• Samsung Galaxy Note III vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note III vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Samsung
Announced Expected Announcement - September 2013 December 2015 February 2016
Status Rumored - Q4 2013 Available - February 2016 Available - March 2016
Price - Rs. 25,900 ($380.88) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 50,900 ($748.53) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, White Black, White, Gold, Pink Gold Various
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension - 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm
(5.96 x 2.92 x 0.29 in)
150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
(5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 in)
Weight - 172 g (6.07 oz) 157 g (5.54 oz)
SIM Type - - Single SIM (Nano-SIM), Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-by)
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 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 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, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Corning Gorilla Glass 4 - Heart rate sensor
- Fingerprint sensor
- IP68 certified - dust and water resistant
- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Notification LED - - Yes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 / Exynos 5420 Octa-core (4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
Exynos 7580 Octa
Quad-core (2x 2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x 1.6 GHz Kryo)/ Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) , Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8 Octa 8890
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 405
Mali-T720MP2
Adreno 530/ Mali-T880 MP12
RAM 3 GB 3 GB 4 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 16 GB 32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB microSD upto 256GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Curved Edge Screen, Always-on display
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi) 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio - 74.11% 76.13%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 12 MP, 4608 x 2592 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR Auto focus, f/1.9 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual Pixel, f/1.7, 1/2.6' Sensor Size, 1 ┬Ám Pixel Size, Smart Optical Image Stablization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes [Similar] 5 MP, f/1.9, 1080p [Similar] 5 MP, f/1.7, Dual Video Call, Auto HDR [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSPA+, LTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host microUSB v2.0, USB OTG microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM 16 GB, 3 GB RAM 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB microSD upto 256GB
USB OTG Supported Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint 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
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor barometer sensor barometer sensor present
Heart-rate Sensor heart rate sensor heart rate sensor heart rate sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion battery Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity - 3300 mAh 3600 mAh
Stand by - Up to 78 h -
Talk Time - Up to 17 h (3G) -