Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A80 is a significantly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy A70s (8GB RAM) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint, we recommend the Samsung Galaxy A80.

Samsung Galaxy A70s (8GB RAM)  Samsung Galaxy A80 
Samsung Galaxy A70s Samsung Galaxy A80
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Excellence Score
60.5
68.9
Value for Money Score
63.3
60.0
Price ₹ 30,999 onwards ₹ 39,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Jul, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.7 inches 6.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 393 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 393 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Ranked #18 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #12 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 612 Adreno 618
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 64MP + 8MP + 5MP 48MP + 8MP + 3D Camera
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 64MP: 1/1.72" Sensor Size; Samsung GW1 Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size; F/1.8 Aperture, 8MP: 123° Ultra-wide Angle Lens; F/2.2 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Panorama, Live Focus, Bokeh, HDR, Pro mode, Slow Motion Video, AR Emojis 48MP: F/2.0 Aperture; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length (Ultrawide), Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 32MP 48MP + 8MP + 3D Camera
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, HDR Rear Motorized Pop-up Camera used as front Camera, 48MP: F/2.0 Aperture; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length (Ultrawide), Panorama, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.9 mm 9.3 mm
Weight 187 gm 220 gm
Width 76.7 mm 76.5 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh 3700 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 25W Fast Charging Yes, 25W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 25W Fast Charger Yes, 25W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • High-quality build, metal frame, Gorilla glass front and back
  • Looks great with a large, 6.7-inch uninterrupted display without cut-outs or notches in the front, and a nice glossy glass back
  • Beautiful, immersive, near-bezel-less AMOLED display with high outdoor brightness and exemplary sRGB accuracy
  • Samsung’s One UI is clean and minimal and a huge improvement over previous Samsung software - it is, as of today, one of the best Android UIs out there
  • Powerful performance backed by the new Snapdragon 730G - everything from daily use to gaming is smooth - gaming performance is even a bit better than the similar Snapdragon 730
  • Good triple camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel main sensor
  • a wide-angle camera
  • and a TOF (time-of-flight) depth sensing camera
  • Photos taken during the day look good, with punchy colors
  • The wide-angle camera also does a decent job with minimal barrel distortion (though details are a bit soft)
  • The TOF sensor helps in producing a more realistic depth-of-field bokeh effect (Samsung’s also developed a video mode that takes advantage of this lens and the results are surprisingly good)
  • These same cameras are of course also used to shoot selfie photos/videos (through a unique pop-up + flipping action) - which means some really excellent selfies (much like the Asus 6Z which also utilizes a common camera set for standard pictures and selfie)
  • Good battery life with a 3700 mAh battery, that can power the device all day with no issue
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • Bulky size
  • Not the most accurate/reliable/fast in-display fingerprint reader
  • No face unlock
  • Having said that, there are many competitors out there from the likes of OnePlus, Asus, and Xiaomi that provide the top-end flagship processors (Snapdragon 855) at this or lower price brackets - so the A80 isn't winning any performance wars
  • Low light images are not that great - the cameras struggle with both noise and poor dynamic range (night mode helps a bit, but not much)
  • Video recording is on the jerky side even with stabilization on (and event that stabilization is only available till 1080p)
  • The popup+flip camera mechanism is on the slow side
  • The popup+flip camera mechanism also seems fragile, with some reports of it starting to fail for a bunch of initial users
  • No stereo speakers - many other phones in this price bracket now offer stereo speakers
  • Overall, the A80 seems like an overpriced phone that will tend to struggle to compete with other "budget flagships" from the likes of OnePlus, Asus, Xiaomi, and Huawei - it falls behind on account of not having a flagship processor, overall middling cameras, a fragile selfie camera system, and an iffy in-display fingerprint reader
Expert Reviews N/A
  1. Tough sell
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. There’s not much reason to pick the A80, at its current price
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Baffling pricing, considering the competition
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A tad expensive, but the style quotient will steal the show....intended for the lifestyle crowd
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  5. Hard to recommend the Galaxy A80, given the competition
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. engadget.com hands-on Read Review »
  7. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  10. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  11. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
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