Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A72 vs Samsung Galaxy A70

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.2 inches
6.7 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 393 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.51 %
84.74 %
85.97 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SM6150

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 465, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 460, 64-bit, 11 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 618
Adreno 612

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
6GB
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23.1 GB
128GB (UFS)
128GB, available to use: 108.3 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (11), One UI 3.0 UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
64 MP (OIS, PDAF)
PDAF

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.0 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

16 MP
32 MP
32 MP

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
6.50 x 3.05 x (165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm)
6.47 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.61 oz (159.0 g)
7.16 oz (203.0 g)
6.46 oz (183.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Black, Blue, White, Violet

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, 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
Black, Pink, Blue, White

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), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
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 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSPA

Dual SIM:

Yes
Shared with microSD
Yes

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
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
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, dual-band, 802.1x; 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, OTG
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, 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, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 06, 2016
Jan 26, 2021
Mar 28, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA520F
A3LSMA725M
A3LSMA705FN

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.30 W/kg
0.29 W/kg
0.26 W/kg

Body:

0.55 W/kg
0.30 W/kg
0.25 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.56 W/kg
0.89 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
0.59 W/kg
0.38 W/kg

EU SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg

Body:

1.17 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 449

In The Box:

25W charger

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 02, 2017
Mar 17, 2021
Mar 26, 2019
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