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Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) vs Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) XSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)18Points
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

Quad-core

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
14PointsSamsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 X
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
5.2"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

13mp

2GB
RAM

Octa-core

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)

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 S5 (SM-G900A)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)vsGalaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
+2.5GHz 32bit Quad-core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.6GHz 64bit Octa-core (14nm)
+145 grams (5.08 ounces)10%
Lighter
vs160 grams (5.6 ounces)
+1080x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+432 PPI53%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs282 PPI
+(back) 16MP24%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/2.6" inches19%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3.1" inches
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
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
+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
eMMC 5.0vs+eMMC 5.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
5.1"vs+5.2"2%
Larger screen
LED flashvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 13MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
2800 mAhvs+3000 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster

27 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16GB (10GB available)
Super AMOLED
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+20 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 S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
ModelGalaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
Other model namesAT&T Galaxy S5 (4G LTE), Samsung PacificGalaxy J5 SM-J530F/Dual-Sim (16GB + 2GB RAM)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
South Africa(Latin America)AngolaSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)Morocco
South Africa, (Latin America), Angola, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Morocco
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date4/11/20146/1/2017
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)71.3 x 146.2 millimeters (2.81 x 5.76 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)160 grams (5.6 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
System versionAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 9.0 Pie
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
Chipset32bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 7870 (14nm)
CPUQuad-core, 1 processor:
4x 2.5GHz Krait 400 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 1 processor:
8x 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Octa-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzARM Mali-T830 MP1 (700MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
10GB
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.1" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI282 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Refresh ratefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload150/50 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17)LTE Cat6 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
USBMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-2Not supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.1 + 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
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Humidity
Proximity sensor
Temperature
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Wired charging Wired charging
Talk time autonomy21 hours21 hours
Standby960 hours (40 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingSMS (Swype), 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: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Gold
- 2.5D screen glass (curved)
- Dual Messenger
- ANT+ support

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (SM-J530F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.349W/kg (head), 1.36W/kg (body)
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