Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

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Display

Size:

5.0 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 294 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.14 %
72.39 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor:

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU:

Adreno 306
Adreno 405

RAM:

2GB
2GB

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 12 GB
16GB, available to use: 10.8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity:

2300 mAh
2900 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling
Video calling

Front:

5 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions:

5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm)
5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm)

Weight:

4.34 oz (123.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Pearl white, Midnight black, Platinum silver, Soft pink, Light blue, Champagne gold
Black, Gold, Pink, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

LTE (TDD):

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

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, MHL

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 17, 2014
Dec 24, 2015

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA500G link
A3LSMA510FD link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.37 W/kg
0.23 W/kg

Body:

0.94 W/kg
0.38 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.96 W/kg
0.98 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.07 W/kg
0.77 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 30, 2014
Dec 02, 2015
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