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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 X14Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X06Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
6.3"
IPS

1080x2340

12
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB

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!


14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBvsRedmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 8%8%
+Lighter
172 grams (6.02 ounces)vs186 grams (6.51 ounces)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum frame, front/back glassvsPlastic body, front/back glass
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
 8%8%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
441 PPIvs409 PPI
 14%14%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 16MPvs(dual camera) 12MP + 2MP
 4%4%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.8" inchesvs1/2.9" inches
 29%29%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 87%87%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MPvs(front) 13MP
 33%33%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
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
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

06 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GBvsGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GB
 5%5%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 4%4%
+Thinner
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
 5%5%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2340 pixelsvs1080x2220 pixels
 13%13%
+Larger screen
6.3"vs5.6"
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
 33%33%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3000 mAh

32 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
64GB (51GB user available)
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face unlock
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 4 / Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
ModelGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBRedmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
Also known asGalaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 DuosXiaomi Note 7 M1901F7H, M1901F7I, Xiaomi Lavender
Country or region availableSaudi ArabiaBrazilUnited Arab EmiratesIsraelMoroccoTurkeyIndia
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateJanuary, 2018March, 2019
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)75.21 x 159.21 millimeters (2.96 x 6.27 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)186 grams (6.51 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassPlastic body, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 512 650Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB user available)64GB (51GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size5.6" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI409 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100M1901F7H version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

M1901F7I version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat9
VoLTE

M1901F7H version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)

M1901F7I version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 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 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
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
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
Main camera16 megapixels(dual camera)
12 megapixels
2MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 120 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/2.9" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.25µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
Front camera(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP wide (f/1.9 1/4" 1.12µm 24mm)
13 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, WMA, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
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 supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
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
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: Space black, Nebula red, Neptune blue
- MIUI 10
- 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Quick Charge 4
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered5V/2A=10W
Talk time1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530F/DS 64GBXiaomi Redmi Note 7 (12MP) 64GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.962 W/Kg (head) | 0.838 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered