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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura XSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)24Points
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
03PointsSamsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) X
Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
5"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)

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)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)vsGalaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core34%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+3GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+64GB (52GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (9GB available)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
vs9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1080x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+424 PPI44%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs294 PPI
+5.2"4%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(back) 16MP99%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3000 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2600 mAh
+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)
(dedicated slot)
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+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
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
157 grams (5.5 ounces)vs+152 grams (5.32 ounces)3%
Lighter
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

27 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
+20 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 J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-SimGalaxy J3 2018 (US Cellular) SM-J337RZKAUSC
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2017May, 2018
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)70.2 x 142.8 millimeters (2.76 x 5.62 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)152 grams (5.32 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)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 Oreofeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884A (14nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.35Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.35Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory3GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (9GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.2" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
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 Mbps150/50 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 850/1700/1900
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 25)
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+, LTE
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 J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
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 J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
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 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 only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels2560x1920 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 lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, 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 J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
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
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2600 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered13680 minutes | 228 hours | 9.5 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J3 Aura (SM-J337R4)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.93W/kg (head) | 1.56W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.522W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)feature not registered
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