59points

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

91points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

85points

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
59
points
91
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85
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Why is Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 & Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)?

  • Weight
    172gvs195,201g
  • Thickness
    7.9mmvs8.6,8.8mm
  • Has a radio
  • Height
    156.8mmvs162.5,161.9mm
  • Volume
    96.12cm³vs104.533,108.84860800000003cm³

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 better than Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) & Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)?

  • Width
    74.8mmvs77.6,76.4mm
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
  • Supports slow motion video recording
  • Has manual exposure
  • Shoots raw
  • Uses 3D facial recognition
  • Has a front-facing LED flash
  • Has an infrared sensor

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) better than Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) & Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

  • Battery power
    4000mAhvs3600,3300mAh
  • CPU speed
    4 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 1.77GHzvs8 x 1.9,4 x 2.3 & 4 x 1.7GHz
  • Screen size
    6.4"vs5.7,6.3"
  • RAM
    8GBvs3,6GB
  • Internal storage
    512GBvs32,256GB
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Download speed
    1200MBits/svs300,600MBits/s
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30,2160 x 30fps

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

3.weight

172g

195g

201g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

7.9mm

8.6mm

8.8mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

77.6mm

74.8mm

76.4mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

156.8mm

162.5mm

161.9mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

Display

1.resolution

1080 x 1920px

1440 x 2960px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

386ppi

521ppi

514ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

5.7"

6.3"

6.4"

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

Best

Huawei Mate X

8"

5. newer Gorilla Glass version

4

5

5

Best

Sony Xperia 1 Dual SIM

6

6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

Xiaomi Mi Play

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

3.CPU threads

8 (Samsung Exynos 7880)

8 (Samsung Exynos 8895)

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

4.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

5.Has AES
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.OpenGL version

3.1 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

3.1 (Android 7.0 Nougat)

3.1 (Android 8.0 Oreo)

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

Best

蘋果iPhone 5S 銀色

4

Cameras

1.megapixels

16MP

12MP & 12MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9

48 & 16 & 12MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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.

3.front camera megapixels

16MP

8MP

8MP

Best

Huawei P30 Lite

32MP

4.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

2160 x 60fps

5.widest aperture

f/1.9

f/2.4 & f/1.7

f/2.4 & f/1.5

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

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

3.number of microphones

2

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 A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

5.Has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

Blu Vivo One Plus (2019)

Battery

1.battery power

3600mAh

3300mAh

4000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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

For example

Punkt. MP02

4.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

6.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
4.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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 A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

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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