Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
18.5:9

Pixel density

326 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

65.34 %
75.60 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Touchscreen

 
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

Quad LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera

Video capture

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Black, Gold, Gray, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

 
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

 
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

 
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Mali-G71

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

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
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

 
Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

1821 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Yes

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

40.00 hours
43.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2017
Nov 14, 2017

FCC ID value: BCG-E3174A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA530F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.09 W/kg
0.26 W/kg

Body

1.09 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.54 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.09 W/kg
0.98 W/kg

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 price

$ 849
 

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 12, 2017
Dec 19, 2017
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