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Samsung has released the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) back in December 2015. They are the successors to the original line of mid-range smartphones, and they share the same specs, but have different sizes.


The Galaxy A5 (2016) measures 144.8x71x7.3mm and weights 155 grams. The Galaxy A7 (2016) measures 151.5×74.1×7.3mm and is heavier as it weights 172 grams. Both devices come with a glass back (Black, White, Gold, Pink) and a metal frame, so they have a premium design.


The Galaxy A5 (2016) comes with a super AMOLED display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 424 ppi. The Galaxy A7 (2016) has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

Both devices have been released in two variants, as follows:

– Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 or Exynos 7580 Octa
– Processor: quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz or an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz
– Graphics Card: Adreno or Mali-T720MP2
– RAM: Galaxy A5 (2016) comes with 2GB of RAM while the Galaxy A7 (2016) has 3GB of RAM.


Both devices have an internal storage of 16GB that can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.


The two smartphones have been released with a primary camera of 13MP that features OIS, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP.


The Galaxy A5 (2016) has a non-removable battery of 2900 mAh which is less powerful than the non-removable battery of 3300 mAh that the Galaxy A7 (2016) has.