Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

$299.00 VIEW ON AMAZON
$499.00 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

386 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

73.91 %
71.51 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 405
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

3050 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
16 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches (158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm)
5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Metal; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Pearl white, Midnight black, Champagne gold
Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

 
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Sensors

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

Other

NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.