Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 VS A9 2018, should you upgrade? The South Korean based smartphone manufacturer recently released the A8 2018 earlier this year. Its aim for manufacturing this device is to make Samsung lovers, who really desire a Samsung smartphone and cannot afford other Samsung flagship smartphones like the S8, S9, S9+ to mention a few to be able to afford the A8 2018.
The A8 2018 is a budget-friendly upper midrange device and it has premium features which can be found on some flagships device. Its a very classy device which is strong in its own way and today we will be comparing it to the A9 2018 by Samsung. Samsung Galaxy S series are always known for their great camera quality.
However, Samsung decided not to restrict this alone to the S series as they brought a great quad camera set up to this midrange device from A series. It is also the first smartphone in the world to have a quad-camera setup at the back. This smartphone also has so many other unique features. Let’s find out the differences between them.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Vs A9 2018: Design
The A8 2018 is made of glass. The front of this device is flat. It has a curved rear which makes it so easy to hold. This smartphone also has a metal frame around its sides and it has a fingerprint scanner at the back. While the A9 2018 has a metal body design.
This smartphone has a notch on top and thick bezels at the top and bottom of the display. It has a 3D curved glass back which blends with the metal frame and it also has curved edges and rounded corners which makes it very comfy to hold. The A9 2018 weighs less at 172g, while the A8 2018 weighs 183g.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Vs A9 2018 : Display
The A8 2018 sports a tall 5.6-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen screen with a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels, the screen has a pixel per inch density of 441. While, the A9 2018 sports a 6.28-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2220 Pixels in resolution and 393ppi.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Vs A9 2018: Software and Hardware
The A9 2018 houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus chipset with an Octa-core processor clocking speed of up to 2.2GHz. The A9 2018 has 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage space.
While the A9 2018 houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus chipset with Octa-core processor clocking at 2.2GHz. In the RAM department, the A9 2018 has 4GB/6GB and 64GB/128GB storage space.
For the Software, the A8 2018 runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system but upgradeable to Oreo. While the A9 2018 runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Vs A9 2018: Camera
The A8 2018 has a rear camera setup of 16MP with a front/Selfie camera of 16 + 8 megapixels. While the A9 2018 has a quad rear camera set up of 24MP + 10MP + 8MP + 5MP with a great front camera of 24MP with f/2.0 aperture.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Vs A9 2018: Battery
The A8 2018 is powered by a 3000mah Non-removable Li-Po battery with fast battery charging. While the A9 2018 is powered by a 3720mah Non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Vs A9 2018: Verdict
Both devices offers real value for money. They both have impressive specs and great features. However, i think the A9 2018 is a bit better than the A8 2018 as it offers a more brilliant performance, Quad cameras and also its lovely design makes it a worthy contender.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Vs A9 2018 Specs Comparison
|Model||Samsung Galaxy A8 2018||Samsung Galaxy A9 2018|
|Announced||January, 2018||September, 2018|
|Released||January, 2018||September, 2018|
|Status||Available on Shopping stores||Available on Shopping stores|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network|| LTE band 700 MHz Class 13, LTE : 700 MHz Class 17, LTE :
800 / 900 /1800 / 1900 /2100 / 2600 MHz, LTE : 1700 / 2100 MHz, LTE-TDD :1900 MHz (B39), LTE-TDD : 2300 MHz (B40), LTE-TDD : 2500 MHz (B41), LTE-TDD :2600
MHz (B38), LTE :1700 / 2100 MHz
(B66), LTE : 700 MHz (B28)
|LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
Nano + Nano
Nano + Nano
|SIM Count||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Type||Metal Frame + Glass||Metal Frame + Glass|
|Dimensions||149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4mm||162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Gold, Grey||Caviar Black,Lemonade Blue ,Bubblegum Pink|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||2220 x 1080 pixels||1080 x 2220 pixels|
|Colors||16M colors||16M colors|
|Touch Screen Model||Capacitive||Capacitive|
|Features||Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant|
|16MP||24MP + 10MP + 8MP + 5MP|
|2160p@30fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps||2160p@30fps|
White balance settings
White balance settings
|Yes, LED||Yes, dual-LED|
|f/1.7||f/1.7 + f/2.2 + f/2.4 + f/2.4|
|16MP + 8MP||24MP|
|f/1.9 + f/1.9||f/2.0|
|Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|TouchWiz UI||Experience 9.0 UI|
|Samsung Exynos 7885||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.2GHz||Octa-core 2.2GHz|
|GPU (Graphics)||ARM Mali-G71||Qualcomm Adreno 512|
|Yes, Up to 256GB||Yes, Up to 512GB|
|Card Type||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, Type-C||Yes, Type-C|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Po Battery||Li-Po Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC||Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player||Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Vibration, Ringtones||Vibration, Ringtones|
|MP3, WAV||MP3, WAV|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Vs A9 2018 Price
|Starting From||$349 – $399||$499 – $549|
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