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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G 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
24PointsSamsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) X
Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
7.3"
AMOLED

1536x2152

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4235
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)

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)vsGalaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+157 grams (5.5 ounces)68%
Lighter
vs263 grams (9.21 ounces)
+424 PPI17%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs362 PPI
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+BarometerAdvantage
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
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
+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
vsNot supported
1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core43%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+12GB LPDDR4X3 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (52GB available)vs+512GB (462GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+6.9 millimeters (0.27 inches)14%
Thinner
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1536x2152 pixels59%
Higher resolution screen
5.2"vs+7.3"40%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP152%
Higher resolution main camera
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
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
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/1.5 (aperture)27%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 16MPvs+(dual front camera) 10MP + 8MP13%
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-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+4235 mAh41%
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.
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 / Aluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+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)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-SimGalaxy Fold 5G SM-F907F, Samsung Winner
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2017April, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)6.9 millimeters (0.27 inches)
Size (width x height)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)117.9 x 160.9 millimeters (4.64 x 6.33 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)263 grams (9.21 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back
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)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
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 LPDDR412GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
512GB (462GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches7.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1536x2152 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI362 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display features60Hz60Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
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 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
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 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNSA Sub6 (Bands 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
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)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
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)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1/3.1"1.0µm
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
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 supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
8MP depthf/1.924mm1.22µm
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
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)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
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 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)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
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 (side-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Silver, Cosmos Black
- Cover display: 4.6 inches HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)
- Cover camera: 10MP (f/2.2)
- Samsung DeX
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4235 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
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)Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G (SM-F907F)
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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