Samsung launched the Galaxy A3 smartphone in India last month for Rs. 20,500 and Galaxy A5 for Rs. 25,500. We have already seen unboxing and photo galleries of both the phones, now lets compare the two phones.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 has a 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD Super AMOLED display and Galaxy A5 on the other hand sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display. Both these smartphones are powered by quad-core Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) SoC that has four ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs clocked at 1.19 GHz per core and has Adreno 306 GPU. The A3 has 1GB RAM while A5 comes with a 2GB RAM. Both the phones have 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD. Both the phones run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Touchwiz UI on top.
Both the phones have a 5MP front facing camera along with the proximity and ambient light sensors and earpiece.
Both the phones have a the traditional home button below the display, that is seen on Samsung devices along with the capacitive touch buttons on either sides.
The micro USB port, 3.5mm audio jack and microphone is present below both the phones. The Galaxy A3 measures 30.1 x 65.5 x 6.9mm and weighs 110.3 grams while the Galaxy A5 measures 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7mm and weighs 123 grams.
The Galaxy A3 has a Qualcomm HSPA+ branding on the top with the microphone while the Galaxy A5 has a Qualcomm 4G branding on the top along with the microphone.
The power button, SIM and microSD card slots are present on the right side of both the phones.
Both the devices come with dual nano SIM slots. The secondary SIM slot can also be used as a microSD slot when required.
The volume rockers are present on the left side of both the phones.
The A3 has 8MP rear camera with flash while the A5 has 13MP camera with flash. Both of them have loudspeaker grill next to the camera and Duos branding at the bottom. The A3 comes with 1900mAh built-in battery and supports connectivity options like 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS. The A5 on the other hand has a 2300 mAh battery and supports 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/ GLONASS.
Samsung Galaxy A3 comes in Black, White and Gold colors while the Galaxy A5 comes in Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold colors.
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