Samsung has released its Galaxy A7 2016 and Galaxy A9 2016 devices in December 2015 and January 2016, respectively. They’re mid-range smartphones with a similar design, and today we will compare their specs, to see which one is the best buy.
The Galaxy A7 2016 measures 151.5×74.1×7.3mm and weights 172 grams. On the other hand, the Galaxy A9 2016 is slightly thicker and heavier as it measures 161.7×80.9×7.4mm and weights 200 grams. Both devices have a flat glass back that’s available in colors such as Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold and Pink and a metal frame for a better protection.
The Galaxy A7 2016 has a super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Galaxy A9 2016 has a bigger super AMOLED display of 6-inch with the same resolution, but which gives a pixel density of 367ppi. Also, it benefits from the same Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection against scratches.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Galaxy A7 2016 comes 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 1.6GHz or an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz;
– Graphics Card: Adreno 405 or Mali-T720MP2;
– RAM: 3GB.
The Galaxy A9 2016 features a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 510 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Galaxy A7 2016 has been released with an internal storage of 16GB, while the Galaxy A9 2016 comes with an internal storage of 32GB. Both devices come with a microSD card slot which supports memory cards with a capacity of up to 256GB.
The Galaxy A7 2016 sports a primary camera of 13MP that features OIS, LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, face detection, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Galaxy A9 2016 comes with a primary camera of 13MP that features OIS, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 8MP.
The Galaxy A7 2016 is powered by a non-removable battery of 3300 mAh, while the Galaxy A9 2016 has a bigger non-removable battery of 4000 mAh.