34points

Samsung Galaxy A5

93points

Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Samsung Galaxy A5
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Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
34
points
93
points

Why is Samsung Galaxy A5 better than Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)?

  • 40g lighter
    123gvs163g
  • 1.8mm thinner
    6.7mmvs8.5mm
  • Has a radio
  • 8.4mm shorter
    139.3mmvs147.7mm

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) better than Samsung Galaxy A5?

  • 30.43% more battery power
    3000mAhvs2300mAh
  • 3.81x faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 1.77GHzvs4 x 1.2GHz
  • 1.94x higher pixel density
    570ppivs294ppi
  • 16% bigger screen size
    5.8"vs5"
  • 2GB more RAM memory
    4GBvs2GB
  • 4.63x higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs720 x 1280px
  • 1.6x more megapixels (front camera)
    8MPvs5MP
  • Has branded damage resistant glass

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

3.weight

123g

163g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

6.7mm

8.5mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

69.7mm

68.7mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

139.3mm

147.7mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

Display

1.resolution

720 x 1280px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

294ppi

570ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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"

5.8"

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

Best

Samsung Galaxy Fold

7.3"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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)

6.Has an AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

450MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 (1.2GHz))

624MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

Best

Infinix Zero 5 Pro

1000MHz

3.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

4.CPU threads

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 (1.2GHz))

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Cameras

1.megapixels

13MP

12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

5MP

8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

4.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

5.has a flash
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

6.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

For example

Samsung Galaxy S10e (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855) 128GB

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

3.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

4.Has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

2300mAh

3000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
4.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A5
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

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