Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

432 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.76 %
71.51 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
16 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

MHL
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Available to use

 
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 3.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out
Mass storage device, USB charging

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

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: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours

Music playback

67.00 hours
53.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
Haptic feedback

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Dec 06, 2016

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.30 W/kg

Body

 
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.09 W/kg
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