Samsung Galaxy A8  Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual 
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Excellence Score33.629.1
Value for Money Score50.048.4
PriceRs. 28,999 onwardsRs. 25,979 onwards
Launch Date (India)Aug, 2015Aug, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0
Screen Size5.7 inches6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)IPS, Scratch Resistant, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Processor1.8 GHz1.7 GHz
Processor NameExynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)MediaTek MT6752
Camera16.0 MP13.0 MP
Secondary Camera5.0 MP13.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 200 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness5.9 mm8.2 mm
Weight151 gm187 gm
Battery Capacity3050 mAh2930 mAh
Battery Standby304 hrs714 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)N/A769 hrs
Battery TalktimeN/A14.40 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrs12.88 hrs
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
Fingerprint sensorYes
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
  • Good build quality
  • Good design - phone looks impressive with a nearly bezel free display
  • Good ergonomics - despite having a large size, the device is quite comfortable to hold
  • Good display - bright, vivid, and has good saturation levels, and viewing angles
  • Close-to-stock Android, Sony's UI is lean and fast with some useful add-ons
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Good rear camera takes detailed, good-looking pictures with largely accurate color reproduction
  • Great secondary (front) camera - arguably takes the best selfie images to date
  • Excellent call quality
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good video playback
  • Good battery life
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