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Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J5 XSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)22Points
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsSamsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) X
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
5"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)

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/DS 64GB)22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)vsGalaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core105%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+3GB LPDDR4100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1.5GB LPDDR2
+64GB (52GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (11GB available)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
+1080x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+386 PPI31%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs294 PPI
+5.7"14%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(back) 16MP25%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.1 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+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
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+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+146 grams (5.11 ounces)27%
Lighter
LED flashvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
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

26 Common items in both devices
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Super AMOLED
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
+19 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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
ModelGalaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A7 SM-A720F/Dual-Sim 64GB, SM-A720FZKSZTOGalaxy J5 (4G) SM-J500M/Dual-Sim, Galaxy J5 2015
Country or region availableBrazil
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2017July, 2015
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)71.8 x 142.1 millimeters (2.83 x 5.59 in)
Weight186 grams (6.51 ounces)146 grams (5.11 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (28nm)
CPU processor1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A531.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP3Qualcomm Adreno 306 450Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR41.5GB LPDDR2
Internal storage64GB (52GB available)16GB (11GB available)
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)386 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
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)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, 28)
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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 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 on both cameras
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
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 supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
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: White, Black, Gold
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3600 mAh2600 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500M/DS 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.72W/kg (head) | 0.8W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.21W/kg (head) | 1.33W/kg (body)0.59W/kg (head) | 0.38W/kg (body)
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