Samsung Galaxy A7 vs Samsung Galaxy S5- Veteran premium and the newest entrant in mid-range category stacked together
Samsung electronics is a leading manufacturer of Android phones and tablets. Its Galaxy series is quite popular and you can find wide variety of devices in this lineup. Samsung Galaxy A7 is the newest entrant in mid-range category and it is often compared with other popular devices in the series. Let’s compare Galaxy A7 and Galaxy S5.
Design and Dimensions
Both Galaxy S5 and Galaxy A7 are good looking devices. The Galaxy S5 looks smaller in comparison to the newer Galaxy A7. The Galaxy S5 stands 142mm tall and its width is around 72.5 mm and thickness approximately 8.1 mm. The Galaxy A7 is taller at 151mm and also broader at 76.2 mm. The Galaxy A7 is approximately 2mm thinner than Galaxy S5; its thickness is around 6.3mm. The Galaxy S5 is a flagship device and has many unique features like fingerprint sensor and dust and water resistant.
Both devices feature Super AMOLED displays having resolution equivalent to 1080x 1920 pixels. The Galaxy S5 features a 5.1 inches display with 432 ppi pixel density. The Galaxy A7 has a bigger display measuring 5.5 inches and pixel density equivalent to 401 ppi. It also has a protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Dual cameras have become standard feature of smart phones. The Galaxy S5 has 16 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. The 2 megapixel front camera in Galaxy S5 is also capable of recording HD videos. The Galaxy S5 has noteworthy camera enhancement features such as phase detection autofocus, geo tagging, smile and face detection, ability to record videos and images simultaneously from front and rear cameras, HDR and dual shot. The sensor size of rear camera in Galaxy S5 is 1/26” while the pixel size is 1.12 µm. The Galaxy A7 has a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. The Galaxy A7 has all camera enhancement features found in the Galaxy S5.
Hardware and OS
Both devices come preloaded with Android KitKat version. Samsung has mentioned the Galaxy S5 will get an Android Lollipop update soon. There is no news of the Galaxy A7 getting Android Lollipop update. Both smart phones have Snapdragon chipset from Qualcomm but different models. The Galaxy S5 features Snapdragon 801 with quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics chip. The Galaxy A7 has two hardware configurations. The LTE model has a Exynos 5 chipset with quad-core processor and Mali-T678 graphics chip. The LTE/3G model has Snapdragon 615 chipset with quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics chip. Both phones have 2GB RAM and external microSD card slot. The Galaxy S5 has two variants with 16GB and 32 GB internal storage space. The Galaxy A7 has 16GB internal storage space.
The Galaxy S5 has a higher rated battery — 2800 mAh while the Galaxy A7 has 2600 mAh rated battery. The battery type is also same- Lithium-Ion which is user replaceable.
Despite being a year old smart phone, the Galaxy S5 packs a punch when it is compared to the newer device in Galaxy Series. The Galaxy S series devices have always maintained to uphold its image of being a flagship device as Samsung has always packed the S series phones with latest technologies that hold value for many years after launch of the device.