Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
392 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

71.51 %
80.51 %

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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 512

RAM

3GB
6GB

Internal storage

32GB
128GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3800 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Fast charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera

16 MP
24 MP

Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
PDAF

Second camera

 
10 MP

Features

 
Telephoto, Autofocus

Third camera

 
8 MP

Features

 
Ultra-wide

Fourth camera

 
5 MP

Features

 
Depth information

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 MP
24 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
6.46 oz (183 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud
Caviar black, Lemonade blue, Bubblegum pink

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), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

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
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; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

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)

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation
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