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Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Why is Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) better than Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus?

  • 2.5% faster CPU speed
    ?

    6 x 2.2GHz & 2 x 1.6GHzvs4 x 2.3 & 4 x 1.7GHz
  • 2GB more RAM memory
    ?

    6GBvs4GB
  • 33.33% more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    16MPvs12MP
  • 3x more megapixels (front camera)
    ?

    16MP & 8MPvs8MP
  • Has a radio
    ?
  • Supports two SIM cards
    ?
  • 224MHz faster GPU clock speed
    ?

    770MHzvs546MHz

Why is Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus better than Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)?

  • 28.71% higher pixel density
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    529ppivs411ppi
  • 1.78x higher resolution
    ?

    1440 x 2960pxvs1080 x 2220px
  • 3.33% bigger screen size
    ?

    6.2"vs6"
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 1.67x faster downloads
    ?

    1000MBits/svs600MBits/s
  • Has wireless charging
    ?
  • Is DLNA-certified
    ?

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)

Buy used:

$133.00

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Factory Unlocke...Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Factory Unlocked SM-A530F Dual SIM 32GB 4GB Ram, 5.6" Screen, 16MP Rear Camera + Dual Frontal Camera 16MP+8MP, IP68, 4G LTE GSM International Version No Warranty (Black)
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$312.99
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 Single-SIM 32GB S...Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Single-SIM 32GB SM-A530F (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Black) - International Version (Renewed)
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$219.98
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) 32GB, 6.0" Fac...Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) 32GB, 6.0" Factory Unlocked SM-A730F Dual SIM, IP68, 4G LTE GSM International Version No Warranty (BLACK) (Renewed)
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$199.95
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Gear VR w/Controller 2017/2018 S...Samsung Gear VR w/Controller 2017/2018 SM-R325 Note9 Ready, for Galaxy Note8, Note5, S9, S8, S7, S6 (International Version)
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$189.00
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 128GB 6GB RAM 6.3...Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 128GB 6GB RAM 6.3 Display 4G LTE Dual SIM GSM Unlocked - Lemonade Blue
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$274.99
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS) 6GB...Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS) 6GB / 128GB 6.3-inches LTE Dual SIM Factory Unlocked - International Stock No Warranty (Caviar Black)
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$324.99
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung S8+ PLUS G955u 64GB BLACK - (Ren...Samsung S8+ PLUS G955u 64GB BLACK - (Renewed)
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$239.73

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Buy used:

$195.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB GSM Unlocked Pho...Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB GSM Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
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$374.19
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Unlocked Phone -...Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
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$429.97
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+, 64GB, Midnight Black...Samsung Galaxy S8+, 64GB, Midnight Black - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$235.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Phone- 6.2" Disp...Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Phone- 6.2" Display - T-Mobile Unlocked (Orchid Gray)
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$409.97

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

191g

173g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

8.3mm

8.1mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.height

159.9mm

159.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.width

75.7mm

73.4mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.pixel density

411ppi

529ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

1080 x 2220px

1440 x 2960px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

6"

6.2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
6.has a touch screen
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

6 x 2.2GHz & 2 x 1.6GHz

4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.7GHz (Samsung Exynos 8895)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

6GB

4GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

64GB

64GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) (Samsung Exynos 7885)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Samsung Exynos 8895)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
6.semiconductor size
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

16MP

12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

16MP & 8MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 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.
4.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

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.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.7

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.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 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 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.number of microphones

2

2

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

Battery

1.battery power

3500mAh

3500mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
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 A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
4.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 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.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Android 7.0 Nougat)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.download speed

600MBits/s (Samsung Exynos 7885)

1000MBits/s (Samsung Exynos 8895)

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
6.Bluetooth version

5

5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)

Buy used:

$133.00

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Factory Unlocke...Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Factory Unlocked SM-A530F Dual SIM 32GB 4GB Ram, 5.6" Screen, 16MP Rear Camera + Dual Frontal Camera 16MP+8MP, IP68, 4G LTE GSM International Version No Warranty (Black)
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$312.99
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 Single-SIM 32GB S...Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Single-SIM 32GB SM-A530F (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Black) - International Version (Renewed)
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$219.98
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) 32GB, 6.0" Fac...Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) 32GB, 6.0" Factory Unlocked SM-A730F Dual SIM, IP68, 4G LTE GSM International Version No Warranty (BLACK) (Renewed)
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$199.95
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Gear VR w/Controller 2017/2018 S...Samsung Gear VR w/Controller 2017/2018 SM-R325 Note9 Ready, for Galaxy Note8, Note5, S9, S8, S7, S6 (International Version)
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$189.00
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 128GB 6GB RAM 6.3...Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 128GB 6GB RAM 6.3 Display 4G LTE Dual SIM GSM Unlocked - Lemonade Blue
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$274.99
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS) 6GB...Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F/DS) 6GB / 128GB 6.3-inches LTE Dual SIM Factory Unlocked - International Stock No Warranty (Caviar Black)
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$324.99
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) AmazonSamsung S8+ PLUS G955u 64GB BLACK - (Ren...Samsung S8+ PLUS G955u 64GB BLACK - (Renewed)
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$239.73

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Buy used:

$195.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB GSM Unlocked Pho...Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB GSM Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
Amazon logo
$374.19
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Unlocked Phone -...Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
Amazon logo
$429.97
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+, 64GB, Midnight Black...Samsung Galaxy S8+, 64GB, Midnight Black - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$235.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Phone- 6.2" Disp...Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB Phone- 6.2" Display - T-Mobile Unlocked (Orchid Gray)
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$409.97

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