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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne 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 Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)23Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2636

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

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08PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne 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 Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/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 Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
+2.96Ghz 64bit Octa-Core45%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+256GB (223GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (52GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)10%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1080x2636 pixels37%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+425 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs424 PPI
+6.7"29%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP52%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+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 on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
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) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3300 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
183 grams (6.41 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)17%
Lighter
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 16MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
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.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition SM-F700F/Dual-SimGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-Sim
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2020January, 2017
Depth7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.6 x 167.3 millimeters (2.9 x 6.59 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight183 grams (6.41 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.96Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640 672MhzARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (223GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2636 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)425 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz, HDR10+60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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, 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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)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 Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1.12µm
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length27mm 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 on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver (Thom Browne edition)
- Galaxy Watch included
- One UI 2
- Cover display: 1.1" Super AMOLED (112x300)
- Gorilla Glass 6 back panel
- Tuned sound by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne (SM-F700F/DS)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.46W/kg (head) | 0.76W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.369W/kg (head) | 1.546W/kg (body)0.522W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)
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