Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Sony Xperia C5 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy A9

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Sony Samsung
Announced July 2015 August 2015 December 2015
Status Available - August 2015 Available - August 2015 Coming Soon - January 2016
Price Rs. 26,990 ($396.91) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 24,900 ($366.18) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 33,000 ($499.00) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold Black, White, Mint Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm
(6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 in)
164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2 mm
(6.46 x 3.13 x 0.32 in)
161.7 x 80.9 x 7.4 mm
(6.37 x 3.19 x 0.29 in)
Weight 151 g (5.33 oz) 187 g (6.6 oz) 200 g (7.05 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - E5553
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - E5506
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300) - E5553
LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 28(700) - E5506
LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - Fingerprint sensor - -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6752 Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
GPU Adreno 405 Mali-T760MP2 Adreno 510
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 16 GB 32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 200 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Scratch-resistant, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches 6.0 inches 6.0 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (367 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (367 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 73.99% 75.99% 75.93%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio FM radio with RDS; recording FM radio with RDS FM radio with RDS; recording
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, f/1.9, OIS, 1/3'' sensor size, 1.12 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, HDR 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 5 MP, 1080p [Similar] 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash; 1080p@30fps [Similar] 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Up to 85.6 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Up to 236.8 kbps Yes
3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat7 350/50 Mbps
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.1, A2DP, apt-X v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ Beidou (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 200 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3050 mAh 2930 mAh 4000 mAh
Stand by - Up to 714 h (2G)
Up to 769 h (3G)
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Talk Time - Up to 14 h 24 min (2G)
Up to 12 h 53 min (3G)
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