Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
312 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

65.71 %
67.85 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

 
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Colors

Rose gold, Gold, Silver, Space gray
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
16 GB

Available to use

 
9.7 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 40

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

1715 mAh
2350 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback

50.00 hours
41.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2015
Dec 21, 2016

FCC ID value: BCG-E2946A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Body

0.38 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.94 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
 
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