Compare Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) versus Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

design options

Device type:

Smart phone

Smart phone

OS:

Android

Android

Form factor:

Candybar

Candybar

Dimensions:

5.96 x 2.92 x 0.29 inches (151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm) mm

5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm) mm

Weight:

5.96 oz (169 g) g

5.47 oz (155 g) g

Features:

Fingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keys

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

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

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

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40

Bands 40

Data:

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

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

EDGE, GPRS

Nano SIM:

Global Roaming:

display options

Physical size:

5.5 inches

5.2 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

401 ppi

424 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

74.27 %

72.39 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Capacitive, Multi-touch

camera info

Camera:

13 megapixels

13 megapixels

Flash:

LED

LED

Aperture size:

F1.9

F1.9

Focal length (35mm equivalent):

28 mm

28 mm

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Software Features:

Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Geo tagging

Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Settings:

Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets

Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets

Shooting Modes:

Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Effects

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama

Camcorder:

1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)

1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Video calling

Front-facing camera:

5 megapixels

5 megapixels

Video capture:

1920x1080 (1080p HD)

hardware info

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor:

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

Graphics processor:

Adreno 405

Adreno 405

System memory:

3 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

Built-in storage:

16 GB

16 GB

Maximum User Storage:

10.5 GB

10.8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

battery info

Capacity:

3300 mAh

2900 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Not user replaceable, Li - Ion

Fast Charge:

Talk time (3G):

17.00 hours

16.00 hours

Internet use:

3G:

14 hours

LTE:

14 hours

Wi-Fi:

17 hours

Music playback:

78.00 hours

75.00 hours

Video playback:

15.00 hours

14.00 hours

multimedia info

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Wireless screen share, MHL

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Album art cover, Background playback

Supported formats:

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

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

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

3.5mm

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

phone features info

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Accelerometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

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, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, 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

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

connectivity info

Bluetooth:

4.1

4.1

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, 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

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

Mobile hotspot:

Wi-Fi Direct:

USB:

USB 2.0

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

microUSB

Positioning:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Navigation:

Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

Other:

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

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

HDMI:

via microUSB

availability info

Officially announced:

02 Dec 2015

02 Dec 2015

regulatory approval info

FCC approval:

Date approved:

24 Dec 2015

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.23 W/kg

Body:

0.38 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.98 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.77 W/kg