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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530N vs LG G3 D855 16GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530N vs LG G3 D855 16GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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20 Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530N vs 10 LG G3 D855 16GB

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530N





64bit Octa


(Non removable)

LG G3 D855 16GB





32bit Quad



What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530N

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 phone! Comment!

20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530N

Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NvsG3 D855 16GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (22GB user available)vs16GB (10GB user available)
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsTFT Super IPS+
+Larger screen
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 16 megapixelsvs(back) 13 megapixels
Advantage+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo on both camerasvsHDR photo/video only main camera
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.8" inchesvs1/3" inches
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 11 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 16 megapixels + 8MPvs(front) 2.1 megapixels
Advantage+Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and saferAndroid 8.0 OreovsAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
 3 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometervsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceFingerprint (rear-mounted)vsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceFace recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
Advantage+Watch your favorite TV shows anywhereDigital TVvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleIP68 certifiedvsNot supported

10 Advantages LG G3 D855 16GB

G3 D855 16GBvsGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530N
149 grams (5.22 ounces)vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2392 pixelsvs1080x2220 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
508 PPIvs441 PPI
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion videoOIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensorvsNot supported
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLi-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableMicro-B USB SlimPort®vsNot supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported

25 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary cameraFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
+The 4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Best output for headset3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use3000 mAh
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM / FM with RDS
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securelyNFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / MicroUSB 2.0
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 4 / Gorilla Glass 3

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
ModelGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NG3 D855 16GB
Also known as갤럭시 A8 SM-A530N, KT, SKT, LG U+LG G3 4G LTE D855 for Europe, LG Optimus G3, LG B2
Country or region where it's soldSouth KoreaSouth AfricaAustraliaBrazilEuropePhilippinesHong KongIndiaPanamaSri Lanka
Release dateJanuary, 2018June, 2014
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)74.6 x 146.3 millimeters (2.94 x 5.76 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)149 grams (5.22 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassfeature not registered
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-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 330 578Mhz
Internal storage32GB (22GB user available)16GB (10GB user available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT Super IPS+
Screen size5.6" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~79% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels1440x2392 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI508 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G 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 Cat4 800/900/1800/2100/2600
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
Main camera16 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4160x3120 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/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 only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
Front camera(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP wide (f/1.9 1/4" 1.12µm 24mm)
2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels1920x1080 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 pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
RadioFMFM with RDS
TVDigital TVNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, WMA, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB SlimPort®
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
Ambient Light
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- T-DMB TV (korean standard)
- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Violet, Red
- USB OTG On-The-Go 1.3
- Notification LED
- Dolby mobile sound
- 1W Speaker with Boost AMP
- Knock Code, Quick Memo, QRemote
- Plastic body
- MiraCast
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Wireless Charging
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredBL-53YH
Talk time1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registered30000 minutes | 500 hours | 20.8 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530NLG G3 D855 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

Rebin SimpsonHow the F A micro USB is an advantage over USB-C , You shouldve put (USB-C) in advantages section for A8.
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