Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
VS
Samsung Galaxy S8
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 Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S8.

Super AMOLED
Technology
Super AMOLED
capacitive touchscreen
Touchscreen
capacitive touchscreen
16M
Display colors
16M
5.6" inc
Screen size
5.8" inc
79.6 cm2
Screen area
84.8 cm2
18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen format
18.5:9 (height:width)
75.6%
Screen to body ratio
83.6%
1080 x 2220 px
Screen resolution
1440 x 2960 px
441 PPI
PPI /points per inch/
570 PPI
Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Screen protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Always-on display
Other
HDR10 -3D Touch (home button only) -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 Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs  Samsung Galaxy S8.

16 MP, Single
Rear camera, main
12 MP, Single
16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8”, 1.12µm, PDAF
Camera specs
12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
LED flash, panorama, HDR
Functions
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
16 MP, Dual
Front camera, selfie
8 MP, Single
16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.0µm 8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/4'', 1.12µm
Specifications
8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF
no data
DxOMark Photo
71
no data
DxOMark Video
75
no data
DxOMark Selfie Score
73
Performance

Ok, who win? Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S8. 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. 

Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Operating system OS
Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Exynos 7885 Octa (14 nm)
Chipset
Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm) - EMEA -Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) - USA & China
Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
Processor CPU
Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA -Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
Mali-G71
Graphics processor GPU
Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA -Adreno 540 - USA & China
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
External memory
microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Internal memory
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
116745
Antutu 7 score
202356
1482
GeekBench 4 Single Core
1763
4208
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core
6028
3704
GeekBench 4 RenderScript
8798
142851
Antutu 8 score
231907
309
GeekBench 5 Single Core
340
994
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
1454
no data
GeekBench 4 Battery
3410
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 Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S8.

2017, December
Release date
2017, March
149.2 Х 70.6 Х 8.4 mm
Dimensions (HxWxD)
148.9 Х 68.1 Х 8 mm
172 g
Weight
155 g
Black, orchid grey, gold, blue
Colors
Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, Burgundy Red
3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery
3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
270 EUR
Approximate price
390 EUR
Talking time- Up to 24 h (3G) Music play - Up to 66 h
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 20 h (3G) Music play - Up to 67 h
Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Body build
Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Communication and Connectivity

As a result of comparison Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Samsung Galaxy S8 , you understand what device is better and what is worst. Below are parameters and data sets which were used for analysis and comparison.

Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
SIM card
Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Network
GSM / HSPA / LTE
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
Yes
GPRS
Yes
Yes
Edge
Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Yes
NFC
Yes
2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB
3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
SAR EU - 0.24 W/kg (head)     1.25 W/kg (body)    
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.44 W/kg (head)     0.75 W/kg (body)     SAR EU - 0.32 W/kg (head)     1.27 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
FM radio
Radio
No
Yes
Headphone jack
Yes
24-bit/192kHz audio -Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Others
32-bit/384kHz audio -Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
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
Sensors - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 - Samsung DeX (desktop experience support) -Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0) -Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent) -A

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