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Samsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A10 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) XSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)07Points
Samsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3400
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
21PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)Compare Samsung Galaxy A10 X
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
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-A520K)

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!

Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+6.2"19%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3400 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core35%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR4Xvs+3GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
168 grams (5.88 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)7%
Lighter
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1520 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels89%
Higher resolution screen
271 PPIvs+424 PPI56%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 13MPvs+(back) 16MP25%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the 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
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+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

27 Common items in both devices
32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
+20 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
ModelGalaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
Other model namesGalaxy A10 SM-A105F/Dual-SimGalaxy A5 2017 (NTT Docomo) SM-A520K
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
South Korea
South Korea
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2019January, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.6 x 155.6 millimeters (2.98 x 6.13 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.6Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.35Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2ARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory2GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1520 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)271 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Tri-Band 900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)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+, LTEGPRS, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens27mm 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 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 sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Blue, Red
- 19:9 display ratio HD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3400 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A10 (SM-A105F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520K)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.321W/kg (head) | 1.09W/kg (body)0.337W/kg (head) | 0.987W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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