Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) have now been officially launched in India. The Galaxy A series smartphones were initially launched in December last year sporting an all new Exynos SoC and an improved rear camera.
As expected not much difference lies between the two handsets. While they look rather same on the outside the difference in the internal of the Galaxy A7 and A5 are rather minimal. It worth noting that both the smartphone comes with the metal and glass design philosophy of the A series device from Samsung.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 however is markedly bigger thanks to its 5.5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED real estate as compared to the 5.2 inch Full HD one on the Galaxy A5. Under the hood both the Galaxy A series smartphones sport the all new Exynos 7580 SoC with eight cored clocked at 1.6GHz each. The difference however lies in the RAM department as the bigger sibling namely the Galaxy A7 (2016) comes with a 3GB unit as compared to the 2GB one in its smaller brother.
The storage option however is exactly similar as both come with 16GB of internal storage along with room for memory expansion via MicroSD card slot. The same story is applicable for the camera department. Both the Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) comes with a 13MP f/1.9 rear camera and a 5MP f/1.9 front camera for selfies.Oh, yes both cameras come equipped with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). There is also a Fingerprint Sensor for added security.
In terms of connectivity both smartphones come with the popular set of features including WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, NFC and 4G LTE support. The battery is however a major area of difference between the two smartphones as the Galaxy A7 (2016) features a modeslty large 3300mAh battery as compared to the 2900mAh one in the Galaxy A5 (2016).
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 with the company's own TouchWiz interface on top. Samsung has announced that the Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) smartphones will go on sale from February 15th via Snapdeal at Rs 33,400 and Rs 29,400 respectively.