Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

$124.50 VIEW ON AMAZON
$118.00 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.48 %
71.51 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 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

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 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), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, 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, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

3 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB

Available to use

 
23.1 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
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 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Yes

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours

Music playback

57.00 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, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 02, 2015
Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMG920A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA520F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.49 W/kg
0.30 W/kg

Body

0.96 W/kg
0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.25 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.