Today I did a benchmark comparison. I picked the brand new Samsung Galaxy A8 and the older flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 device. These phones are pretty similar in terms of specs.
The main key thing that is different in terms of build here is how the Galaxy S7 comes with a hardware button at the front and is a bit more rounded in design. The Galaxy S7 was a nice upgrade from the S6 because it brought back the water resistance that we first saw in Galaxy S5!
The new A8 here is also a good upgrade compared to the edition we saw a few years ago. Samsung is putting glass on their mid-range devices. Something they didn’t do a couple of years ago. It adds even more exclusive feeling but it also raise the price on their mid-range lineup.
Both of these two phones comes with an Exynos processor and Mali GPUs but different editions. The new Galaxy A8 also comes with Bluetooth 5.0 so should have better wireless audio. Another different thing is how the fingerprint sensor is located at the rear side on Galaxy A8!
The screen is also a bit bigger on A8 because people still want bigger display phones. But we are probably hitting the limit soon for how big screens could go. Both of these two phones have the same mAh in battery size. The Galaxy S7 is a little bit slimmer in terms of thickness. The A8 is around 20 grams heavier in weight.
I will probably do more videos like this where I use the jwplayer on my own website instead of uploading the video to YouTube. Since I have more control over my content on my phoneinf website. And it feels much better to have that extra freedom!
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a phone that came with some amazing specs when it got released a few years ago. It’s still a good phone for a lower price so why not have a look at what it came with.
Main specs: 5.1 inch Display, 1440×2560 pixels screen, Gorilla Glass 4 screen protection, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Exynos 8890 Octa Chipset, Octa-core processor with 4×2.3GHz cores and 4×1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores, Mali-T880 MP12 GPU, 12MP Primary camera, 5MP Secondary camera and 3000mAh Battery!
Then what this device has is a home button and glass back. Just as the Galaxy S6 had. But this one came with rounded back sides. This gave the phone a bit more premium feel. There is no fingerprint sensor on rear side as we see on new phones. In S7 it’s mounted inside the home button.
This is also a phone that comes featured with IP68 certification. Which means you can use it under water. This was something the Galaxy S5 also had but Samsung removed it with the Galaxy S6. But brought it back with S7.
This phone comes with super low weight of just 152 grams. It’s using Nano SIM size. Very thin phone too just 7.9mm in thickness. The Bluetooth edition it’s running with is Bluetooth 4.2. Now 2018 we are starting to see more smartphones coming out with latest Bluetooth 5.0 which will make sound so much better when you listen with wireless earphones.
You get cool things like always-on display with this phone and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Samsung has renamed their UI in the Galaxy S8. This phone comes with microUSB 2.0 connector. 2018 we will see most Android phones come out with Type-C charge connector.
You probably should invest in a case if you get this phone. Since the back glass may break if you accidentally drop the device without a case.