Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy A3
- Samsung Galaxy A3 Core

Brand and model

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

Samsung Galaxy A3Samsung Galaxy A3 Core
Samsung Galaxy A3
Prices
Samsung Galaxy A3 Core
Prices
Model aliasSM-A300
A300
SM-A3000
A3000
SM-A300F
A300F
SM-A300FU
A300FU
SM-A300F/DS
SM-A013G
SM-A013G/DS

Design

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

Width65.5 mm
6.55 cm
0.215 ft
2.579 in
67.5 mm
6.75 cm
0.221 ft
2.657 in
Height130.1 mm
13.01 cm
0.427 ft
5.122 in
141.7 mm
14.17 cm
0.465 ft
5.579 in
Thickness6.9 mm
0.69 cm
0.023 ft
0.272 in
8.6 mm
0.86 cm
0.028 ft
0.339 in
Weight110 g
0.24 lbs
3.89 oz
150 g
0.33 lbs
5.29 oz
Volume58.8 cm³
3.57 in³
82.26 cm³
5 in³
ColorsWhite
Black
Silver
Pink
Blue
Gold
Black
Blue
Red
Body materialsMetal
Glass
Plastic

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 cards12
FeaturesDual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)

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
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
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UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

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 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4

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 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 10 Go edition
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.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916MediaTek MT6739
Process technology28 nm28 nm
CPUARM Cortex-A53ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB-
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB-
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
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CPU cores44
CPU frequency1200 MHz1300 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 306PowerVR GE8100
GPU frequency400 MHz570 MHz
RAM capacity1 GB1 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3-
RAM channelsSingle channel-
RAM frequency533 MHz-
SM-A300FU - 1.5 GB RAM-

Storage

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

Storage16 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/technologySuper AMOLEDPLS
Diagonal size4.5 in
114.3 mm
11.43 cm
5.3 in
134.62 mm
13.46 cm
Width2.21 in
56.04 mm
5.6 cm
2.32 in
58.89 mm
5.89 cm
Height3.92 in
99.62 mm
9.96 cm
4.77 in
121.06 mm
12.11 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2.056:1
Resolution540 x 960 pixels720 x 1480 pixels
Pixel density245 ppi
96 ppcm
311 ppi
122 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area65.72 %74.78 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer

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 typeCMOSCMOS
Aperturef/2.4f/2.2
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 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
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Macro mode
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Self-timer

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.

Sensor model-Samsung S5K4E6
Sensor type-CMOS
Sensor size-3.6 x 2.7 mm
0.18 in
Sensor format-1/4"
Pixel size-1.34 µm
0.001340 mm
Crop factor-9.61
Aperture-f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-2.66 mm
25.58 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
Video resolution-1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS-30 fps
Features-Face unlock
HDR

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
BeiDou
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-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
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.

Version4.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
EDR
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SAP
A2DP
LE

USB

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

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
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
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
NFC - LTE model-

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
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AMR
FLAC
M4A
MP3
OGG
WAV
3GA
AWB
MID
XMF
MXMF
IMY
RTTTL
RTX
OTA

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
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
VC-1
VP8
WMV7
WMV8
MKV
MP4
M4V
3GP
3G2
FLV
WEBM

Battery

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

Capacity1900 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time12 h
720 min
0.5 days
-
3G talk time12 h
720 min
0.5 days
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4G talk time-17 h
1020 min
0.7 days
Charger output power-5 V / 1 A
FeaturesNon-removableNon-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)0.39 W/kg0.638 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)0.554 W/kg1.18 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)1.462 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)1.153 W/kg-

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresSM-A300F - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.244 W/kg; body - 0.301 W/kg
SM-A300F/DS - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.390 W/kg; body - 0.554 W/kg
SM-A300F/DS - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.186 W/kg; body - 1.05 W/kg
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