Samsung Galaxy Note5 vs Samsung Galaxy A31

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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 411 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

76.62 %
84.88 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
MediaTek Helio P65 MT6768

Processor:

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Arm Cortex-A75 and Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP8
Mali-G52 MC2

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 54.1 GB, not expandable
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 46.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling

Front:

5 MP
20 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.03 x 3.00 x 0.30 inches (153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.27 x 2.88 x 0.34 inches (159.3 x 73.1 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

6.03 oz (171.0 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black sapphire, Gold platinum, Silver titan, White pearl
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush blue, Prism Crush red, Prism Crush white

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, 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:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, OTG

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), Gesture, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 15, 2015

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN920A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.22 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.27 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.98 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 300

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 13, 2015
Mar 24, 2020
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