Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy A5 vs HTC Desire 826 vs Sony Xperia C5 Ultra

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung HTC Sony
Announced October 2014 January 2015 August 2015
Status Available - November 2014 Coming Soon - Q1 2015 Available - August 2015
Price Rs. 18,090 ($266.03) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 16,999 ($249.99) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 24,900 ($366.18) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light B Various Black, White, Mint
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm
(5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 in)
- 164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2 mm
(6.46 x 3.13 x 0.32 in)
Weight 123 g (4.34 oz) - 187 g (6.6 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Asia version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - E5553
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - E5506
4G Network LTE LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300) - E5553
LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 28(700) - E5506
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6752
GPU - Adreno 405 Mali-T760MP2
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 200 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Scratch-resistant, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches 5.5 inches 6.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (367 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 70.85% - 75.99%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio - FM radio FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, Panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps 1080p@30fps, HDR
Front Camera 5 MP [Similar] 4 MP, 1080p (1/3' sensor size, 2Ám pixel [Similar] 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash; 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Up to 85.6 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Up to 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth v4.0, BLE, ANT+ v4.0, A2DP, apt-X v4.1, A2DP, apt-X
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 200 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2300 mAh 2600 mAh 2930 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 714 h (2G)
Up to 769 h (3G)
Talk Time - - Up to 14 h 24 min (2G)
Up to 12 h 53 min (3G)