Features Key features of the Galaxy S7  vs A8 

screen size

Galaxy S7
5.1"
Galaxy A8
5.7"

screen resolution

Galaxy S7
2560 x 1440
Galaxy A8
1920 x 1080

memory

Galaxy S7
4 GB
Galaxy A8
2 GB

processor

Galaxy S7
Quad core
Galaxy A8
Octa core

camera resolution

Galaxy S7
12 MP
Galaxy A8
16 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly sharper screen 575 ppi vs 386 ppi Around 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 Around 80% higher resolution
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 120x higher def video
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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 5.7" vs 5.1" More than 10% bigger screen
Thinner 5.9 mm vs 7.9 mm More than 25% thinner

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S7  vs
A8 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.1" 5.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 575 ppi 386 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Octa core
RAM 4 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 12 MP 16 MP
Resolution 12 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 3G 3G
Networks
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 3,000 mA·h 3,050 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S7  vs
A8 
Weight 152 g 151 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 5.9 mm
Size 69.6 x 142.4 x 7.9 mm 76.8 x 158 x 5.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 7.0 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Samsung Galaxy S7
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