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BlackBerry Curve 8300 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between BlackBerry Curve 8300 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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BlackBerry Curve 8300
2.5"
TFT

320x240

2
MP

16MB
RAM

32bit Single

1100
mAh

(Removable)

vs
37PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Compare BlackBerry Curve 8300 X
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
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-A520F/DS 64GB)

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!

Curve 83002 Advantages BlackBerry Curve 8300vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)37 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
+111 grams (3.89 ounces)41%
Lighter
vs157 grams (5.5 ounces)
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
312Mhz 32bit Single-Corevs+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core12 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
16MB SDRAMvs+3GB LPDDR4191 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64MBvs+64GB (52GB available)831 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 4GB microSDvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC63 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
15.5 millimeters (0.61 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)96%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
65 thousandvs+16 million245 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
320x240 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels26 times
Higher resolution screen
160 PPIvs+424 PPI165%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
2.5"vs+5.2"108%
Larger screen
(back) 2MPvs+(back) 16MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+AutofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
Not supportedvs+(front) 16MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
Not supportedvs+Full HD (1920x1080)Advantage
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
70000 apps (BlackBerry App World)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)35 times
More apps available to download and use
2G EDGEvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(2G EDGE) 0.236 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps1270 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Capacitive MultitouchAdvantage
The touch screen facilitates the use of the device
Not supportedvs+AccelerometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
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
1100 mAhvs+3000 mAh173%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
Not supportedvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
2.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Mini-USB 2.0 (Mini-B)vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
WAP, HTMLvs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

7 Common items in both devices
LED flash
Only digital zoom
3.5mm jack
Ambient Light sensor
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Mini-USB 2.0 (Mini-B) / USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+ specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
ModelCurve 8300Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesRIM BlackBerry Curve 8300Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-Sim
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandBlackBerrySamsung
Release dateMay, 2007January, 2017
Depth15.5 millimeters (0.61 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)60 x 107 millimeters (2.36 x 4.21 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight111 grams (3.89 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardFixed QWERTY keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)BlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Operating systemBlackBerry OS 4.2Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Chipset32bit - Intel XScale PXA27264bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processor312Mhz Single-Core XScale1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory16MB SDRAM3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64MB64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 4GB microSD
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Display typeTFT LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size2.5" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~30.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution320x240 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenNot supportedCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)160 PPI424 PPI
Colors65 thousand16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload0.236 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 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 networkCSD, GPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)2 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution1600x1200 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Not supportedFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusNot supportedAutofocus
Touch focusfeature not registeredSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorfeature not registeredNot supported
HDRfeature not registeredHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)Not supported16 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedFull HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
USBMini-USB 2.0 (Mini-B)USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFiNot supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNAfeature not registeredNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserWAP, HTMLHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAmbient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver on black
- Trackball navigation
- BlackBerry maps
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF editor
- Java framework
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity1100 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy240 minutes | 4 hours | 0.2 day960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standby24480 minutes | 408 hours | 17 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateBlackBerry Curve 8300Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.522W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)
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