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Samsung Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A34 vs Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520) phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520) X Samsung Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB) 29Points
6.6"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06Points Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520) Compare Samsung Galaxy A34 X
3.7"
AMOLED

480x800

8
MP

0.3mp

384MB
RAM

Single-core

1800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)

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 A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)} 29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB) vs Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)} 6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
+2.6GHz 64bit Octa-core (6nm)6 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs720MHz 32bit Single-core
+6GB LPDDR4X15 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs384MB LPDDR
+128GB (101GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC31 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)82%
Thinner
vs14.9 millimeters (0.59 inches)
+1080x2340 pixels6 times
Higher resolution screen
vs480x800 pixels
+390 PPI55%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs252 PPI
+6.6"78%
Larger screen
vs3.7"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsNot supported
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 13MP41 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 0.3MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)26 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) VGA (640x480)
+Android 14Advantage
Android 14 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 2.1 Eclair
+5G Sub6Advantage
The 5G Sub6 network is newer and faster
vs3G HSUPA
+(5G Sub6) 2000 Mbps277 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G HSUPA) 7.2 Mbps
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh178%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1800 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n [wifi4]
+5.3 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.3 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs3.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML, Flash player
+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
199 grams (6.97 ounces)vs+156 grams (5.46 ounces)28%
Lighter
Virtual proximity sensorvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

11 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
+4 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
 
ModelGalaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
Other model namesGalaxy A34 5G SM-A346M Single-SIM NFCSamsung i8520 Galaxy Beam 1, Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 M16
Country or region availableArgentinaMexicoPeru
Argentina, Mexico, Peru
Singapore
Singapore
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/24/2023, Announced: 3/14/20237/8/2010
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)14.9 millimeters (0.59 inches)
Size (width x height)78.1 x 161.3 millimeters (3.07 x 6.35 in)59.8 x 123 millimeters (2.35 x 4.84 in)
Weight199 grams (6.97 ounces)156 grams (5.46 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minNot supported

📲 Display

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.6" inches3.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~53% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)480x800 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)390 PPI252 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass
Refresh rate120Hzfeature not registered
Display features1000nits[peak]feature not registered

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
System versionAndroid 13Android 2.1 Eclair
Firmware updateAndroid 14feature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 5.1 / 6.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
Chipset64bit: MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (6nm)32bit: Texas Instruments OMAP 3440 (65nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
2x 2.6GHz ARM Cortex-A78 (Dual-core)
6x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Hexa-core)
Single-core, 1 processor:
1x 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8 (Single-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G68 MC4PowerVR SGX530
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 472126 (v9)
Geekbench: 2316 (v5.5), 2518 (v6)
GFXBench: 23fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X384MB LPDDR
Internal storage128GB (101GB available)
UFS 2.2
16GB
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum Download / Upload2000/1024 Mbps7.2/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 66, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawide f/2.2123°1/4"1.12µm
5MP macro f/2.4
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasNot supported
Camera extras4K@30fps
1080p@30/60fps
720p@480fps (slow motion)
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels0.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels640x480 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)VGA (640x480)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.3 + A2DP/LE3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Virtual proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh1800 mAh
Charger, watts25W Wired fast chargingWired charging
Inductive / wireless chargingNot supportedfeature not registered
Talk time autonomy34 hours (1.4 days)7.4 hours
Standbyfeature not registered530 hours (22.1 days)

➕ Other features

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, Flash player
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Graphite, Silver, Violet, Lime• Colors: Black
• Samsung TouchWiz 3 UI
• 3D stereo sound
• DNSe 2.0
• Samsung Kies
• Built-in WVGA DLP Pico projector
• Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy A34 (SM-A346M/N 128GB)Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.75W/kg (head), 0.76W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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