43points

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

94points

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
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143 facts in comparison

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9
43
points
94
points

Why is Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) better than Samsung Galaxy S9?

  • 0.6mm thinner
    7.9mmvs8.5mm
  • Has a radio
  • 2.5mm narrower
    66.2mmvs68.7mm
  • 12.3mm shorter
    135.4mmvs147.7mm
  • 17.9% less body volume
    70.81cm³vs86.249415cm³

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 better than Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)?

  • 27.66% more battery power
    3000mAhvs2350mAh
  • 50% faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs8 x 1.6GHz
  • 1.83x higher pixel density
    570ppivs312ppi
  • 23.4% bigger screen size
    5.8"vs4.7"
  • 2GB more RAM memory
    4GBvs2GB
  • 4.63x higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs720 x 1280px
  • 48GB more internal storage
    64GBvs16GB
  • Has stereo speakers

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.thickness

7.9mm

8.5mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

66.2mm

68.7mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.height

135.4mm

147.7mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

6.volume

70.81cm³

86.25cm³

Best

Palm Phone

36.17cm³

Display

1.resolution

720 x 1280px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

312ppi

570ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.screen size

4.7"

5.8"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Fold

7.3"

5. newer Gorilla Glass version

4

5

Best

Samsung Galaxy S10

6

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

Blu Vivo One Plus (2019)

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

For example

ZTE Blade V8 16GB

4.Has AES
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.OpenGL version

3.1 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

3.1 (Android 8.0 Oreo)

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

蘋果iPhone 5S 銀色

4

6.RAM

2GB

4GB

Best

Samsung Galaxy Fold

12GB

Cameras

1.megapixels

13MP

12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.front camera megapixels

8MP

8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

4.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Samsung Galaxy S10e (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)

2160 x 60fps

5.widest aperture

f/1.9

f/1.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Vivo NEX 2

1.3 & 1.8 & 1.8f

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

5.Has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

Blu Vivo One Plus (2019)

Battery

1.battery power

2350mAh

3000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Nokia 130 (2017) Dual SIM

4.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

5.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

6.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9
4.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

5.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9
6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

Miscellaneous

1.has AF tracking
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S9

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

For example

Motorola Moto G7

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