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Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GB vs Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GB vs Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) X17Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GB
Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GB
6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 X03Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
6"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!


17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GB
Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBvsGalaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
 31%31%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 113%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (51GB user available)vs32GB (24GB user available)
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 10%10%
+Lighter
191 grams (6.69 ounces)vs210 grams (7.35 ounces)
 16%16%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2220 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
 12%12%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
411 PPIvs367 PPI
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 12%12%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/1.9 (aperture)
 199%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MPvs(front) 8MP
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
 100%100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

03 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DSvsGalaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GB
 5%5%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
 43%43%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
5000 mAhvs3500 mAh

33 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Super AMOLED
16 million
6"
(back) 16MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
1/2.8" inches
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Fingerprint (rear-mounted) / Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
2 slots Dual-SIM
Active noise cancellation
FM / FM with RDS
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
NFC
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 4
+ COMMON ITEMS

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

Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBGalaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Also known asGalaxy A8 Plus SM-A730F/Dual-Sim 4GB RAMGalaxy A9 2016 A910F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A9 Pro Duos
Country or region where it's soldBrazilVarious (International)Latin AmericaBrazilPhilippinesMalaysiaSingaporeThailandVarious (International)Vietnam
Release dateJanuary, 2018May, 2016
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.7 x 159.9 millimeters (2.98 x 6.3 in)80.9 x 161.7 millimeters (3.19 x 6.37 in)
Weight191 grams (6.69 ounces)210 grams (7.35 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 510 600Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (51GB user available)32GB (24GB user available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI367 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 4
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat11 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,26,28,66)
TD-LTE 2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,40,41)
LTE Cat6 700/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,17,28)
TD-LTE 2300/2600 (Bands 38,40)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
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 / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Main camera16 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Front camera(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP wide (f/1.9 1/4" 1.12µm 24mm)
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
RadioFMFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, WMA, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Gold
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Pay
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3500 mAh5000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 day2100 minutes | 35 hours | 1.5 days
Standbyfeature not registered25740 minutes | 429 hours | 17.9 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730F/DS 4GB/64GBSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 SM-A910F/DS
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.32 W/Kg (head) | 1.3 W/Kg (body)0.62 W/Kg (head) | 1.32 W/Kg (body)