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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Honor Play 8A

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) on Amazon USA
Honor Play 8A on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) on one side and the Honor Play 8A on the other. The first has a processor with 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.2GHz. The second chips has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.3GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Honor Play 8A
Model version(s) SM-A530F, SM-A530K, SM-A530L,
SM-A530N, SM-A530S, SM-A530W
JAT-AL00, JAT-L09, JAT-L29,
Release date Q1 2018 Q1 2019
Dimensions 5,87 x 2,78 x 0,33 in 6,15 x 2,89 x 0,31 in
Weight 6.07 oz 5.29 oz
Body Front and back glass,
aluminum frame
aluminum body
Screen size, colours 5.6 inches, 16M colours 6.1 inches, 16M colours
Screen type Super AMOLED LCD
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels 720 x 1560 pixels
Screen ratio 18.5:9 19.5:9
Density 441 ppi 409 ppi
Operating system Android 7.1.1 Android 9.0; EMUI 9
Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35
Lithography 14 nm LPP 12 nm HPM
Cores 8 8
Threads 8 8
Energy cores 6x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz -
High performance cores 2x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 2.2 GHz 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2.3 GHz
GPU ARM Mali-G71 MP2 Imagination PowerVR GE8320
GPU execution units 2 2
GPU shading units 32 64
GPU clock rate 1,300 MHz 650 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 49.3 GFLOPS 41.6 GFLOPS
Memory 4 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 32 / 64 GB 32 / 64 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB Up to 1,000 GB
Photo 16 MP, f/1,7, 26mm 13 MP, f/1,8
Video 1080p30 1080p30
Front photo 16 MP, f/1,9, 26mm,
8 MP, f/1,9, 24mm
8 MP, f/2,0
Front video 1080p30 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Micro USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 3,000 mAh 3,020 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Po
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 10 hours and 50 minutes ~ 12 hours
TDP 6 W 6 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
DxOMark 79 -
AnTuTu 122,400 87,140
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
1,382 860
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
3,960 3,921
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
12 pts / $ 39 pts / $
Note 4.2 / 5 -
Reviews 372 -
Amazon Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Honor Play 8A
New price on Amazon
$320 -
Used price on Amazon
- -
eBay Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Honor Play 8A
New price on eBay
- -
Used price on eBay
- -

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. Both phones have an equivalent number of cores, the maximum frequency of Honor Play 8A is larger. The Honor Play 8A was started more recently.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) 122,400
Honor Play 8A 87,140

The difference is 40%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

On Android 64-bit:

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) 1,382
Honor Play 8A 860

In single core, the difference is 61%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 1%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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