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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 XSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)04Points
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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20PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
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-G950FD)

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)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)vsGalaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
+(back) 16MP31%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP199%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)Advantage
With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
32GB (22GB user free)vs+64GB (51GB user free)132%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
172 grams (6.02 ounces)vs+155 grams (5.43 ounces)11%
Lighter
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)5%
Thinner
1080x2220 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
441 PPIvs+568 PPI29%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.6"vs+5.8"4%
Larger screen
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvs+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
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
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB

36 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+29 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
ModelGalaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
Other model namesGalaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 DuosGalaxy S8 Duos G950FD (Exynos), Samsung Dream
Country or region available(Global, International)United Arab EmiratesEuropeIndiaPakistanSingaporeTaiwanVietnam
(Global, International), United Arab Emirates, Europe, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam
(Global, International)BrazilSingapore
(Global, International), Brazil, Singapore
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2018April, 2017
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)155 grams (5.43 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/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
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 M2 Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2ARM Mali-G71 MP20 550Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.6" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 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 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
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
CallingSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
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)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
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 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 A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
• 16 megapixels
• 8MP wide (f/1.9 1/4" 1.12µm 24mm)
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 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 lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
RadioFMNot supported
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 A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-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, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
18W
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts• Fast battery charging• 15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950FD)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.51W/kg (head) | 0.76W/kg (body)0.44W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.241W/kg (head) | 1.25W/kg (body)0.315W/kg (head) | 1.27W/kg (body)
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