Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) VS. Sony Xperia Z2: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) VS. Sony Xperia Z2. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
9.4
Cost-effectiveness
?
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
9.1
7.4
Performance & Hardware
9.1
7.6
Camera
8.5
8.3
Connectivity
9.7
8.9
Battery
6.9
7.6

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
Galaxy A5 (2018), SM-A530F, A530F
Sirius Maki, SO-03F, D6502, D6503, D6543

Presentation

Unveiled
January 2018, 10 months ago
February 2014, 4 years ago
State
On Sale
Not available

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
70.6 mm
149.2 mm
8.4 mm
73.3 mm
146.8 mm
8.0 mm
Weight
172 g
163 g
Usable surface
75 %
69 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy
-
Resistance
IP68
IP55
IP58
Colors
Black

Blue

Gold

Gray

Screen

Diagonal
5.6"
5.2"
Type
Super Amoled
LCD IPS
Resolution
1080 x 2220 px
1080 x 1920 px
Density
441 Pixels per inch
424 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Always-On Display
  • Capacitive
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Multi-touch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 3
  • Triluminos display for mobile
  • X-Reality display

Prototypes





Prototypes
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Print 3D Model
Sony Xperia Z2
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB v3
CPU
2x 2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A73 + 6x 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Krait 400
Type
Octa-Core
Quad-Core
Frequency
2.2 GHz
2.3 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
No

Graphics

GPU
ARM Mali-G71
Qualcomm Adreno 330

RAM

RAM
4 GB
3 GB

Antutu

Score
116.643
Antutu v7, Overall performance better than 87% of devices
47.881
Antutu v6, Overall performance better than 66% of devices

Storage

Capacity
32 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 25-30.8 GB
16 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 9-14.8 GB
SD Slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, in the back
No

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
Color LED Notifications
No

Camera

Main

Resolution
16 Mpx
20.7 Mpx
Pixel size
1.120 µm
1.176 µm
Sensor
Unknown Unknown
Sony IMX214 Exmor RS
Type
CMOS BSI
CMOS
Aperture
f/1.7
f/2.0
Flash
Dual LED
LED
Features
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual front camera
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Panorama
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
No
30.0 fps
Yes
120.0 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
16 Mpx
2.2 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
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)
  • B20 (800)
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)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Wi-Fi

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

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 4.0
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HOGP
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • GAP (Generic Access Profile)
  • GATT (Generic Attribute Profile)
  • HDP (Health Device Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • SPP (Serial Port Protocol)

Navigation

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

USB

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

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
0.375 W/Kg on head
-- 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
1.340 W/Kg on head
0.820 W/Kg on body

Others

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

Battery

Capacity
3000 mAh
3200 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Ion
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Non-removable

Software

Operating System
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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