Samsung launches bigger version of Galaxy A8 (2018) named A8 Plus 2018. So, Here is we are comparing both new A series smartphones to find out the main difference. The Major differences between A8 2018 and A8+ are display size, dimensions, RAM memory, battery and price. Other features are same including IP68 certification, Android 7.1.1 OS, Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution, Exynos 7885 chipset, Octa core processor, Mali G71 GPU, microSD slot, 16MP rear camera and dual 16MP + 8MP selfie shooters.
5.6" vs 6.0" display
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with 5.6 inches display whereas the A8 Plus 2018 sports larger 6.0 inches screen. The 5.6" display is very good for watching but it is not perfect for browsing and reading as the 6.0 inch bigger display of A8+. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A8 provides brighter and sharper scenes than the A8+. The reason is the same 1080 x 2220 pixels in both. This resolution power gives more nits brightness for 5.6 inches screen than 6.0 inches larger display.
Dimensions and Design
The manufacturing design and style of Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus is same but there is variation in height, width and thickness. The Samsung A8 2018 measures 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm dimensions and weighs 172 grams while the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) having 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm dimensions and 192 grams weight. As you can see that the A8 Plus is taller, wider but not thicker than Galaxy A8. Both handsets have same screen aspect ratio, 18.5:9. These smartphones are available in black, orchid grey, gold and blue color so you can get your favorite one.
The Galaxy A8 2018 is available in only 4GB RAM while the A8 Plus is offered in both 4GB and 6GB RAM variants. The 6GB RAM smartphone is better for gaming and multi-tasking than others. Both devices are available with 32GB and 64GB storage, and you can select either of them according to your need. MicroSD slot is present and dedicated for both smartphones. It allows user to extend storage more up to 256GB via memory card.
3000mAh vs 3500mAh battery
Battery plays an important role in a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is powered by a 3000mAh battery whereas the Galaxy A8+ 2018 supports 3500mAh battery. The A8 and A8 Plus (2018) are satisfactory for moderate usage. The Galaxy A8+ battery runs slightly longer than A8. The performance and life time of both batteries are similar. The reason is Samsung A8 2018 gives power to 5.6 inches display and the A8 Plus provides power to bigger 6.0 inches display that’s why there is small difference in batteries performance. The fast charging option is available in both handsets therefore you can refill battery juice instantly.
To purchase Galaxy A8 (2018), you must pay $500, but if you have to purchase bigger Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 then you need to spend $100 more (total price $600). The premium 64GB variants of Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) are offered for $550 and $650 respectively.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) is fine for fair usage but if you would like to get blazing fast and better performance then you should buy Galaxy A8 Plus 6GB RAM variant which have massive 64GB storage and faster, smoother, and bigger than A8 (2018) but it is also expensive. Otherwise, the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 is very well for mid-rangers who are looking for Samsung’s new Dual Selfie Camera smartphone.
Read the complete Review of Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).