Samsung Galaxy A8  Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual 
Samsung Galaxy A8 Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
Buy Now Buy N/A
Excellence Score
27.8
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Value for Money Score
38.9
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Price Rs. 32,480 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2015 Aug, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0 Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS, Scratch Resistant, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.7 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core) MediaTek MT6752
GPU Mali-T628 Mali-T760MP2
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes 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 (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Sony Exmor RS, SteadyShot (video stabilisation), Superior Auto (automatic scene selection), 25 mm wide-angle lens with an 88 degree field of view, 4X digital zoom, HDR for photos and videos, Image stabiliser, Geotagging, Red-eye reduction
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees) Flash, Auto-Focus, Full HD Video Recording, Sony Exmor RS, SteadyShot (video stabilisation), Superior Auto (automatic scene selection), 22 mm wide-angle lens with an 88 degree field of view, 4X digital zoom, HDR for photos and videos, Image stabiliser, Ge
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 200 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 5.9 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 151 gm 187 gm
Battery Capacity 3050 mAh 2930 mAh
Battery Standby 304 hrs 714 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 769 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A 14.40 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs 12.88 hrs
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 DLNA; NFC; WiFi Direct; Miracast; TV SideView; Noise Filtration; Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT); Clear Audio+ ; xLOUD Experience; TrackID music recognition
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
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

No Major Negatives!

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