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Summary
74%
79%
Display

5.7" (14.48 cm)

Full HD, 386 PPI

5.7" (14.48 cm)

Full HD, 386 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

1.8 GHz + 1.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.1 GHz + 1.5 GHz, 3 GB RAM

Storage

32 GB

128 GB (Expandable)

64 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

Camera

16 MP (Primary)

5 MP(Front)

16 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

Battery

3050 mAh

17 h talktime (3G)

3300 mAh

Expert Rating
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General
Launch Date

August 3, 2015 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Samsung

Model

Galaxy A8

Galaxy A8 2016

Operating System

Android v5.1 (Lollipop)

Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Quick Charging

no  No

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 158 mm
Width: 76.8 mm
Thickness: 5.9 mm

Height: 156.6 mm
Width: 76.8 mm
Thickness: 7.2 mm

Weight

151 grams

182 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal
Back: Metal

Colours

Black, Gold, White

Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, Mint

Display
Very Good
Very Good
Screen Size

5.7 " (14.48 cm)

5.7 " (14.48 cm)

Screen Resolution

Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)

Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)

Pixel Density

386 ppi

386 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

no  No

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

73.64 %

74.3 %

Performance
Good
Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5430

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A15 + 1.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A7)

Quad core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, ARM Cortex A57 + 1.5 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Architecture

32 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-T628 MP6

Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

2 GB

3 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

32 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 128 GB

yes Up to 256 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

Camera
Good
Good
Main Camera
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

16 MP f/1.9 Primary Camera(31 mm focal length)

16 MP f/1.9 Primary Camera

Sensor

ISO-CELL

Autofocus

yes

yes

Physical Aperture

F1.9

F1.9

Optical Image Stabilisation

no  No

no  No

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

5312 x 2988 Pixels

4616 x 3464 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

5 MP f/1.9, Wide Angle Primary Camera(23 mm focal length)

8 MP f/1.9 Primary Camera

Autofocus

no  No

Physical Aperture

F1.9

F1.9

Flash

no  No

no  No

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Very Good
Very Good
Capacity

3050 mAh

3300 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 17 Hours(3G)

Quick Charging

no  No

USB Type-C

no  No

no  No

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SAR Value

Head: 0.100 W/kg

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v4.1

yes v4.2

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

no  No

yes

USB Connectivity

microUSB 2.0

microUSB 2.0

Multimedia
FM Radio

yes

yes RDS, Recording option

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Front

Front

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

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