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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A12

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.2 inches
5.2 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 282 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 282 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
LCD

Screen-to-body:

70.63 %
71.39 %
85.80 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765

Processor:

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Adreno 306
Mali-T830 MP2
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

2GB
2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 10.9 GB
16GB, available to use: 10.1 GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI

Battery

Capacity:

3100 mAh
3000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus)
48 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F1.7
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP (Flash)
13 MP (Flash)
8 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.74 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm)
5.76 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.3 x 71.3 x 7.9 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

5.57 oz (158.0 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)

Materials:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Soft keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Pink
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40(2300)
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)
Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM, RDS
FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), 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, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Phone features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 03, 2017
Mar 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LSMJ530F
A3LSMA125U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.45 W/kg
0.12 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Body:

1.17 W/kg
0.89 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.01 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 179

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A12 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 28, 2016
Jun 06, 2017
Nov 24, 2020
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