Samsung Galaxy A8 vs A7 vs A5 specs and size comparison

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs A7 vs A5 specs and size comparison
Now that the latest and probably last phone for the year in Samsung's novel metallic A-series has been announced, it's time to put the fresh Galaxy A8 against its slightly smaller Galaxy A7 sibling, and the little Galaxy A5 brother that was announced late last year.

Starting with size, we have to admit that Samsung did a great job with the compact chassis of every member in this trio. The Galaxy A7 used to be the most compact metal Android for its screen size, but the A8 takes it to the shed with its 5.9mm body, the thinnest that Samsung has ever produced. 

Granted, it is taller than the A7, allowing it to fit a 5.7-incher against the 5.5" panel of the A7, and a fingerprint scanner in the home key below the display, but that's about it when it comes to the size difference. The A8 is about as wide, and on top of that thinner than the middle child in the family, making it also one of the most compact Androids for its display diagonal, and just 10 grams heavier.

Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung Galaxy A8

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches

158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm

Weight

5.33 oz (151 g)

Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung Galaxy A7

Dimensions

5.94 x 3 x 0.25 inches

151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm

Weight

4.97 oz (141 g)

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5

Dimensions

5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches

139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.34 oz (123 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches

143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung Galaxy A8

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches

158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm

Weight

5.33 oz (151 g)

Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung Galaxy A7

Dimensions

5.94 x 3 x 0.25 inches

151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm

Weight

4.97 oz (141 g)

Samsung Galaxy A5

Samsung Galaxy A5

Dimensions

5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches

139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm

Weight

4.34 oz (123 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches

143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


The little guy A5 is, naturally, the most manageable in the hand, and the cheapest, but then again, its siblings are spec'd way better, sporting 1080p displays, against the HD panel of the A5, and running on octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipsets with multiband LTE connectivity. When it comes to memory, though, the phones are identical, with 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB storage models, and microSD slots for expansion. Where the A8 shines, besides its bikini body, is the camera department, as it is equipped with a 16 MP ISOCELL shooter, against the 13 MP cams on the A7 and A5.

Last, but not least, the Galaxy A8 will run battery life circles against its siblings in the A-series, as Samsung managed to fit a large, 3050mAh battery in the sub-6mm chassis. No word of official pricing on the A8 yet, but the leaks so far indicate that the A8 will be pegged at around $500 off-contract, or a level below the $600 Galaxy S6, and above the $400 Galaxy A7. The $300 munchkin is the cheapest in this gang, so there is something for everyone in Samsung's excellent A-series portfolio.

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Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

71.14 %
72.54 %
73.91 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 306
Adreno 405
Adreno 405

RAM

2GB
2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
16GB
32GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
2600 mAh
3050 mAh

Stand-by time

 
 
12.7 days (304 hours)
the average is 22 days (539 h)

Talk time (3G)

15.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1232 min)
 

Music playback

68.00 hours
54.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
11.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
 
Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 inches (139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm)
5.94 x 3.00 x 0.25 inches (151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches (158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm)

Weight

4.34 oz (123.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
4.97 oz (141.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.33 oz (151.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Metal; Frame: Metal

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

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Galaxy A8
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Galaxy A7
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy A5
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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