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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.2 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 282 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 441 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

70.63 %
75.60 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885

Processor:

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 306
Mali-G71

RAM:

2GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 10.9 GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3100 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F1.7

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling
Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP (Flash)
16 MP (Dual-Camera)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.74 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm)
5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)

Weight:

5.57 oz (158.0 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Soft keys
Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, White
Black, Gold, Orchid grey, Blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm 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

Radio:

FM, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 14, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA530F

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.45 W/kg
0.26 W/kg

Body:

1.17 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.54 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.98 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 28, 2016
Dec 19, 2017
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