Samsung Galaxy A8  Sony Xperia Z3 Plus 
Samsung Galaxy A8 Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
Buy Now N/A Buy
Excellence Score
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27.7
Value for Money Score
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52.0
Price N/A Rs. 19,995 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2015 Jun, 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 7.1
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
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) Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPU Mali-T628 Adreno 430
RAM 2 GB 3 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 20.7 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 1/2.3" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, 8X Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R, Video Stabilization, Superior Auto, Image Stabilizer
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.1 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees) Full HD Video Recording, HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 5.9 mm 6.9 mm
Weight 151 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3050 mAh 2930 mAh
Battery Standby 304 hrs 590 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge
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 Music Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Noise Filtration Dust Proof; Water Resistant; Quick Charge (Get up to 60% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging); S-Force; Clear Audio+ - Sound improvement software; Clear Bass; xLoud Experience; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; ANT+ Support; Miracast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
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
  • Beautiful, dual-glass OmniBalance design - the frame is even sleeker than the Z3 and together with the new materials exudes even more luxury
  • Ultra-slim at 6.9mm
  • Light, and pleasant to handle
  • Water-resistant
  • Excellent display with rich colors and nice viewing angles
  • Xperia UI doesn't stray far from stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - it's simple and fluid, with some added features like Sony's small apps
  • Good speed/performance, backed by powerful hardware
  • Very good camera
  • Dual stereo speakers provide good, clean output
  • Good audio quality
  • Rich feature-filled multimedia apps for pictures, videos, music
  • Decent battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • Tends to overheat when put under stress (during gaming, watching videos, etc)
  • Gets hindered from operating at peak performance due to thermal throttling down
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