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Samsung Galaxy A8 Sony Xperia XA Dual
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Value for Money Score
Price N/A Rs. 11,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2015 Jun, 2016
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 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant Glass, BRAVIA Engine 2, Super Vivid Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core) Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
GPU Mali-T628 Mali-T860MP2
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes 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 Exmor RS Sensor, Quick Launch, Hybrid Auto-Focus<0.15 s, HDR Photo, 5X Clear Image Zoom, Auto Scene Recognition
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees) Exmor R Sensor, Auto-Focus, Wide-angle lens (88 degrees), Low-light photography, HDR Photo, Full HD Video Recording
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 7.9 mm
Weight 151 gm 137 gm
Battery Capacity 3050 mAh 2300 mAh
Battery Standby 304 hrs 466 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 466 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A 11.33 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs 10.00 hrs
Fast Charging
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; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Video & TV Side View; Movie Creator; Track ID; What's New; Weather; Spotify; News (Socialife)
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
  • High quality build
  • Beautiful, elegant design, with an excellent metal frame and polycarbonate sides
  • The slimmest 5-inch phone to date
  • Excellent overall ergonomics - all its proportions (width, thickness, weight) are just right, with the front and back neatly curving into the sides
  • Decent screen with good colors, and contrast
  • Sony's UI is clean and elegant and the themes are a fun way to spruce it up
  • Sony's bespoke media apps are a welcome addition to the package
  • Solid, all-round performance from the chipset in daily tasks
  • Good audio quality
  • Both the front and back cameras deliver decent quality and produce sharp images with plenty of dynamic range
  • Video recording quality is decent too
  • Fast charging support on the battery
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • The phone is a grease magnet
  • Display could have had better resolution
  • Average battery life
  • Average loudspeaker
  • The camera is a bit slow, especially in the HDR mode
  • Although day-to-day performance is decent, but heavier tasks/games make the phone stutter
  • No fingerprint sensor
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