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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
Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
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
 


Related phones

Galaxy A7
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
Galaxy S5

PhoneArena Score:

9.1

User Score:

9.3
  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI
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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