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Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F) vs Apple iPhone SE (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Apple iPhone SE phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone SE XSamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)12Points
Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)
5"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

12
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

1642
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)

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 (4G SM-A500F)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)vsiPhone SE (16GB)12 Advantages Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
+16GB (11GB available)10%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)13%
Thinner
vs7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+720x1280 pixels27%
Higher resolution screen
vs640x1136 pixels
+5"25%
Larger screen
vs4"
+(back) 13MP7%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+(front) 5MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2300 mAh40%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1642 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
1.2GHz 64bit Quad-Corevs+1.84GHz 64bit Dual-Core42%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMMC 4.5vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
123 grams (4.31 ounces)vs+113 grams (3.96 ounces)9%
Lighter
294 PPIvs+326 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
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
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

25 Common items in both devices
2GB / 2GB LPDDR4
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum body, glass front
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
(front) HD (1280x720)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
+18 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
ModelGalaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)iPhone SE (16GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy A5 2015 SM-A500F, Galaxy A5 Single-SimiPhone SE A1662, iPhone SE A1723, iPhone SE A1724
Country or region available(Europe)Philippines
(Europe), Philippines
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date11/1/20143/31/2016, Announced: 3/21/2016
Depth6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)69.7 x 139.3 millimeters (2.74 x 5.48 in)58.6 x 123.8 millimeters (2.31 x 4.87 in)
Weight123 grams (4.31 ounces)113 grams (3.96 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
System versionAndroid 4.4.4 KitKatiOS 9.0
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowiOS 15
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (28nm)64bit - Apple A9 (APL1022) (16nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.84GHz Dual-Core Twister
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 306 450MhzPowerVR GT7600 (6-core, 650MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredBasemark OS II: 2163 (2.0)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
RAM memory2GB2GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (11GB available)
eMMC 4.5
16GB (10GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size5" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels640x1136 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)294 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000 (A1724)
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600LTE Cat4
A1662 model:
LTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29)
A1723/A1724 model:
LTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD‑LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMPEG4, H.264, H.265, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Compass
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2300 mAh1642 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy15 hours14 hours
Standbyfeature not registered240 hours (10 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Gray, Pink, Blue, White, Gold
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- ANT+ support
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC for Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500F)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.648W/kg (head), 0.478W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.23W/kg (head), 0.403W/kg (body)feature not registered
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