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Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS) vs Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) vs Xiaomi Redmi 7A phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 7A XSamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)14Points
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
5.2"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

13mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
5.45"
IPS

720x1440

12
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/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 J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)vsRedmi 7A (12MP 32GB)12 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
+160 grams (5.6 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs165 grams (5.78 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)19%
Thinner
vs9.55 millimeters (0.38 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+(back) 13MP7%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 13MP160%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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)
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core25%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
10GBvs+32GB (21GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
720x1280 pixelsvs+720x1440 pixels13%
Higher resolution screen
282 PPIvs+295 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.2"vs+5.45"5%
Larger screen
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.1" inchesvs+1/2.9" inches7%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+4000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
4.1 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
eMMC 5.1
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
ModelGalaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy J5 SM-J530F/Dual-Sim (16GB + 2GB RAM)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Global) M1903C3EG, M1903C3EH, M1903C3EI
Country or region availableSouth Africa(Latin America)AngolaSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)Morocco
South Africa, (Latin America), Angola, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Morocco
(Europe)India(Global, International)
(Europe), India, (Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateJune, 2017July, 2019
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)9.55 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)71.3 x 146.2 millimeters (2.81 x 5.76 in)70.41 x 146.3 millimeters (2.77 x 5.76 in)
Weight160 grams (5.6 ounces)165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)
CPU processor1.6Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP1 700MhzQualcomm Adreno 505 650Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage10GB
eMMC 5.1
32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.2" inches5.45" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~74.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1440 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)282 PPI295 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
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)
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 40)
LTE Cat4
VoLTE

M1903C3EG (Global version):
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

M1903C3EI, MZB7989IN, MZB7800IN, MZB8008IN, M1903C3EH (India, APAC version):
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 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
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 J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
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 J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/2.9" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.25µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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 on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.2 + 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 J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Gold
- 2.5D screen glass (curved)
- Dual Messenger
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold
- 18:9 display ratio
- Sony IMX486 back camera sensor
- WiFi Display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 10W fast charge support, but includes normal 5W charger*
Power supplySamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging5W (5V/1A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered27360 minutes | 456 hours | 19 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.74W/kg (head) | 0.79W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.349W/kg (head) | 1.36W/kg (body)feature not registered
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