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Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) XAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)07Points
Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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20PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)Compare Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML) X
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)7 Advantages Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
+4GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+64GB (58GB available)164%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+Aluminum frame, glass front, leather backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsAluminum frame, glass front/back
+5.5"6%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
2.5Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
185 grams (6.48 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)18%
Lighter
12 millimeters (0.47 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)52%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
401 PPIvs+424 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 13MPvs+(back) 16MP25%
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.7 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)42%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 6.0 Marshmallowvs+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

26 Common items in both devices
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
LDAF: laser detection autofocus / Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
ModelZenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone Zoom ZX551ML (4G), Asus ZX551MLGalaxy A5 2017 (LG U+) SM-A520L
Country or region available(Latin America)(Europe)
(Latin America), (Europe)
South Korea
South Korea
BrandAsusSamsung
Release dateDecember, 2015January, 2017
Depth12 millimeters (0.47 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)78.8 x 158.9 millimeters (3.1 x 6.26 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight185 grams (6.48 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front, leather backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Chipset64bit - Intel Atom Z3590 (22nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Intel Silvermont1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4ARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory4GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (58GB available)32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Tri-Band 900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 18, 19, 28)LTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF: laser detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Asus ZenUI
- Hoya camera sensor
- Laser autofocus camera (0.03 seconds)
- 3x optical zoom camera
- Dual tone flash
- Fast battery charging: 60% in 40min
- Beidou GPS
- 5GB Asus Webstorage
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML 64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.337W/kg (head) | 1.07W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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