Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A8

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

386 ppi
386 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.51 %
73.91 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla 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

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.17 x 3.02 x 0.28 inches (156.6 x 76.8 x 7.2 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches (158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm)

Weight

6.42 oz (182 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Gold, Silver, Blue
Gold, Gray, White

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Yes
Adreno 405

RAM

3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Available to use

23.5 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.1

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Compass

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 3

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3050 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
User replaceable

Charging

Yes
 

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
12.7 days (304 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Internet use

3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

44.00 hours
 

Video playback

17.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 30, 2015

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA800F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.11 W/kg

Body

 
0.98 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.10 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.98 W/kg
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