Samsung Galaxy A8  Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB  
Samsung Galaxy A8Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB
magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 27,376 onwardsRs. 33,700 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2015Apr, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 6, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.7 inches5.1 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)1440x2560 pixels (~ 576 pixels per inch)
Processor1.8 GHz2.1 GHz
Processor NameExynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)Exynos 7420 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57)
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
FM RadioYes
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness5.9 mm6.8 mm
Weight151 gm138 gm
Battery Capacity3050 mAh2550 mAh
Battery Standby304 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersInternet 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 hrsN/A
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • 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
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful metal construction, and premium finish
  • Very good grip, and an easily pocketable size
  • Brilliant, quad HD 5.1-inch screen - easily one of the best in business, with the highest pixel-per-inch density to date
  • TouchWiz interface over Android, is now leaner and more customizable
  • Brilliant, top-notch performance backed by top-end hardware - probably the fastest Android smartphone to date
  • Fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor work flawlessly
  • Decent bottom mounted speaker
  • Good audio quality
  • Excellent 16MP camera
  • Very good video playback performance
  • Good battery life, and fast charging feature gives you 4 hours of usage over 10 minutes of charging
  • Very good call quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • No major negatives
  • No longer waterproof like the Galaxy S5
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