• Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Samsung
Announced August 2014 July 2015 December 2015
Status Available - September 2014 Available - August 2015 Available - February 2016
Price - Rs. 26,990 ($396.91) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 25,900 ($380.88) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, white, gold, silver, blue Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold Black, White, Gold, Pink Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm
(6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 in)
151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm
(5.96 x 2.92 x 0.29 in)
Weight 115 g (4.06 oz) 151 g (5.33 oz) 172 g (6.07 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Fingerprint sensor - Corning Gorilla Glass 4

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Processor Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Octa-core (4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
Exynos 7580 Octa
GPU Mali-T628 MP6 Adreno 405 Adreno 405
Mali-T720MP2
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB 16/32 GB 16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 5.7 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (320 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.95% 73.99% 74.11%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No FM radio with RDS; recording FM radio with RDS; recording
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, f/1.9 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 2.1 MP [Similar] 5 MP, 1080p [Similar] 5 MP, f/1.9, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0, USB OTG
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ Beidou (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint 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 Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Li-Po Battery
Capacity 1860 mAh 3050 mAh 3300 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 78 h
Talk Time - - Up to 17 h (3G)