Skip to content

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB) vs Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Motorola Moto G8 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

,
Compare Motorola Moto G8 Plus XSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)11Points
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) X
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2280

48
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)

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)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)vsMoto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)15 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
+157 grams (5.5 ounces)20%
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)15%
Thinner
vs9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+424 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs400 PPI
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+18W20%
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.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2280 pixels19%
Higher resolution screen
5.2"vs+6.3"21%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(triple camera) 48MP + 16MP + 5MP3 times
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) 25MP56%
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+4000 mAh33%
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 (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
+23 specs and more in the table below

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

Highlight differencesClear highlight
Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-SimLenovo Moto G8 Plus XT2019, Motorola Trinket
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)(Global, International)India
(Europe), (Global, International), India
BrandSamsungMotorola
Release dateJanuary, 2017October, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)
Size (width x height)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)75.83 x 158.35 millimeters (2.99 x 6.23 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)188 grams (6.58 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 30minWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125 (11nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 610
RAM memory3GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size5.2" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1080x2280 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI400 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/100 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 800/850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat13/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(triple camera)
48 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.22.0um14mm117°
5MP depthf/2.21.12um
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels8000x6000 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 registered1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/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/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels5760x4320 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 pixel0.9µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
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/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
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, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Blue, Crystal Pink
- Silicone case included
- Dolby sound
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registered19680 minutes | 328 hours | 13.7 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
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
X

We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to cookies. See more details: Privacy policy.