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Motorola One Vision (XT1970-3) vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) XMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)13Points
Motorola One Vision (XT1970-3)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2520

48
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Compare Motorola One Vision X
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 better phone? Motorola One Vision (XT1970-3)

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!

One Vision (XT1970-3)13 Advantages Motorola One Vision (XT1970-3)vsGalaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+128GB (116GB available)127%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+1080x2520 pixels14%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2220 pixels
+6.3"13%
Larger screen
vs5.6"
+(dual camera) 48MP + 5MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+1/2" inches40%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.8" inches
+(front) 25MP4%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+3500 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
180 grams (6.3 ounces)vs+172 grams (6.02 ounces)5%
Lighter
8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)4%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass front/backvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
LTPS IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
435 PPIvs+441 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
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.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
IP52 certifiedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

32 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X / 4GB LPDDR4
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.7 (aperture)
+25 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 featuresMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
ModelOne Vision (XT1970-3)Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesLenovo One Vision XT1970, Moto One VisionGalaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 Duos
Country or region availableUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)(Global, International)
United Arab Emirates, (Europe), (Global, International)
Saudi ArabiaBrazilUnited Arab EmiratesIsraelMoroccoTurkey
Saudi Arabia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Morocco, Turkey
BrandMotorolaSamsung
Release dateMay, 2019January, 2018
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)71.2 x 160 millimeters (2.8 x 6.3 in)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP52 certified: protection against dust and splashingIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Motorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
HardwareMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9609 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (116GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches5.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2520 pixels1080x2220 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)435 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCristal Dinorex (NEG)Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD 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)
Maximum download/upload300/50 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
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, 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
CallingMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung 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
CameraMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
48 megapixels
5MP depthf/2.2
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital 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 on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)25 megapixels(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP widef/1.91/4"1.12µm24mm
Front camera resolution5760x4320 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm 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, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Sapphire gradient, Bronze gradient
- Android One
- 2.5D curved glass
- CinemaVision FHD+ 21:9
- Moto Actions, Moto Display
- Silicon case included
- Dolby audio sound
- TurboPower: 7h in 15min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola One Vision (XT1970-3)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
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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