Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) vs Sony Xperia X Compact: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) vs Sony Xperia X Compact. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
7.3
Cost-effectiveness
7.4
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
6.4
4.1
Performance & Hardware
4.4
5.7
Camera
6.3
6.1
Connectivity
7
7.6
Battery
2.9
3.5

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
SM-A320F, A320F
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Release Date

Release date
January 2017, 3 years ago
September 2016, 3 years ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
66.2 mm
135.4 mm
7.9 mm
65.0 mm
129.0 mm
9.5 mm
Weight
138 g
135 g
Usable surface
68 %
69 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy
Plastic
Resistance
IP68
-
Colors
Black

Blue

Gold

Rose-gold
Black

White

Blue

Screen

Diagonal
4.7"
4.6"
Type
Super Amoled
LCD IPS
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Resolution
720 x 1280 px
720 x 1280 px
Density
312 Pixels per inch
319 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Without Notch
  • Always-On Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Triluminos display for mobile
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • X-Reality display
  • Dynamic contrast enhancement

Prototypes





Prototypes
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Print 3D Model
Sony Xperia X Compact
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956
CPU
ARM Cortex-A53
2x ARM® 1.8 GHz Cortex™ A72, 4x ARM® 1.4 GHz Cortex™ A53
Type
Octa-Core
Hexa-Core
Frequency
1.6 GHz
1.8 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Arm Mali-T830
Qualcomm Adreno 510

RAM

RAM
2 GB
3 GB
Type
--
--

Antutu

Score
45.259
Overall performance better than 45% of devices
77.650 (Antutu v6)
Overall performance better than 59% of devices

Storage

Capacity
16 GB
32 GB
Type
--
--
SD Slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, on the front
Yes, on the side

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall
  • Geomagnetic
  • Pedometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer

Others

Notifications LED
--
Color LED Notifications
Cooling system
No
No
Gaming buttons
No
No

Camera

Rear camera

Standard
1
Resolution
13 Mpx
Sensor
Sony IMX258
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Sensor size
1/3.06

Rear camera

Standard
1
Resolution
23 Mpx
Sensor
Sony Exmor RS 1/2,3
Type
CMOS BSI
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
ISO
100 - 12800
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Flash
LED
Dual LED
Features
  • Digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Digital zoom
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
Slow Motion Video
No
30 fps
Yes
60 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
8 Mpx
Sensor
Sony IMX219 Exmor RS
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ --
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Sensor size
1/4
Resolution
5 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ --
ISO
--
Pixel size
--
Features
-
-

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B21 (1500)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HOGP
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • GAVDP (Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile)
  • GAP (Generic Access Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • SPP (Serial Port Protocol)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HDP (Health Device Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.349 W/Kg on head
1.380 W/Kg on body
1.080 W/Kg on head
1.250 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

0.860 W/Kg on head
0.740 W/Kg on body
0.720 W/Kg on head
0.970 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • ANT+
  • Mirrorlink
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • DLNA

Battery

Battery
Capacity
2350 mAh
2700 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Polymer
Fast charge
No
Yes
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

Software

Software
Operating System
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 8.0 Oreo

Prices

Prices

Prices