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Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) X Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB) 22Points
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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07Points Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F) Compare Samsung Galaxy A52 X
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

Octa-core

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)

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 A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)} 22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB) vs Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)} 7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-core (8nm)35%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.9GHz 64bit Octa-core
+6GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+128GB (102GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.5"25%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(quad camera) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+(front) 32MP101%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 14Advantage
Android 14 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+(4G LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+25W39%
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.
vs18W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)20%
Lighter
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
405 PPIvs+424 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Virtual proximity sensorvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device

23 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
4G LTE-A
Capacitive
+16 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

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
ModelGalaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
Other model namesGalaxy A52 (4G) SM-A525F/Dual-SIM (128GB + 6GB RAM)Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F (Single-Sim)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/26/2021, Announced: 3/17/20211/13/2017
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.1 x 159.9 millimeters (2.96 x 6.3 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

📲 Display

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)405 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh rate90Hz60Hz
Display features800nits[peak]
Always-On Display
Not supported

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
System versionAndroid 11Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 14Android 8.0 Oreo
User InterfaceOne UI 3.1 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 6.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SM7125) (8nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
2x 2.3GHz Kryo 465 Gold (Dual-core)
6x 1.8GHz Kryo 465 Silver (Hexa-core)
Octa-core, 1 processor:
8x 1.9GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Octa-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 618 (750MHz)ARM Mali-T830 MP3
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 261282 (v8)
Geekbench: 5865 (v4.4), 1577 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (102GB available)
UFS 2.1
32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload600/100 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse 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 Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
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 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported

📷 Camera

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawide f/2.2123°1.12µm
5MP macro f/2.4
5MP depth f/2.4
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Camera extras1080p@60fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakersSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Virtual proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
Battery typeLiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts25W Wired fast charging18W Wired fast charging
Inductive / wireless chargingNot supportedNot supported
Talk time autonomy35 hours (1.5 days)16 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
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: Awesome Black, White, Violet, Blue• Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
• Gorilla Glass on the back
• Samsung Grace UX

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy A52 (SM-A525F/DS 128GB/6GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.348W/kg (head), 0.844W/kg (body)0.522W/kg (head), 1.39W/kg (body)
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