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Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy A7 2016 Ultimate Camera Comparison

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs galaxy A7 2016 Camera Review Comparison
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Two Samsung shooters face-off in this camera comparison, as the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) variant faces off with the 2015 Galaxy A8. Which among these two Samsung-powered camera phones can deliver the better outputs? Let’s all find out.

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Let’s take a look at both phones, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) has a 13MP f/1.9mm rear shooter and can shoot with 1080p videos. The Galaxy A8 slightly edges out the A7 (2016), thanks to its 16MP f/1.9, 31mm rear shooter.

Camera specs

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) specs, PH price, features

Samsung Galaxy A8 specs, PH price, features

Sensor 13MP rear shooter, autofocus 16MP rear shooter, autofocus
Lens f/1.9mm, 28mm f/1.9, 31mm
Raw DNG Yes Yes
Video recorder 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 30fps
OIS Yes Yes
Front camera 5MP, f/1.9, 1080p video 5 MP, f/1.9, 23mm, 1080p video
Microphones Dual / stereo Dual / stereo

Daylight shooting

From the daylight shots seen on the handsets, we were able to determine that the Galaxy A7 2016 variant shows off a brighter output, with an almost better color combination than the A8.

The Galaxy A8’s outputs show a darker and underexposed output than of the Galaxy A7 2016. But other shots from camera produced slightly sharper and more detailed. The Galaxy A8 also shows more saturation and warmth in terms of color.

Low-light and night shooting

On night shooting, the Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 shots are more detailed and showed brighter outputs than the Galaxy A8. Noise control was also seen to be favorable on the latter. The Galaxy A8 2016, on the other hand, has reddish and washed out photos.

Selfie shooting

In selfie shooting, on both front-facing cameras have skin lightening and smoothening. The detail preservation on Galaxy A8 shots are slightly higher in one shot. But overall both shooters lack natural colors and correct white balance.


Overall, the newer Galaxy A7 2016 adopted better in more shots than the 2015 Galaxy A8, especially in low light shooting. However, this is expected, since the former might have equipped improved sensor.

What do you guys think? Is the Galaxy A7 2016 your winner as well? Share us your thoughts in the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you guys.

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