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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2018, February | 2017, December
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm | 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 163 g | 172 g
  • Screen: 5.8", Super AMOLED | 5.6", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Single, 12 MP | Single, 16 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP | Dual, 16 MP
  • Memory: 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM | 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3000 mAh | 3000 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: Yes | Yes
  • Approximate price: 490 EUR | 270 EUR

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Common features
Release date 2018 2017
Dimensions (HxWxD) 147.7 Х 68.7 Х 8.5 mm 149.2 Х 70.6 Х 8.4 mm
Weight 163 g 172 g
Body Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue Black, orchid grey, gold, blue
Battery 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life Talking time - Up to 24 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 66 h
Approximate price 490 EUR 270 EUR

Performance
Operating system - OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset - Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) - EMEA
-Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
- Exynos 7885 Octa (14 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
- Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
Mali-G71
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu score 247256 116745
GeekBench Single Core 3288 1482
GeekBench Multi-Core 8240 4208
GeekBench RenderScript 8705 3704
GeekBench Battery 3960

Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 5.8" inc 5.6" inc
Screen area 84.8 cm2 79.6 cm2
Screen format 18.5:9 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 83.6% 75.6%
Screen resolution 1440 x 2960 px 1080 x 2220 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 570 PPI 441 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Other specs - HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display
- Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single 16 MP, Single
Camera specs -12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF -16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8”, 1.12µm, PDAF
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single 16 MP, Dual
Specifications 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF 16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.0µm
8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/4'', 1.12µm
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Bands -2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) 
CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global, USA 
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - USA
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) - Global 
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) - USA
-2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes Yes
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.24 W/kg (head)     1.25 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only) FM radio
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Others - 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
Sensors - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Other extras
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

- Fast battery charging
-ANT+
- Samsung Pay
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Versions
- Versions: G960F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G960F/DS (Europe, Global Dual-SIM); G960U (USA); G960W (Canada); G9600 (China, LATAM)

- Versions: A530F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); A530F/DS (Global Dual-SIM) Also known as Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Duos with dual-SIM card slots

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