Samsung Galaxy A8 vs S8: Is €80 less Justified?

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Samsung has decided to start 2018 with a bang through launching the all-new Galaxy A8. On the surface of things, the A8 feels and looks like a less expansive version of the 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8.

Both phones have a near similar measurement and the big noticeable difference is with the A8 not having a curved edge display. True enough, the A8 is the cheaper choice as it is about €80 cheaper than the Galaxy S8 but it doesn’t sound attractive on the price of you are to consider the things which the A8 lack.

To keep things brief, the A8 runs on an energy-efficient octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM. The use of a 3,500mAh battery suggests that the A8 has significantly better battery life than the Galaxy S8.

To further back this up, the A8’s display operates at a lower resolution hence taking the burden off the processor and battery. The lower end resolution also implies that there will be minimal speed difference between the A8 and the S8.

But on the downside of things, the A8 is not available with USB 3.0 or Type-C, DEX support, Bixby button, heart rate sensor and 4K support. These are a number of missing features but does their absence justify the €80 lower retail price than the S8.