59points

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

59points

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
59
points
59
points

Why is Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) better than Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)?

  • 15g lighter
    157gvs172g
  • 0.5mm thinner
    7.9mmvs8.4mm
  • Is DLNA certified
  • 3.1mm shorter
    146.1mmvs149.2mm
  • Has integrated LTE
  • Has a serial shot mode
  • 6.86% less body volume
    82.41cm³vs88.481568cm³
  • Has integrated graphics

Why is Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) better than Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)?

  • 4.26% higher pixel density
    441ppivs423ppi
  • 7.69% bigger screen size
    5.6"vs5.2"
  • 1GB more RAM memory
    4GBvs3GB
  • 15.63% higher resolution
    1080 x 2220pxvs1080 x 1920px
  • 1.5x more megapixels (front camera)
    16MP & 8MPvs16MP
  • 32GB more internal storage
    64GBvs32GB
  • 10.53% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.7 vs1.9f
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
    5vs4.2

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

157g

172g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

7.9mm

8.4mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

71.4mm

70.6mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

146.1mm

149.2mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

Display

1.resolution

1080 x 1920px

1080 x 2220px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

423ppi

441ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.screen size

5.2"

5.6"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate X

8"

5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

Huawei Honor 10i

6.Has an AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.CPU threads

8 (Samsung Exynos 7880)

8 (Samsung Exynos 7885)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

4.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

For example

ZTE Blade V8 16GB

5.Has AES
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.OpenGL version

3.1 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

3.1 (Android 7.0 Nougat)

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

蘋果iPhone 5S 銀色

4

Cameras

1.megapixels

16MP

16MP

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9

48 & 16 & 12MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Huawei P30 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

3.front camera megapixels

16MP

16MP & 8MP

Best

Huawei P30 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

32MP

4.widest aperture

f/1.9

f/1.7

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.2 & 1.2f

5.has a flash
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

6.has a front camera
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.battery power

3000mAh

3000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Huawei P30 Pro

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Punkt. MP02

4.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

5.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
4.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

5.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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