Samsung has just released two new budget smartphones, the Galaxy A05 and the Galaxy A05s, both of which are the direct successor to the Galaxy A04 and the A04s of last year.
Both the Galaxy A05 and the A05s have similar designs and specifications, but there are a few key differences between them. These differences are enumerated in detail below.
Both phones have a 6.7-inch IPS LCD with a dewdrop notch on the head. However, the A05s has a slightly higher screen-to-body ratio of 82.93% compared to the A05’s 82.11%.
These display sizes are notably bigger than their predecessors. Another important aspect of their displays is the resolutions. While the Galaxy A05 has 720 x 1600 pixels, popularly known as HD+, the A05s has 1080 x 2400 pixels or Full-HD+.
The A05 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 CPU, while the A05s is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 CPU. Both CPUs are octa-core processors, but the Snapdragon 680 is slightly more powerful.
In either case, it is important to note that both the vanilla A05 and the A05s provide notably better and improved performance than their predecessors. For comparison sake; the older A04 came with Helio P35 CPU, while the A04s runs Exynos 850 SoC.
The A05 has a dual rear camera system with a 50-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The A05s on the other hand has a triple rear camera system with a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Flipping to the front, the A05s comes with a higher-resolution 13-megapixel front-facing camera compared to the A05’s 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
Both phones have a 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. But while the A05s has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, the vanilla Galaxy A05 does. Both phones comes in a plastic built, and they both support single/dual 4G SIMs with a 3.5mm headphone jack port.
Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between the two phones:
|Feature||Galaxy A05||Galaxy A05s|
|Display||6.7-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 82.11% screen-to-body ratio||6.7-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 82.93% screen-to-body ratio|
|CPU||MediaTek Helio G85||Qualcomm Snapdragon 680|
|Camera||Rear: 50MP + 2MP||Rear: 50MP + 2MP + 2MP|
|Battery||5000mAh with 25W fast charging||5000mAh with 25W fast charging|
|Other features||3.5mm headphone jack||Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack|
Price and availability
Samsung has not yet announced the pricing or availability of the Galaxy A05 and Galaxy A05s. However, both phones are expected to be released in October.
Which phone should you buy?
If you are looking for the most affordable option, then the Galaxy A05 is the better choice. However, if you are looking for a phone with a better performance and display, then the Galaxy A05s is the better choice.