• 5.5" (1280x720) Super AMOLED
  • 2GB
    MSM8952 Snapdragon 617Exynos 7870 Octa SoC
    16GB Storage
  • 13-MP, f/1.9 Rear: 1 Camera
  • 3300 mAh
  • 5.6" (2220x1080) Super AMOLED
  • 4GB
    Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 SoC
    32GB/64GB Storage
  • 16-MP, f/1.7 Rear: 1 Camera
  • 3000 mAh

Specifications Highlights
Product NameGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy A8 (2018)
ProductGalaxy J7 (2016) (2016), Price: 395 USD at AmazonGalaxy A8 (2018), Price: 724 USD at Amazon
Display5.5" 1280x720 Super AMOLED 5.6" 2220x1080 Super AMOLED
Rear Camera(s)
  • 13-MP f/1.9 (Primary)
  • 16-MP f/1.7 (Primary)
Selfie Camera(s)
  • 5-MP
  • 27mm 8-MP f/1.9
Computing
  • MSM8952 Snapdragon 617Exynos 7870 Octa SoC
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage
  • MicroSD (256GB max.)
  • Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB Storage
  • MicroSDXC
Battery3300 mAh3000 mAh
DesignIP Rating, 170g (6oz), 151.7x76x7.8 mm (5.97 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches)IP68, 172g (6.1oz), 70.6x149.2x8.4 mm (2.78 x 5.87 x 0.33 inches)
Price (Market)$395$724
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Display
Product NameGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy A8 (2018)
TypeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal (inches)5.5"5.6"
Display/Body Ratio72.3%75.6%
Resolution1280x7202220x1080
Sharpness (PPI)267 PPI441 PPI
Display Glass TypeGorilla Glass
Features
  • Multitouch
  • Multitouch
  • Glossy
  • Always-On
Color Depth24 bit (16,777,216 Colors)24 bit (16,777,216 Colors)
Primary Camera
Product NameGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy A8 (2018)
Megapixel13-MP16-MP
Aperturef/1.9f/1.7
Sensor SizeSmallSmall
Autofocus Features
  • Contrast
Hardware Features
  • Flash
  • HDR Photo
  • LED Flash
  • Autofocus
  • HDR Photo
Video Resolutions
  • 1080p/30fps
  • 1080p/30fps
Battery
Product NameGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy A8 (2018)
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Poly
Battery Capacity (mAh)3300 mAh3000 mAh
Battery Features
  • Removable
  • Fast Charge
  • Non-Removable
Talk Time23 hours19 hours
Music Playback Time96 hours
Computing
Product NameGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy A8 (2018)
Processor BrandQualcomm
Processor NameMSM8952 Snapdragon 617Exynos 7870 OctaSamsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885
Processor # Cores88
Main Processor Frequency (GHz)quad-core 1.6 & quad-core 1 GHz2.2 GHz
RAM Options2GB4GB
Internal Storage Options16GB32GB/64GB
Memory Card TypeMicroSDMicroSDXC
Mem. Card Max. Size256GB
Operating System + VersionAndroid 6.0.1Android 7.1.1
Communications
Product NameGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy A8 (2018)
LTE Category (Download)LTE CAT4 150 MbpsLTE CAT11 603 Mbps
LTE Bands18, 19, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
Modem Features
  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • LTE
  • UMTS
  • EDGE
  • GPRS
  • HSPA+
  • LTE
WiFi Speed
  • b
  • g
  • n
  • a
  • b
  • g
  • n
  • ac
WiFi Features
  • Hotspot
  • WiFi Direct
  • Dual-band
  • Hotspot
  • WiFi Direct
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Features
  • A2DP
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • DIP
  • HFP
  • HID
  • HSP
  • MAP
  • OPP
  • PAN
  • PBAP/PAB
NFC Features
  • NFC Supported
  • NFC Supported
Connector TypeMicro USBUSB Type C
Connector Features
  • USB 2.0
  • USB OTG
SAR US Head1.1 W/Kg0.26 W/Kg
SAR US Body1.01 W/Kg0.76 W/Kg
SAR EU Head0.35 W/Kg0.241 W/Kg
SAR EU Body1.39 W/Kg1.25 W/Kg
Sim Card 0
Product NameGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy A8 (2018)
NameSIM0SIM0
SIM TypeMicro SIMNano SIM
Multimedia
Product NameGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy A8 (2018)
Audio Alerts
  • VIBRATION
  • MP3
  • WAV
Audio Features
  • Loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm Port
  • FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm Port
Audio Formats
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • FLAC
  • AAC
  • 3GA
  • AMR
  • RA
  • AWB
  • FLAC
  • M4A
  • MID
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • OGA
  • OGG
  • WMA
  • WAV
Video Formats
  • MP4
  • WMV
  • H.264
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.265
  • MP4
  • VC-1
  • VP8
  • VP9
  • WMV7
  • WMV8
  • XVID
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Proximity
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • BeiDou

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