Comparison between:
- Sony Xperia XA2
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A5100

Brand and model

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

Sony Xperia XA2Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A5100
Sony Xperia XA2
Prices
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A5100
Model aliasH3113
H3123
H3133
H4113
H4133
SM-A510M/DS
A510M/DS
SM-A510F
A510F
SM-A510Y/DS
A510Y/DS
SM-A5100
A5100

Design

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

Width70 mm
7 cm
0.23 ft
2.756 in
71 mm
7.1 cm
0.233 ft
2.795 in
71 mm
7.1 cm
0.233 ft
2.795 in
Height142 mm
14.2 cm
0.466 ft
5.591 in
144.8 mm
14.48 cm
0.475 ft
5.701 in
144.8 mm
14.48 cm
0.475 ft
5.701 in
Thickness9.7 mm
0.97 cm
0.032 ft
0.382 in
7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
Weight171 g
0.38 lbs
6.03 oz
155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
Volume96.42 cm³
5.86 in³
75.05 cm³
4.56 in³
75.05 cm³
4.56 in³
ColorsBlack
Silver
Blue
Pink
Gold
Black
White
Rose-gold
Gold
Black
White
Rose-gold
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Polycarbonate
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium 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-SIMNano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Number of SIM cards112
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
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA--CDMA 800 MHz (SM-A5100)
TD-SCDMA--TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz (SM-A5100)
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz (SM-A5100)
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 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz (SM-A510M/DS)
UMTS 900 MHz (SM-A5100)
LTELTE 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)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (SM-A510M/DS)
LTE 850 MHz (SM-A510M/DS)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (SM-A510M/DS)
LTE 1900 MHz (SM-A510M/DS)
LTE 900 MHz (SM-A5100)
LTE 1800 MHz (SM-A5100)
LTE 2100 MHz (SM-A5100)
LTE 2600 MHz (SM-A5100)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (SM-A5100)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (SM-A5100)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (SM-A5100)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (SM-A5100)

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 13
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

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

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 630Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
Process technology14 nm28 nm28 nm
CPU4x 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53ARM Cortex-A534x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8-AARMv8
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
CPU cores888
CPU frequency2200 MHz1600 MHz1500 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 508ARM Mali-T720 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 405
GPU cores-2-
GPU frequency-600 MHz-
RAM capacity3 GB2 GB2 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR3LPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelSingle channel
RAM frequency1333 MHz933 MHz800 MHz

Storage

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

Storage32 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

Display

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

Type/technologyIPSSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
Width2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
Height4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density424 ppi
166 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area75.24 %72.74 %72.74 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
500 cd/m²
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.5D curved glass screen
OGS (One Glass Solution)
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Corning 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
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Hall
-Fingerprint sensor model - Egis ET320Fingerprint sensor model - Synaptics FS8201

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 Exmor RS--
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor format1/2.3"--
ISO100 - 12800--
Aperturef/2f/1.9f/1.9
Shutter speed1 - 1/4000--
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent4.22 mm
24 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
3.7 mm-
Field of view84 °--
Flash typeLEDLEDLED
Image resolution5520 x 4144 pixels
22.87 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video 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
Self-timer
Scene mode
Hybrid auto focus (HAF)
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
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

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 modelSony Exmor R--
Sensor typeCMOS--
Sensor format1/4"--
ISO100 - 3200--
Aperturef/2f/1.9f/1.9
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent23 mm *(35 mm / full frame)--
Field of view120 °--
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
2576 x 1932 pixels
4.98 MP
2576 x 1932 pixels
4.98 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 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

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
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-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
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.

Version5.04.14.1
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAVDP
GAP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
EDR
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 typeUSB Type-CMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
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
DLNA
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
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
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
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
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
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
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.

Capacity3300 mAh2900 mAh2900 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G stand-by time--308 h
18480 min
12.8 days
3G stand-by time--308 h
18480 min
12.8 days
Charger output power5 V / 1.5 A5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
Quick charge technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0--
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
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)1.07 W/kg0.286 W/kg0.264 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)1.43 W/kg0.475 W/kg0.437 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)0.81 W/kg-0.69 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.07 W/kg-1.14 W/kg

Additional features

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

Additional featuresH3113 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.070 W/kg; body - 1.430 W/kg
H3123 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.070 W/kg; body - 1.480 W/kg
H3123 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.810 W/kg; body - 1.070 W/kg
H3133 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.070 W/kg; body - 1.430 W/kg
H4113 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 1.070 W/kg; body - 1.430 W/kg
H4133 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.434 W/kg
H4133 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.880 W/kg; body - 1.090 W/kg
-SM-A510M/DS - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.060 W/kg; body - 1.310 W/kg
SM-A510Y/DS - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.286 W/kg; body - 0.475 W/kg
SM-A510Y/DS - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.239 W/kg; body - 1.316 W/kg
 Sony Xperia XA2Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A5100