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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F vs Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) X19Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) X04Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
5.2"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3100
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F
Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FvsGalaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
 115%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
 50%50%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
3GB LPDDR4vs2GB LPDDR3
 100%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (22GB user available)vs16GB (11GB user available)
 1%1%
+Lighter
157 grams (5.5 ounces)vs159 grams (5.57 ounces)
 3%3%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
 125%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x1920 pixelsvs720x1280 pixels
 50%50%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
424 PPIvs282 PPI
 25%25%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 16MPvs(back) 13MP
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 16MPvs(front) 5MP
Advantage
+Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
Android 8.0 OreovsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
 100%100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
FingerprintvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.2 version A2DPvs4.1 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 3vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Waterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

04 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108vsGalaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F
Advantage
+The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
LED flash on both camerasvsLED flash
 3%3%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3100 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot

26 Common items in both devices
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Super AMOLED
16 million
5.2"
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
f/1.9 (aperture)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM / FM with RDS
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFC
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector / MicroUSB 2.0
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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

Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FGalaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Also known asSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F Single-SimGalaxy J5 SM-J5108 Dual-Sim 4G, Galaxy J5-6
Country or region availableEuropeChinaHong Kong
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2017March, 2016
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)72.3 x 145.8 millimeters (2.85 x 5.74 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)159 grams (5.57 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, front glass, plastic back
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (28nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A531.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 306 450Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB user available)16GB (11GB user available)
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels720x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI282 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
micro-SIM (3FF)
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, TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE 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)
LTE Cat4 1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,7)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Main camera16 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Front camera16 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
RadioFMFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.1 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Metal body
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- Fast battery charging
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5meter and 30min
- Colors: White, Black, Gold, Rose Gold
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3100 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520FSamsung Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J5108
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.522 W/Kg (head) | 1.39 W/Kg (body)0.579 W/Kg (head) | 0.594 W/Kg (body)