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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) XSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)19Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
08PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 7 X
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)

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 Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
+6GB LPDDR4100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+128GB (114GB available)119%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (52GB available)
+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+1440x2560 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+515 PPI21%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs424 PPI
+5.7"10%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.7 (aperture)12%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3500 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
169 grams (5.92 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)8%
Lighter
(back) 12.2MPvs+(back) 16MP31%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 7.0 Nougatvs+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
15Wvs+18W20%
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.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

32 Common items in both devices
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+25 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N9300 6GB RAM, Galaxy Note 6Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-Sim
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2016January, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.9 x 153.5 millimeters (2.91 x 6.04 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530ARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory6GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.0
64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD 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/upload450/50 Mbps300/50 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Blue Coral, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx
- Stylus Pen (12-bit)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- S-Voice
- HD Voice
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy2280 minutes | 38 hours | 1.6 days960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standby18720 minutes | 312 hours | 13 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.522W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)
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