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Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 XSamsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)08Points
Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)
6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
26PointsSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) X
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
7.6"
AMOLED

1768x2208

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)

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)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)vsGalaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)26 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+191 grams (6.69 ounces)42%
Lighter
vs271 grams (9.49 ounces)
+411 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs372 PPI
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP138%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 4Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core46%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4vs+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+256GB (220GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+6.4 millimeters (0.25 inches)30%
Thinner
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2220 pixelsvs+1768x2208 pixels63%
Higher resolution screen
6"vs+7.6"27%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 12MP127%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
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+1/1.76" inches59%
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) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3500 mAhvs+4400 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+WPC/Qi Wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
+19 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 Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
ModelGalaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A8 Plus SM-A730F/Dual-Sim (4GB RAM)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (SM-F926U1)
Country or region available(Latin America)KazakhstanChileRussiaUkraine
(Latin America), Kazakhstan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/6/20188/27/2021, Announced: 8/11/2021
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)6.4 millimeters (0.25 inches)
Size (width x height)75.7 x 159.9 millimeters (2.98 x 6.3 in)128.1 x 158.2 millimeters (5.04 x 6.23 in)
Weight191 grams (6.69 ounces)271 grams (9.49 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIPX8 certified: water resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30min

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
System versionAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (SM8350) (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 680
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 680
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 660 (840MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 635918 (v8), 752218 (v9)
Geekbench: 3239 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 38fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR412GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
256GB (220GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6" inches7.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels (18.5:9)1768x2208 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI372 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Not supported
Refresh rate60Hz120Hz
Display featuresNot supported1200nits[peak]
HDR10+

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload600/75 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat20 (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave (2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
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 Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°12mm1.12µm
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical 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 Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP widef/1.91/4"1.12µm24mm
10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
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.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, WMA, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + 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-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
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 (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh4400 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
11W WPC/Qi Wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy23 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
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: Phantom Black, Silver, Green
- One UI 3.1
- Gorilla Glass Victus on the back
- Stylus pen support
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Cover camera: 4MP (f/1.8 2.0µm)
- Cover 6.2" display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus, (832x2268px)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (SM-F926U 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.73W/kg (head), 1.22W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.32W/kg (head), 1.3W/kg (body)feature not registered
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