Samsung launched its latest budget offering in the J-series, the Galaxy J8 last month. The phone went on sale this month and packs the specs that one could expect a mid-tier smartphone to have. Today, we are going to compare the Galaxy J8 with its own brother from another the A-series, the Galaxy A6 and Huawei’s P20 Lite. Without further ado, let’s start with the comparison to find out which phone fairs the best among the three.
Samsung Galaxy J8 vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Price in India
The Samsung Galaxy A6 price in India starts at Rs. 21,990 for the 32GB storage variant and Rs. 22,990 for the 64GB storage version. There is a news that the Galaxy A6 price in India is reportedly cut by Rs.2000, which brings the price down to Rs.19,990. The Galaxy J8 is available in a single variant with 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage priced at Rs. 18,990. The Huawei P20 Lite retails at Rs.19,999.
Samsung Galaxy J8 vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Display
Both the Galaxy J8 and the Galaxy A6 come with Super AMOLED displays with 6-inch and 5.6-inch screen, respectively. They have HD+ 720 x 1480 pixels resolution with a pixel density measuring just 294ppi and 274ppi. The Huawei P20 Lite settles for a 5.8-inch IPS LCD screen with FullHD+ 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution. Although AMOLED screens on the J8 and A6 are superior, the resolution is quite low. In this case, the P20 Pro Lite sports a better resolution.
Samsung Galaxy J8 vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Camera, Performance
The Samsung Galaxy A6 features 16MP f/1.7 rear camera and a 16 MP f/1.9 sensor at the front for selfies. Both the cameras on the A6 have LED flash. The Galaxy J8 bears the exact configuration with the only difference in the rear camera. The J8 boasts 16MP+5MP dual camera setup at the rear. The Huawei P20 Lite has an inferior 16MP+2MP dual camera setup at the rear, but a superior 24MP selfie shooter at the front.
Concerning performance, the A6 is the weakest with an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset clocked at 1.6GHz. The next is Galaxy J8 with somewhat better octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz. The P20 Pro takes the crown with its powerful octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset featuring 4 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and the other 4 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz.
Samsung Galaxy J8 vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Battery, Software Updates
All the three Android phones in this comparison have been launched in 2018, which means that they all run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Samsung’s Galaxy J8 and Galaxy A6 run Samsung’s custom UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The P20 Pro runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. As for the battery backup, the Galaxy A6 is backed by a 3000mAh battery while the Galaxy J8 has a larger battery with 3500mAh capacity. The P20 Lite is also backed by a 3000mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy J8 vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Verdict
The verdict for this comparison is not a tough one to figure out. While Samsung has marginally improved its Galaxy J8 and Galaxy A6 phones, it still loses the battle to Huawei’s P20 Lite that comes with a better overall package. Even though it lacks AMOLED screen, it makes up in terms of performance, front camera, and battery. If given a choice between the three, we will pick the P20 Lite in a beat. However, if the selection is to be made between the Galaxy J8 and the Galaxy A6, we will settle for the former.