Comparison: Huawei Nova 2 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

We compare the Huawei Nova 2 (Price) to the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as mid-range phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Nova 2 on the left, the Galaxy A5 (2017) on the right:

Nova 2 vs Galaxy A5 (2017). Size comparison

The back. The Nova 2's dual camera is clearly visible:

Nova 2 vs Galaxy A5 (2017). View of main cameras

Nova 2 vs Galaxy A5 (2017)


Main features and specification at a glance:

Nova 2

  • Introduced
    June 2017
  • Category
    Mid-range
  • OS
    Android 7 (Nougat)
  • Body
    Aluminum
  • Display
    5" - 1080 x 1920
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    1920 x 1080 Pixel
  • Dims
    142.2x69.9x6.9mm³
  • Weight
    143g
  • Price*
    c. $399.00
  • Datasheet
    Huawei Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

  • Introduced
    February 2017
  • Category
    Mid-range
  • OS
    Android 6 (Marshmallow)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    5.2" - 1080 x 1920
  • Main camera
    16 Megapixel
  • Video
    1920 x 1080 Pixel
  • Dims
    146.1x71.4x7.9mm³
  • Weight
    159g
  • Price*
    c. $429.00
  • Datasheet
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Huawei Nova 2 again in the left and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

BodyAluminumAluminum and Glass
Dims142.2 x 69.9 x 6.9mm³146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9mm³
Weight143g159g
Colors Huawei Body Color Huawei Body Color Huawei Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color
Protection-IP68

Recommendation: For easy hands free operation, have a look at the practical full-metal Lamicall Smartphone Stand:

Smartphone Stand Cradle Portrait Landscape.

DISPLAY

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Horizontal1.080px.1.080px.
Vertical1.920px.1.920px.
Ratio16:916:9
Diagonal (in.)5"5.2"
Diagonal (mm)127mm132mm
Density443ppi420ppi
TypeLCD (IPS)Super AMOLED

Recommendation: For cleaning LCD and OLED displays, pre-moistened wipes give the best results. We recommend the iCloth Cleaning Wipes:

Smartphone LCD OLED Display Cloth Cleaner

HARDWARE

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Processor/SoCHiSilicon Kirin 659Samsung Exynos 7880
CPU cores88
Clock rate2.360MHz1.900MHz
GPUARM Mali T830 MP2ARM Mali T830 MP3
GPU cores23
RAM*4GB3GB
ROM*64GB32GB
Expandablemax. 256GBmax. 256GB

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

SIMNanoNano
Slots*21
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**44
LTE 4G**1211
Wlan (802.11)b, g, na, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth4.24.2
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

Recommendation: Fantastic sound quality and maximum portablility in a sleek package. We recommend the Bluetooth-connected Bose SoundLink Mini:

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker iPhone Android.

PHOTO

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Main cameraDualSingle
    Focal length26mm27mm
    F-stopF1.8F1.9
    Resolution12 MP16 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom2.0x-
Selfie camera
    Resolution20 MP16 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Main camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CUSB-C
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

Recommendation: No more cable and adapter mess with these smart wireless earbuds. TheTBI Pro Bluetooth phones work up to six hours on a single charge:

TBI Pro Bluetooth Headphones.

BATTERY

Nova 2

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Size2.9503.000
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Huawei Nova 2

No rating available.

Our rating of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

No rating available.

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