Features Key features of the Galaxy S8  vs A8 

screen size

Galaxy S8
5.8"
Galaxy A8
5.7"

screen resolution

Galaxy S8
2960 x 1440
Galaxy A8
1920 x 1080

memory

Galaxy S8
4 GB
Galaxy A8
2 GB

camera resolution

Galaxy S8
12 MP
Galaxy A8
16 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much higher resolution 2960 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 More than 2x higher resolution
Much faster processor 2.35 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 55% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly sharper screen 567 ppi vs 386 ppi More than 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
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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Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 5.9 mm vs 8 mm More than 25% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S8  vs
A8 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.8" 5.7"
Resolution 2960 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 567 ppi 386 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.35 GHz 1.5 GHz
RAM 4 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 64 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 8 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

connectivity

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

form factor

Galaxy S8  vs
A8 
Weight 152 g 151 g
Thickness 8 mm 5.9 mm
Size 68.1 x 148.9 x 8 mm 76.8 x 158 x 5.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS No 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

battery

Standby time 19,296 min 18,288 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 3,050 mA·h
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