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Face off: Samsung Galaxy A3 vs Samsung Galaxy A5

The two devices are truly siblings — there are few things to differentiate the two from each other.

Last week, Samsung announced four smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5. The handsets offer newer design elements including metal frames, quite in contrast with Samsung’s “all-plastic” reputation.

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Here we have pitted the Samsung Galaxy A3 with A5 itself, to give you an idea how they differ from each other.

Design and Display

In terms of looks, theSamsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 are strikingly similar. The more expensive Samsung Galaxy A5 is a large but slim device , having a dimension of 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm and weighs only 123 grams. Since it has a unibody, the SIM and memory card slots are located on the edges along with keys like volume rocker and power button.

TheA3 too has a slim profile; measuring 130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm. It too has a unibody and hence has the same placement of SIM and SD card slots and keys as the A5.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 has a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED multi-touch display with 245 ppi pixel density. Samsung Galaxy A5 too has a Super AMOLED multi-touch display, but a larger one – 5 inch. Also, the A5’s display has a bit better 294 ppi pixel density.


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Both theSamsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 come with Cortex -A53 chipset that combines Adreno 306 GPU and a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 quad core processor. However, the A5 has 2 GB of RAM while the Samsung Galaxy A3 has 1 GB and this difference will be crucial in differentiating their processing power.


Here too the Galaxy A3 and A5 look identical. Both smartphones have 16 GB of internal storage and expandable storage slot for up to a 64 GB micro SD card.


The Samsung Galaxy A3 as well as Galaxy A5 come with Android 4..4 (KitKat) operating system and have Samung’s TouchWiz user interface.


Apart from RAM, this is another differentiator between the two. The Samsung Galaxy A3 has a 1900 mAh non-removable battery which claimed to offer talk time of 13 hours.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 too has a non-removable battery but has a bigger one – a 2300 mAh unit that claims to offer 15 hours.


Samsung Galaxy A5 has a 13 megapixel primary camera, with auto-focus, flash, face detection, panorama, geo-tagging, and video recording capability of 1080p at 30 fps. The front has a 5 megapixel camera for video calling and selfie taking, etc.

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The Samsung Galaxy A3 has a 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, face detection, geo-tagging, and can record videos too. The front also has a similar 5 megapixel shooter.


The Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 are both dual-SIM devices, equipped with 3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and even NFC (near field communication).


As is obvious, the A3 and A5 are quite identical to each other with little difference. The A5 ofcourse with bigger and better display, higher RAM, battery and a better looking rear camera seems to be the ideal choice. However, here one should note that the Samsung Galaxy A5 costs Rs 25,500 while A3 is priced at Rs 20,500.

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