59points

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

97points

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Why is Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) better than Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus?

  • 17g lighter
    172gvs189g
  • 0.1mm thinner
    8.4mmvs8.5mm
  • Has a radio
  • 3.2mm narrower
    70.6mmvs73.8mm
  • 8.9mm shorter
    149.2mmvs158.1mm
  • Supports two SIM cards
  • 10.78% less body volume
    88.48cm³vs99.17612999999999cm³

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus better than Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)?

  • 16.67% more battery power
    3500mAhvs3000mAh
  • 37.14% faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs6 x 1.6 & 2 x 2.2GHz
  • 19.95% higher pixel density
    529ppivs441ppi
  • 10.71% bigger screen size
    6.2"vs5.6"
  • 2GB more RAM memory
    6GBvs4GB
  • 1.5x more megapixels (main camera)
    12MP & 12MPvs16MP
  • 1.78x higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs1080 x 2220px
  • 192GB more internal storage
    256GBvs64GB

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

3.weight

172g

189g

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Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

8.4mm

8.5mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

70.6mm

73.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

149.2mm

158.1mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

1080 x 2220px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

3.pixel density

441ppi

529ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

4.screen size

5.6"

6.2"

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

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

6.Has an AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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 A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

3.CPU threads

8 (Samsung Exynos 7885)

8 (Samsung Exynos 9810)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

4.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

5.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

6.RAM

4GB

6GB

Best

Vivo NEX 2

10GB

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Cameras

1.megapixels

16MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

4.Has laser autofocus
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

5.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

6.widest aperture

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

Vivo NEX 2

1.3 & 1.8 & 1.8f

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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 A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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 A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

3000mAh

3500mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

For example

Blu Advance L4

4.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

5.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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.

6.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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

3.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
4.Supports Java
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
5.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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.

6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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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