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

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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 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

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, available to use: 10.7 GB
16GB, available to use: 9.7 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

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 (132.0 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

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:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

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

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

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

Location:

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

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 21, 2016

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA320F link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.45 W/kg

Body:

0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.94 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Dec 02, 2015
Jan 02, 2017
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