Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!)

Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!)

Update January 12, 2015: The Samsung Galaxy A7 is now official.

This was supposed to be the year that Samsung’s smartphone line-up got a little easier to understand. It’s early days yet, but if anything, things just got a whole lot more complex: in addition to the existing Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5, and the yet-to-be-announced-but-much-discussed Galaxy A7, we were introduced this week to the Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7.

Those names alone are hard enough to keep up with, but the phones are all the more confusing considering their similarities. If only someone would shove all the Galaxy A3/Galaxy A5/Galaxy A7/Galaxy E5/Galaxy A7 specs in a handy table…

Before we dive into the table, shared Galaxy A3/Galaxy A5/Galaxy A7/Galaxy E5/Galaxy E7 specs include an aluminium unibody construction, 16GB internal storage with microSD compatibility (up to 64GB), 5MP front camera, and Android KitKat on operating system duties.

Again, they’re remarkably similar, and while Samsung explains that the Galaxy A series is the superior brand while the Galaxy E is aimed at college-age kids, it’s not that simple.

Let’s throw in the table before reaching a few conclusions:

Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!)

Ok, so, a few ways to look at this:

  • The Samsung Galaxy E5 is almost identical to the Galaxy A5, except the latter has a little more RAM (1.5GB vs. 2GB), a presumably better rear camera (8MP vs. 13MP), and a smaller battery (2,400mAh vs. 2,300mAh)
  • The Samsung Galaxy E7 is almost identical to the Galaxy A5, except it has a larger display (5.5in vs. 5in) and much bigger battery (2,950mAh vs. 2,300mAh)
  • The Samsung Galaxy E7 is almost identical to the Galaxy A7, except it has a lower resolution (720p vs. 1080p), lesser processor, and bigger battery (2,950mAh vs. 2,600mAh)

In short: way to confuse us, Samsung.

And now, since the table above isn’t searchable, I’ll reiterate Samsung Galaxy A3/Galaxy A5/Galaxy A7/Galaxy E5/Galaxy E7 specs in words. Ready? Go!

Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!)Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: Samsung Galaxy A3 specs

  • 4.5in display (540 x 960)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 1,900mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD compatibility (up to 64GB)
  • Aluminium unibody construction
  • Android KitKat 4.4
  • Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold

Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!)Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: Samsung Galaxy A5 specs

  • 5in display (720 x 1280)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD compatibility (up to 64GB)
  • Aluminium unibody construction
  • Android KitKat 4.4
  • Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue, Champagne Gold

Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!)Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: Samsung Galaxy A7 specs (now confirmed)

  • 5.5in display (1080 x 1920)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor or Exynos 5430
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2,600mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD compatibility (up to 64GB)
  • Aluminium unibody construction
  • Android KitKat 4.4

Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!)Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: Samsung Galaxy E5 specs

  • 5in display (720 x 1280)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2,400mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD compatibility (up to 64GB)
  • Aluminium unibody construction
  • Android KitKat 4.4
  • Black, brown, white
  • Not to be confused with the Nokia E5!

Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: spec comparison (free table inside!)Samsung Galaxy A3 vs. Galaxy A5 vs. Galaxy A7 vs. Galaxy E5 vs. Galaxy E7: Samsung Galaxy E7 specs

  • 5.5in display (720 x 1280)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2,950mAh battery
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD compatibility (up to 64GB)
  • Aluminium unibody construction
  • Android KitKat 4.4
  • Blue, white, black

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4 comments

SpeedyG  Jan. 7, 2015 at 15:22

*Yawns*

(More than likley) overpriced Samsung papp.

Next.

mrew42  Jan. 7, 2015 at 16:23

I think 2015 will be very dull for Samsung.
As SpeedyG said, a real Snoozefest.

rob585  Jan. 7, 2015 at 16:42

How dull and so 2013..... samsung looking to lose out to fresher, newer players in the market with better features and much better designs......so sad.

shuwaz  May. 5, 2015 at 20:46

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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