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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F) vs Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A70 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A70 XSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)05Points
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) X
Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

32
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)

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 A5 2017 (SM-A520F)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)vsGalaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
+157 grams (5.5 ounces)17%
Lighter
vs183 grams (6.41 ounces)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+424 PPI8%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 PPI
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core12%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+6GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+128GB (108GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
5.2"vs+6.7"29%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(triple camera) 32MP + 8MP + 5MP182%
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)12%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 16MPvs+(front) 32MP101%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+4500 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+25W39%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

32 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+25 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 A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F (Single-Sim)Galaxy A70 SM-A705FN/Dual-Sim NFC
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
South AfricaSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)Pakistan(Global, International)
South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Pakistan, (Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2017April, 2019
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)76.7 x 164.3 millimeters (3.02 x 6.47 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)183 grams (6.41 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SDM675 (11nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 460 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 460 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 612 845Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR46GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (108GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~86% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1080x2400 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
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 Mbps600/50 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 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat12/6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (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
CallingSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(triple camera)
32 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.212mm123º
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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 on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- Infinity U display
- Glasstic back panel
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
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)0.949W/kg (head) | 1.475W/kg (body)
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