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Samsung Galaxy A7Samsung Galaxy A8
magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 18,490 onwardsRs. 29,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Feb, 2015Aug, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.5 inches5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Processor1.5 GHz1.8 GHz
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)
GPUAdreno 405Mali-T628
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
Internal Memory16 GB32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GBup to 128 GB
Thickness6.3 mm5.9 mm
Weight141 gm151 gm
Battery Capacity2600 mAh3050 mAh
Battery StandbyN/A304 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 11 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): Up to 54 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 51 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Solid build quality
  • Beautiful, slender metal frame design
  • Good in-hand feel
  • Brilliant Super AMOLED display, that can be tuned to your liking with "display modes"
  • Android interface with Touchwiz
  • Good speed/performance
  • Decent camera
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good battery life
  • Very good build quality
  • Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date
  • Very good design - the metallic edges and frame, along with the thin bezels, give it the kind of sophistication that you would expect from flagship devices
  • The phone's back is grippy and has a nice finish
  • Very good display - bright, sharp, detailed, and has vibrant color reproduction
  • New improved TouchWiz UI over Android is running lean and functional
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly
  • Good camera - images are sharp, and detailed and have good color reproduction
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • microSIM/microSD hybrid slot means that full-time dual-SIM users are stuck with only 16GB of storage
  • No major negatives
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