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Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DS vs Apple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DS vs Apple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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22 Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DS vs 07 Apple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DS
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

Non removable

Apple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

Non removable

What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DS

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 phone! Comment!


22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DS

Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSvsiPad mini 3 4G 64GB
 105%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
 2 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
3GB LPDDR4vs1GB LPDDR3
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 256GB vsNot supported
 83%83%
+Lighter
186 grams (6.51 ounces)vs341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
 19%19%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
386 PPIvs324 PPI
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
16 megapixelsvs5 megapixels
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flashvsNot supported
 26%26%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.9 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 12 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
16 megapixelsvs1.2 megapixels
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)vsHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceProximityvsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometervsNot supported
Advantage+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFMvsNot supported
Advantage+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMOvs802.11 a/b/g/n
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster4.2 version A2DPvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFCvsNot supported
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 3vsNot supported
Advantage+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

07 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB

iPad mini 3 4G 64GBvsGalaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DS
 191%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GBvs32GB (22GB user available)
 5%5%
+Thinner
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
 52%52%
+Higher resolution screen
1536 x 2048 pixelsvs1080 x 1920 pixels
 39%39%
+Larger screen
7.9"vs5.7"
Advantage+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensorvsNot supported
 76%76%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
6350 mAhvs3600 mAh
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableProprietary TV-outvsNot supported

21 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusAutofocus
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo only main camera
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary cameraFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
+The 4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBiometric (fingerprint)
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - Non removable / Lithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector / USB 2.0 Proprietary connector
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ 13 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
BrandSamsungApple
ModelGalaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSiPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Also known asSamsung Galaxy A7 SM-A720F/Dual-Sim 32GBApple iPad Mini 3 A1601, iPad mini 3 LTE A1601
Country or region where it's soldLatin AmericaBrazilIranPakistanRussiaSingaporeThailandUkraineVarious (International)feature not registered
Release dateJanuary, 2017October, 2014
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)77.6 x 156.8 millimeters (3.06 x 6.17 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight186 grams (6.51 ounces)341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowiOS 8.0
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 Nougatfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL5698
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A531.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3PowerVR G6430 MP4
RAM memory3GB LPDDR41GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB user available)64GB
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCNot supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size5.7" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)386 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Dual SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G 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 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600
Data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
2G network SIM2GSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2GPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice recorder
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Main camera16 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608 x 3456 pixels2592 x 1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Front camera16 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608 x 3456 pixels1280 x 960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4A
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Biometric (fingerprint)
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Biometric (fingerprint)
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 on gray, White on silver, Gold
- Apple SIM only USA and UK
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
Battery technologyLithium ion - Non removableLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Battery capacity3600 mAh6350 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Duos SM-A720F/DSApple iPad mini 3 4G 64GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.21 W/Kg (head) | 1.33 W/Kg (body)feature not registered

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