Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

282 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.63 %
71.51 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Flash
 

Design

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Soft keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 306
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

10.9 GB
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

11 hours
13 hours

LTE

13 hours
16 hours

Wi-Fi

14 hours
18 hours

Music playback

71.00 hours
53.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
19.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

 
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM, RDS
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Dec 06, 2016

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

1.17 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.09 W/kg
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