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LG G5 (H840) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)

Side by side comparison between LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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LG G5 (H840)
5.3"
IPS

1440x2560

16
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
10PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Compare LG G5 X
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? LG G5 (H840)

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!

G5 (H840)11 Advantages LG G5 (H840)vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
+Until 2TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)3%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+1440x2560 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+554 PPI31%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs424 PPI
+5.3"2%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(dual camera) 16MP + 8MP50%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+OIS (3-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core24%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
159 grams (5.57 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)1%
Lighter
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 7.0 Nougatvs+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2800 mAhvs+3000 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

31 Common items in both devices
32GB (22GB available)
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
LDAF: laser detection autofocus / Autofocus
HDR photo/video only main camera / HDR photo only main camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
ModelG5 (H840)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Other model namesLG G5 SE, LG G5 Lite, LG-H840, LGH840Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-Sim
Country or region available(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
(Latin America)(Global, International)Saudi ArabiaBrazilUnited Arab EmiratesPhilippinesMalaysiaRussiaSingaporeThailandUkraine
(Latin America), (Global, International), Saudi Arabia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine
BrandLGSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2016January, 2017
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.9 x 149.4 millimeters (2.91 x 5.88 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight159 grams (5.57 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot 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)LG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 510 600MhzARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory3GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 2TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.3" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)554 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 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 networkUMTS 850/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17)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+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, 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
CallingLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
16 megapixels
8MPf/2.412mm1/3.2
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF: laser detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (3-axis): Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI
- LG 360 VR supported
- LG CAM Plus supported
- 3D Arc Glass screen
- Modular battery
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standby22800 minutes | 380 hours | 15.8 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG G5 (H840)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
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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