Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

65.71 %
71.51 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 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; Focal length: 27 mm

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
16 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)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 256 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

1715 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Yes

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

10 hours
13 hours

LTE

10 hours
16 hours

Wi-Fi

11 hours
18 hours

Music playback

50.00 hours
53.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
19.00 hours

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, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
 

Data

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T4
 

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2015
Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value: BCG-E2946A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

0.38 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.09 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
 
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