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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V) vs Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A3 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi A3 XSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)21Points
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
6.088"
AMOLED

720x1560

48
MP

32mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4030
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)

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!

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)vsMi A3 (64GB)7 Advantages Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
+173 grams (6.06 ounces)1%
Lighter
vs174 grams (6.09 ounces)
+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+1440x2960 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1560 pixels
+531 PPI88%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs282 PPI
+6.2"2%
Larger screen
vs6.088"
+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
vsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+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)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps128%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
UFS 2.0vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
(back) 12.2MPvs+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 32MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
3500 mAhvs+4030 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slotvs+2 slots Dual-SIMAdvantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device

31 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
64GB (51GB user free) / 64GB (49GB user free)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Mi A3 (64GB)
Other model namesVerizon Galaxy S8+ G955V (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2Xiaomi Mi A3 (Android One) 64GB + 4GB RAM
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateApril, 2017July, 2019
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)71.85 x 153.48 millimeters (2.83 x 6.04 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)174 grams (6.09 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SDM665 (11nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 610
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.0
64GB (49GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.088" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels720x1560 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI282 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps450/50 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 EV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2600 (Bands 2,3,4,5,7,8,13,18,19,20,26,28)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 1.12µm)
2MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 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
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Gray, White, Blue
- Android One
- 2.5D glass screen
- 19.5:9 display ratio
- Quick Charge 3
- WiFi direct, display, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3500 mAh4030 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W9V/2A=18W
Talk time autonomy2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 daysfeature not registered
Standby20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955V)Xiaomi Mi A3 (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered