Which would you buy: the brand-new Galaxy A8 (2018) or the year-old Galaxy S8?

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The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is an upper-tier midranger, which was launched right at the end of 2017, so it's still a fairly new phone. It sports a homemade Samsung Exynos 7885 SoC with 8 cores and clock speed of up to 2.2 GHz, 4 GB to 6 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. Not a bad phone by any means, and it looks pretty sweet as well.

But the price is a bit of a head-scratcher. The Galaxy A8 (2018) is currently available in Europe for the price of €500. “What's the problem?” you ask... Well, the Galaxy S8 is available for about €530-€540 right now.

So, Sammy's flagship is almost a year old by now, sure. But it's still arguably a bit more powerful, with either a 2.3 GHz Exynos 8895 or a 2.35 GHz Snapdragon 835 under its hood, still looks arguably better with its edge design, and has a camera, which we felt performs better. So, for a little bit of money, you get a noticeably better, albeit older, smartphone.

So, that said, we wonder — pretend both phones are available in your region, would you go for the brand-new, slightly cheaper Galaxy A8 (2018), or would you drop your cash on the year-old Galaxy S8?

Which would you buy: Galaxy A8 (2018) or Galaxy S8?

Galaxy A8 (2018)
9.06%
Galaxy S8
75.58%
I demand this poll have a "Neither" option!
15.36%

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Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • Display 5.6 inches 2220 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 16 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
Galaxy S8

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.0
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI

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