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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB) vs Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Google Pixel 4 XL phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 4 XL XSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)10Points
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 4 XL (128GB)
6.3"
POLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 4 XL (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 A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)vsPixel 4 XL (128GB)24 Advantages Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+157 grams (5.5 ounces)23%
Lighter
vs193 grams (6.76 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsP-OLED
+(front) 16MP92%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(dual front camera) 8MP + 0.3MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core43%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+6GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (52GB available)vs+128GB (110GB available)112%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Not supportedvs+HDR8Advantage
The HDR8 display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x3040 pixels111%
Higher resolution screen
424 PPIvs+534 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.2"vs+6.3"21%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP77%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video 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.
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) 1200 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+3700 mAh23%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

25 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
+18 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 4 XL (128GB)
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-SimGoogle Pixel XL4 G020, G020P, GA01180-US, GA01181-US
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungGoogle
Release dateJanuary, 2017October, 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)75.1 x 160.4 millimeters (2.96 x 6.31 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)193 grams (6.76 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 11
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory3GB LPDDR46GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDP-OLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI534 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz90Hz, HDR8
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
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) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps1200/150 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 Cat18
VoLTE

Global version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

USA version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
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 4 XL (128GB)
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 4 XL (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP telephotof/2.445mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
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/1.7 (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 zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
0.3MP TOF
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 lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
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 4 XL (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
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 supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
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
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange
- Display DCI-P3 100%
- Always-on display
- Google Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Google Pixel 4 XL (128GB)
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
Qi wireless 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 4 XL (128GB)
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)feature not registered
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