Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

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

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

71.51 %
67.85 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-T830 MP3
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
16GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2350 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 MP
8 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

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