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Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100) vs LG G6 (H873)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) vs LG G6 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG G6 XSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)06Points
Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG G6 (H873)
5.7"
IPS

1440x2880

13
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? LG G6 (H873)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)vsG6 (H873)25 Advantages LG G6 (H873)
+155 grams (5.43 ounces)5%
Lighter
vs163 grams (5.71 ounces)
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)8%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
1.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.35Ghz 64bit Quad-Core30%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 4.5vs+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x2880 pixels100%
Higher resolution screen
424 PPIvs+565 PPI33%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.2"vs+5.7"10%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(dual camera) 13MP + 13MP103%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 7.0 Nougatvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2900 mAhvs+3300 mAh14%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.1 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

25 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization / OIS (3-axis): Optical stabilization
(front) 5MP
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+18 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
ModelGalaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)G6 (H873)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 Duos SM-A5100 Dual-Sim, Galaxy A5-6LG G6 32GB Bell/Rogers/Telus, LG-H873, LGH873
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
Canada
Canada
BrandSamsungLG
Release dateJanuary, 2016March, 2017
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)71 x 144.8 millimeters (2.8 x 5.7 in)71.9 x 148.9 millimeters (2.83 x 5.86 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30min.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
Operating systemAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 405 550MhzQualcomm Adreno 530 650Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 4.5
32GB (21GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.2" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~78.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1440x2880 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI565 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1,3,7,8)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(dual camera)
• 13 megapixels
• 13MP ultrawide (f/2.4 1/4" 12mm 125º FF)
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4160x3120 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens30mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS (3-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens18mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Pink
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Astro black, Mystic white, Ice platinum
- LG UX 6.0 UI
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Slow motion 720p@120fps
- Dolby Vision/HDR10
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- Knock Code, KnockOn
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
18W
Battery capacity2900 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts• 10W Standard charging• Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day
Standbyfeature not registered23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A5100)LG G6 (H873)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.06W/kg (head) | 1.31W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.182W/kg (head) | 0.72W/kg (body)feature not registered
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