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Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 XSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)10Points
Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

32
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
17PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)Compare Samsung Galaxy A70 X
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)

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!

Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)vsGalaxy S8 (SM-G950W)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+128GB (108GB available)112%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+6.7"16%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(triple camera) 32MP + 8MP + 5MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+(front) 32MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+4500 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+25W67%
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.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core26%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
183 grams (6.41 ounces)vs+155 grams (5.43 ounces)18%
Lighter
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
393 PPIvs+568 PPI45%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

33 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+26 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 featuresSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
ModelGalaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
Other model namesGalaxy A70 SM-A705FN/Dual-Sim NFCBell/Rogers Galaxy S8 G950W (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream
Country or region availableSouth AfricaSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)Pakistan(Global, International)
South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Pakistan, (Global, International)
Canada
Canada
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2019April, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.7 x 164.3 millimeters (3.02 x 6.47 in)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)
Weight183 grams (6.41 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SDM675 (11nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 460 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 460 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 612 845MhzQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (108GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~86% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)393 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/50 Mbps1024/150 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 850/900/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
32 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.212mm123º
5MP depthf/2.2
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution6528x4896 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
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 supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Coral
- Infinity U display
- Glasstic back panel
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A70 (SM-A705FN/DS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.75W/kg (head) | 0.93W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.949W/kg (head) | 1.475W/kg (body)feature not registered
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