Features Key features of the Galaxy A5  vs Moto G5 Plus 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy A5
1280 x 720
Moto G5 Plus
1920 x 1080

memory

camera resolution

Galaxy A5
13 MP
Moto G5 Plus
12 MP

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
Lighter 123 g vs 155 g More than 20% lighter
Quite a bit thinner 6.7 mm vs 9.7 mm More than 30% thinner
View of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly faster processor 2 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 65% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly sharper screen 423 ppi vs 293 ppi Around 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Slightly bigger screen 5.2" vs 5" Around 5% bigger screen

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy A5  vs
Moto G5 Plus 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5" 5.2"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 423 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 2 GHz
RAM 2 GB 4 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

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

connectivity

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

form factor

Galaxy A5  vs
Moto G5 Plus 
Weight 123 g 155 g
Thickness 6.7 mm 9.7 mm
Size 69.7 x 139.3 x 6.7 mm 74 x 150.2 x 9.7 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes No

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

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

battery

Capacity 2,300 mA·h 3,000 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy A5
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