Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy A5 from 2016, how are they different?

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A mid- range smartphone is one of the most common gifts for this Christmas , so you may be doubting among the most important that Samsung has released this year 2016, the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy A5 . That is why we are going to mark the main differences between these two smartphones so that you can adjust your choice to the maximum and take the phone that best suits what you are looking for. Go for it.

Measurements and display

In both devices we find a Super AMOLED screen of 5.2 inches , but the resolution is different: HD in the Galaxy J5 and Full HD in the Galaxy A5 , protected Corning Gorilla Glass 4 in the second case. In terms of measurements, the A5 is the thinnest and lightest of the two, at 7.33 mm thick and 155 grams in weight compared to 8.1 mm and 159 grams for the Galaxy J5 .

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The Galaxy J5 incorporates a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 of four cores 1.2GHz with 2GB of RAM and a GPU Adreno 306. The Galaxy A5 for its part carries a Snapdragon 615 of eight cores with up to 1.5 GHz frequency clock, 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 405 graphics, which makes it a more powerful smartphone , although not by much margin. In the part of similarities , the two models support up to 16 GB of expandable internal storage , and in both the operating system can be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


Speaking now of the photographic equipment , you will not find a difference between the rear and front cameras of the Galaxy A5 and those of the J5 . Both devices incorporate a same sensor rear 13 megapixel camera with f / 1.9, LED flash and the ability to record videos in Full HD . Front, both phones offer a sensor of 5MP with f / 1.9 and Flash LED. In any case, a very good team for these two phones, but this will not be what declines the balance for one terminal or another.

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Autonomy and sensors

We are now going to see an aspect in which the Galaxy J5 , with its 3200 mAh battery and 18 hours of autonomy of use, surpasses the Galaxy A5 and its 2900 mAh battery , guaranteeing 1 6 hours of use. However, the Galaxy A5 offers fast charging technology , something that the J5 does not have and that is increasingly valued by users. On the sensor side, the A5 includes a fingerprint reader that the J5 does not have, but otherwise they are matched.


Finally, we are going to see one of those elements that, without having anything to do with the quality of the phone, affect your purchase to a greater extent: the price . The Galaxy J5 is around 200 euros , while the A5 rises to 300 euros , which may deter some buyers, since the Galaxy A5 is technically better , but only slightly, mainly because of its better screen and better processor . In terms of camera there are no differences and autonomy even loses the A5 . So we have a close situation , and you areyou who have to take a step in favor of one model or another. Which do you prefer?