Five Reasons Why The Galaxy A8 is Better Than The Xperia C5 Ultra

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In the concluded battle of Samsung and Sony, it seems that both the Galaxy A8 and Xperia C5 Ultra had a few strong points with one another, however, we felt that the Galaxy A8 was more triumphant in the battle. In regards to that, we figured to provide you five reasons why the Galaxy A8 is a better buy than the Xperia C5 Ultra. Check out their specs, features, prices and overall performance in the review comparison to find out why the Galaxy A8 is a better buy.

Excellent speaker performance

In our comparison of the Galaxy A8 and Xperia C5 Ultra, it was shown, or rather heard that the Galaxy A8 provided a more crisp audio quality and a more excellent audio volume. With this in mind, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the C5 Ultra’s audio was good, to be fair in was good to say the least. But the Galaxy A8 provided a more dynamic feel in its audio outputs, enabling a more closer feel to the speaker’s sound, and adding things up is its excellent volume control, which we thought was quite appreciative. All-in-all, the Galaxy A8 took the speaker round, with a very convincing victory.

See also: Sony Xperia C5 Ultra dual VS Samsung Galaxy A8 Comparison, Camera Review, Benchmarks, Speed Tests

Better display adaptability

Both the Galaxy A8 and Xperia C5 Ultra had huge screen displays in their arsenal, though, what caught our attention in the display department is the Galaxy A8’s overall better screen adaptability to different viewing angles, which the C5 Ultra had trouble at. The Galaxy A8 display’s quality was excellent in its respective ways, while the Xperia C5 Ultra just couldn’t keep up. The Xperia C5 Ultra’s display was seen to be dark, while viewing the device from different viewing angles, while the Galaxy A8 provides very accurate display brightness, despite looking at different viewing angles, which ended up giving the Galaxy A8 its victory over the Xperia C5 Ultra in the display category.

See also: Sony Xperia C5 Ultra dual VS Samsung Galaxy A8 Comparison, Camera Review, Benchmarks, Speed Tests

Overall better system performance

The Galaxy A8 performed really well on our benchmark, speed test and performance round, with the latter beating the Xperia C5 Ultra in all possible tests and trials. This solidifies the device as one of the excellent in its price range, showing off a thing or two to  the iconic Sony mid ranger. The Galaxy A8 was able to trump the Xperia C5 Ultra in our benchmark tests, beating the Xperia C5 Ultra in both conducted benchmark tests on the devices. The Galaxy A8 was also victories in the loading time speed tests, which highlighted the devices power in its system.

See also: Top 5 Reasons Why Sony Xperia M5 is better than Xperia C5 Ultra

Galaxy A8 is more portable, compact and lighter

The Galaxy A8 showcases a more compact and portable exterior measurements than of the Xperia C5 Ultra, which is apparently seen on our review comparison The Galaxy packs a bit less in terms of thickness and weight, which to some might be considerably appealing. It should be taken into consideration as one factor that can help you choose between the two. Since portability is still something very important, despite having a relatively large device. So, its safe to say that portability and efficiency is within the device. With that in mind, this factor is something that one would consider in deciding whether to purchase from these two devices.

See also: Samsung Galaxy A8 Unboxing, Hands-on, First Impressions, Screen Size Comparison VS Sony Xperia C5 Ultra

Better offerings for internal storage and battery capacity

The Galaxy A8 carries a more convincing 32GB of internal storage, which is relatively more larger than the given 16GB of internal storage of the Xperia C5 Ultra. This alone makes it something more of a worthwhile buy than the Xperia C5 Ultra, which will save you a lot of cash from its 32GB of storage. Adding to this is the Galaxy A8’s larger battery capacity of 3050mAh battery, in comparison to the 2950mAh battery of the Xperia C5 Ultra. However, this is actually just a minor differences, though these small little factors build-up the worthiness of the Galaxy A8.

See also: Sony Xperia M5, Xperia C5 Ultra, OnePlus 2, Zenfone Selfie Quick Battery Test


These advantages are all seen on our review comparison on both devices, you can check out the review comparison yourself to find out a few interesting feats of the Galaxy A8 and Xperia C5 Ultra, make sure you hit us up in the comments section, when you find anything.

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Specs/PH Price

Samsung Galaxy A8 specs, PH price, features

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra dual specs, PH price, features

Display 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 386ppi 6-inch 1080p IPS LCD display BraviaEngine 2, 367ppi
Size 5.9mm thickness, 151g weight 8.2mm thickness, 187g weight
Color Pearl white, midnight black, champagne gold Black, white, mint
Protection Cornings Gorilla Glass 4 Scratch-resistant glass
Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset MediaTek 6752 octacore chipset
Processor Quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 processor 8 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 processor
Graphics Adreno 405 GPU Mali-T760MP2
Memory 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 128GB 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 128GB
Main shooter 16MP rear shooter 13MP rear shooter, AF, LED flash
Multimedia 1080p@30fps video 1080p FHD video, HDR
Front facing shooter 5MP selfie shooter, 1080p 13MP selfie shooter, 1080p video, LED flash
Connectivity 4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, FM Radio   with RDS recording WiFi a, BT 4.1, GPS, NFC, dual-SIM 4G LTE, FM Radio
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.0 to be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Software feature Ok Google, Android TV Xperia UI (close to stock Android experience)
Battery Capacity 3050mAh battery 2950mAh battery
Ports and charging microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0, MHL
Release date August September
Official Price Php 24,990 PH price in Lazada PH, as of October 16, 2015 Php 19,190 from Sony PH| bought device from onestoptech
Where to buy? Online stores like Lazada, Hotgadgets and official retail stores, Samsung stores Online stores like lazada, onestoptech and official retailers, Sony PH store

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