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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) vs Huawei Nova

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) on Amazon USA
Huawei Nova on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) on one side and the Huawei Nova on the other. The first has a processor with 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximale frequency of 1.6GHz. The second chips has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.0GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Huawei Nova
Model version(s) SM-J530F, SM-J530FM, SM-J530G,
SM-J530GM, SM-J530K, SM-J530L,
SM-J530S, SM-J530Y, SM-J530YM
CAN-L01, CAN-L01L11, CAN-L02L12,
CAN-L03L13, CAN-L11, CAN-L12,
Release date Q2 2017 Q4 2016
Dimensions 5,76 x 2,81 x 0,31 in 5,56 x 2,72 x 0,28 in
Weight 5.64 oz 5.15 oz
Body Front glass,
aluminum body
Front glass,
aluminum body
Screen size, colours 5.2 inches, 16M colours 5.0 inches, 16M colours
Screen type Super AMOLED IPS LCD
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 16:9
Density 282 ppi 441 ppi
Operating system Android 7.0 Android 6.0.1
Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Lithography 14 nm LPP 14 nm LPP
Cores 8 8
Threads 8 8
Energy cores 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz -
High performance cores - 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz
GPU integrated graphics ARM Mali-T830 MP1 Qualcomm Adreno 506
GPU execution units 1 1
GPU shading units 16 96
GPU clock rate 700 MHz 650 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 23.8 GFLOPS 124.8 GFLOPS
Memory 2 / 3 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 16 / 32 GB 32 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB Up to 256 GB
Photo 13 MP, f/1,7, 27mm 12 MP, 1/2,9", 1,25µm
Video 1080p30 2160p30,
Front photo 13 MP, f/1,9 8 MP
Front video 1080p30 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP 4.1, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 3,000 mAh 3,020 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 10 hours ~ 14 hours
TDP 3 W 5 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
AnTuTu 45,250 64,730
Android PassMark Rating 1,400 3,000
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
514 868
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
1,341 4,069
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
8 pts / $ 12 pts / $
Note 4.2 / 5 4.3 / 5
Reviews 3,841 661
Amazon Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Huawei Nova
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eBay Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Huawei Nova
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We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. Both phones have an equivalent number of cores, the maximum frequency of Huawei Nova is larger. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) has a newer release date.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Huawei Nova 64,730
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) 45,250

The difference is 43%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Android PassMark Rating
Huawei Nova 3,000
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) 1,400

The difference in performance is 114%.

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several performance tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encoding, sorting. The higher the score is, the higher is the device capacity.

On Android 64-bit:

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit
Huawei Nova 868
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) 514

In single core, the difference is 69%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 203%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software. © 2020 - Privacy policy
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