Full metal jacket: Galaxy A3 vs A5 vs iPhone 6 and others size comparison

Full metal jacket: Galaxy A3 vs A5 vs iPhone 6 and others size comparison
Samsung just announced the all-metal Galaxy A3 and A5, with sealed aluminum bodies. The A3 and A5 are both Samsung's first contemporary phones that eschew the removable back cover and replaceable battery paradigm for a sealed chassis, crafted out of colored aluminum, with metal side rim, inducing the impression for the most premium-feeling devices it has crafted to date. 

Together with the Galaxy Alpha, they are also its slimmest handsets to date, clocking in at just 6.7mm for the A5, and 6.9mm for the A3, which, given the aluminum chassis, is a great achievement, akin to what Apple did with the iPhone 6, which, however, has a protruding camera module on the back. 

See how these stack up in terms of size, compared to other popular compact handsets in the chart below. It's pretty clear that these are arguably the sveltest, most beautiful Samsung phones ever made. The company's Design 3.0 paradigm is shaping to be a winner here, though we wish there was a little less top and bottom bezel, but, oh, well. They even come in the same understated pastel colors as the Note 4, including pink and light blue, despite the all-metal wrappers, looking as premium as it comes. What do you think?

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5

Dimensions

5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches

139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.34 oz (123 g)

Samsung Galaxy A3

Samsung Galaxy A3

Dimensions

5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 inches

130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm

Weight

3.89 oz (110 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Huawei Ascend P7

Huawei Ascend P7

Dimensions

5.5 x 2.71 x 0.26 inches

139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5 mm

Weight

4.37 oz (124 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5

Dimensions

5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches

139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.34 oz (123 g)

Samsung Galaxy A3

Samsung Galaxy A3

Dimensions

5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 inches

130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm

Weight

3.89 oz (110 g)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches

132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Huawei Ascend P7

Huawei Ascend P7

Dimensions

5.5 x 2.71 x 0.26 inches

139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5 mm

Weight

4.37 oz (124 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

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Galaxy A5
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 5.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
Galaxy A3
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 4.5 inches 960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1900 mAh
iPhone 6

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

8.9
  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x

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