Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
7.4
Cost-effectiveness
8.1
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
6.5
7.1
Performance & Hardware
6.3
6.7
Camera
5.8
7.3
Connectivity
8.1
7.9
Battery
4.4
6

Basics

Brand

Aliases
A530FD, SM-A530F
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Release Date

Release date
January 2018, 2 years ago
February 2016, 4 years ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
70.6 mm
149.2 mm
8.4 mm
72.6 mm
150.9 mm
7.7 mm
Weight
172 g
157 g
Usable surface
75 %
76 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy
Aluminium alloy, Glass
Resistance
IP68
IP68
Colors
Black

Blue

Gold

Gray
Black

White

Blue

Gold

Silver

Rose-gold

Screen

Diagonal
5.6"
5.5"
Type
Super Amoled
Super Amoled
Aspect Ratio
18:9
16:9
Resolution
1080 x 2220 px
1440 x 2560 px
Density
441 Pixels per inch
534 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Without Notch
  • Always-On Display
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Touch sensitive

Prototypes





Prototypes
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Print 3D Model
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885
Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 2.3
CPU
2x 2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A73 + 6x 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A53
2.3GHz Quad (Custom Core) + 1.6GHz Quad (Cortex-A53)
Type
Octa-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
2.2 GHz
2.3 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
ARM Mali-G71
Arm Mali-T880 Mp12, 650 Mhz

RAM

RAM
3 GB
4 GB
Type
--
--

Antutu

Score
116.643 (Antutu v7)
Overall performance better than 69% of devices
158.313 (Antutu v7)
Overall performance better than 75% of devices

Storage

Capacity
32 GB
32 GB
Type
--
--
SD Slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, in the back
Yes, on the front

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Gravity
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate

Others

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

Camera

Double rear camera

Standard
1
Resolution
16 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
CMOS BSI
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Secondary
2
Resolution
--
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ --
ISO
--
Pixel size
--

Rear camera

Standard
1
Resolution
12 Mpx
Sensor
Sony IMX260 Exmor RS
Type
BRITECELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.40 µm
Sensor size
1/2.5
Flash
LED
Dual LED
Features
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Dual front camera
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • 4K Video
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Scene mode
  • RAW
Slow Motion Video
No
30 fps
Yes
240 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
Yes

Selfie

Resolution
16 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
ISO
--
Pixel size
--
Resolution
5 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ --
ISO
--
Pixel size
--
Features
-
-

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Single Sim
Type
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
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Display

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 4.1 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • 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
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

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

USB

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

SAR

European measurement

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

0.241 W/Kg on head
1.250 W/Kg on body
0.264 W/Kg on head
0.507 W/Kg on body
American measurement

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

0.260 W/Kg on head
0.760 W/Kg on body
1.150 W/Kg on head
1.590 W/Kg on body

Others

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

Battery

Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
3600 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Ion
Fast charge
Yes
Yes
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Wireless charging
  • Non-removable

Software

Software
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 8.0 Oreo

Prices

Prices

Prices