Samsung Galaxy A8  Samsung Galaxy S4 
Samsung Galaxy A8 Samsung Galaxy S4
Buy Now Buy N/A
Excellence Score
27.0
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Value for Money Score
36.7
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Price Rs. 32,480 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2015 Apr, 2013
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0 Android 4.2, Upgradeable to 5.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core) N/A
GPU Mali-T628 N/A
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call (Simultaneously with front and back cameras), Simultaneous HD video and Image Recording, HD Video Recording (Front Facing Camera), Drama Shot, Sound & Shot
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 2.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees) N/A
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB Yes
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 5.9 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 151 gm 130 gm
Battery Capacity 3050 mAh 2600 mAh
Battery Standby 304 hrs 370 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters Internet 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 N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Noise Filtration S Translator; Optical Reader; Samsung Smart Scroll; Samsung Smart Pause; Air Gesture/Air View; S Travel; S Voice Drive; S Health; Adapt Display; Adapt Sound; Screen Mirroring; Samsung WatchON; HomeSync; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; IR LED (Remote Control); Noise Filtration; Group Play; Dropbox (50 GB Storage); Photo Editor; Video Editor; Story Album; Samsung Hub- Game Hub, Learning Hub, Music Hub, Video Hub
2-minute Review [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
  • Fairly comfortable to hold, despite the large size
  • Beautiful, stunning, large display with high resolution, vivid colors, great viewing angles, decent outdoor visibility
  • Android interface, polished with TouchWiz Nature UX
  • Tons of add-on features and apps
  • Slick, smooth, breathtakingly fast performance powered by a powerful processor
  • Excellent web browser
  • Very good camera (natural colors, good exposure, good details)
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Decent call quality
  • Good battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • A few of the add-on features are gimmicky, and the long list of such features can sometimes overwhelm and confuse
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