Features Key features of the Xperia M4 Aqua  vs Galaxy A5 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia M4 Aqua
1280 x 720
Galaxy A5
1280 x 720

memory

processor

Xperia M4 Aqua
Octa core
Galaxy A5
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Lighter 123 g vs 136 g Around 10% lighter
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Slightly thinner 6.7 mm vs 7.3 mm Around 10% thinner

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia M4 Aqua  vs
Galaxy A5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 AMOLED
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 293 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SD
SDHC

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 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)
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) 796.8 min 900 min
Capacity 2,400 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia M4 Aqua  vs
Galaxy A5 
Weight 136 g 123 g
Thickness 7.3 mm 6.7 mm
Size 72.6 x 145.5 x 7.3 mm 69.7 x 139.3 x 6.7 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

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

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
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