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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 XSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)05Points
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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20PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
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-G950F)

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 64GB)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)vsGalaxy S8 (SM-G950F)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
+(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
+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
+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)
+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
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
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
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
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+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
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
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

39 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
64GB (51GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
+32 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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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
ModelGalaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
Other model namesGalaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 DuosGalaxy S8 G950F (Exynos), Samsung Dream
Country or region availableSaudi ArabiaBrazilUnited Arab EmiratesIsraelMoroccoTurkey
Saudi Arabia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Morocco, Turkey
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/6/20184/21/2017, Announced: 3/29/2017
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)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
System versionAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 8895 (10nm)
CPUOcta-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 M2 Mongoose
1.7GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2ARM Mali-G71 MP20 (546MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 204469 (v7)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
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 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2960 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 features60Hz60Hz
HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
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/upload600/75 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 850/900/1900/2100
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 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
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, 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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP widef/1.91/4"1.12µm24mm
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy19 hours29 hours (1.2 days)
Standbyfeature not registered326 hours (13.6 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- 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

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 64GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
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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