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BlackBerry Key2 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2018, June | 2017, December
  • Dimensions: 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm | 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 168 g | 172 g
  • Screen: 4.5", IPS LCD | 5.6", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP | Single, 16 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP | Dual, 16 MP
  • Memory: 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM | 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3500 mAh | 3000 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: Yes | Yes
  • Approximate price: 500 EUR | 270 EUR

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Common features
Release date 2018 2017
Dimensions (HxWxD) 151.4 Х 71.8 Х 8.5 mm 149.2 Х 70.6 Х 8.4 mm
Weight 168 g 172 g
Body Build Aluminum frame (7000 series), plastic back Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Black, Silver Black, orchid grey, gold, blue
Battery 3500 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
Keyboard QWERTY
Approximate price 500 EUR 270 EUR

Performance
Operating system - OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) - Exynos 7885 Octa (14 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) - Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU Adreno 512 Mali-G71
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu score 104761 116745
GeekBench Single Core 1628 1482
GeekBench Multi-Core 5894 4208
GeekBench RenderScript 3704

Screen
Technology IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 4.5" inc 5.6" inc
Screen area 60.0 cm2 79.6 cm2
Screen format 3:2 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 55.2% 75.6%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1620 px 1080 x 2220 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 434 PPI 441 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Other specs - Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual 16 MP, Single
Camera specs -12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.3'', 1.28µm, dual pixel PDAF
-12 MP, f/2.6, 1/3.4'', 1.0µm, PDAF
-16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8”, 1.12µm, PDAF
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single 16 MP, Dual
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4'', 1.12µm 16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.0µm
8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/4'', 1.12µm
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - BBF100-6 only Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Bands -2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (BBF100-6 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), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - EU, Africa, AU (BBF100-1) 
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), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) - Canada, US, LATAM (BBF100-2) 
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - ME, APAC, India (BBF100-6) 
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China (BBF100-4)
-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 (3CA) Cat11 600/75 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, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS2 Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes Yes
USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.72 W/kg (head)     1.68 W/kg (body)    

SAR EU - 0.24 W/kg (head)     1.25 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - 24-bit/192kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Other extras
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
- Capacitive touch 4-row BlackBerry keyboard

- Fast battery charging
-ANT+
- Samsung Pay
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Versions
- Versions: BBF100-1 (EU, Africa, AU); BBF100-2 (Canada, US, LATAM); BBF100-6 (ME, APAC, India); BBF100-4 (China) Also known as BlackBerry Athena

- 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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