Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

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Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
312 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.22 %
72.39 %

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

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 405

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB

Internal storage

32GB, available to use: 25 GB
16GB, available to use: 10.8 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

1860 mAh
2900 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm

Video recording

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

Features

HDR, EIS
Video calling

Front

2.1 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )
5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

4.06 oz (115.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (178 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Pink, White

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)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 40(2300)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

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

DLNA
Wireless screen share, MHL

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

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

HDMI

 
Yes

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 06, 2014
Dec 24, 2015

FCC ID value: A3LSMG850F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA510FD link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.05 W/kg
0.23 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
0.38 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.18 W/kg
0.98 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.71 W/kg
0.77 W/kg
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