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Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Google Pixel 4a 5G vs Google Pixel 5a

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.2 inches
6.2 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 529 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 416 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 415 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED
OLED

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

83.32 %
82.94 %
84.93 %

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475 Prime, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 620
Adreno 620

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11)
Android (11)

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
3885 mAh
4680 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2

Video recording:

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

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Time-of-Flight (ToF))
8 MP

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)
6.06 x 2.91 x 0.32 inches (153.9 x 74.0 x 8.2 mm)
6.15 x 2.88 x 0.35 inches (156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

6.10 oz (173.0 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
6.46 oz (183.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink
Just black, Clearly white
Mostly Black

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n78, Sub-6
n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX, aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017
Sep 01, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG955U
A4RG025E

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.33 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Body:

0.29 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.19 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 500
$ 449

In The Box:

18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 29, 2017
Sep 30, 2020
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