Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy A3
- Samsung Galaxy A5
- Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos
- Samsung Galaxy E5

Brand and model

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

Samsung Galaxy A3Samsung Galaxy A5Samsung Galaxy A5 DuosSamsung Galaxy E5
Samsung Galaxy A3
Prices
Samsung Galaxy A5
Prices
Samsung Galaxy A5 DuosSamsung Galaxy E5
Model aliasSM-A300
A300
SM-A3000
A3000
SM-A300F
A300F
SM-A300FU
A300FU
SM-A300F/DS
SM-A500F
A500F
SM-A5000
A5000
SM-A500G/DS
SM-A500G
A500G
SM-A500H/DS
SM-A500H
A500H
SM-A500M/DS
SM-A500M
A500M
SM-E500
E500
SM-E500F
E500F
SM-E500H
E500H
SM-E500M
E500M

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
69.7 mm
6.97 cm
0.229 ft
2.744 in
69.7 mm
6.97 cm
0.229 ft
2.744 in
70.3 mm
7.03 cm
0.231 ft
2.768 in
Height130.1 mm
13.01 cm
0.427 ft
5.122 in
139.3 mm
13.93 cm
0.457 ft
5.484 in
139.3 mm
13.93 cm
0.457 ft
5.484 in
141.8 mm
14.18 cm
0.465 ft
5.583 in
Thickness6.9 mm
0.69 cm
0.023 ft
0.272 in
6.7 mm
0.67 cm
0.022 ft
0.264 in
6.7 mm
0.67 cm
0.022 ft
0.264 in
7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
Weight110 g
0.24 lbs
3.89 oz
123 g
0.27 lbs
4.34 oz
123 g
0.27 lbs
4.34 oz
120 g
0.26 lbs
4.23 oz
Volume58.8 cm³
3.57 in³
65.05 cm³
3.95 in³
65.05 cm³
3.95 in³
72.77 cm³
4.42 in³
ColorsWhite
Black
Silver
Pink
Blue
Gold
White
Black
Silver
Pink
Blue
Gold
White
Black
Silver
Pink
Blue
Gold
Black
White
Brown
Body materialsMetal
Glass
Metal
Glass
Metal
Glass
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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-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards1121
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)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
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
-TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 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
UMTS 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-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
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-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE 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)
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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
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+

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 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
User interface (UI)TouchWizTouchWizTouchWizTouchWiz

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 (MSM8916)Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)
Process technology28 nm28 nm28 nm28 nm
CPU4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A534x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A534x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A534x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores4444
CPU frequency1200 MHz1200 MHz1200 MHz1200 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 306Qualcomm Adreno 306Qualcomm Adreno 306Qualcomm Adreno 306
GPU frequency400 MHz400 MHz400 MHz400 MHz
RAM capacity1 GB2 GB2 GB1.5 GB
RAM typeLPDDR2/LPDDR3LPDDR2/LPDDR3LPDDR2/LPDDR3LPDDR2/LPDDR3
RAM channelsSingle channelSingle channelSingle channelSingle channel
RAM frequency533 MHz533 MHz533 MHz533 MHz
SM-A300FU - 1.5 GB RAM---

Storage

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

Storage16 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
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 AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size4.5 in
114.3 mm
11.43 cm
5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
Width2.21 in
56.04 mm
5.6 cm
2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
Height3.92 in
99.62 mm
9.96 cm
4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution540 x 960 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density245 ppi
96 ppcm
294 ppi
115 ppcm
294 ppi
115 ppcm
294 ppi
115 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area65.72 %71.21 %71.21 %69.36 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
--Corning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 4

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
Compass
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Hall

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 IMX135 Exmor RSSony IMX135 Exmor RS-
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor size-4.69 x 3.52 mm
0.23 in
4.69 x 3.52 mm
0.23 in
-
Pixel size-1.136 µm
0.001136 mm
1.136 µm
0.001136 mm
-
Crop factor-7.387.38-
ISO-100 - 800100 - 800-
Aperturef/2.4f/2f/2-
Flash typeLEDLEDLEDLED
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 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
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode

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/2.2f/2.2-
Image resolution2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Radio

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

RadioYesYesYes-

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
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
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
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.

Version4.04.04.04.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
EDR
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SAP
A2DP
AVRCP
EDR
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SAP
A2DP
AVRCP
EDR
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

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

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USBMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
Charging
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 jackYesYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
NFC - LTE modelNFC - LTE modelNFC - 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
HTML
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
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
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
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
VC-1
VP8
WMV7
WMV8
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
VC-1
VP8
WMV7
WMV8
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
VC-1
VP8
WMV7
WMV8
3GPP
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV

Battery

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

Capacity1900 mAh2300 mAh2300 mAh2400 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time12 h
720 min
0.5 days
15 h
900 min
0.6 days
--
3G talk time12 h
720 min
0.5 days
15 h
900 min
0.6 days
-16 h
960 min
0.7 days
3G stand-by time--428 h
25680 min
17.8 days
-
4G stand-by time--361 h
21660 min
15 days
-
Charger output power-5 V / 1.5 A5 V / 1.5 A-
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-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/kg0.23 W/kg0.26 W/kg0.39 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)0.554 W/kg0.403 W/kg0.374 W/kg0.289 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)1.462 W/kg0.648 W/kg0.779 W/kg1 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.153 W/kg0.478 W/kg0.608 W/kg0.87 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
--SM-E500M - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.403 W/kg; body - 0.353 W/kg
SM-E500M - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.66 W/kg; body - 1.14 W/kg
 Samsung Galaxy A3Samsung Galaxy A5Samsung Galaxy A5 DuosSamsung Galaxy E5