Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) vs Apple iPhone SE

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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Apple
Announced August 2014 December 2015 March 2016
Status Available - September 2014 Coming Soon - December 2015 Available - March 2016
Price - Rs. 17,300 ($254.41) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 21,499 ($399.00) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, white, gold, silver, blue Various Space Gray, White/Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm
(5.3 x 2.57 x 0.29 in)
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
Weight 115 g (4.06 oz) 132 g (4.66 oz) -
SIM Type - - Single-SIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - Fingerprint Sensor
Notification LED - - Yes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) iOS 9.3
Processor Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister, Apple A9
GPU Mali-T628 MP6 Adreno 306 PowerVR GT7600
RAM 2 GB 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB 16/64 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 128 GB No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 4.7 inches 4.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (320 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.95% 69.65% 60.84%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No FM radio No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 12 MP
Flash LED flash LED flash Dual-LED (Dual Tone)
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama Phase Detection Autofocus, f/2.2, 29mm, 1/3" sensor size, 1.22 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@30fps 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps,1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps
Front Camera 2.1 MP [Similar] 5 MP [Similar] 1.2 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 v2.0, Reversible Connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM 16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 128 GB No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint 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 Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 1860 mAh 2300 mAh 1642 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time - - -