Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

Display

Display size

4.5 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
312 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

65.76 %
69.30 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Effects

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
 

Features

 
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches (131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm)
5.30 x 2.57 x 0.29 inches (134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

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

Colors

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

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

 
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio

 
FM

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 3 Quad 3470
Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7578

Processor

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-400 MP4
Mali-T720 MP2

RAM

1.5 GB
1.5 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16 GB
16 GB

Available to use

 
10.7 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 5.1 Lollipop)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile (ScPP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector

microUSB
microUSB

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 40

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), HSPA, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
2300 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G)

10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Music playback

47.00 hours
58.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
14.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications

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

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Stopwatch
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 19, 2014
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMG800F link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.58 W/kg
 

Body

0.57 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

0.82 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.80 W/kg
 

Availability

Officially announced

Jul 01, 2014
Dec 02, 2015
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