Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Samsung Galaxy A42

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Display

Size:

5.2 inches
6.5 inches
6.6 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.51 %
81.58 %
84.26 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
MediaTek Dimensity 720 MT6853
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP3
Mali-G57 MC3
Adreno 619

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23.1 GB
64GB (UFS 2.2)
128GB, available to use: 106 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
48 MP (Autofocus, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

16 MP
13 MP
20 MP (Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
6.46 x 3.00 x 0.36 inches (164.2 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm)
6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

5.61 oz (159.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud
Awesome black, Awesome white, Awesome blue, Awesome violet
Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n78, n79
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6

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), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes
Shared with microSD
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging
Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 06, 2016
Mar 08, 2021
Apr 08, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA520F
A3LSMA326U
A3LSMA426U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.30 W/kg
0.57 W/kg
1.11 W/kg

Body:

0.55 W/kg
1.17 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
1.02 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Phablet:

3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 280
€ 340

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A42 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 02, 2017
Jan 13, 2021
Sep 02, 2020
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