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

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
312 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.51 %
67.85 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels

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 oz (172 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 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, Gold, Pink, Blue
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
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

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

3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
16 GB

Maximum User Storage

23.1 GB
9.7 GB

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)

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; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 40

UMTS

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

Data

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2350 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
 

Talk time (3G)

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

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback

53.00 hours
41.00 hours

Video playback

19.00 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Dec 06, 2016
Dec 21, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.30 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Body

0.55 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.09 W/kg
0.94 W/kg
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