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Samsung Galaxy A80 vs Galaxy S10: How they differ?

16 April 2019 5

A few days ago Samsung took the stage in Milan and Bangkok to wraps off the cover from the latest Galaxy A80. The Galaxy A80 is not only the latest best offering of Galaxy A lineup but also it features an interesting design which could be opted for the upcoming year's flagships.

Today we will put the latest A80 against Samsung's latest flagship Galaxy S10. Although the A80 is the mid-range offering it brings a number of features which aren't available on the latest flagship and even it brings few one of its kind techs. So far this year we have seen a number of Galaxy A-lineup phones but the A80 is certainly the best amongst all. Apart from having the full front-facing display, it comes with rotating cameras setup.

On the other hand, the S10 is one of the most impressive flagships in the market. It also has a number of special features which helps it to stand out amongst the crowd. It certainly will be an interesting battle how two Samsung phones stack against each other?. Without any further ado, let's kick off with the design.


Undoubtedly the Galaxy S10 is a top-notch flagship offering from all aspects including cameras, hardware, design, and display. All the goodies make it a worthy flagship phone of 2019. The chassis is made up of metal with gently curved glass covering the front and rear side. It features Infinity-O display with a punch hole at the top right corner for the selfie snapper. Apart from the cutout for the selfie camera, you will get a full front-facing display with almost none bezels.

The Galaxy S10 brings stereo audio setup by utilizing both bottom firing and earpiece speaker for audio output. For connectivity, it comes with USB-C port and fortunately, it retains the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The Galaxy S10 is an IP68 certified phone which provides resistance against 1.5 meters deep water for 30 minutes.

On the other hand, the Galaxy A80 features full front-facing "New Infinity Display". It lacks any hindrance of punch-hole or notch at the display because it doesn't have visible selfie camera. The earpiece is also not visible at all. Despite having a lower resolution as opposed to Galaxy S10, the full front-facing obstruct free experience on the A80 is worth appreciating.

The Galaxy S10 has triple cameras setup on the rear whereas the A80 comes with a motorized slider which flips around to become selfie cameras. The A80 will certainly be a treat for those who are looking for a camera-centric phone for live streaming with triple cameras.

Unlike the Galaxy S10, it lacks IP-ratings which means it can't resist against water. It also lacks the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The Galaxy A80 dimensions are 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm whereas the S10 is smaller, less wide and thinner at 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm. The glass on both the phone is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass.


The Galaxy A80 is packed with a fairly large display of 6.7-inches whereas the Galaxy S10 has 6.1-inches panel. Both the phones have Super AMOLED display, the accuracy level, colors saturation, and reproduction is equally good on both phones. The A80's display is flat from the edges whereas the S10 display is dual curved.

The Galaxy A80 screen resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels and the pixels density is 383 pixels-per-inch. The Galaxy S10 features Quad HD+ screen resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels with a pixel density of 550 pixels-per-inch. Although the A80 has a larger display the S10 takes lead in pixels density.


Under the hood, both the phones are packed with a different kind of hardware as both falls in different pricing category. The Galaxy S10 is powered up by the Qualcomm's latest best Snapdragon 855 SoC/ Exynos 9820 chipset. The US-bound model comes with Qualcomm's chipset whereas the global model has Exynos SoC.

The Galaxy A80 comes with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 730 chipset. The S10 is available in two configurations, the base model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the top-tier model has 512GB storage. Both the variants support memory expansion via MicroSD up to 512GB.

The Galaxy A80 comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It lacks support for memory expansion via MicroSD. In terms of power, the Galaxy S10 is a powerhouse but the A80 is amongst the first phones in the market with Snapdragon 730 which makes it snappier than most of the mid-range phones in the market.

Specs Galaxy S10 Galaxy A80
Display 6.1-inches 6.7-inches
Screen resolution 1440 x 3040 1080 x 2400 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 Snapdragon 730
Storage 128GB, 512GB Expandable via MicroSD 128GB Non-Expandable
Rear camera 12MP+16MP+12MP


Front camera 10MP Rotateable
USB Type-C Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack Yes No
IP68 Yes No
Battery 3,400mAh 3,700mAh

The cameras setup on the Galaxy A80 is certainly one of its kind in the market. The A80 is featuring triple cameras setup which pop-up due to slider mechanism but the best thing it rotates to act as selfie snapper. So you can expect the top-notch performance of the selfies like the rear cameras.

The primary snapper is a 48MP module with f/2.0 aperture, the secondary sensor is an ultra wide-angle 8MP module with an f/2.2 aperture. Last but not the least a 3D ToF sensor to assist in capturing portrait shots.

The cameras setup on the Galaxy S10 is amongst the best in the market. It also has triple cameras setup, the primary sensor is Dual Pixel 12MP module with variable aperture and OIS. During daylight, the aperture is f/2.4 whereas in the low-light condition the aperture automatically turned to f/1.5.

The secondary snapper on the rear is a 16MP module with f/2.2 aperture. The wide-angle sensor field of view is 123 degrees. The third sensor on the rear is a 12MP telephoto module with f/2.4. It provides an optical zoom up to 2x without affecting the image quality. The rear cameras allow 4K recording with HDR10+. On the front-facing side, the Galaxy S10 has a 10MP sensor with an f/1.9 aperture.


The Galaxy S10 lights are kept on by a 3,400mAh battery whereas the A80 lights are kept on by a 3,700mAh battery. Both have enough battery juice to last one day on a single charge. The Galaxy S10 supports 15W Quick Charge 2.0 whereas the A80 comes with 25W fast charging. The Galaxy S10 supports wireless charging and Powershare to reversely recharge other Qi-enabled phones.


As far as the pricing is a concern the Galaxy S10 can be purchased at £799 in the UK or $900 in the US. The Galaxy A80 will be released on May 29th and the pricing details are still in the dark. It will be available in Ghost White, Angel Gold and Phantom Black colors whereas S10 is available in Flamingo Pink, Prism Gren, Prism blue, Prism black, and Prism white.


The pricing will play a vital role here but unfortunately, the Galaxy A80's pricing is still in the dark. At the moment it is still in the dark what you will have to pay for the A80. The Galaxy S10 takes lead in the display, hardware, and cameras department whereas the Galaxy A80 has better design, solid mid-range hardware, best selfie cameras, and larger battery cell.

As OS both the phones is pre-installed with Android Pie with One UI skin over it. Being the flagship phone the Galaxy S10 has better hardware and more versatile camera setup. The Galaxy A80 fans will have to wait longer as the official release is still a few weeks away. Feel free to share your thoughts regarding the Galaxy A80 vs Galaxy S10 in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons.

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(last update 20 March 2020 @ 08:58)



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In terms of thickness, the Galaxy S10 is definitely more compact and thinner than the Galaxy A80. After all, that's what a Samsung flagship is.


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