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Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X06Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy S4 X21Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W

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!


06 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB
Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBvsGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
 32%32%
+Lighter
130 grams (4.55 ounces)vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
 6%6%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Micro-B USB - MHLvsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530WvsGalaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GB
 74%74%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.6Ghz 32bit Octa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4vs2GB LPDDR3
 144%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (22GB user available)vs16GB (9GB user available)
 15 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 16%16%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2220 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
 12%12%
+Larger screen
5.6"vs5"
 25%25%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 16MPvs(back) 13MP
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo on both camerasvsHDR photo/video only main camera
 9%9%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.8" inchesvs1/3.06" 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)
 11 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MPvs(front) 2.1MP
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 5.0.1 Lollipop
Advantage
+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
4G+ LTE-Avs3G+ HSPA+
 13 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(3G+ HSPA+) 42 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
 15%15%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3000 mAhvs2600 mAh
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

26 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
441 PPI
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
NFC
MicroUSB 2.0 / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass 4
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
ModelGalaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBGalaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Also known asSamsung Galaxy S4 3G i9500, Samsung GT-i9500, Samsung AltiusGalaxy A8 SM-A530W Single-Sim
Country or region availablefeature not registeredCanada
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2013January, 2018
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)69.8 x 136.6 millimeters (2.75 x 5.38 in)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Operating systemAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 5.0.1 LollipopAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5410 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.6Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX544 MP3ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (9GB user available)32GB (22GB user available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5" inches5.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2220 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkNot supportedLTE 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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload42/5.76 Mbps600/75 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Main camera13 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Front camera2.1 megapixels(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP wide (f/1.9 1/4" 1.12µm 24mm)
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHLNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerYes / NoNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: White Frost, Black Mist
- Dual Shot camera
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- mDNIe
- WiFi dual-band
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- S-Voice
- Group Play
- Smart Stay eye tracking
- Dropbox (50GB)
- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity2600 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day
Standby22200 minutes | 370 hours | 15.4 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 16GBSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530W
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.85 W/Kg (head) | 1.55 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.421 W/Kg (head) | 0.543 W/Kg (body)feature not registered