Features Key features of the Galaxy S4  vs A5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S4
1920 x 1080
Galaxy A5
1280 x 720

memory

Galaxy S4
2 GB
Galaxy A5
2 GB

processor

Galaxy S4
Quad core
Galaxy A5
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy S4
13 MP
Galaxy A5
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4

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Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 60% 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 440 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h Around 15% more battery capacity
Front view of Samsung Galaxy A5

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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 6.7 mm vs 7.9 mm More than 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs A5 

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S4  vs
A5 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 440 ppi 293 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 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)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 900 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
A5 
Weight 130 g 123 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 6.7 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 69.7 x 139.3 x 6.7 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No 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 Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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