Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy A80 smartphone with a rotating camera. With plenty of other Galaxy A series to choose from, we decided to compare it with its other popular cousins, the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A50. So which one to choose? Let’s find out by comparing their specs.
|Samsung Galaxy A80||Samsung Galaxy A70||Samsung Galaxy A50|
|6.7-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED New Infinity Display, 393ppi||6.7-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display, 393ppi||6.4-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, 403ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core (2.2GHz dual-core + 1.7GHz hexa-core) CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core (2.0GHz dual-core + 1.7GHz hexa-core) CPU||Samsung Exynos 9610 2.3GHz octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 612 GPU||Mali-G72 MP3 GPU|
|8GB RAM||6GB RAM||6GB RAM|
|128GB storage||128GB storage||128GB storage|
|no microSD card slot||microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)||microSD up to 512GB (dedicated slot)|
|48MP F2.0 (main) + 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide) + 3D Depth, rotating camera||32MP F1.7 + 8MP F2.2 ultra wide angle + 5MP F2.2 depth rear cameras||25MP F1.7 main + 8MP F2.2 ultrawide + 5MP F2.2 depth, rear cameras|
|32MP F2.0 selfie camera||25MP F2.0 front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Dolby Atmos||Dolby Atmos||Dolby Atmos|
|On-Screen Fingerprint scanner||On-Screen Fingerprint scanner||On-Screen Fingerprint scanner|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie|
|3,700mAh battery w/ 25W Super Fast Charging||4,500mAh battery w/ 25W Super Fast Charging||4,000mAh battery w/ fast charging|
|165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm||164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm||158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm|
|Phantom Black, Angel Gold||Black, Blue, Coral, White||Black, Blue, Coral, White|
Summary of Advantages
When it comes to the display, the A80 and A70 are equal in terms of screen size. The A50, on the other hand, has a smaller screen but only by a mere 0.3-inch. It also has the most number of pixels in a screen and a confirmed Gorilla Glass protection. All of them sport Super AMOLED panels. However, we think that the A80 wins for having the most immersive screen by eliminating the notch.
All three phone sport triple rear cameras but the ones found on the A80 is a particular case due to its rotating mechanism, allowing the 48MP + 8MP + 3D Depth camera to also function as the device’s front camera. So, when it comes to overall photography, the A80 wins. We’re placing the A70 next for having a higher main and selfie shooters compared to the A50.
All three phones come with 128GB storage, but if you want to expand it, better get the A70 or A50 as it has a triple card tray with a dedicated slot for the microSD card. The A80, unfortunately, doesn’t have that option. Even a hybrid.
The A80 has the most powerful configuration among the three by sporting the new Snapdragon 730 chipset, Adreno 618 GPU, and 8GB of RAM. The A70 follows it, then the A50. So, if you want the most performance, choose the A80.
When it comes to battery, the A70 wins in this department for having a 4,500mAh capacity. The A50 follows this with a 4,000mAh battery, and taking the backseat is the A80 with a 3,700mAh. All of them support fast charging.
Which one is for you?
To summarize, if you want a big screen, go for the A80 or A70., but if you don’t like the notch, get the latter. For photography and best performance, choose the A80. If you want something that will last you longer, the A70 is the best bet. As for the price, we’re yet to know the SRP of the A80 and A70 in the Philippines, but we’re sure that the A50 is the cheapest, so if you’re on a budget, better get the A50.
What do you guys think? Which Galaxy A smartphone would you pick? Let us know in the comments below.