Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A40

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Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
326 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
437 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

65.34 %
85.73 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Exynos 7904

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256GB, not expandable
64GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

1821 mAh
3100 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 MP (HDR)
25 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

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

Colors

Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Black, Coral, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

 
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Headphones port, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

In The Box

EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
 

MSRP

$ 849
 
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