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.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.4 Ki Price/Quality
Score
6.7 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 6.2 Design & Materials 3.4 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 5.2 Performance & Hardware 4.6 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 6.2 Camera 4.5 Camera
Connectivity score 7.4 Connectivity 4.8 Connectivity
Battery score 5.1 Battery 5.5 Battery

User reviews

User score
8.4
67 opinions
6.3
63 opinions

Summary

Inches 5.2" 5.5"
Resolution FHD HD
Usable surface 71% useful 72% useful
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Dimensions 71.4 mm
146.1 mm
7.9 mm
76.0 mm
152.0 mm
7.8 mm
Weight 159 g 170 g
Micro Exynos 7880
Octa-Core
Exynos 7870
Octa-Core
RAM 3 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage 32 GB 16 GB
AnTuTu 61.200
v6
44.539
v6
Battery 3000 mAh 3300 mAh
Main Camera 1
16 Mpx · ƒ/1.9
S5K3P8
1
13 Mpx · ƒ/1.9

Selfie Camera SELF 16 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 5 Mpx · ƒ/--
Bands
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo

Brand

Brand Samsung Samsung
Aliases SM-A520F, A520F --

Release Date

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

Design & Materials

Structure

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
Size
71.4 mm
146.1 mm
7.9 mm
Print 3D Model
76.0 mm
152.0 mm
7.8 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 159 g 170 g
Usable surface 71 % 72 %
Materials Aluminium alloy, Glass Metal
Resistance IP68 -
Colors
Black

Blue

Gold

Rose-gold
White

Gold

Rose-gold

Screen

Diagonal 5.2" 5.5"
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution FHD
1080 x 1920 px
HD
720 x 1280 px
Density 424 Pixels per inch 267 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Without Notch
  • Always-On Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.5
7.4
Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.9
7.0
Is it comfortable?
9.1
7.5
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.8
6.6
Number of reviews
67 opinions
63 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
CPU 8x Cortex-A53 1.9 GHz 8x Cortex-A53 1.6 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 14 nm 14 nm
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
Type -- --

Antutu

Score
61.200
Antutu v6
Overall performance better than 52% of devices
44.539
Antutu v6
Overall performance better than 43% of devices

Storage

Capacity 32 GB 16 GB
Type -- --
SD Slot Yes ,
Independent SD slot
Yes ,
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint Yes, on the front No

Sensors

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

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
7.9
6.5
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
8.4
6.4
What's your experience been with demanding games?
7.6
5.1
Number of reviews
67 opinions
63 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Rear camera Rear camera
1
Tipo de cámara

Standard

Standard
Resolution 16 Mpx 13 Mpx
Sensor Samsung S5K3P8 Unknown
Type ISOCELL CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 1.9 ƒ/ 1.9
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.00 µm --
Pixel Binning 1-4 (2x2) --
Sensor size 1/3.1 --

Features

Flash LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation No No
Slow Motion Video No,
30 fps
No,
30 fps
Others
  • Digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Digital zoom
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Front Flash

Selfie

SELF
Tipo de cámara

Dedicada

Dedicada
Resolution 16 Mpx 5 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown
Type -- --
Aperture ƒ/ -- ƒ/ --
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score -- --

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
8.8
7.0
Quality of nighttime photos
7.0
5.5
Quality of selfies
7.7
6.2
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.2
7.8
Number of reviews
67 opinions
63 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

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

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)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HOGP
  • 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)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)

Navigation

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

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

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.1
7.8
Quality of the GPS
8.7
7.5
And the WiFi?
9.1
7.7
Number of reviews
67 opinions
63 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3000 mAh
3300 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Ion
Fast charge Yes No
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 1%
    Less than half day
  • 24%
    Less than a day
  • 27%
    One day
  • 43%
    More than one day
  • 4%
    Two days or more
  • 10%
    Less than half day
  • 24%
    Less than a day
  • 35%
    One day
  • 19%
    More than one day
  • 11%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
67 opinions
63 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
    Android 8.0 Oreo, 3 years ago
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
    Android 8.0 Oreo, 3 years ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 2%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 66%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 32%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 11%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 54%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 34%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 10%
    Once a year
  • 52%
    Every six months
  • 39%
    Every two months or less
  • 23%
    Never
  • 27%
    Once a year
  • 41%
    Every six months
  • 9%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
67 opinions
63 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

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