Features Key features of the Galaxy S7  vs A5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S7
2560 x 1440
Galaxy A5
1280 x 720

memory

Galaxy S7
4 GB
Galaxy A5
2 GB

processor

Galaxy S7
Quad core
Galaxy A5
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy S7
12 MP
Galaxy A5
13 MP

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 sharper screen 575 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 95% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 85% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
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
Slightly longer talk time (3G) 1,680 min vs 900 min More than 85% 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
Lighter 123 g vs 152 g Around 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 7.9 mm More than 15% thinner

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S7  vs
A5 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.1" 5"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 575 ppi 293 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 4 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

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

cellular

Generation 3G 4G
Networks
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)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,680 min 900 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S7  vs
A5 
Weight 152 g 123 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 6.7 mm
Size 69.6 x 142.4 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 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

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S7
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