Features Key features of the Galaxy A5  vs iPhone SE 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy A5
1280 x 720
iPhone SE
1136 x 640


Galaxy A5
2 GB
iPhone SE
2 GB


Galaxy A5
Quad core
iPhone SE
Dual core

camera resolution

Galaxy A5
13 MP
iPhone SE
12 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of 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
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
More battery capacity 2,300 mA·h vs 1,624 mA·h More than 40% more battery capacity
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
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Thinner 6.7 mm vs 7.6 mm More than 10% thinner
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Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 16 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly faster processor 1.84 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 55% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Lighter 113 g vs 123 g Around 10% lighter
Sharper screen 325 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy A5  vs
iPhone SE 
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.84 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 12 MP
Resolution 13 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 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)


Talk time (3G) 900 min 840 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 1,624 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy A5  vs
iPhone SE 
Weight 123 g 113 g
Thickness 6.7 mm 7.6 mm
Size 69.7 x 139.3 x 6.7 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 5.0 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Samsung Galaxy A5
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