Samsung Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 6: specs comparison - PhoneArena

Samsung Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 6: specs comparison

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We've had our fair share of news regarding the Samsung Galaxy A7 over the past months, as many leaks and rumors informed us that Samsung is cooking something interesting.

It turned out that we're dealing a quite thin device with a full-metal body, which is still a new trend for Samsung, which was on of the few major manufacturers that abstained from utilizing metal to the last possible moment.

The device, despite being quite different from the multitude of the existing Galaxy devices out there in terms of build materials and exterior design, is not something to definitely write home about in the hardware department.

We're dealing with a mid-range smartphone at best. Equipped with a 5-inch, 720p Super AMOLED display, a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and a 2,300mAh battery under the hood. But is it a worth it to get if you're sporting a slightly-dated Samsung Galaxy S5 or an Apple iPhone 6, for example? Let's check out the specs sheets of this trio and see for ourselves!

Display
Size
5.1 inches
4.7 inches
5.5 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body
69.76 %
65.71 %
72.54 %
Peak brightness
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28 nm)
Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939
Processor
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 405
RAM
2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
128GB, not expandable
16GB
OS
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Battery
Capacity
2800 mAh
1810 mAh
2600 mAh
Talk time
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
 
Stand-by time
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Internet use
 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 
Music playback
67.00 hours
50.00 hours
54.00 hours
Video playback
13.00 hours
11.00 hours
11.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
 
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
Recording format
MPEG4, H.264
 
 
Features
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
Front
2.1 MP
1.2 MP
5 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Design
Dimensions
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
5.94 x 3.00 x 0.25 inches (151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm)
Weight
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.97 oz (141.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP67
 
 
Biometrics
Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)
 
Features
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
Notification light
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 849
 


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