Compare BlackBerry Priv vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Feature Comparison

  • BlackBerry Priv has 5.4 inch Screen Size and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has 5.2 inch Screen Size
  • Both BlackBerry Priv and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) have same Internal Storage
  • Both BlackBerry Priv and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) have same RAM
 
BlackBerry Priv
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
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Spec Score 
63 / 100
100 / 100
  
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
 
64Value For Money
95Value For Money
  
Display     
Screen Size
5.4 inch 5.2 inch   
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1440 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels   
Screen Type
AMOLED Super AMOLED   
Pixel Density
543.9 PPI 424 PPI   
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Corning Gorilla Glass 4   
Bezel Less
No No   
Screen Features
- -   
Chipset     
Brand
Qualcomm Samsung Exynos   
Processor Speed
1.8GHz 1.9GHz   
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Exynos 7880   
Processor Type
Hexa-Core Octa-Core   
RAM
3GB 3GB   
Graphics
Adreno 418 Mali-T830 MP3   
Camera     
Rear Camera Resolution
18MP 16MP   
Dual Rear Camera
No No   
Front Camera Resolution
2MP 16MP   
Dual Selfie Camera
No No   
Camera Details
Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Autofocus, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR   
Video Recording Resolution
4K Video Recording (2160p) Full HD Video Recording (1080p)   
Camera Features
Autofocus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), LED Flash Autofocus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), LED Flash   
General Specifications     
Operating System
Android Android   
OS Version
Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 6.0 Marshmallow   
OS Detail
- -   
OS Upgradable To
Android 6.0 Android 7.0   
Device Type
Touch and Type Touchscreen   
USB Connector Type
Micro USB USB Type C   
Features
GPS, FM Radio Fingerprint Scanner, GPS, FM Radio   
Sensors
Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Barometer, Gyroscope   
IP Rating
- IP68 (Dust and Water Resistant - 1.5 meters for 30 minutes)   
Dimensions (mm)
147 x 77.2 x 9.4 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9   
Weight
192 grams 157 grams   
Connectivity
4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, VoLTE (Works with Jio) 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, VoLTE (Works with Jio)   
Headphone Jack Type
3.5mm 3.5mm   
Color
Black Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud   
Build Material
Plastic Glass, Metal   
Device Warranty
1 Year 1 Year   
Warranty Details
1 year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase. 1 Year Available for Mobile and 6 Months for Accessories   
Body SAR
- 0.55W/kg   
Head SAR
- 0.88W/kg   
In The Box
Device, Charger, Earphone, User Manual, Warranty Card Device, Charger & Cable Separate, Earphone, User Manual   
Audio Features
- -   
Storage     
Internal Storage
32GB 32GB   
Approx. User Available Storage
- 23GB   
Card Slot
Yes Yes   
Maximum Card Slot Capacity
2TB 256GB   
OTG Support
- Yes   
Communication     
SIM Card Slots
Single Dual   
Network Type
GSM GSM   
SIM Card Type
Nano SIM Nano SIM   
SIM 1 Details
4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM   
SIM 2 Details
- 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM   
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)
No No   
2G Bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900   
3G Bands
WCDMA 1700 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100   
4G Bands
LTE (FDD) B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B17, B20, B25, B28, B29, B30, LTE (TDD) - B38, B40, B41 LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)   
Battery     
Battery Capacity
3410mAh 3000mAh   
Battery Type
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Lithium-ion (Li-ion)   
Removable Battery
No No   
Wireless Charging
No No   
Fast Charging
Yes, Quick Charge 2.0 Yes, Fast Battery Charging   

BlackBerry Priv vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Specs

Specs
BlackBerry PrivSamsung Galaxy A5 (2017)  
Screen Size 5.4 inch5.2 inch  
Rear Camera Resolution 18MP16MP  
RAM 3GB3GB  
Battery Capacity 3410mAh3000mAh  
Front Camera Resolution 2MP16MP  

BlackBerry Priv Pros & Cons

The Good
  • The device comes with both a Touchscreen and Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Finally a BlackBerry device running Android
  • The slide out mechanism on the phone is a nice throwback to good old days
  • Premium build quality and feels solid all around
  • Subtle tweaks like bringing BlackBerry Hub to Android are really useful
The Bad
  • Lacks modern day features like fingerprint scanner
  • With the keyboard out, the phone feels top heavy and is not best for one handed usage
  • Front camera lacks details
  • Despite close to stock Android, the performance is not the most fluid
  • Physical keyboard feels too narrow and squeezed

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Water and dust resistance
  • Sharp and bright AMOLED display with tiny bezels
  • Outstanding battery life
The Bad
  • Back panel prone to smudges & fingerprints
  • Not so snappy fingerprint scanner
  • Lacks LED notification
  • Misses out on OIS and 4K video recording

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This page helps you compare BlackBerry Priv with Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). When you see BlackBerry Priv Vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) comparison on Pricebaba, watch-out for the specifications of these phones and also the VFM score. With Pricebaba’s Value For Money Score, you can know how BlackBerry Priv stands against Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and which one you should buy. The best price of BlackBerry Priv is currently Rs. 20,699. The lowest price for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is Rs. 17,490. The prices for both these products were updated January 23, 2018.

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