Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy Note5
- Sony Xperia C4 Dual

Brand and model

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

Samsung Galaxy Note5Sony Xperia C4 Dual
Samsung Galaxy Note5
Prices
Sony Xperia C4 Dual
Model aliasGalaxy Note 5
SM-N920A
N920A
SM-N920F
N920F
SM-N920I
N920I
SM-N920P
N920P
SM-N920R
N920R
SM-N920V
N920V
SM-N9200
N9200
E5333
E5343
E5363

Design

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

Width76.1 mm
7.61 cm
0.25 ft
2.996 in
77.4 mm
7.74 cm
0.254 ft
3.047 in
Height153.2 mm
15.32 cm
0.503 ft
6.031 in
150.3 mm
15.03 cm
0.493 ft
5.917 in
Thickness7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.025 ft
0.299 in
7.9 mm
0.79 cm
0.026 ft
0.311 in
Weight171 g
0.38 lbs
6.03 oz
147 g
0.32 lbs
5.19 oz
Volume88.6 cm³
5.38 in³
91.9 cm³
5.58 in³
ColorsBlack
Gold
Silver
White
Black
White
Green
Body materialsGlass
Aluminium alloy
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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-SIM
Number of SIM cards12
Features-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
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz (SM-N920R; SM-N920V)
CDMA 1900 MHz (SM-N920R; SM-N920V)
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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 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) (SM-N920V)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (SM-N9200)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (SM-N9200)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (SM-N9200)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (SM-N9200)
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz (E5333; E5363)
LTE 850 MHz (E5333; E5343)
LTE 1900 MHz (E5343)
LTE 900 MHz (E5333; E5363)
LTE 800 MHz (E5333)
LTE 700 MHz (B28) (E5343; E5363)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (E5363)

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 9
EV-DO Rev. A
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 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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 7420MediaTek MT6752
Process technology14 nm28 nm
CPU4x 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-512 KB
0.5 MB
CPU cores88
CPU frequency2100 MHz1700 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T760 MP8ARM Mali-T760 MP2
GPU cores82
GPU frequency772 MHz700 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB2 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelSingle channel
RAM frequency1552 MHz800 MHz

Storage

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

Storage32 GB
64 GB
16 GB
UFS 2.0-

Memory cards

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

Types-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 size5.7 in
144.78 mm
14.48 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
Width2.79 in
70.98 mm
7.1 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
Height4.97 in
126.19 mm
12.62 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density515 ppi
202 ppcm
401 ppi
157 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area77.07 %71.92 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 4Sony BRAVIA Mobile engine 2

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Hall
Fingerprint 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 IMX240 Exmor RSSony Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Sensor size5.95 x 3.35 mm
0.27 in
-
Pixel size1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
-
Crop factor6.34-
ISO50 - 3200-
Aperturef/1.9f/2
Shutter speed10 - 1/24000-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent4.3 mm
27.25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
3.5 mm
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution5312 x 2988 pixels
15.87 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
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
Available also with Samsung S5K2P2 (ISOCELL)
1080p @ 60 fps
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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 modelSamsung S5K4E6Sony Exmor R
Sensor typeISOCELL-
Sensor size3.2 x 2.4 mm
0.16 in
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Pixel size1.25 µm
0.001250 mm
-
Crop factor10.82-
ISO50 - 1250-
Aperturef/1.9f/2.2
Shutter speed1/7 - 1/9728-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent2.03 mm
21.96 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view120 °-
Number of lenses4-
Image resolution2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
Auto real-time HDR-

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
192 kHz / 24-bitE5343 - HAC (M3/T3) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

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

RadioNoYes

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
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
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
VHT80 MiMO-

Bluetooth

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

Version4.24.1
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
EDR
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVCTP
AVDTP
AVRCP
GAP
GATT
GOEP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
SDAP
SAP

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
Host
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
DLNA
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
eAAC+
FLAC
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
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VP9
WebM
WMV
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
VC-1
VP8
VP9
Xvid

Battery

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

Capacity3000 mAh2600 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time28 h
1680 min
1.2 days
12 h 47 min
12.8 h
766.8 min
0.5 days
2G stand-by time336 h
20160 min
14 days
527 h
31620 min
22 days
3G talk time28 h
1680 min
1.2 days
11 h 26 min
11.4 h
685.8 min
0.5 days
3G stand-by time336 h
20160 min
14 days
527 h
31620 min
22 days
4G stand-by time-646 h
38760 min
26.9 days
Charger output power9 V / 1.67 A-
Quick charge technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Non-removable
Qi/PMA wireless charging-

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)0.428 W/kg-
Body SAR (EU)0.471 W/kg-
Head SAR (USA)1.14 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)1.27 W/kg-

Additional features

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

Additional featuresS Pen stylus
SM-N920F - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.448 W/kg; body - 0.581 W/kg
SM-N920F - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.53 W/kg; body - 1.28 W/kg
SM-N920I - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.381 W/kg; body - 0.463 W/kg
SM-N920P - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.083 W/kg; body - 0.476 W/kg
SM-N920P - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.23 W/kg; body - 1.47 W/kg
SM-N920V - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.505 W/kg; body - 0.588 W/kg
SM-N920V - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.16 W/kg; body - 1.48 W/kg
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