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RedMagic 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)

Side by side comparison between RedMagic 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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RedMagic 6 Pro
6.8"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

8mp

16GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5050
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)Compare RedMagic 6 Pro 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? RedMagic 6 Pro

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!

6 Pro23 Advantages RedMagic 6 ProvsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core43%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+16GB LPDDR54 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+256GB (230GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+165Hz175%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.8"31%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(triple camera) 64MP + 8MP + 2MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+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)
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5050 mAh68%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+65W3 times
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs18W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
220 grams (7.7 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)40%
Lighter
9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)23%
Thinner
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
387 PPIvs+424 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

24 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Model6 ProGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Other model namesZTE Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro (256GB + 16GB RAM)Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520W (Single-Sim)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Canada
Canada
BrandRedMagicSamsung
Release dateApril, 2021January, 2017
Depth9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.19 x 169.86 millimeters (3.04 x 6.69 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight220 grams (7.7 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)RedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 840MhzARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory16GB LPDDR53GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.1
32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.8" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)387 PPI424 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass 3
Display features165Hz, 630 nits, HDR1060Hz
Mobile networksRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (41, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
8MPf/2.2120º1.12μm
2MPf/2.478º1.75μm
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
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
2ª cameraRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
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
MultimediaRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Eclipse black, Moon silver
- Redmagic OS 4.0
- 2.5D glass display
- Stereo speakers
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- ICE 6.0 Liquid Cooling
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 30W charger included (65W support)
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyRedMagic 6 ProSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520W)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5050 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts65W Fast battery charging
Quick Charge 5
USB Power Delivery 3.0
18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateRedMagic 6 ProSamsung 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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