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Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) vs Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy A31 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A31 XSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)24Points
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
08PointsSamsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 X
Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

20mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)

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 S8 (SM-G950F)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)vsGalaxy A31 (SM-A315F)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+155 grams (5.43 ounces)19%
Lighter
vs185 grams (6.48 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+568 PPI38%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs411 PPI
+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)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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
+ANT+Advantage
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
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (104GB available)104%
More internal storage for applications and files
5.8"vs+6.4"10%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP4 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) 20MP149%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
3000 mAhvs+5000 mAh67%
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

30 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4 / 4GB LPDDR4X
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
ModelGalaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
Other model namesGalaxy S8 G950F (Exynos), Samsung DreamGalaxy A31 SM-A315F (Single-Sim) NFC (128GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
South Africa
South Africa
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2017April, 2020
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)73.1 x 159.3 millimeters (2.88 x 6.27 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)185 grams (6.48 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M2 Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A75
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20 550MhzARM Mali-G52 MC2 820Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (104GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI411 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps150/50 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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
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, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
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 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (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
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Red, Prism White
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 daysfeature not registered
Standby19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.44W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.315W/kg (head) | 1.27W/kg (body)0.488W/kg (head) | 1.68W/kg (body)
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