Features Key features of the Galaxy J5  vs A3 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy J5
1280 x 720
Galaxy A3
960 x 540


Galaxy J5
1.5 GB
Galaxy A3
1.5 GB


Galaxy J5
Quad core
Galaxy A3
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy J5
13 MP
Galaxy A3
8 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy J5

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy J5

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Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,900 mA·h More than 35% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
Sharper screen 293 ppi vs 244 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution
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Samsung Galaxy A3

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Significantly lighter 110 g vs 146 g Around 25% lighter
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
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Thinner 6.9 mm vs 7.9 mm Around 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy J5  vs
Size 5" 4.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 960 x 540
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 244 ppi


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

photo & video

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


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (7.2 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)


Talk time (3G) 1,080 min 720 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,900 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy J5  vs
Weight 146 g 110 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 6.9 mm
Size 71.8 x 142.1 x 7.9 mm 65.5 x 130.1 x 6.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 6.0 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


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy J5
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