• Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Google Pixel 3a

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Google Pixel 3a

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Google
Announced Q3 2013 December 2017 2019, May
Status Available - Q3 2013 Coming Soon - January 2018 Available. Released 2019, May
Price - Rs. 37,750 ($589.00) [Similarly Priced] -
Colors White Frost, Black Mist / Arctic Blue, Red Aurora Black, orchid grey, gold, blue Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
(5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 in)
151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm
(5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 172 g (6.07 oz) 147 g (5.19 oz)
SIM Type - Single SIM (Nano-SIM), Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 LTE LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Fingerprint Sensor
- Samsung Pay
- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
- Fingerprint Sensor
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Notification LED - Yes Yes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) Android 9.0 (Pie)
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53), Exynos 7885 Octa Octa-Core (2 x 2GHz Kryo 360 + 6 x 1.7GHz Kryo 360), Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670
GPU Adreno 330 Mali-G71 Adreno 615
RAM 2 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 32/64 GB 32/64 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified Version) P-OLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches 5.6 inches 5.6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 2220 (441 ppi) 1080 x 2220 pixels (441 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 72.15% 75.51% 74.99%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No FM radio No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 16 MP 12.2 MP
Flash LED flash LED Flash Dual-LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR Phase Detection Autofocus, f/1.7, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4┬Ám, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Auto-HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec. 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar] Dual 16 MP + 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p [Similar] 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm PDAF
No AF, Auto-HDR, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps, VoLTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/75 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Browser HTML5 HTML5 Yes

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) No
USB OTG Supported Not Supported 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
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor barometer sensor present barometer sensor not present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Fast Battery Charging 18W
Capacity 2600 mAh 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Stand by Up to 370 h (3G) - -
Talk Time Up to 17 h (3G) - -