Features Key features of the Galaxy S7 edge  vs A5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S7 edge
2560 x 1440
Galaxy A5
1280 x 720



Galaxy S7 edge
Quad core
Galaxy A5
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1280 x 720 4x higher resolution
Much faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 85% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much sharper screen 534 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 80% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly more battery capacity 3,600 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 55% more battery capacity
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Bigger screen 5.5" vs 5" 10% bigger screen
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Longer talk time (3G) 2,160 min vs 900 min Around 2.5x longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly lighter 123 g vs 157 g More than 20% lighter
Significantly better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s Around 110x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Thinner 6.7 mm vs 7.7 mm Around 15% thinner

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S7 edge  vs
Size 5.5" 5"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 534 ppi 293 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

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


Generation 2.5G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 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) 2,160 min 900 min
Capacity 3,600 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S7 edge  vs
Weight 157 g 123 g
Thickness 7.7 mm 6.7 mm
Size 72.6 x 150.9 x 7.7 mm 69.7 x 139.3 x 6.7 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 7.0 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 Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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