Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

312 ppi
576 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.30 %
72.30 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.30 x 2.57 x 0.29 inches (134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); 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, Silver, Pink, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7578
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T720 MP2
Adreno 530

RAM

1.5 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

10.7 GB
24.5 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 200 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time (3G)

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

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
11 hours

LTE

 
13 hours

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours

Music playback

58.00 hours
55.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
16.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1700/2100, 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 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

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
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, 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, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M4, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Feb 12, 2016

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMG930F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.43 W/kg

Body

 
1.06 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.03 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 699
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