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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 X04Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GB
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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Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X19Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


04 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GB
Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBvsGalaxy S8 SM-G950FD
 31%31%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 16MPvs(back) 12.2MP
 199%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MPvs(front) 8MP
Advantage
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported

19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
Galaxy S8 SM-G950FDvsGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GB
 16%16%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 132%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (51GB user available)vs32GB (22GB user available)
 11%11%
+Lighter
155 grams (5.43 ounces)vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
 5%5%
+Thinner
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
 78%78%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x2220 pixels
 29%29%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
568 PPIvs441 PPI
 4%4%
+Larger screen
5.8"vs5.6"
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 10%10%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/2.8" inches
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 71%71%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go

34 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.7 (aperture)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face unlock
3000 mAh
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 4 / Gorilla Glass 5
IP68 certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
ModelGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBGalaxy S8 SM-G950FD
Also known asGalaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 DuosGalaxy S8 Duos G950FD (Exynos), Samsung Dream
Country or region availableUnited Arab EmiratesEuropeIndiaPakistanSingaporeTaiwanVarious (International)VietnamBrazilSingaporeVarious (International)
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, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
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
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung 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 32GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
Architecture - 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 available)64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung 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)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung 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)
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/5G networkLTE Cat11 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,26,28,66)
TD-LTE 2300/2500/2600 (Bands 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 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
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung 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
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
Main camera16 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
Front camera(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 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
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 32GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, WMA, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung 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 32GBSamsung 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)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- 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
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered15W
Talk time1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 32GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.44 W/Kg (head) | 0.75 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.315 W/Kg (head) | 1.27 W/Kg (body)