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

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$549 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Size

4.7 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
312 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels,
312 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.30 %
67.85 %

Features

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

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

1.5GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
16GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC 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

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
8 MP

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 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, White
Black sky, Gold sand, Peach cloud, Blue mist

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 40(2300)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

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

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

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 
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