Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 vs. Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 – Batteries, RAM and More

Samsung has released in January 2017 two smartphones that come with some impressive specifications at a decent price. Today we will compare the Galaxy A3 2017 and Galaxy A5 2017 and let you decide which one of them suits your needs better.


The Galaxy A3 2017 measures 135.4×66.2×7.9mm and weights 138 grams, while the Galaxy A5 2017 has 146.1×71.4×7.9mm and weights 157 grams. Both phones have a glass and metal construction and come in colors such as Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud.


The Galaxy A3 2017 comes with a super AMOLED display of 4.7-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 312 ppi. On the other hand, the Galaxy A5 2017 has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.2-inch that supports a higher resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 424 ppi. Both displays are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy A3 2017 features a Exynos 7870 Octa chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Mali-T830 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy A5 2017 has a slightly better Exynos 7880 Octa chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz, a Mali-T830MP3 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.


The Galaxy A3 2017 has an internal storage of 16GB, while the Galaxy A5 2017 supports 32GB. However, both devices come with a microSD card slot that allows you to expand the storage memory up to 256GB.


The Galaxy A3 2017 sports a primary camera of 13MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, face detection and a secondary camera of 8MP. The Galaxy A5 2017 has a better primary camera of 16MP that features autofocus, LED flash, HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus and an impressive secondary camera of 16MP.


The Galaxy A3 2017 has a non-removable battery of 2350 mAh, which is less powerful than the 3000 mAh battery that’s available on the Galaxy A7 2017.

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