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Motorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GB vs Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) X08Motorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GB
Motorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GB
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Motorola Moto G5 Plus X11Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB

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!


08 Advantages Motorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GB
Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBvsGalaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
 5%5%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 20%20%
+Lighter
155 grams (5.43 ounces)vs186 grams (6.51 ounces)
 10%10%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
424 PPIvs386 PPI
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 12%12%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/1.9 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and safer
Android 8.1 OreovsAndroid 8.0 Oreo

11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GBvsMoto G5 Plus XT1684 32GB
 23%23%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
 10%10%
+Larger screen
5.7"vs5.2"
 33%33%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 16MPvs(back) 12MP
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 16MPvs(front) 5MP
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
 20%20%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3600 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
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 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Waterproof (IPxx certified)vsWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)

31 Common items in both devices
3GB LPDDR3
32GB (22GB user available)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
300 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
4.2 version A2DP
NFC
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
ModelMoto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBGalaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Also known asLenovo Moto G5 Plus XT1684 3GB RAM 32GB, Motorola PotterGalaxy A7 SM-A720F/Dual-Sim 32GB, Galaxy A7 2017 Duos
Country or region availableEuropeLatin AmericaBrazilIranPakistanRussiaSingaporeThailandUkraineVarious (International)
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2017January, 2017
Depth9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74 x 150.2 millimeters (2.91 x 5.91 in)77.6 x 156.8 millimeters (3.06 x 6.17 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)186 grams (6.51 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, front glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Waterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Motorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A531.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 506 650MhzARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory3GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB user available)32GB (22GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Display typeTFT LCD IPSSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI386 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat6 700/800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,19,20,28)
TD-LTE 2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,40,41)
LTE 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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, 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
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
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 cameraMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Main camera12 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.5" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature 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 on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Front camera5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Lunar Grey, Fine Gold
- TurboPower charging: 6h in 15min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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
Power supply and autonomyMotorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3600 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Motorola Moto G5 Plus XT1684 32GBSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F/DS 32GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.21 W/Kg (head) | 1.33 W/Kg (body)