Samsung Galaxy J8 vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

720 x 1480 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9
18.5:9

Pixel density

274 ppi
411 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

75.79 %
74.55 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
24 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus, CCD image sensor
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
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

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Night mode, 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

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

Front

16 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Flash, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Flash

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.27 x 2.98 x 0.32 inches (159.2 x 75.7 x 8.2 mm)
6.29 x 3.02 x 0.30 inches (159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

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, Pink, 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, Dolby Atmos
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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 506
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

4 GB LPDDR3
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

51 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
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)
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 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Charging connector

microUSB
microUSB

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 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), 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

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

112.00 hours
74.00 hours

Video playback

20.00 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, 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, Notes
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

 
Sep 13, 2018

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA750FN link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.50 W/kg

Body

 
0.39 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.05 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Charger, microUSB cable, Documentation, Quick Start Guide, Headphones and SIM removal tool.
Charger, microUSB cable, Headphones, SIM Removal Tool, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced

Jun 27, 2018
Sep 20, 2018
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