Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

294 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.14 %
71.51 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
16 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

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

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 306
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

12 GB
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 20, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time (3G)

15.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours

Music playback

68.00 hours
53.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 17, 2014
Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMA500G link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.37 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

0.94 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

0.96 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.07 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
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