Apple iPhone 7 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

625 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, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Flash

Quad LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

7 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

4.87 oz (138 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 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, Red
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 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; Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

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
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, 30
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

Data

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

1960 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time (3G)

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

Stand-by time (3G)

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours

Music playback

40.00 hours
53.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
19.00 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
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 07, 2016
Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value: BCG-E3091A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.19 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

1.09 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.14 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
 
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