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Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F) vs Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy S4 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S4 XSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)16Points
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) X
Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)

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 A7 2017 (SM-A720F)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)vsGalaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
+1.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core62%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.7GHz 32bit Quad-Core
+3GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+32GB (22GB available)38%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
+5.7"14%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(back) 16MP25%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+f/1.9 (aperture)16%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP7 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 5.0.1 Lollipop
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3600 mAh38%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2600 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
186 grams (6.51 ounces)vs+130 grams (4.55 ounces)43%
Lighter
386 PPIvs+441 PPI14%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

31 Common items in both devices
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Super AMOLED
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
+24 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 A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
ModelGalaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy A7 SM-A720F Single-SimGalaxy S4 LTE (4G LTE) i9505, Galaxy S IV, Samsung Altius
Country or region available(Global, International)AlgeriaAustraliaIsraelTurkey
(Global, International), Algeria, Australia, Israel, Turkey
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/13/20174/15/2013, Announced: 3/15/2013
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.6 x 156.8 millimeters (3.06 x 6.17 in)69.8 x 136.6 millimeters (2.75 x 5.38 in)
Weight186 grams (6.51 ounces)130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
System versionAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 5.0.1 Lollipop
User Interfacefeature not registeredTouchWiz UI

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064T) (28nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 1 processor:
1.9GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
1.7GHz Quad-Core Krait 300
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)16GB
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~72.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)386 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps100/50 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 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 Cat3 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.14µm pixel
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 supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedMono sound (not stereo)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
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 supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3600 mAh2600 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy23 hours17 hours
Standbyfeature not registered350 hours (14.6 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), 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
- Metal body
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- Fast battery charging
- ANT+
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5meter and 30min
- Colors: White Frost, Black Mist
- Dual Shot camera
- mDNIe
- S-Voice
- Group Play
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- Dropbox (50GB)
- Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9505 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.21W/kg (head), 1.33W/kg (body)feature not registered
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