Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9
18.5:9

Pixel density

411 ppi
411 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

75.43 %
74.55 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
24 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

 
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 18 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Night mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Dual-Camera
Flash

Video capture

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.30 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm)
6.29 x 3.02 x 0.30 inches (159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

6.74 oz (191 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

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

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-G71
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

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)
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)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Charging connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
microUSB

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

50.00 hours
74.00 hours

Video playback

19.00 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 09, 2017
Sep 13, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMA730F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA750FN link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.20 W/kg
0.50 W/kg

Body

0.75 W/kg
0.39 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.92 W/kg
1.05 W/kg

Phablet

3.95 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, microUSB cable, Headphones, SIM Removal Tool, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced

Dec 19, 2017
Sep 20, 2018
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