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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) XSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)06Points
Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Removable)

vs
23PointsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)Compare Samsung Galaxy S4 X
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)

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 S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)vsGalaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
+130 grams (4.55 ounces)32%
Lighter
vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+Li-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
+Micro-B USB - MHLAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
1.6Ghz 32bit Octa-Corevs+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core74%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
16GB (9GB user free)vs+32GB (22GB user free)144%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.0vs+eMMC 5.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2220 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
5"vs+5.6"12%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(back) 16MP25%
Higher resolution main camera
Autofocusvs+PDAF: phase detection autofocusAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
HDR photo/video only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.1" inchesvs+1/2.8" inches11%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
(front) 2.1MPvs+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP11 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 5.0.1 Lollipopvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
3G+ HSPA+vs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 42 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps13 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2600 mAhvs+3000 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 version A2DPvs+5.0 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
16 million
441 PPI
LED flash
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080)
+21 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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
ModelGalaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
Other model namesGalaxy S4 i9500 3G, Samsung AltiusGalaxy A8 SM-A530W Single-Sim
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Canada
Canada
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, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung 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 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
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 free)
eMMC 5.0
32GB (22GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung 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)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2220 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload42/5.76 Mbps600/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
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
CallingSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung 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
CameraSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.14µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: 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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 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)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung 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, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 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 + MIMO (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 portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung 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
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
ANT+
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
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
18W
Battery capacity2600 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day
Standby22200 minutes | 370 hours | 15.4 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.85W/kg (head) | 1.55W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.421W/kg (head) | 0.543W/kg (body)feature not registered
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