gionee Marathon M5

Also, the hybrid dual SIM slot means users have to make a choice between using the second slot for their SIM card or microSD card. I wouldn't give up one for the other, a SIM card to me is just as important as a MicroSD card for expandable storage. But then, its Internal memory capacity is quite large and some users may not have need for a MicroSD card.

Other than that, If you think that the camera, RAM and processor are important criteria in buying a phone, then you'll probably like the Samsung Galaxy C5 as this device promises to deliver awesome performance and superb photography.


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