Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone Smartphone Smartphone
  • Model
    A3 (2016 Galaxy A5 (2017) A720F (Single-SIM); A720F/DS (Dual-SIM)
  • Alias
    Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Duos
  • Announced
    2015, December 2017, January 2017, January
  • Released
    2015, December 2017, January 2017, January
  • Status
    Available Available Available

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar Bar Bar
  • Dimensions
    134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm (5.30 x 2.57 x 0.29 in) 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm (5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches) 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm (6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches)
  • Weight
    132 g (4.66 oz) 157 g (5.54 oz) 186 g (6.56 oz)
  • Protection
    - Samsung Pay
    - IP68 certified
    - Protected from dust, dirt and sand
    - Water resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes
    - Samsung Pay
    - IP68 certified
    - Protected from dust, dirt and sand
    - Water resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes
  • Body Material
    Plastic material
  • Colors
    Black, White, Gold, Pink Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A310F, A310Y
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - A310M
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) - A310F
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 17(700), 28(700) - A310M (LTE Cat6)
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600) - A310Y
    LTE Bands: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 17 / 20 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41 LTE Bands: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 17 / 20 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Nano SIM Nano SIM Nano SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    4.7 inches (~69.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.2 inches 5.7 inches
  • Resolution
    720 x 1280 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M 16M 16M
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    312 ppi 424 ppi 386 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, Multitouch Multitouch Yes, Multitouch
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Scratch resistant - Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Scratch resistant - Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Features
    - ANT+ support
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Media

  • Audio Playback
    MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player MP3/ WAV/ WMA/ eAAC+/ FLAC MP3/ WAV/ WMA/ eAAC+/ FLAC
  • Video Playback
    MP4/WMV/H.264 player MP4/ MKV/ WMV/ H.263/ H.264 MP4/ MKV/ WMV/ H.263/ H.264
  • FM Radio
    Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Alert Types
    Vibration,Ringtone Vibration,Ringtone Vibration,Ringtone
  • Ring Tones
    MP3, WAV MP3, WAV MP3, WAV
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Handsfree
    Yes, 3.5mm jack, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Yes, 3.5mm jack, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Yes, 3.5mm jack, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP, f/1.9, autofocus 16 MP, f/1.9 aperture, autofocus 16 MP, f/1.9 aperture, 27mm, autofocus
  • Sensor Type
    CMOS CMOS
  • Image
    3840 x 2160 pixels 3264 x 2448 piels
  • Video
    1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama Continuous shooting, digital zoom, optical image stabilization, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, white balance, ISO, self timer, scene mode, macro mode, HDR, panorama Continuous shooting, digital zoom, optical image stabilization, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, white balance, ISO, self timer, scene mode, macro mode, HDR, panorama
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash LED flash LED flash
  • Secondary
    5 MP, f/1.9 16 MP, f/1.9 aperture, 1080p 16 MP, f/1.9 aperture

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) Android 7.0 (Nougat) Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    TouchWiz TouchWiz TouchWiz
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No
  • Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
  • Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Exynos 7578 Exynos 7880 Octa Exynos 7880 Octa
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 306 Mali-T720MP2 Mali-T830 MP3 Mali-T830 MP3
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    1.5 GB 3 GB 3 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16 GB 32 GB 32 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (front), Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass Fingerprint (front), Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    microUSB v2.0 v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB Mass storage v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB Mass storage
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS,GLONASS,BEIDOU Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

Data

  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps or LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA, LTE HSPA, LTE
  • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
    HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

Messaging

  • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view) Yes (threaded view) Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
    Yes, Email, PushEmail Yes, Email, PushEmail Yes, Email, PushEmail

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery 3000 mAh battery 3600 mAh battery
  • Placement
    Non-Removeable Non-Removeable Non-Removeable
  • Charging Technology
    Fast charging
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 14 h (3G)
  • Music Play
    Up to 58 h

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