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Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950P vs Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950P vs Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A phones. Which is the best phone?

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Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950P
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5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

Non removable

Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

Non removable

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A

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00 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950P

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00 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A

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53 Common items in both devices

+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking4GB LPDDR4
+More internal storage for applications and files51GB user available
+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 256GB
+Lighter155 grams (5.43 ounces)
+Thinner8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLED
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution screen1440 x 2960 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)568 PPI
+Larger screen5.8"
+Higher resolution main camera12.2 megapixels
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flash
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion videoOIS: Optical stabilization
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video on both cameras
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth1/2.5" inches
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposuref/1.7 (aperture)
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies8 megapixels
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera2K UHD (2560 x 1440 pixels)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use3000 mAh
+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files1024 Mbps
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceBiometric (fingerprint)
+Sensors help you use the deviceIris scanner
+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart rate
+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - Non removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNA
+Bluetooth 5.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster5.0 version with A2DP
+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 5
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)
+ 45 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy S8 SM-G950PGalaxy S8 SM-G950A
Also known asSprint Samsung Galaxy S8 G950P, Samsung DreamAT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 G950A, Samsung Dream
Country or region where it's soldUSAUSA
Release dateApril, 2017April, 2017
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionWaterproof (IPxx certified)Waterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB user available)64GB (51GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440 x 2960 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkCDMA2000 EV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G networkLTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2600 (Bands 2,3,4,5,7,8,13,18,19,20,26,28)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum speed download1024 Mbps1024 Mbps
Maximum speed upload150 Mbps150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
Main camera12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032 x 3024 pixels4032 x 3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.5" inches1/2.5" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
Front camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264 x 2448 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560 x 1440 pixels)2K UHD (2560 x 1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version with A2DP5.0 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
JavaNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Biometric (fingerprint)
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Biometric (fingerprint)
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Body material: Aluminium
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- Samsung Pay
- 24bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30min
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Body material: Aluminium
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- Samsung Pay
- 24bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30min
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
Battery technologyLithium ion - Non removableLithium ion - Non removable
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standby19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950PSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

Greg ClarkWhy did they make two different phones the Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950P and the Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950A? I see no difference in the comparison. Is there a difference?
Mauricio HernaskiBasically the networks, 2G, 3G and 4G bands are different.
In other cases the devices may have more different specifications.
Greg ClarkYes I see that now. Thx!
So follow up Questions: When looking at the P and A models little closer I see the A is "known as AT&T" and the P is "known as SPRINT". I am currently on AT&T but want to move to T-MOBILE for their International calling plan. If so, do I want the U model which is Unlocked? Will the U be the most universal platform phone as it is"unlocked? Or will the P work just fine with an AT&T sim card? On T-MOBILE just fine with a T-MOBILE sim card? Vis-versa: Will the A work just fine on T-MOBILE sim card? Maybe it is best to get the U model? Let me know... Thanks in advance!
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