Galaxy A8 specs comparison vs A5 and S8

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Samsung just lifted the veil over its midrange warriors for next year, the Galaxy A8 and A8+, and the fact that on the exterior they resemble much more the Galaxy S8 and S8+ than their A5 and A7 predecessors made us include the flagship in this specs comparison as well

For starters, the phones sport Samsung's Infinity Design, as they are taller and narrower than their predecessors, yet sport larger display diagonals. The screens are with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, though, so that's something to consider - even though the 5.6" display sounds larger than the 5.2" one on the A5 (2017), in terms of area they are pretty similar. What the Inifnity display design does is improve the screen-to-body ratio with trimmed top and bottom bezels, but even then it gives way to the execution on the Galaxy S8, which shaves off its bezels much more than the A8, for instance.

Surprisingly enough, the new midrangers ship with as much RAM as this year's flagships, so Samsung better step up its random access memory game for the S9 and S9+. When it comes to horsepower, though, the unnamed octa-core Exynos that is in the A8 and A8+ seems to be a newer model compared to the 7880 in the A5 and A7, with two fast 2.2GHz cores and six frugal 1.6 GHz ones. Last year the A5 and A7 had the most impressing battery lives not only among their peers, but among all popular phones, and he fact that Samsung stuffed a 3000mAh and outfitting the A8 and A8+ with the same capacities, but an eventually more frugal processor, should at least repeat the achievement, so we can't wait to run those two through our battery test.

Last but not least, the camera situation is improved compared to the A5 and A7, as the A8 duo sports the same 16MP camera resolution, but with wider f/1.7 aperture which should help in low-light that was the Achilles heel of their predecessors. Moreover, the A8 and A8+ come with dual selfie cameras, where they beat both last year's midrangers, and this year's flagships from Samsung, at least in theory, we'll see how they perform in practice.

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Display
Size
5.2 inches
5.8 inches
5.6 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body
71.51 %
84.26 %
75.60 %
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885 (14 nm)
Processor
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU
Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 540
Mali-G71
RAM
3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
32GB
64GB
64GB
OS
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
Charging
Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Fast charging
Talk time
 
30.00 hours
the average is 8 h (480 min)
 
Stand-by time
 
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 14 days (336 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
16.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 
19.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
Internet use
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
Music playback
53.00 hours
88.00 hours
43.00 hours
Video playback
19.00 hours
17.00 hours
17.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (PDAF)
Specifications
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features
Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
16 MP
8 MP
16 MP
Video capture
 
2560x1440 (QHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)
Weight
5.61 oz (159.0 g)
the average is 5.8 oz (166 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 5.8 oz (166 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)
the average is 5.8 oz (166 g)
Materials
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Touch sensitive control keys
 
Notification light

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