• Samsung Galaxy Alpha (S801) vs Sony Xperia M4 Aqua vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Alpha (S801) vs Sony Xperia M4 Aqua vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Sony Samsung
Announced August 2014 March 2015 December 2015
Status Available - September 2014 Available - April 2015 Coming Soon - December 2015
Price - Rs. 19,400 ($285.29) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 17,300 ($254.41) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scub Black, White, Copper, Silver Various
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
140.5 x 72.6 x 7.3 mm
(5.53 x 2.86 x 0.29 in)
134.5 x 65.2 x 7.3 mm
(5.3 x 2.57 x 0.29 in)
Weight 115 g (4.06 oz) 136 g (4.8 oz) 132 g (4.66 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
(Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - IP68 Certified - Dust and Water Proof up to 1.5 Meter and 30 Minutes -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 1.5GHz Octa-core, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 405 Adreno 306
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 1.5 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB 8 GB 16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Scratch-resistant Glass Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 5.0 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 70.43% 67.44% 69.65%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No FM radio with RDS FM radio
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 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Dual Camera, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, HDR, Panorama Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps 1080p@30fps, HDR 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 2.1 MP [Similar] 5 MP [Similar] 5 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Up to 107 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Up to 296 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL 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, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.1, A2DP, apt-X v4.1, A2DP, EDR, 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 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0, USB Host microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - Supported -

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 supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1860 mAh 2400 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time - - -