Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
- Samsung Galaxy E7
- Sony Xperia M

Brand and model

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

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Samsung Galaxy E7Sony Xperia M
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Samsung Galaxy E7Sony Xperia M
Model aliasSM-A510M/DS
A510M/DS
SM-A510F
A510F
SM-A510Y/DS
A510Y/DS
SM-E700
E700
SM-E700F
E700F
SM-E700M
E700M
SM-E700H
E700H
SM-E7000
E7000
SM-E7009
E7009
Nicki SS
C1904
C1905
C2004
C2005

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
77.2 mm
7.72 cm
0.253 ft
3.039 in
62 mm
6.2 cm
0.203 ft
2.441 in
Height144.8 mm
14.48 cm
0.475 ft
5.701 in
151.3 mm
15.13 cm
0.496 ft
5.957 in
124 mm
12.4 cm
0.407 ft
4.882 in
Thickness7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
9.3 mm
0.93 cm
0.031 ft
0.366 in
Weight155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
141 g
0.31 lbs
4.97 oz
115 g
0.25 lbs
4.06 oz
Volume75.05 cm³
4.56 in³
85.27 cm³
5.18 in³
71.5 cm³
4.34 in³
ColorsGold
Black
White
Rose-gold
Black
White
Blue
Black
White
Yellow
Purple
Body materialsAluminium alloy
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-SIMMicro-SIM
Number of SIM cards111
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)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
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 1700/2100 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 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 700 MHz
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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 6
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
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 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
User interface (UI)TouchWizTouchWiz-

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 410 MSM8916Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Process technology28 nm28 nm28 nm
CPUARM Cortex-A53ARM Cortex-A53Krait
CPU bits64 bit64 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8ARMv7
Level 0 cache memory (L0)-4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-2048 KB
2 MB
1024 KB
1 MB
CPU cores842
CPU frequency1600 MHz1200 MHz1000 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T720 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 306Qualcomm Adreno 305
GPU cores2-1
GPU frequency600 MHz400 MHz-
RAM capacity2 GB2 GB1 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR3-
RAM channelsDouble channelSingle channel-
RAM frequency933 MHz533 MHz-

Storage

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

Storage16 GB16 GB4 GB

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC

Display

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

Type/technologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDTFT
Diagonal size5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
4 in
101.6 mm
10.16 cm
Width2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
1.96 in
49.78 mm
4.98 cm
Height4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
3.49 in
88.57 mm
8.86 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.779:1
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels480 x 854 pixels
Pixel density424 ppi
166 ppcm
267 ppi
104 ppcm
245 ppi
96 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area72.74 %71.63 %57.53 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
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 4-

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
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
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 typeCMOS--
Aperturef/1.9f/2-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.7 mm--
Flash typeLEDLEDLED
Image resolution4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 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
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
Face detection

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.

Aperturef/1.9f/2.2-
Image resolution2576 x 1932 pixels
4.98 MP
2576 x 1932 pixels
4.98 MP
640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps-

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Radio

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

RadioYesYesYes
-RDSRDS

Tracking/Positioning

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

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

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
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

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

Version4.14.04.0
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DUN
FTP
GATT
HFP
HID
OPP
PAN

USB

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

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
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 jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
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
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
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AMR
eAAC+
MP3
OGG
WAV
SMF

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
H.263
H.264
MP4
WMV
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4

Battery

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

Capacity2900 mAh2950 mAh1750 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time--10 h 18 min
10.3 h
618 min
0.4 days
2G stand-by time--552 h
33120 min
23 days
3G talk time--9 h
540 min
0.4 days
3G stand-by time--454 h
27240 min
18.9 days
Charger output power5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
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FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Non-removableRemovable

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/kg0.325 W/kg-
Body SAR (EU)0.475 W/kg0.471 W/kg-
Head SAR (USA)-0.64 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)-0.85 W/kg-

Additional features

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

Additional features-SM-E700M - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.360 W/kg; body - 0.356 W/kg
SM-E700M - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.930 W/kg; body - 0.940 W/kg
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