Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A40

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Display

Size:

5.2 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 282 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 437 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.39 %
85.73 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Exynos 7904

Processor:

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP2
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 10.1 GB
64GB, available to use: 49.4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
3100 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Autofocus)
16 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

13 MP (Flash)
25 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.76 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.3 x 71.3 x 7.9 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.64 oz (160.0 g)
4.94 oz (140.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Silver, Pink
Black, Coral, Blue, White

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 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 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-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 03, 2017
Mar 08, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMJ530F link
A3LSMA405FN link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.12 W/kg
0.51 W/kg

Body:

0.89 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.01 W/kg
0.61 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 06, 2017
Apr 10, 2019
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