Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Samsung Galaxy A6

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Display

Display size

6.2 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
720 x 1480 pixels

Pixel density

529 ppi
294 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

83.32 %
74.94 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

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: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

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

Design

Dimensions

6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)
5.90 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.10 oz (173 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
 

IP certified

IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-T830 MP1

RAM

4 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
22.1 GB

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 400 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
 

Talk time

34.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

14 hours
 

LTE

16 hours
 

Wi-Fi

15 hours
 

Music playback

99.00 hours
64.00 hours

Video playback

20.00 hours
18.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), 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, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 3.1
USB 2.0

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
microUSB

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T3
M3, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM, Recording option

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 06, 2017
Aug 01, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG955U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA600A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.33 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body

0.29 W/kg
1.40 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.55 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.19 W/kg
1.40 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, microUSB cable, Headset and Documentation

MSRP price

 
$ 360
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