Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

72.39 %
71.51 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 405
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2GB
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
32GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
16 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, White
Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Sensors

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

Other

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