60points

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

54points

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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112 facts in comparison

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
60
points
54
points

Why is Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) better than Samsung Galaxy S4 Active?

  • 1.2mm thinner
    7.9mmvs9.1mm
  • Has a radio
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • 13.64% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.9 vs2.2f
  • 14nm smaller semiconductor size
    14nmvs28nm
  • Supports ANT+
  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
  • Has an AMOLED display

Why is Samsung Galaxy S4 Active better than Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)?

  • 4.26% higher pixel density
    441ppivs423ppi
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 6g lighter
    151gvs157g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a removable battery
  • 0.1mm narrower
    71.3mmvs71.4mm
  • 6.4mm shorter
    139.7mmvs146.1mm
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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

3.weight

157g

151g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

7.9mm

9.1mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

71.4mm

71.3mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

146.1mm

139.7mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

Display

1.resolution

1080 x 1920px

1080 x 1920px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

423ppi

441ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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

5.2"

5"

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

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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.

6.Has an AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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.GPU clock speed

950MHz (Samsung Exynos 7880)

450MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Infinix Zero 5 Pro

1000MHz

3.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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

4.CPU threads

8 (Samsung Exynos 7880)

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064AB)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

5.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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

6.Has AES
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Cameras

1.megapixels

16MP

8MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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.

For example

Nokia 8.1

3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

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

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

4.front camera megapixels

16MP

2MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

5.widest aperture

f/1.9

f/2.2

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 a front camera
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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 A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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 A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

Battery

1.battery power

3000mAh

2600mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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

3.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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 A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
5.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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.

6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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 a built-in FM transmitter
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.

For example

T-Mobile Doubleshot

2.has a 24p cinema mode
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

3.has a dedicated Facebook key
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

For example

HTC Cha Cha

4.Is a system camera
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

5.has or is a prime lens
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

For example

Samsung Ativ SE

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