Features Key features of the Galaxy Core Prime  vs A3 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy Core Prime
800 x 480
Galaxy A3
960 x 540

memory

processor

Galaxy Core Prime
Quad core
Galaxy A3
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Front view of 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
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Lighter 110 g vs 130 g More than 15% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Thinner 6.9 mm vs 8.8 mm More than 20% thinner
Sharper screen 244 ppi vs 207 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Core Prime  vs
A3 
Type Super IPS LCD2 AMOLED
Size 4.5" 4.5"
Resolution 800 x 480 960 x 540
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 207 ppi 244 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 1 GB 1.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 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) 600 min 720 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,900 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Core Prime  vs
A3 
Weight 130 g 110 g
Thickness 8.8 mm 6.9 mm
Size 68.4 x 131.3 x 8.8 mm 65.5 x 130.1 x 6.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

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 No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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