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Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2691
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
19PointsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Compare Apple iPhone 8 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)12 Advantages Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)vsGalaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
+2.39Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+256GB (245GB available)10 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)12%
Thinner
vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP51%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
3GB LPDDR4Xvs+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
202 grams (7.07 ounces)vs+172 grams (6.02 ounces)17%
Lighter
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2220 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
401 PPIvs+441 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.5"vs+5.6"2%
Larger screen
1/3" inchesvs+1/2.8" inches7%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 7.1MPvs+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
proprietary audio outputvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2691 mAhvs+3000 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+18W20%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

29 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
+22 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
ModeliPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
Other model namesiPhone 8 Plus A1863 (CDMA), iPhone 8+ A1905 (GSM)Galaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 Duos
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab EmiratesIndiaPakistanSingaporeTaiwanVietnam
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2017January, 2018
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)78.1 x 158.4 millimeters (3.07 x 6.24 in)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)
Weight202 grams (7.07 ounces)172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
Operating systemiOS 11Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateiOS 15Android 9.0 Pie
HardwareApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A11 Bionic (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.39Ghz Dual-Core Monsoon
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Mistral
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP3ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (245GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels (16:9)1080x2220 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4
Display features60Hz, 625 nits60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps600/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1863 model), GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkA1863 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1905 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
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
CameraApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.81/3.6"57mm
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)7.1 megapixels(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP widef/1.91/4"1.12µm24mm
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lens27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Oleophobic coating screen
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- NFC Apple Pay only
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2691 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.51W/kg (head) | 0.76W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.241W/kg (head) | 1.25W/kg (body)
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