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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)
5.7"
AMOLED

1080x1920

22.6
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4070
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)Compare Xiaomi Mi Note 2 X
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)

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!

Mi Note 2 (64GB)10 Advantages Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+64GB (54GB available)145%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)4%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+5.7"10%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(back) 22.6MP42%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+4070 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
2.35Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
166 grams (5.81 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)6%
Lighter
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
386 PPIvs+424 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)5%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
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

30 Common items in both devices
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
Only digital zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+23 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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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
ModelMi Note 2 (64GB)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Other model namesXiaomi Mi Note 2 Standard edition (64GB+4GB), Xiaomi ScorpioGalaxy A5 2017 (LG U+) SM-A520L
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
South Korea
South Korea
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2016January, 2017
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.3 x 156.2 millimeters (3.04 x 6.15 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight166 grams (5.81 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996AC Pro (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530 650MhzARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory4GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (54GB available)32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)386 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Tri-Band 900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
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 900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
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
CameraXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Back camera (main camera)22.6 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution5488x4112 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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
2ª cameraXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
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, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
USBUSB 2.0 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
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
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
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Silver
- MIUI 8.0
- Curved 3D glass (front and back)
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4070 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi Note 2 (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520L)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.337W/kg (head) | 1.07W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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