Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) VS. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016): Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) VS. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016). The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
7.6
Cost-effectiveness
6.5
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
6.2
3.7
Performance & Hardware
5.8
5.1
Camera
6.6
4.6
Connectivity
7.8
5.2
Battery
5.7
6.1

Basics

Brand

Aliases
SM-A520F, A520F
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Release Date

Release date
January 2017, 2 years ago
March 2016, 3 years ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
71.4 mm
146.1 mm
7.9 mm
76.0 mm
152.0 mm
7.8 mm
Weight
159 g
170 g
Usable surface
71 %
72 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy, Glass
Metal
Resistance
IP68
-
Colors
Black

Blue

Gold

Rose-gold
Gold

Rose-gold

White

Screen

Diagonal
5.2"
5.5"
Type
Super Amoled
Super Amoled
Resolution
1080 x 1920 px
720 x 1280 px
Density
424 Pixels per inch
267 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Always-On Display
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch

Prototypes





Prototypes
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Print 3D Model
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
CPU
ARM Cortex-A53
ARM Cortex-A53
Type
Octa-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
1.9 GHz
1.6 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
ARM Mali-T830 MP3
Arm Mali-T830

RAM

RAM
3 GB
2 GB

Antutu

Score
61.200 (Antutu v6)
Overall performance better than 60% of devices
44.539 (Antutu v6)
Overall performance better than 51% of devices

Storage

Capacity
32 GB
16 GB
SD Slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, on the front
No

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
No
No

Camera

Main

Resolution
16 Mpx
13 Mpx
Pixel size
--
--
Sensor
Samsung S5K3P8
Unknown Unknown
Type
ISOCELL
CMOS
Aperture
f/1.9
f/1.9
Flash
LED
Dual LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Front Flash
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
No
30 fps
No
30 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
16 Mpx
5 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28 (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B20 (800)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 4.1
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HOGP
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.522 W/Kg on head
1.390 W/Kg on body
0.465 W/Kg on head
0.473 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

0.300 W/Kg on head
0.550 W/Kg on body
0.970 W/Kg on head
1.230 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • ANT+
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • ANT+
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

Battery

Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
3300 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Ion
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Removable

Software

Software
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.1 Oreo

Prices

Prices

Prices