Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A6

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1480 pixels

Pixel density

312 ppi
294 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.85 %
74.94 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

 
Flash

Design

Dimensions

5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)
5.90 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
Black, Gold, Purple, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM, Recording option

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-T830 MP2
Mali-T830 MP1

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
32 GB

Available to use

9.7 GB
22.1 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible)
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40
 

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2350 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Talk time

 
19.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

 
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

17.00 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
64.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
18.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Dec 21, 2016
Aug 01, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA600A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body

0.74 W/kg
1.40 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.94 W/kg
1.40 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, microUSB cable, Headset and Documentation

MSRP price

 
$ 360
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