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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S7 XSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)11Points
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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14PointsSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X
Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
5.1"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 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!

Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)vsGalaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+5.6"10%
Larger screen
vs5.1"
+(back) 16MP31%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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.
vs15W
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core3%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
172 grams (6.02 ounces)vs+152 grams (5.32 ounces)13%
Lighter
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
1080x2220 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels54%
Higher resolution screen
441 PPIvs+576 PPI31%
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
1/2.8" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches10%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
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.

35 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
32GB (22GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+28 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 A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
ModelGalaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A8 SM-A530F Single-SimGalaxy S7 G930F (Exynos), Samsung Hero
Country or region availableSouth Africa(Latin America)(Europe)MexicoSri Lanka
South Africa, (Latin America), (Europe), Mexico, Sri Lanka
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2018March, 2016
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)69.6 x 142.4 millimeters (2.74 x 5.61 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)152 grams (5.32 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M1 Mongoose
1.6Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2ARM Mali-T880 MP12
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (22GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.6" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~72.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI576 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps450/50 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 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
CameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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 A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
• 16 megapixels
• 8MP wide (f/1.9 1/4" 1.12µm 24mm)
5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/4.1" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.34µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
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 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
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, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Silver
- Body material: Aluminium
- Corning Gorilla Glass back panel
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- OneDrive 115GB
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30min
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts• 18W Fast battery charging• 15W Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day1680 minutes | 28 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.51W/kg (head) | 0.76W/kg (body)1.4W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.241W/kg (head) | 1.25W/kg (body)0.406W/kg (head) | 0.621W/kg (body)
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