Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

$329 VIEW ON AMAZON
$319 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Size

5.8 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
570 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
411 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

84.26 %
74.55 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
128GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3300 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
24 MP (PDAF, 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: 0.9 μm

Second camera

 
8 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 18 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
24 MP (Flash)

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
6.29 x 3.02 x 0.30 inches (159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Cellular

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), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
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; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, microUSB cable, Headphones, SIM Removal Tool, Documentation
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