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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB) vs Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Apple iPhone SE (2020) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone SE (2020) XSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)16Points
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsApple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
4.7"
IPS

750x1334

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

1821
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 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/DS 32GB)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)vsiPhone SE 2020 (128GB)12 Advantages Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4X
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+1080x2220 pixels140%
Higher resolution screen
vs750x1334 pixels
+441 PPI35%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs326 PPI
+5.6"19%
Larger screen
vs4.7"
+(back) 16MP33%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3000 mAh65%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1821 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.65Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core22%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
32GB (22GB available)vs+128GB (111GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
172 grams (6.02 ounces)vs+148 grams (5.18 ounces)16%
Lighter
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)15%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
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
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster

31 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+24 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/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
ModelGalaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 DuosiPhone SE 2 A2275, A2296, A2298, iPhone SE2
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab EmiratesIndiaPakistanSingaporeTaiwanVietnam
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateJanuary, 2018April, 2020
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)67.3 x 138.4 millimeters (2.65 x 5.45 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)148 grams (5.18 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 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatiOS 13
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - Apple A13 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.65Ghz Dual-Core Lightning
1.8Ghz Quad-Core
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory4GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size5.6" inches4.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels (18.5:9)750x1334 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Scratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz60Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload600/75 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat16
VoLTE

A2275 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico version), A2298 (China version):
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2296 (Global version):
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, 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 A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
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/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
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 and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP widef/1.91/4"1.12µm24mm
7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
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
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
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, Red
- Touch ID
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh1821 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Apple iPhone SE 2020 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.51W/kg (head) | 0.76W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.241W/kg (head) | 1.25W/kg (body)feature not registered
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