Samsung Galaxy A8  Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB 
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Excellence Score31.643.9
Value for Money Score48.651.9
PriceRs. 28,999 onwardsRs. 33,490 onwards
Launch Date (India)Aug, 2015Apr, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable 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)
GPUMali-T628Mali-T760
RAM2 GB3 GB
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
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
  • 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
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No Major Negatives!
  • No longer waterproof like the Galaxy S5
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