Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

312 ppi
312 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.30 %
67.85 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F1.9

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.30 x 2.57 x 0.29 inches (134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm)
5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, White
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7578
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T720 MP2
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

1.5 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
16 GB

Maximum User Storage

10.7 GB
9.7 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
2350 mAh

Talk time (3G)

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

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
12 hours

LTE

 
16 hours

Wi-Fi

 
17 hours

Music playback

58.00 hours
41.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40
Bands 40

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Dec 21, 2016

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.45 W/kg

Body

 
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.94 W/kg
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