These flagships are not as popular as their siblings, and they’ve been on the market for a few months, but the media’s attention was focused on LG’s and Samsung’s other important smartphones. But the LG G4 Dual is in fact the original G4 with two SIM cards, so, its specs are identical. The Galaxy A8 Duos is also a dual-SIM smartphone, but with a larger screen and a weaker configuration. Below, we’ll present you a comparison between the G4 Dual and Galaxy A8 Duos.
Designs And Displays
The only difference between the G4 Dual and the G4 is the additional slot for the SIM card, but on the outside, their designs are identical, featuring either a 3D diamond pattern on its back, which looks cheaper, or a plate covered with genuine leather and which has stitches running down the middle. This version looks a lot better, but you will notice that the back has a slight curvature, which will trick you to believe that the screen is also curved, like that of the Flex 2. Speaking of the screen, it measures 5.5-inch and it uses IPS LCD technology, being capable of supporting a resolution of 1440x2560pixels 534ppi, so it’s very sharp and the contrast is high and the images are vibrant. The device weights 155grams, which is pretty normal for a phone that measures 149×76.2×9.8mm.
The Galaxy A8 is a metal-clad mid-range device weighting 151grams, and which is one of the slimmest devices, measuring only 5.9mm! It’s 158mm tall and 76.8mm wide, the bezels barely noticeable, allowing the screen to occupy a large area of 5.7-inch. The screen is, as expected, a Super AMOLED, but Samsung has opted for a Full HD resolution of 1080x1920pixels at 386ppi.
Likewise its brother, the G4 Dual has under its hood a hexa core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with a dual core CPU clocked at 1.82GHz and a quad core CPU clocked at 1.44GHz, which is backed by 3GB of RAM. The Galaxy A8 is available in two variants of configurations: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53) processor backed by Adreno 405 graphics or Exynos 5 Octa 5430 (Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7) backed by Mali-T628 MP6 graphics, but both models support 2GB of RAM, which is pretty low for the performance of this handset.
However, both of these devices have an internal memory of 32GB and a microSD slot for extra storage of up to 128GB and they come loaded with Android v5.1 (Lollipop).
Cameras and Batteries
The G4 Dual received the usual 16MP rear camera from the G4, which has an aperture of F1.8 and features that include laser autofocus, optical image stabilization 2.0 and LED flash. The colors in the photos look natural because the sensor analyzes all the visible light before taking the shot and it makes sure that the image is close to reality. It’s worth mentioning that the video recording capability is more advanced, so the device shoots at a resolution of 2160p@30fps, the front camera supports 8MP and it records Full HD videos @30fps.
The Galaxy A8 has a16MP rear camera like the Galaxy S6 and Note 4, but there are not many features to enumerate, only autofocus, LED flash and Full HD video recording @30fps. As for the front camera, it supports 5MP and it’s good for selfies.
The G4 Dual is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, which offers almost the same life as Galaxy A8’s 3050 mAh battery, the difference is minor, negligible.
On the LG G4 Dual you’ll pay $479, while the Galaxy A8 costs $499.