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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 386 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

74.27 %
73.78 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor:

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 405
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM:

3GB
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 10.5 GB
32GB, available to use: 23 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity:

3300 mAh
3600 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP (OIS, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F1.9

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP
16 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.96 x 2.92 x 0.29 inches (151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm)
6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches (156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.96 oz (169.0 g)
6.56 oz (186.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Pink, White
Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
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)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm 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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 01, 2016

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA720F

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.24 W/kg

Body:

0.71 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

3.78 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.08 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Dec 02, 2015
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