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Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQ vs ZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S5 vs ZTE Nubia Z17s phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare ZTE Nubia Z17s X16Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQ
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQ
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
ZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
5.73"
IPS

1080x2040

12
MP

5mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is ZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB

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16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQ
Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQvsNubia Z17s 64GB
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 17%17%
+Lighter
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs170 grams (5.95 ounces)
 5%5%
+Thinner
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsLTPS IPS LCD
 7%7%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
432 PPIvs403 PPI
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
TemperaturevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
HumidityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Micro-B USB - MHL-2vsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
MicroUSB 3.0vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Waterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

16 Advantages ZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
Nubia Z17s 64GBvsGalaxy S5 SM-G900FQ
 44%44%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
 2 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
6GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR3
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (50GB user available)vs16GB (10GB user available)
 6%6%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2040 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
 12%12%
+Larger screen
5.73"vs5.1"
 119%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12MP + 23MPvs(back) 16MP
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
 2%2%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/2.6" inches
 22%22%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 4 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 5MP + 5MPvs(front) 2.1MP
Advantage
+Android 7.1.1 Nougat is newer and safer
Android 7.1.1 NougatvsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
 11%11%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3100 mAhvs2800 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.2 version A2DPvs4.0 version A2DP

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo/video only main camera / HDR photo only main camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNA
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
ModelGalaxy S5 SM-G900FQNubia Z17s 64GB
Also known asSamsung Galaxy S5 4G LTE, Samsung PacificZTE nubia Z17s NX595J 6GB RAM Standard, ZTE NX595J
Country or region availableTurkeyChinaEuropeHong Kong
BrandSamsungZTE
Release dateApril, 2014October, 2017
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)72.7 x 147.5 millimeters (2.86 x 5.81 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)170 grams (5.95 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory2GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB user available)64GB (50GB user available)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size5.1" inches5.73" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2040 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Europe version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

China version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)LTE Cat9

Europe version:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,12,20)

China version:
LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,12,20)
TD-LTE 1900/2000/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
Main camera16 megapixels(dual camera)
12 megapixels
23MP f/2.0
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels3968x2976 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
Front camera2.1 megapixels(dual front camera)
5 megapixels
5MP
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
USBMicroUSB 3.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHL-2Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Heart rate
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min
- Colors: Black/gold
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Metal frame
- Back glass panel
- nubia UI 5.1
- Fast battery charging (26W): 50% in 25min
- Quick Charge 4.0
- DTS-HD audio
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
- VoLTE
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh3100 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 dayfeature not registered
Standby57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FQZTE Nubia Z17s 64GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered