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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520L vs Samsung Galaxy S20

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 X03Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520L
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520L
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Samsung Galaxy S20
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S20

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


03 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520L
Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LvsGalaxy S20
 4%4%
+Lighter
157 grams (5.5 ounces)vs164 grams (5.74 ounces)
 59%59%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 16MPvs(front) 10MP
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector

28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20
Galaxy S20vsGalaxy A5 2017 SM-A520L
 38%38%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 167%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR5vs3GB LPDDR4
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (107GB user available)vs32GB (22GB user available)
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 122%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x3200 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
 33%33%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
566 PPIvs424 PPI
 19%19%
+Larger screen
6.2"vs5.2"
 5 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MPvs(back) 16MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasvsAutofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo/video on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 27%27%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.9 (aperture)
 11 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
6K UHD (7680x3240 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 10 is newer and safer
Android 10vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Advantage
+The 5G network is newer and faster
5Gvs4G+ LTE-A
 6 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(5G) 2000 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ANT+vsNot supported
 33%33%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.1 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.1 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector

24 Common items in both devices
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint / Fingerprint (under display)
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass 6
Waterproof (IPxx certified) / IP68 certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
ModelGalaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LGalaxy S20
Also known asLG U+ Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20 5G
Country or region availableSouth KoreaVarious (International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2017March, 2020
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)68 x 152 millimeters (2.68 x 5.98 in)
Weight157 grams (5.5 ounces)164 grams (5.74 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 Oreofeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory3GB LPDDR48GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (22GB user available)128GB (107GB user available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x3200 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI566 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 6
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat6 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,17,20,28)
TD-LTE 2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,40,41)
LTE Cat20 (Bands )
TD-LTE (Bands )

5G SA/NSA/Sub6
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G-NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
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
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
Main camera16 megapixels(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephoto (PDAF, OIS, 3x opt-zoom)
12MP ultrawide (AF Super Steady video)
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps6K UHD (7680x3240 pixels) 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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
Front camera16 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
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
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.1 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Metal body
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- Fast battery charging
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5meter and 30min
- Colors: Black and other colors
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 20:9 ratio, 120Hz, HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Wireless charging: 15W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered45W
Talk time960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520LSamsung Galaxy S20
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.337 W/Kg (head) | 1.07 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered