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Samsung Galaxy A8 vs OnePlus 2: Company’s Current Flagship Comparison

Few Days Back, Samsung launched its super-sleek slimmest smartphone Galaxy A8 in India, priced at Rs 32,500. This new smartphone is a far cry from the other A-series smartphones in terms of design, and is more in tune with Samsung’s current flagships. Comparisons will no doubt be made against the recently launched ‘flagship killer’ OnePlus 2, which offers specifications on par with Samsung’s smartphones, yet is far more affordable. We compare the two smartphones on the basis of their specifications and features to see which comes up top.

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs OnePlus 2

Price

As mentioned above, the Galaxy A8 is priced at Rs 32,500. In comparison, the OnePlus 2 64GB variant is priced at Rs 24,999.

Processor

The OnePlus has a slight edge out here with a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor paired with a 4GB RAM. In comparison, the Galaxy A8 has an Exynos 5340 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. On paper, the Snapdragon 810 processor is more powerful, but during our usage we found the OnePlus 2 to heat up.

Storage

The Galaxy A8 offers expandable storage option via a microSD slot upto 128 GB, while the OnePlus 2 doesn’t. The Galaxy A8 has 32GB storage options, while the OnePlus 2 comes with 64GB internal memory.

Camera

In the megapixel game, the A8 has a 16-megapixel rear sensor as compared to the OnePlus 2 which has a 13-megapixel rear camera. Both the smartphones have a 5-megapixel selfie camera. We cannot really ascertain the camera quality on the megapixels as other features and editing tools also need to be taken into account. But as far our test we foung samsung galaxy a8 to perform more better than oneplus 2’s camera.

Battery

The OnePlus 2 has a slightly larger 3,300mAh batter, while the Galaxy S8 has a 3,050mAh battery.

OS

Both the smartphones run on Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the OnePlus 2 comes with some customization under the garb of its custom-made Oxygen OS. In comparison, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI also brings in design changes and some additional features.

Conclusion

The OnePlus 2 is high on specifications and would be attractive to tech savvy consumers. The Galaxy A8, however, has a more premium design and decent specifications.

SpecsSamsung Galaxy A8OnePlus 2
Display5.7 inches Super AMOLED5.5 inches LTPS LCD
Resolution1920 x 1080px1920 x 1080px
ChipsetExynos 5340Snapdragon 810
Processor1.8GHz, 1.3GHz Exynos 5340 octa-core1.8 GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 430
RAM2GB4GB
Primary Camera16MP13MP
Front Camera5MP5MP
Video Recoding[email protected][email protected], [email protected]
Storage32GB64GB
Expandable Up to128GB
Battery3050 mAh3300 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop (TouchWiz UI)Android 5.1 Lollipop (Oxygen OS)
Bluetooth4.14.1
Network4G LTE4G LTE
ColorsPearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne GoldSandstone Black
PriceRs. 32,500Rs. 24,999
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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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