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Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Xiaomi Mi A1
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3080
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Xiaomi Mi A1 X11Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Xiaomi Mi A1

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


11 Advantages Xiaomi Mi A1
Mi A1vsGalaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
 5%5%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 33%33%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR3vs3GB LPDDR4
 145%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (54GB user available)vs32GB (22GB user available)
 8%8%
+Thinner
7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
 6%6%
+Larger screen
5.5"vs5.2"
 51%51%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MPvs(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
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 3%3%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3080 mAhvs3000 mAh

11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DSvsMi A1
 5%5%
+Lighter
157 grams (5.5 ounces)vs165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsLTPS IPS LCD
 6%6%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
424 PPIvs401 PPI
 16%16%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.9 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 16MPvs(front) 5MP
Advantage
+Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
Android 8.0 OreovsAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Waterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

28 Common items in both devices
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
300 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
4.2 version A2DP
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3
+ COMMON ITEMS

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
ModelMi A1Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Also known asXiaomi A1 MDG2, Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One, Xiaomi TiffanySamsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/Dual-Sim
Country or region availableEuropeHong KongIndiaIndonesiaVarious (International)VietnamLatin AmericaSaudi ArabiaBrazilUnited Arab EmiratesPhilippinesMalaysiaRussiaSingaporeThailandUkraineVarious (International)
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2017January, 2017
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 155.4 millimeters (2.98 x 6.12 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWaterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Xiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.2 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A531.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 506 650MhzARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory4GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (54GB user available)32GB (22GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
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)
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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat6

Global version:
LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300/2600 (Bands 38,40)

India version:
LTE 850/1800/2100 (Bands 1,3,5)
TD-LTE 2300/2500 (Bands 40,41)

Hong Kong/Indonesia/Russia/Vietnam version:
LTE 800/850/900/1700/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300/2600 (Bands 38,40)
LTE Cat6 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,17,20,28)
TD-LTE 2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP f/2.6 50mm
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.25µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Front camera5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 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)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Rose gold
- Android One
- Aluminum frame and back
- Oleophobic coating screen
- 450nit brightness screen
- 2x optical zoom back camera
- 720p@120fps slow motion
- Fast battery charging
- VoLTE
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Metal body
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- Fast battery charging
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5meter and 30min
Power supply and autonomyXiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3080 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)5V 2A = 10Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Xiaomi Mi A1Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F/DS
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.522 W/Kg (head) | 1.39 W/Kg (body)