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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)

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!


44 Common items in both devices
1.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core
3GB LPDDR4
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Super AMOLED
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
+37 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F (Single-Sim)Galaxy A7 SM-A720F/Dual-Sim 64GB, SM-A720FZKSZTO
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
Brazil
Brazil
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/13/20171/13/2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)77.6 x 156.8 millimeters (3.06 x 6.17 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)186 grams (6.51 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantWaterproof (IP?)

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
System versionAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 1 processor:
1.9GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 1 processor:
1.9GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3ARM Mali-T830 MP3
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (52GB available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI386 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hzfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (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 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 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 length27mm 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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3600 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy16 hours23 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Metal body
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- Fast battery charging
- ANT+
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5meter and 30min

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.522W/kg (head), 1.39W/kg (body)0.21W/kg (head), 1.33W/kg (body)
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