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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DS vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy J2 Core vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X02Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DS
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DS
5"
PLS

540x960

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J2 Core X30Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 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! Comment!


02 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DS
Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSvsGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
 12%12%
+Lighter
154 grams (5.39 ounces)vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)

30 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBvsGalaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DS
 68%68%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
 3 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4vs1GB LPDDR3
 10 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (51GB user available)vs8GB (4.8GB user available)
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 6%6%
+Thinner
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum frame, front/back glassvsPlastic body, front glass
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT PLS
 4 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2220 pixelsvs540x960 pixels
 100%100%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
441 PPIvs220 PPI
 12%12%
+Larger screen
5.6"vs5"
 99%99%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 16MPvs(back) 8MP
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
 29%29%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 4 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MPvs(front) 5MP
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 8.1 Oreo
 3 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Ambient LightvsNot supported
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
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
 15%15%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3000 mAhvs2600 mAh
Advantage
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Active noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 4vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
2 slots Dual-SIM
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
ModelGalaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Also known asGalaxy J2 Core (Android Go) SM-J260F/Dual-simGalaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 Duos
Country or region availableSouth AfricaUnited Arab EmiratesEuropeVarious (International)Saudi ArabiaBrazilUnited Arab EmiratesIsraelMoroccoTurkey
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2018January, 2018
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)72.1 x 143.4 millimeters (2.84 x 5.65 in)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)
Weight154 grams (5.39 ounces)172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory1GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4
Internal storage8GB (4.8GB user available)
eMMC 5.0
64GB (51GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Display typeTFT PLSSuper AMOLED
Screen size5" inches5.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution540x960 pixels1080x2220 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)220 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 4
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
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
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 850/900/1800Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)LTE 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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, 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/upload150/50 Mbps600/75 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Main camera8 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Front camera5 megapixels(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP wide (f/1.9 1/4" 1.12µm 24mm)
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Lavender
- Android Go edition
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity2600 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260F/DSSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.933 W/Kg (head) | 1.587 W/Kg (body)feature not registered