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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro vs. Galaxy A5 2017 – Fighting in Aesthetics And Performance


We’re going to compare Galaxy C7 Pro and Galaxy A5 to help you make the best decision on which one you should purchase.

The Galaxy A5 2017 is priced quite closely to the new Galaxy C7 Pro and this can only increase the number of choices for Samsung enthusiasts. Let’s find out what are the main differences between the two devices.

Design & Build

Galaxy C7 Pro features a unibody metal design, some noticeable bezels on the bottom and top, and it’s made out of aluminum alloy, boasting some fine curves on its edges and sides. You’ll feel great when you hold it in your hands, there’s no doubt about that.

The Galaxy A5 2017 boasts a refreshing look and, unlike the previous device, this one is made mostly from glass. The display is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 and the rear part of the phone is carved out of 3D Gorilla Glass 4. You can also handle this phone very smoothly, as its corners are well-rounded. The Galaxy A5 2017 is an IP 68 water/dust proof device. We are not wrong if we say that Samsung offered the Galaxy A5 2017 a flagship treatment.


The Galaxy C7 Pro features a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD screen (1080 x 1920 pixels) with a 386 ppi pixel density, the Galaxy A5 2017 sports quite a smaller 5.2-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels) with a pixel density of 424 ppi. Both of their displays look quite the same, considering their screen size.

Storage & Performance

The Galaxy C7 Pro runs on a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 626 chipset with an octa-core CPU, with Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 2.2GHz and Adeno 530 GPU. The Galaxy A5 2017 runs on an in-house Exynos 7880 chipset with an octa-core CPU with Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 1.9GHz and it features a Mali-T830 GPU. Both phones’ processors use the 14nm technology.

The Galaxy C7 has 4GB RAM and an internal storage of 64GB that can be expanded via microSD card up to 256GB. The Galaxy A5 2017 has 3GB RAM and an internal storage of 32GB than can also be expanded with a microSD card up to 256GB.

Camera, Connectivity & Sensors

Both Samsung phones have a 16MP f/1.9 camera setup on both the front and back. The C7 Pro features a dual-flash tone LED and the Galaxy A5 2017 supports a single tone flash LED.

Both phones support 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, GPRS, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Glonass and USB Type-C for charging and data transfer. They both have the same sensor set: gyro, accelerometer, Fingerprint, compass and proximity.


The Galaxy C7 Pro comes with a 3300mAh battery and, the Galaxy A5 2017 uses a less powerful one – 3000mAh.

Availability & Pricing

The Galaxy A5 2017 comes in Gold and Black Sky and the C7 Pro, in Navy Blue and Gold. You can currently find the A5 at the price of Rs. 28,990 and the C7 Pro is being sold for Rs. 27,990.

Our conclusion is that the Galaxy A5 2017 is exquisite regarding aesthetics and build, and the Galaxy C7 Pro is the performance and storage dominator.

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