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ZTE Nubia Z7 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)

Side by side comparison between ZTE Nubia Z7 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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ZTE Nubia Z7
5.5"
TFT

1440x2560

13
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)Compare ZTE Nubia Z7 X
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 better phone? Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/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!

Nubia Z78 Advantages ZTE Nubia Z7vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
+32GB (26GB available)18%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+1440x2560 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+534 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs424 PPI
+5.5"6%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+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)
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
160 grams (5.6 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)2%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
(back) 13MPvs+(back) 16MP25%
Higher resolution main camera
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) 5MPvs+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 4.4.2 KitKatvs+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
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

26 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+19 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 featuresZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
ModelNubia Z7Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Other model namesZTE Nubia Z7 NX506J, ZTE Nubia Z7 Dual-simGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-Sim
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Latin America)(Global, International)Saudi ArabiaBrazilUnited Arab EmiratesPhilippinesMalaysiaRussiaSingaporeThailandUkraine
(Latin America), (Global, International), Saudi Arabia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine
BrandZTESamsung
Release dateJuly, 2014January, 2017
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.7 x 153.2 millimeters (2.98 x 6.03 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight160 grams (5.6 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)ZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4001.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory3GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (26GB available)32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Display typeTFT LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)534 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
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)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 1800/2100/2600LTE 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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, 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
CallingZTE Nubia Z7Samsung 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 recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 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 sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: 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 cameraZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-3Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Nubia UI 2.0
- DTS sound enhancement
- Dual tone flash
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standby30000 minutes | 500 hours | 20.8 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateZTE Nubia Z7Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.522W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)
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