Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A72 vs Samsung Galaxy S21+

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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
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.51 %
84.74 %
88.63 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Kryo 465, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 618
Adreno 660

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
6GB
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23.1 GB
128GB (UFS)
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 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 (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh
4800 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
64 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, 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: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.0 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 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)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Video light, EIS

Front:

16 MP
32 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

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)
6.35 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches (161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm)

Weight:

5.61 oz (159.0 g)
7.16 oz (203.0 g)
7.13 oz (202.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus); Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Black, Blue, White, Violet

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic 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
Phantom silver, Black, Violet

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

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, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

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

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), Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 06, 2016
Jan 26, 2021
Dec 18, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA520F
A3LSMA725M
A3LSMG996U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.30 W/kg
0.29 W/kg
0.65 W/kg

Body:

0.55 W/kg
0.30 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

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

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
0.59 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Phablet:

3.97 W/kg

EU SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg

Body:

1.17 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 449
$ 1000

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 02, 2017
Mar 17, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
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