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Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S6 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S6 XSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)15Points
Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)
6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

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14PointsSamsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)Compare Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) X
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
5.1"
AMOLED

1440x2560

16
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2550
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)

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-A730F/DS 32GB)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)vsGalaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
+2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.1GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6"18%
Larger screen
vs5.1"
+f/1.7 (aperture)12%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3500 mAh37%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2550 mAh
+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)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.1 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
191 grams (6.69 ounces)vs+138 grams (4.83 ounces)38%
Lighter
8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+6.8 millimeters (0.27 inches)22%
Thinner
1080x2220 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels54%
Higher resolution screen
411 PPIvs+576 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
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+1/2.6" inches8%
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
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
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.

32 Common items in both devices
32GB (22GB available) / 32GB (24GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
(back) 16MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+25 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-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
ModelGalaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
Other model namesGalaxy A8 Plus SM-A730F/Dual-Sim (4GB RAM)Galaxy S6 32GB G920W8, Samsung Zero F
Country or region available(Latin America)KazakhstanChileRussiaUkraine
(Latin America), Kazakhstan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine
Canada
Canada
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/6/20184/10/2015
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)6.8 millimeters (0.27 inches)
Size (width x height)75.7 x 159.9 millimeters (2.98 x 6.3 in)70.5 x 143.4 millimeters (2.78 x 5.65 in)
Weight191 grams (6.69 ounces)138 grams (4.83 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-resistantNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
System versionAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (14nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.1GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (24GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI576 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 4
Refresh rate60Hzfeature not registered
Display featuresNot supportedfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
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 Mbps300/50 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 850/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
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-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP widef/1.91/4"1.12µm24mm
5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/4.1" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.34µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot 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

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.1 + A2DP
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, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
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
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh2550 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomy23 hours17 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
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, Blue, White, Gold
- Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- S-Voice natural language
- OneDrive 115GB
- ANT+

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920W8)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.64W/kg (head), 1.27W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.32W/kg (head), 1.3W/kg (body)0.289W/kg (head), 0.601W/kg (body)
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