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


Display size

5.5 inches
5.1 inches
4.7 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
432 ppi
326 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

72.54 %
69.76 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)


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.263, H.264, WMV
MPEG4, H.264


Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing


5 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

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



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)


4.97 oz (141 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)


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


Water, Dust; IP 67


Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)


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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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


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


Adreno 405
Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450




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)



2600 mAh
2800 mAh
1810 mAh

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 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

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849



1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

This more of a high end phone than a higher-end mid ranger. For the most part, it's specs are that are flagships

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Does this phone perform better then the S5? I have a hard time believing it will.

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sd801 is still more powerful than sd615, 64 bits would be more energy-efficient though.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I only dislike the speaker arrangement in this.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

why is it in the other article the screen is 720p?

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Because phonearena loves messing up specs on phones.


Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

The stats are incorrect, the iPhone 6 comes with 16gb base storage not 128gb. With no removable SD card it's no wonder that ifans upload to flickr so much.

8. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

S5 32gb was nowhere to buy in my country, only 16


Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

It's hard to find in my home country too, (France) and even here in the states it's difficult on my carrier (Sprint) All three should have been listed as 16gb as that's the base.

10. androidmachines

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Gone are the days of people who don't even buy Samsung phones complaining about touchwiz bloating the software. I have been a loyal Samsung fan for years & the phones perform like a f** dream...

11. aghawajid701

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5 is better with more powerful battery, best camera and lots of more features are best.

12. FritzPinguin

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

Well said. I am happy about my S5, too.

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