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

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
282 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels,
282 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.63 %
71.39 %

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 306
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

2GB
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB, available to use: 10.9 GB
16GB, available to use: 10.1 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP (Flash)
13 MP (Flash)

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)

Weight

5.57 oz (158.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Frame: Metal
Back: Metal

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Soft keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Pink

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)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 40(2300)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

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, RDS
FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+, 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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
May 03, 2017

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMJ530F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
0.12 W/kg

Body

1.17 W/kg
0.89 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.01 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 28, 2016
Jun 06, 2017
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