Huawei Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A50: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Huawei Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A50. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
No price,
no Ki
7.2 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 5.2 Design & Materials 6.8 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 5.2 Performance & Hardware 5.8 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 6.2 Camera 5.8 Camera
Connectivity score 3.9 Connectivity 6.6 Connectivity
Battery score 3.7 Battery 5.6 Battery

User reviews

User score
8.7
63 reviews
8.2
200 reviews

Technical specifications of the Huawei Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A50

Specs where to buy Huawei Honor 8 Huawei Honor 8
China · 3GB · 32GB · DL00
stores to buy Samsung Galaxy A50 Samsung Galaxy A50
Global · 4GB · 128GB · A505FD
Inches 5.2" 6.4"
Resolution FHD FHD+
Usable surface 72% useful 84% useful
Aspect Ratio 16:9 19.5:9
Dimensions 71.0 mm
145.5 mm
7.5 mm
74.7 mm
158.5 mm
7.7 mm
Weight 153 g 168 g
Micro Kirin 950
Octa-Core
Exynos 9610
Octa-Core
RAM 3 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 32 GB 128 GB
AnTuTu 126.334
v7
146.355
v7
Battery 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
IMX286
2
1
24.8 Mpx · ƒ/1.7
IMX576 Exmor RS
2 3
Selfie Camera SELF 8 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 24.8 Mpx · ƒ/2.0
Bands
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9.0 P

Brand

Brand Huawei Samsung
Aliases -- SM-A505FD, A505FD

Release Date

Release date July 2016,
5 years ago
February 2019,
3 years ago
State Not available On Sale
Market China Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Huawei Honor 8
Samsung Galaxy A50
Huawei Honor 8
Samsung Galaxy A50
Size
71.0 mm
145.5 mm
7.5 mm
Print 3D Model
74.7 mm
158.5 mm
7.7 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 153 g 168 g
Usable surface 72 % 84 %
Materials Glass, Metal Plastic
Resistance - -
Colors
Black

White

Blue

Champagne

Rose-gold
Black

White

Blue

Screen

Diagonal 5.2" 6.4"
Type LCD IPS LTPS Super Amoled
Aspect Ratio 16:9 19.5:9
Resolution FHD
1080 x 1920 px
FHD+
1080 x 2340 px
Density 424 Pixels per inch 403 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Without Notch
  • NTSC
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • OGS (One Glass Solution)
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Water Drop Notch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
6.2
7.0
Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.4
8.8
Is it comfortable?
9.0
8.8
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.3
8.7
Number of reviews
63 reviews
200 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 950 Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610
CPU 4x Cortex-A72 2.3 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.8 GHz 4x Cortex-A73 2.3 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.74 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 16 nm 10 nm
Frequency 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Arm Mali-T880 MP4 ARM Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

RAM 3 GB 4 GB
Type -- LPDDR4 RAM

Storage

Capacity 32 GB 128 GB
Type -- UFS Storage 2.1
SD Slot Yes ,
Slot for SD or second SIM card
Yes ,
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint Yes, in the back Yes, in screen

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Gravity
  • Hall
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Geomagnetic

Others

Notifications LED Color LED Notifications --
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
8.1
7.2
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.0
8.6
What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.6
8.1
Number of reviews
63 reviews
200 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Triple rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 24.8 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX286 Sony IMX576 Exmor RS
Type CMOS CMOS BSI
Aperture ƒ/ 2.2 ƒ/ 1.7
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.25 µm 0.90 µm
Pixel Binning -- 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size 1/2.9 1/2.78
2
Camera type

Black & white

Wide Angle lens
Resolution
--
5 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Unknown
Type
--
--
Aperture
ƒ/ --
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
--
--
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
--
--
3
Camera type
--

Portrait mode (depth)
Resolution
8 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
--
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
--

Features

Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation No No
Slow Motion Video Yes,
120 fps
Yes,
120 fps
Others
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Manual focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 8 Mpx 24.8 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Samsung S5K2X5
Type -- ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ -- ƒ/ 2.0
Pixel size -- 0.90 µm
Pixel Binning -- 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size -- 1/2.8
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score --
76
Mobile
-
Photo
-
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.2
8.7
Quality of nighttime photos
7.8
7.0
Quality of selfies
8.7
8.3
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.7
8.4
Number of reviews
63 reviews
200 reviews

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Full Active Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.0
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HOGP
  • ANT+

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

1.500 W/Kg on head
1.690 W/Kg on body
0.270 W/Kg on head
1.390 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

1.420 W/Kg on head
1.190 W/Kg on body
0.340 W/Kg on head
0.450 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Infrared
  • Tethering.
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • ANT+

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.2
8.8
Quality of the GPS
8.8
8.6
And the WiFi?
8.8
8.7
Number of reviews
63 reviews
200 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3000 mAh
4000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes Yes
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 5%
    Less than half day
  • 17%
    Less than a day
  • 41%
    One day
  • 32%
    More than one day
  • 5%
    Two days or more
  • 3%
    Less than half day
  • 10%
    Less than a day
  • 46%
    One day
  • 39%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
63 reviews
200 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
    Android 8.0 Oreo, 4 years ago
  • Android 9.0 Pie
    Android 9.0 P, 3 years ago
Google Services (official) No Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 86%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 14%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 5%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 82%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 14%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 3%
    Never
  • 12%
    Once a year
  • 55%
    Every six months
  • 29%
    Every two months or less
  • 1%
    Never
  • 3%
    Once a year
  • 31%
    Every six months
  • 65%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
63 reviews
200 reviews

Prices

Prices
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Prices

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