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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy S20

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.2 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 566 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz (@1080p)

Screen-to-body:

71.51 %
88.59 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7 nm)

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1x 2.84GHz Kryo 585 + 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 585, 64-bit

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 650

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23.1 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0)

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, EIS

Front:

16 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.61 oz (159.0 g)
5.78 oz (163.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud
Cloud blue, Cosmic grey, Cloud pink, Cosmic white

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n40, n77, n78, SA, NSA, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 06, 2016
Jan 24, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA520F
A3LSMG981U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.30 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Body:

0.55 W/kg
1.03 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
1.25 W/kg

Phablet:

3.99 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1000

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 02, 2017
Feb 11, 2020
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