Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A40

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
437 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

72.02 %
85.73 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 950
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T880 MP4
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3100 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Fast charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
 

Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Phase detection autofocus

Second camera

12 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Ultra-wide

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
25 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.73 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm)
5.69 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue, White
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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
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, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 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

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 499
 
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