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Nokia C3-01 (Gold Edition) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)

Side by side comparison between Nokia C3-01 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Nokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)
2.4"
TFT

240x320

5
MP

128MB
RAM

Single

1050
mAh

(Removable)

vs
29PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)Compare Nokia C3-01 X
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
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-A520W)

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!

C3-01 (Gold Edition)2 Advantages Nokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
+100 grams (3.5 ounces)57%
Lighter
vs157 grams (5.5 ounces)
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
1Ghz Single-Corevs+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core3 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
128MB SDRAMvs+3GB LPDDR423 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
256MB (140MB available)vs+32GB (22GB available)160 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
11 millimeters (0.43 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)39%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
260 thousandvs+16 million61 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
240x320 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels26 times
Higher resolution screen
167 PPIvs+424 PPI154%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
2.4"vs+5.2"117%
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 16MP2 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
VGA (640x480)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)6 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
1000 apps (Nokia Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)2499 times
More apps available to download and use
3G HSUPAvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(3G HSUPA) 10.2 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps28 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Resistivevs+CapacitiveAdvantage
Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitive.
Singlevs+MultitouchAdvantage
Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same time.
Not supportedvs+Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass, Ambient Light sensor, Gyroscope, Barometer, Hall effect, Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted), ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
1050 mAhvs+3000 mAh186%
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
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+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
2.1 + 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
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
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
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
FM (RDS) / FM
MicroUSB 2.0 / USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+ specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
ModelC3-01 (Gold Edition)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Other model namesNokia C3-01 Gold Edition, Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type GoldGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520W (Single-Sim)
Country or region availablefeature not registeredCanada
Canada
BrandNokiaSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2011January, 2017
Depth11 millimeters (0.43 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)47.5 x 111 millimeters (1.87 x 4.37 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight100 grams (3.5 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)Nokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Operating systemNokia Series OS S40 6th edition Feature Pack 1Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Chipsetfeature not registered64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Single-Core1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory128MB SDRAM3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256MB (140MB available)32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Display typeTFT LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size2.4" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~33.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution240x320 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenResistive Single touch 1-pointCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)167 PPI424 PPI
Colors260 thousand16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload10.2/2 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 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 networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPAGPRS, 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
CallingNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)VGA (640x480) 15 fpsFull 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 cameraNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
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
MultimediaNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.1 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 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 functionsNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserfeature not registeredHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerSupportedNot supported
SensorsNot supportedAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Golden
- Series 40 Theme v3.0 Touch and Type
- Facebook, Twitter
- 18-carat gold plating
- Ceramic-feel keymat materials
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
BL-5CT
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
18W
Battery capacity1050 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy240 minutes | 4 hours | 0.2 day960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standby26400 minutes | 440 hours | 18.3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateNokia C3-01 (Gold Edition)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.88W/kg (head) | 0.54W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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