Samsung Galaxy A8  Sony Xperia Z3 Plus  
Samsung Galaxy A8Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 26,990 onwardsRs. 29,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Aug, 2015Jun, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 5.1, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.7 inches5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Processor1.8 GHz2 GHz
Processor NameExynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPUMali-T628Adreno 430
Camera16.0 MP20.7 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP5.1 MP
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness5.9 mm6.9 mm
Weight151 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity3050 mAh2930 mAh
Battery Standby304 hrs590 hrs
Battery TalktimeN/A17.00 hrs
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 hrsMusic Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
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
  • Beautiful, dual-glass OmniBalance design - the frame is even sleeker than the Z3 and together with the new materials exudes even more luxury
  • Ultra-slim at 6.9mm
  • Light, and pleasant to handle
  • Water-resistant
  • Excellent display with rich colors and nice viewing angles
  • Xperia UI doesn't stray far from stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - it's simple and fluid, with some added features like Sony's small apps
  • Good speed/performance, backed by powerful hardware
  • Very good camera
  • Dual stereo speakers provide good, clean output
  • Good audio quality
  • Rich feature-filled multimedia apps for pictures, videos, music
  • Decent battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • No major negatives
  • Tends to overheat when put under stress (during gaming, watching videos, etc)
  • Gets hindered from operating at peak performance due to thermal throttling down
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