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Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS) vs Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A72 vs Motorola Moto G5 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Motorola Moto G5 XSamsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)29Points
Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsMotorola Moto G5 (XT1670)Compare Samsung Galaxy A72 X
Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)

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 A72 (SM-A725M/DS)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)vsMoto G5 (XT1670)5 Advantages Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core80%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+128GB (102GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB 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
+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)13%
Thinner
vs9.5 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1080x2400 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.7"34%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 12MP + 5MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 32MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+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 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.1 Oreo
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh79%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+25W150%
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.
vs10W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+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 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + 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 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
203 grams (7.11 ounces)vs+145 grams (5.08 ounces)40%
Lighter
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass front, aluminum back with plastic endsAdvantage
More resistant material
393 PPIvs+441 PPI12%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
+13 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
ModelGalaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Moto G5 (XT1670)
Other model namesGalaxy A72 (4G) SM-A725M/Dual-SIM (128GB + 6GB RAM)Lenovo Moto G5 Unlocked (16GB + 2GB RAM), Motorola Cedric
Country or region available(Latin America)BrazilChileUruguay
(Latin America), Brazil, Chile, Uruguay
(Latin America)Canada
(Latin America), Canada
BrandSamsungMotorola
Release date3/17/20213/1/2017
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)9.5 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)77.4 x 165 millimeters (3.05 x 6.5 in)73 x 144.3 millimeters (2.87 x 5.68 in)
Weight203 grams (7.11 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, aluminum back with plastic ends
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
System versionAndroid 11Android 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.1 Oreo
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125 (8nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 (28nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Dual-Core Kryo 465 Gold
1.8GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 465 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.4GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.1GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 618Qualcomm Adreno 505 450Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (102GB available)
UFS 2.1
16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.7" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Refresh rate90Hzfeature not registered
Display features800nits[peak]feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
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 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 Cat12 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17,28)
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 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP telephotof/2.41.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.72" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
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
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
GK40
Battery capacity5000 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy35 hours (1.5 days)feature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
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
- One UI 3.1
- 2 stereo speakers
- Colors: Lunar Grey, Fine Gold

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A72 (SM-A725M/DS)Motorola Moto G5 (XT1670)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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