Specs comparison: Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A8+ (2018)

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A7 earlier today. It’s the company’s first smartphone with a triple camera system at the back. It was rumored prior to its launch that this handset’s specs would be largely similar to that of the Galaxy A8+ (2018). That does appear to be the case as this Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A8+ (2018) will show you.

Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A8+ (2018) specs comparison

There are quite a few similarities between these devices. They feature the same 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display and the Exynos 7885 Octa 2.2GHz processor. The Galaxy A7 will also be available with 4GB and 6GB of RAM.

The main difference is obviously the rear camera. The Galaxy A8+ has a single 16-megapixel f/1.7 aperture camera at the back. The Galaxy A7 boasts a triple camera system, Samsung’s first. There’s a primary 24-megapixel lens with autofocus and f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel 120° Ultra Wide Lens with the same viewing angle as the human eye and a 5-megapixel Depth Lens. They’re backed up by Samsung’s Scene Optimizer. It categorizes the subject and adjusts color, contrast and brightness automatically to improve image quality.

The Galaxy A7 will be available with up to 128GB of storage against the Galaxy A8+ (2018)’s 64GB. It also supports microSD cards of up to 512GB. It loses out slightly in the battery department as it has a 3,300mAh battery compared to the 3,500mAh battery in the Galaxy A8+ (2018).

Check out the full Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A8+ (2018) specs comparison below. The entire spec sheet for the Galaxy A7 is now available on our devices page. Samsung says that the new device will be out this fall. It will cost 350 euro in Europe which is roughly $410.

Galaxy A7Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Display6-inch FHD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity6-inch FHD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity
ProcessorExynos 7885 Octa, 2.2GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core, Mali-G71 GPUExynos 7885 Octa, 2.2GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core, Mali-G71 GPU
Rear CameraTriple-camera, 24MP AF (f1.7), Ultra-Wide 120° 8MP (f2.4) and Depth sensor 5MP (f2.2)16-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus
Front camera24-megapixel FF, f/2.0 aperture16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera, f/1.9 aperture, Live Focus portrait mode
Storage64GB/128GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB)32GB/64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 PieAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery3,300 mAh, fast wired charging3,500 mAh, fast wired charging
ConnectivityLTE, FM Radio, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-CDual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
SecurityFingerprint sensor, side-mounted on the frameFingerprint sensor, underneath rear camera.
Other featuresSamsung Pay (NFC), Dolby Atmos, Always On Display, Gear VR supportSamsung Pay (NFC and MST), IP68 dust and water resistance, Always On Display, Gear VR support
Dimensions159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm, 168g159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm, 191g


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