Galaxy A7 2018 vs A7 2017 vs A8+ specs and size comparison

Galaxy A7 2018 vs A7 2017 vs A8+ specs and size comparison
Just when we thought Samsung is going to simplify its smartphone portfolio, and here we are with a Galaxy A7 (2017) successor dubbed simply the Galaxy A7, on top of the A8+ (2018) Samsung already released in the spring. Cool beans.

To bring order from chaos, we are doing specs and size competition to help you navigate the Samsung midrange maze. As you can see from our size comparison tool above, last year's A7 edition sticks out like a sore non-Infinity Display thumb among the shaved top and bottom bezels of its successors.

Still, the A7 (2018), as well as the A8+ with their 6" AMOLED displays are pretty large handsets by all measures. The Infinity screen design of Samsung looks more refined in the case of the A8+, too, as it sports thinner side bezels, yet is thicker and way heavier than the A7 that Samsung just announced.

Galaxy A7 2018 vs A7 2017 vs A8+ specs and size comparison
Moving on to the specs, the minor-looking bump in processing power and memory is actually significant, as the Exynos 7885 in the new A7 and the A8+ has Cortex A-73 main cores, and is clocked much higher. Moreover, the up to 6GB DDR4 memory in those two makes a difference against the 3GB DDR3 modules in the 2017 A7 edition. The biggest specs advantage, however, is that sweet triple camera on the back of the modern A7. 

The 24MP main sensor with pixel-binning in low light scenarios, 5MP Depth Lens for deep bokeh and portraits, plus an 8MP ultra wide-angles camera make for a powerful combination that puts the other two to shame and is perhaps what is awaiting us from Samsung going forward.

If we have to rant about something in the newest A7, it would be the 3300mAh battery pack, which is smaller than both its predecessor's, and the A8+'s, but then, again, the A7 starts from 349 EUR, which is very reasonable for these specs, and for Samsung's first triple-camera phone. Any takers?

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
5.7 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

411 ppi
386 ppi
411 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.55 %
73.78 %
75.43 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

24 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm
Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F1.7

Second camera

8 megapixels
 
 

Hardware Features

Ultra-wide, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
 
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 18 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 
 

Third camera

5 megapixels
 
 

Hardware Features

Depth information
 
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 
 

Flash

LED
LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Night mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

24 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.02 x 0.30 inches (159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm)
6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches (156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm)
6.30 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm)

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
6.56 oz (186 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
6.74 oz (191 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-G71 MP2
Mali-T830 MP3
Mali-G71

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR3
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB
32 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3600 mAh
3500 mAh

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

12 hours
13 hours
12 hours

LTE

14 hours
16 hours
14 hours

Wi-Fi

14 hours
17 hours
15 hours

Music playback

74.00 hours
59.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
20.00 hours
19.00 hours

Cellular

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

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28 Comments

1. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Just another dead on arrival, overpriced, hopeless mid range Android phone by Samsung which WILL lag within it's first 3 moths of usage.I agree with this opinion which is not mine. Samsung compares the A7 2018 with the failures of other models from the company and the outcome is a new failure. Keep up the good work in negatives Samsung and you will end up like Nokia in Microsoft's era

4. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Wow. You can't even be original. Literally copied piyath's ignorant comment. Just further proving the fact that all iPhone users are sheep and not individuals.

2. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

3. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Make this Song, official song for this model, to celebrate its failure.

5. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

https://youtu.be/HiyHrC2TG7E Make this song your anthem for posting imbecilic comments but then gets offended when someone calls you out on it.

6. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

My song is relative, with Samsung's sales. Your song is relative on how Samsung users do, they always attack people in personal level. They are so bitter and angry all the time, they just need to blow some steam out, we just need to understand them.

8. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

No dude, you're a troll. Point blank, period. And because you're such it's pointless to respond to you with intellect because you lack it. Severely.

9. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

If things were as you describe it and not the opposite, you will not attacked me with insults all the time. So get lost and don't waste my time.

10. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

But..............they were, and they still are. At least Nate Diaz admits he's a troll. If you were to own it, then the replies would be different. But you don't, yet everyone knows that you're a troll.

11. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

The A7 2018 Is one outdated overpriced phone.we Have 2018 and we are going to 2019 and you telling me this bulls**t? You said that you will not continue the conversation but here you are and continue. So you are a liar and the only thing that you are doing here in the forum, is to attack in everyone who has a difrent point of view than you. So I wonder when you will stop?

12. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

When you stop trolling Samsung articles, I'll stop replying to your trolling comments; pretty much DARING you to step out of your trolling ways & show some real character. Again, look up every iPhone article & see if I'm in there trolling. Take notes. I bet you $100 you can't even go the rest of this year without trolling a Samsung article. I'm damn near confident in betting the rest of this month & that's only 10 days. Let's see if you can do it.

15. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

And last but not least, you will see me every day to do the same. And because you, try to mobbing me I will inform all my friends to do the same.

7. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

........

13. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

In GSMarena and other sites, people are saying the same things with me. If Samsung Continue this Junkphones, I will go in public and say my point of view. You on the other hand you can say what ever you like. I ignore you because you are Samsung's troll. How much money do you get from the company to defend her Junkphones?

17. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

You say you ignore me yet you still reply. That's not ignoring, that's ignorance.

14. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

PS. I will give you the same amount of money, if you tell here in all of us how much money you earning per month defending Samsung's Junk Phones?

16. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

$0. I just don't like trolls and you troll damn near every Samsung article on here. Ca$h app name is $SuperBB, but you lack integrity so I already know you're not sending it. Again, I DARE you, go the rest of the year without trolling a Samsung article on here & I'll give you $100. Prove me wrong.

20. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Because I like samsung, that's why I will tell my pinion every day, or else the company will have the same fate as Nokia had, in Microsoft's era. To big to fall, but in the end they fall. And as for apple, who gives a damn? they only people who buy apple phones they are the people who want to show wealth ( americans like you). and as Jack Ma told in participants on the second day of Davos " “American international companies made millions and millions of dollars from globalization,” Ma – the founder of Alibaba, the world’s largest online retailer – told participants on the second day of Davos. “The past 30 years, companies like IBM, Cisco and Microsoft made tons of money.” The question is: where did that money go? It was wasted, Ma explained. “In the past 30 years, America has had 13 wars at a cost of $14.2 trillion. That’s where the money went.” He also questioned America’s decision to bankroll Wall Street after the 2008 financial crash, arguing the money would have been better spent in other areas. “What if they had spent part of that money on building up their infrastructure, helping white-collar and blue-collar workers? You’re supposed to spend money on your own people.”

18. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

why don't you, prove me wrong? I dare you also?

19. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I did. I told you Samsung doesn't pay me. Do you want me to post direct deposit screenshots?

21. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

The funny thing is you won't even take me up on my offer because you know you can't do it. You're turning down a chance to get $100. I'm a man of my word, are you?

23. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Conclusion : Stop controlling people. with dollars. Nobody likes that. And stop having idiots In America to rule you. You have Playboy presidents, who are blackmailed by w***es who spent one night with them, or women canditates for presedency in USA who are w***es. With this values, you the americans wants to have a good life? Nobody steal your Jobs. your money went in wars and now you pay the price.

24. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

It's the way you say it though. You're entitled to your opinion, but when you call the products cheap & overpriced it almost sound like you're wanting them to fail. You made very valid points in this comment. The others, it sounds like you're trolling. Now that I know where you're really coming from, I apologize for giving you a hard time. I don't think they're going in the same direction as Microsoft or Nokia. They might not do exactly what their consumers want, but they do listen (some). We'll see what happens. Sorry again.

25. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Apologies is accepted. All my friends had Samsung Smartphones, even I, now nobody has. Because of Global economic crisis, we choose where to spend our money very carefully. If you are a man Of samsung I tell you this : In the A9 Pro if you give a big battery to the consumers 5000+ with Good Cameras and plenty memory, and good CPU 710 qualcom or equivalent exynos series in affordable price for Samsung phones you will make a lot of people happy, and the Samsung company will have good profits. Your basik Minus in all smarthphones models of Samsung are the batteries. In flagships and midrage series and In the midrage series you need 710 qualcom or some equivalent chip from exynos series that will be manufactured in 10nm Process So to consume little energy with good performance. If Samsung listen to me, the company will be super again. And In Galaxy Series the Company Must give something new, because the competition is very tough. In tough competition, brand name marketing does not play a major role.but major role plays what you give in exchange to what you whant to give you in return. PS a good idea will be to make series pro For the A7 2018 with better specs in Battery and CPU, and the phone will be ok.

26. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

I would Like to work as an advisor for samsung, to tell my opinion in smartphone series, and I have ideas in other places that Samsung Industries is active.If you have some Job in mind Please inform me. I can also cook very good for the board meeting toghether with my advices.( Mediteranean Cousine, high dinning). Have a nice day.

27. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I wish I did work for Samsung. I'd literally invest my money into making the devices better. I'd survey people across the world to see what they want in a flagship & midrange device. Then I'd give everyone a $50 gift card to thank them for their time. Most importantly, I'd listen to their feedback & implement their needs in a phone, as long as it's within reason. I wouldn't force a new feature or change one without warning & then delaying the software update that's supposed to fix said feature removal. Unfortunately, I don't work for them, but [the Note is] the best phone for me at the moment. I sincerely wish you well with your future endeavors & I know I'll see you in the comment section & now know where you're coming from. Have a nice day.

22. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

.....

28. CAVBR

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

This downgrade in battery quantity is one of the large (if not main) defect of the SM-A750.

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