Samsung Galaxy A8  Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB 
Samsung Galaxy A8 Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB
Buy Now N/A Buy
Excellence Score
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33.6
Value for Money Score
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47.4
Price N/A Rs. 33,900 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2015 Apr, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow, Expected upgrade to 7.0 Nougat Android 5.0 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.1 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 576 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 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)
GPU Mali-T628 Mali-T760
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR (Image and Video), Panorama, Dual Video Recording
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees) Full HD Video Recording, Auto HDR, Dual Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB
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 6.8 mm
Weight 151 gm 138 gm
Battery Capacity 3050 mAh 2550 mAh
Battery Standby 304 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 2.0
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 Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Noise Filtration Scratch resistant back panel (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Samsung Pay; Wireless Charging; S-Voice; Smart Stay; OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage); Ultra Power Saving Mode; Fast Charging (up to 4 hours of usage times after 10 minutes of charging); DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Infrared Port; USB On-The-Go; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Samsung KNOX
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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