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Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GB vs Samsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J5 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J5 X21Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GB
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GB
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) X03Samsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Samsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
5"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GB
Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBvsGalaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
 115%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
3GB LPDDR4vs1.5GB
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (52GB user available)vs16GB (11GB user available)
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 125%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x1920 pixelsvs720x1280 pixels
 31%31%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
386 PPIvs294 PPI
 14%14%
+Larger screen
5.7"vs5"
 25%25%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 16MPvs(back) 13MP
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 16MPvs(front) 5MP
Advantage
+Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
Android 8.0 OreovsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
 100%100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
FingerprintvsNot supported
 38%38%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3600 mAhvs2600 mAh
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.2 version A2DPvs4.1 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 3vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Waterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

03 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GBvsGalaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GB
 27%27%
+Lighter
146 grams (5.11 ounces)vs186 grams (6.51 ounces)
Advantage
+The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
LED flash on both camerasvsLED flash
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)

26 Common items in both devices
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Super AMOLED
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
f/1.9 (aperture)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
2 slots Dual-SIM
Active noise cancellation
FM / FM with RDS
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector / MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
ModelGalaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBGalaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Also known asGalaxy A7 SM-A720F/Dual-Sim 64GB, SM-A720FZKSZTOGalaxy J5 SM-J500M/Dual-Sim, Galaxy J5 2015
Country or region availableBrazilBrazil
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2017July, 2015
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.6 x 156.8 millimeters (3.06 x 6.17 in)71.8 x 142.1 millimeters (2.83 x 5.59 in)
Weight186 grams (6.51 ounces)146 grams (5.11 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (28nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A531.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 306 450Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR41.5GB
Internal storage64GB (52GB user available)16GB (11GB user available)
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels720x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)386 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
micro-SIM (3FF)
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 networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat6 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,17,20,28)
TD-LTE 2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,40,41)
LTE Cat4 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,17,28)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Main camera16 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Front camera16 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
RadioFMFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.1 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Metal body
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- Fast battery charging
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5meter and 30min
- Colors: White, Black, Gold
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3600 mAh2600 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 64GBSamsung Galaxy J5 4G SM-J500M/DS 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.72 W/Kg (head) | 0.8 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK0.21 W/Kg (head) | 1.33 W/Kg (body)0.59 W/Kg (head) | 0.38 W/Kg (body)