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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB) vs Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Google Pixel 3a XL phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 3a XL XSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)12Points
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
6"
OLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)

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/DS 64GB)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)vsPixel 3a XL (G020A)13 Advantages Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+157 grams (5.5 ounces)6%
Lighter
vs167 grams (5.85 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+424 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs402 PPI
+(back) 16MP31%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
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+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2160 pixels13%
Higher resolution screen
5.2"vs+6"15%
Larger screen
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
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/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3000 mAhvs+3700 mAh23%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

30 Common items in both devices
64GB (52GB available) / 64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+23 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/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-SimGoogle Pixel 3a XL G020A (Verizon Wireless)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungGoogle
Release dateJanuary, 2017May, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)76.1 x 160.1 millimeters (3 x 6.3 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)167 grams (5.85 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/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 11
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 (10 nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 615
RAM memory3GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1080x2160 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Dragontrail Glass
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
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/upload300/50 Mbps600/75 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 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 Cat11/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, 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 A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
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/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical 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/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 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 lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
RadioFMNot supported
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/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
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
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
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
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
- 18:9 ratio display FHD+
- Always-on display
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3700 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.19W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.522W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)1.39W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)
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