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Model Name

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Launch

Announced 2016, March 2017, January
Status Available. Released 2016, April Available. Released 2017, January

Network

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - J510F, J510G, J510FN HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - J510F, J510FN LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes

Body

Dimensions 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm (5.74 x 2.85 x 0.32 in) 135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm (5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 in)
Weight 159 g (5.61 oz) 138 g (4.87 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio) 4.7 inches (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~282 ppi pixel density) 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 5 fingers Yes

Platform

OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Exynos 7870 Octa
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 306 Mali-T830

Memory

Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single SIM
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM

Camera

Primary 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash, 13 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.9, LED flash 8 MP, f/1.9

Sound

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 70dB Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes

Comms

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes (market dependant) Yes
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

Sensors Accelerometer, proximity Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No

Battery

Battery Removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2350 mAh battery

Misc

Colors White, Black, Gold, Rose Gold Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
Price group 4/10 (About 200 EUR) About 330 EUR