Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy A3 vs Samsung Galaxy A5

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Display

Size:

4.7 inches
4.5 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 312 PPI
960 x 540 pixels, 245 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 294 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

70.22 %
66.09 %
71.14 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916

Processor:

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 306
Adreno 306

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
1.5GB
2GB

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 25 GB
16GB
16GB, available to use: 12 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)

Battery

Capacity:

1860 mAh
1900 mAh
2300 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

HDR, EIS
Video calling
Video calling

Front:

2.1 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )
5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 inches (130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm)
5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm)

Weight:

4.06 oz (115.0 g)
3.89 oz (110.3 g)
4.34 oz (123.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Gray, Pink, Blue, White
Pearl white, Midnight black, Platinum silver, Soft pink, Light blue, Champagne gold

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

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
Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 06, 2014
Oct 17, 2014

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG850F
A3LSMA500G

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.05 W/kg
0.37 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg
0.94 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.18 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.71 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 30, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
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