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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy M31 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M31 XSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)10Points
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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18PointsSamsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) X
Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)

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)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)vsGalaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
+157 grams (5.5 ounces)22%
Lighter
vs191 grams (6.69 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+424 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs403 PPI
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
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
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
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+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+8GB LPDDR4X167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+128GB (108GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels22%
Higher resolution screen
5.2"vs+6.4"23%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP4 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/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 16MPvs+(front) 32MP101%
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
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary 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
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+6000 mAh100%
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

28 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+21 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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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-SimGalaxy M315F/Dual-Sim (128GB + 8GB RAM)
Country or region available(Latin America)(Global, International)Saudi ArabiaBrazilUnited Arab EmiratesPhilippinesMalaysiaRussiaSingaporeThailandUkraine
(Latin America), (Global, International), Saudi Arabia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine
India
India
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/13/20173/5/2020, Announced: 2/25/2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)75.1 x 159.2 millimeters (2.96 x 6.27 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)191 grams (6.69 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
System versionAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9611 (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 1 processor:
1.9GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3ARM Mali-G72 MP3 (850MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR48GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (108GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz60Hz, 420nits[peak]

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 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 Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 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, 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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.425mm1/5.0"1.12µm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.72" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: 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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM (RDS)
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy16 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- Colors: Ocean Blue, Space Black, Red
- One UI 2.0, 3.1

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Samsung Galaxy M31 (SM-M315F/DS 128GB/8GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.52W/kg (head), 0.69W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.522W/kg (head), 1.39W/kg (body)0.482W/kg (head), 1.127W/kg (body)
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