Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Oppo R11s: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 1

By launching the Samsung Galaxy A8, the Korean giant has reinvented its midrange series of phones, even in Europe. It released a device which is not costly like the main flagships, but it is still a great high-end model with advanced performances. Oppo R11s is actually the best phone launched by Oppo together with its Plus version, and it belongs to the same genre of phones: high-ends at an affordable price. Let’s see which is better with a Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Oppo R11s comparison.

samsung galaxy a8Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Oppo R11s

Samsung Galaxy A8 Oppo R11s
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm 155.1 x 75.5 x 7.1 mm, 153 g
DISPLAY  5.6 inches, 1080 x 2220p (Full HD+), 18.5:9 ratio, Super AMOLED 6.01 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 18:9 ratio, AMOLED
PROCESSOR  octa-core Samsung Exynos 7885, 2.2 GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHz
MEMORY  4 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot
SOFTWARE  Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Samsung Experience Android 7.1.1 Nougat, ColorOS 3.2
CONNECTIVITY  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
CAMERA 16 MP f/1.7
Dual 16 + 8 MP f/1.9 front camera
Dual 16 + 20 MP, f/1.7
20 MP front camera
BATTERY  3000 mAh, Fast charging 3200 mAh, Fast battery charging (VOOC Flash Charge) 5V / 4A
ADDITIONAL FEATURES  Dual SIM, IP68 certified  Hybrid Dual SIM

Samsung Galaxy A8 surely has better aesthetics. Oppo R11s is a simple full metal unibody phone, while Samsung Galaxy A8 is made of metal for the frame and glass for the back cover, and it is also IP68 certified. This means that the handset is waterproof just like Samsung Galaxy S8: you can put it underwater up to 1.5 meters deep, for 30 minutes at max. Samsung Galaxy A8 is a more compact phone, but it also has a smaller display: a 5.6-inch panel against the 6 inches of Oppo R11s. Both are AMOLED displays and they will probably offer a similar viewing quality, but A8 has slightly more pixels due to the 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

On the other hand, we think that Oppo R11s may offer better performances and will be more efficient thanks to its Snapdragon 660 SoC which has proved to have incredible performance. It is still impossible to compare the cameras as there are no samples shot by the A8, but we can predict an awesome challenge as these handsets are two excellent camera phones. The batteries have the same capacity, so the battery life will not differ so much. At last, while Samsung Galaxy A8 has a dedicated slot for micro SD, Oppo R11s has a hybrid dual SIM slot.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is coming to Europe with a price of 500 euros (589 dollars) for the base variant with 3 GB of RAM, while Oppo R11s is available in Asia only with a price of 420 euros (500 dollars). Samsung Galaxy A8 appears slightly better, while Oppo R11s has a higher value for money. Both the handsets are a great choice.


Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Oppo R11s: PRO and CONS

Samsung Galaxy A8


  • Waterproof
  • Good design and build quality
  • Great camera
  • Dedicated micro SD slot


  • Higher price than Oppo R11s

Oppo R11s


  • Wide display
  • Great Performance
  • Nice camera
  • Affordable price


  • Limited availability

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