Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

312 ppi
570 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.22 %
84.26 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 540

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

25 GB
 

Storage expansion

 
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

1860 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
30.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

 
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G)

11.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
12 hours

LTE

 
14 hours

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours

Music playback

37.00 hours
88.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M3, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 06, 2014
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG850F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.05 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.18 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.71 W/kg
0.46 W/kg
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