Comparison between:
- Gigaset GS290
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Gigaset GS290Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Gigaset GS290Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Model alias-SM-A510M/DS
A510M/DS
SM-A510F
A510F
SM-A510Y/DS
A510Y/DS

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width79 mm
7.9 cm
0.259 ft
3.11 in
71 mm
7.1 cm
0.233 ft
2.795 in
Height162.4 mm
16.24 cm
0.533 ft
6.394 in
144.8 mm
14.48 cm
0.475 ft
5.701 in
Thickness15.3 mm
1.53 cm
0.05 ft
0.602 in
7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
Weight279 g
0.62 lbs
9.84 oz
155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
Volume196.29 cm³
11.92 in³
75.05 cm³
4.56 in³
ColorsPearl White
Titanium Gray
Gold
Black
White
Rose-gold
Body materialsMetalAluminium alloy
Glass

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards21
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 10Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
User interface (UI)-TouchWiz

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCMediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763V)Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580
Process technology16 nm28 nm
CPU4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-A
CPU cores88
CPU frequency2000 MHz1600 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G71 MP2ARM Mali-T720 MP2
GPU cores22
GPU frequency700 MHz600 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB2 GB
RAM type-LPDDR3
RAM channels-Double channel
RAM frequency-933 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB16 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
Width2.64 in
67.06 mm
6.71 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
Height5.72 in
145.29 mm
14.53 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
Aspect ratio2.167:11.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density409 ppi
160 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area76.19 %72.74 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
2.5D curved glass screenCorning Gorilla Glass 4
2.5D curved glass screen
OGS (One Glass Solution)
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Gravity
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Hall
-Fingerprint sensor model - Egis ET320

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony-
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Aperturef/2f/1.9
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-3.7 mm
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
ArcSoft
Secondary rear camera - 2 MP (depth-sensing)
-

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Aperture-f/1.9
Auxiliary lightLED-
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
2576 x 1932 pixels
4.98 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock-

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.04.1
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
EDR
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
VoWiFi
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity4700 mAh2900 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
4G talk time8 h
480 min
0.3 days
-
Charger output power9 V / 2 A5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
Quick charge technologyMediaTek Pump Express Plus-
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.286 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-0.475 W/kg
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