Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy A5

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

432 ppi
294 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.76 %
71.14 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Flash

LED
LED

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

Front

2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust
 

IP certified

IP 67
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers
 

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 306

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
16 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
12 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 64 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
2300 mAh

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Music playback

67.00 hours
68.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
12.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 20, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB

USB 3.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

MHL
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Oct 17, 2014

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA500G link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.37 W/kg

Body

 
0.94 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
0.96 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.07 W/kg
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