Features Key features of the Galaxy A5  vs OneTouch IDOL 3C 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy A5
1280 x 720
OneTouch IDOL 3C
1920 x 1080

memory

processor

Galaxy A5
Quad core
OneTouch IDOL 3C
Octa core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy A5

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Samsung Galaxy A5

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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
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s More than 5.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Thinner 6.7 mm vs 7.9 mm More than 15% thinner
View of Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3C

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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 400 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 2,910 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5.5" vs 5" 10% bigger screen

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy A5  vs
OneTouch IDOL 3C 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5" 5.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 400 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

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

connectivity

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

form factor

Galaxy A5  vs
OneTouch IDOL 3C 
Thickness 6.7 mm 7.9 mm
Size 69.7 x 139.3 x 6.7 mm 75.1 x 152.7 x 7.9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Octa core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

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

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 900 min 780 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,910 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy A5
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