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

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

67.85 %
69.30 %

Features

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
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus

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

8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

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

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
 

IP certified

IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7578

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-T830 MP2
Mali-T720 MP2

RAM

2 GB
1.5 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
16 GB

Maximum User Storage

9.7 GB
10.7 GB

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 128 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2350 mAh
2300 mAh

Talk time (3G)

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

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
 

LTE

16 hours
 

Wi-Fi

17 hours
 

Music playback

41.00 hours
58.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
14.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 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-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
4.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
microUSB

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

Notifications

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

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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