Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
- Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

Brand and model

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

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Prices
Model aliasSM-A510M/DS
A510M/DS
SM-A510F
A510F
SM-A510Y/DS
A510Y/DS
XA2Plus
XA2+
H3413
H4413
H4493

Design

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

Width71 mm
7.1 cm
0.233 ft
2.795 in
75 mm
7.5 cm
0.246 ft
2.953 in
Height144.8 mm
14.48 cm
0.475 ft
5.701 in
157 mm
15.7 cm
0.515 ft
6.181 in
Thickness7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
9.6 mm
0.96 cm
0.031 ft
0.378 in
Weight155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
205 g
0.45 lbs
7.23 oz
Volume75.05 cm³
4.56 in³
113.04 cm³
6.86 in³
ColorsGold
Black
White
Rose-gold
Black
Silver
Gold
Green
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
Metal

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 cards11
FeaturesDual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)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
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

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 12

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 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
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.

SoCSamsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Process technology28 nm14 nm
CPUARM Cortex-A534x 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8
CPU cores88
CPU frequency1600 MHz2200 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T720 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 508
GPU cores2-
GPU frequency600 MHz-
RAM capacity2 GB4 GB
6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency933 MHz1333 MHz

Storage

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

Storage16 GB32 GB
64 GB
-eMMC

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 AMOLEDIPS
Diagonal size5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
6 in
152.4 mm
15.24 cm
Width2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
2.68 in
68.16 mm
6.82 cm
Height4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
5.37 in
136.31 mm
13.63 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2:1
2:1 (18:9)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density424 ppi
166 ppcm
402 ppi
158 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area72.74 %79.15 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.5D curved glass screen
OGS (One Glass Solution)
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
1500:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Hall
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 model-Sony IMX300 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Sensor size-6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
Pixel size-1.118 µm
0.001118 mm
Crop factor-5.64
ISO-100 - 12800
Aperturef/1.9f/2
Shutter speed-1 - 1/4000
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.7 mm4.22 mm
23.82 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-84 °
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
5520 x 4144 pixels
22.87 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
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
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Hybrid auto focus (HAF)
-720p @ 120 fps

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-Sony Exmor R
Sensor type-CMOS
Sensor format-1/4"
ISO-100 - 3200
Aperturef/1.9f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-1.96 mm
23 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-120 °
Image resolution2576 x 1932 pixels
4.98 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

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
-Hi-Res Audio
192 kHz / 24-bit

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

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
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display

Bluetooth

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

Version4.15.0
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAVDP
GAP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP

USB

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

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-C
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

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
DLNA
NFC

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
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC

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
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VP8
VP9
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.

Capacity2900 mAh3580 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
5 V / 1.5 A
Quick charge technology-Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
FeaturesFast 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/kg1.9 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)0.475 W/kg1.44 W/kg

Additional features

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

Additional features-H3413 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.410 W/kg; body - 1.340 W/kg
H4413 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.410 W/kg; body - 1.340 W/kg
H4493 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.190 W/kg; body - 1.440 W/kg
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