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Specs comparison: Galaxy A7 (2016) vs Galaxy A8+ (2018)

The Galaxy A8+ (2018) has been officially unveiled today. On the face of it, the handset is a significant improvement over its predecessor. Its key selling points include the Infinity display and the dual front camera with Live Focus.

The Galaxy A series has come a long way since the Galaxy A7 (2016) came out almost two years ago. Last year’s handsets told a story of refinement. Samsung has kicked things up a notch with the new Galaxy A handsets.

Specs comparison: Galaxy A7 (2016) vs Galaxy A8+ (2018)

When we reviewed the Galaxy A7 (2016) two years ago, we crowned it the best mid-range phone in Samsung’s lineup. It was just that good. Samsung fans have come to expect a lot from the Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) certainly lives up to expectations.

The table below details the key specs differences between these two handsets. Those who are still holding on to a Galaxy A7 (2016) will find it worth their while to upgrade to the latest handset.

We’ll be reviewing the Galaxy A8+ (2018) in the near future so do return to check it out. The full spec sheet of this handset is now available on our devices page.

Galaxy A7 (2016)Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Display5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED6-inch FHD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity
ProcessorExynos 7580 Octa, 1.6GHz octa-core, Mali-T720MP2 GPUExynos 7885 Octa, 2.2GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core, Mali-G71 GPU
RAM3GB4/6GB
Rear Camera13-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture16-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus
Front camera5-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera, f/1.9 aperture, Live Focus portrait mode
Storage16GB internal, microSD card slot (up to 128GB)32GB/64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
SoftwareAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Android 7.0Android 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
ConnectivityDual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB Type-CDual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
Battery3,300 mAh, fast wired charging3,500 mAh, fast wired charging
Other featuresSamsung Pay (NFC model only), fingerprint sensorSamsung Pay (NFC and MST), fingerprint sensor, IP68 dust and water resistance, Always On Display, Gear VR support
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