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

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!

Samsung Galaxy A7 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 6

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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.1 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.54 %
69.76 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Apple A8

Processor

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 405
Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
32GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
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)

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
2800 mAh
1810 mAh

Talk time

 
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Internet use

 
 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

54.00 hours
67.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
13.00 hours
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI 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

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
2.1 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.94 x 3.00 x 0.25 inches (151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm)
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)

Weight

4.97 oz (141 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
 
$ 849


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Galaxy A7
  • 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
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S5
  • 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
  • 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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