Features Key features of the Galaxy A3  vs Moto G5 

screen size

Galaxy A3
Moto G5

screen resolution

Galaxy A3
960 x 540
Moto G5
1920 x 1080


Galaxy A3
1.5 GB
Moto G5
2 GB

camera resolution

Galaxy A3
8 MP
Moto G5
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy A3

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Samsung Galaxy A3

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Significantly lighter 110 g vs 146 g Around 25% lighter
Thinner 6.9 mm vs 9.5 mm More than 25% thinner
View of Motorola Moto G5

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Motorola Moto G5

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Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly sharper screen 440 ppi vs 244 ppi More than 80% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 960 x 540 4x higher resolution
More battery capacity 2,800 mA·h vs 1,900 mA·h More than 45% more battery capacity
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy A3  vs
Moto G5 
Size 4.5" 5"
Resolution 960 x 540 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 244 ppi 440 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.4 GHz
RAM 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 13 MP
Resolution 8 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth

form factor

Galaxy A3  vs
Moto G5 
Weight 110 g 146 g
Thickness 6.9 mm 9.5 mm
Size 65.5 x 130.1 x 6.9 mm 73 x 144.3 x 9.5 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes No


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 5.0 Android 7.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Capacity 1,900 mA·h 2,800 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy A3
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