Features Key features of the Galaxy S5  vs A5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S5
1920 x 1080
Galaxy A5
1280 x 720

memory

Galaxy S5
2 GB
Galaxy A5
2 GB

processor

Galaxy S5
Quad core
Galaxy A5
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy S5
16 MP
Galaxy A5
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 3.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly sharper screen 431 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 13 MP Around 25% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 2,800 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 20% more battery capacity
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
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Lighter 123 g vs 145 g More than 15% lighter
Thinner 6.7 mm vs 8.1 mm More than 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S5  vs A5 

7.9
7.5
As usual with Super AMOLED displays, viewing angles are superb.
Galaxy S5

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S5  vs
A5 
Type Super AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.1" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 431 ppi 293 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 13 MP
Resolution 16 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 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) 1,260 min 900 min
Capacity 2,800 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5  vs
A5 
Weight 145 g 123 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 6.7 mm
Size 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 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 4.4.2 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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