Nokia 500
VS
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
VS
Screen

We are looking at the smartphone screen for a long time. Therefore, it is quite important to choose smartphone with rich and optimally saturated color gamut. Also, the most mature display technology used in smartphones must be safe (e.g., IPS or OLED).  Which is better between Nokia 500 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

TFT
Technology
Super AMOLED
capacitive touchscreen
Touchscreen
capacitive touchscreen
16M
Display colors
16M
3.2" inc
Screen size
5.6" inc
28.2 cm2
Screen area
79.6 cm2
16:9 (height:width)
Screen format
18.5:9 (height:width)
47.1%
Screen to body ratio
75.6%
360 x 640 px
Screen resolution
1080 x 2220 px
229 PPI
PPI /points per inch/
441 PPI
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Screen protection
Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
no data
Other
Always-on display
Camera and Video

The smartphone camera plays significant role - it is one of several factors that determine the quality of a digital photo. When compare the smartphones, it is necessary to account megapixels on sensors of the primary and front facing cameras, and also availability of the flash and video-shooting option. Let's see which is better between Nokia 500 vs  Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

5 MP, Single
Rear camera, main
16 MP, Single
5 MP
Camera specs
16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8”, 1.12µm, PDAF
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Functions
LED flash, panorama, HDR
0 MP,
Front camera, selfie
16 MP, Dual
Specifications
16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.0µm 8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/4'', 1.12µm
Performance

Ok, who win? Nokia 500 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018). The smartphone must work fast. The higher the clock speed and the more RAM your smartphone has, the faster and better it can be. Also, you have to pay attention to the benchmark results. 

Symbian Anna, upgradable to Nokia Belle OS
Operating system OS
Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
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Chipset
Exynos 7885 Octa (14 nm)
1.0 GHz ARM 11
Processor CPU
Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
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Graphics processor GPU
Mali-G71
microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
External memory
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
2 GB, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Internal memory
32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
no data
Antutu 7 score
116745
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GeekBench 4 Single Core
1482
no data
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core
4208
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GeekBench 4 RenderScript
3704
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Antutu 8 score
142851
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GeekBench 5 Single Core
309
no data
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
994
General specs

Here is some information we have collected – from date of release and battery capacity to weight and color gamut of the smartphones. It is time to pick the winner. What is the difference between Nokia 500 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

2011, August
Release date
2017, December
111.3 Х 53.8 Х 14.1 mm
Dimensions (HxWxD)
149.2 Х 70.6 Х 8.4 mm
93 g
Weight
172 g
Black/White with covers in Black, Azure Blue, Coral Red, Purple, Khaki, Orange, Green, Pink, Silver
Colors
Black, orchid grey, gold, blue
1110 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion
Battery
3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
110 EUR
Approximate price
270 EUR
Stand by time- Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 455 h (3G) Talking time- Up to 7 h (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G) Music play - Up to 35 h
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 24 h (3G) Music play - Up to 66 h
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Body build
Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Communication and Connectivity

As a result of comparison Nokia 500 and Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) , you understand what device is better and what is worst. Below are parameters and data sets which were used for analysis and comparison.

Mini-SIM
SIM card
Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
GSM / HSPA
Network
GSM / HSPA / LTE
HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps
Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
Class 33
GPRS
Yes
Class 33
Edge
Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Yes, with A-GPS
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
Yes
microUSB 2.0
USB
2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
2.1, A2DP, EDR
Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
SAR - 1.47 W/kg (head)     1.38 W/kg (body)     SAR EU - 1.18 W/kg (head)    
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.24 W/kg (head)     1.25 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Stereo FM radio
Radio
FM radio
Yes
Headphone jack
Yes
no data
Others
24-bit/192kHz audio -Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity, compass - Exchangeable battery covers with multiple home screens (2 included in the retail box) -MP4/H.264 player -MP3/WAV/еAAC+/WMA player -Photo editor -Organizer -Voice command/dial -Predictive text input
Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer - Fast battery charging -ANT+ - Samsung Pay -IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) - Versions: A530F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); A530F/DS (Global Dual-SIM

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