Huawei P Smart 2019, Xiaomi Mi A2, Samsung Galaxy J8 2018 – who is better?

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Most recently, a mid-budget smartphone Huawei P Smart 2019 was presented in Ukraine.And this is a reason to compare it with the popular Xiaomi Mi A2 model in the Ukrainian market, and at the same time take something close in price from the leader of the global smartphone market Samsung, for example, Galaxy J8 2018 Meet the comparison of smartphones at a price of 6500 UAH. or from $ 220, which already have great screens and dual cameras.

Huawei P Smart 2019 Xiaomi Mi A2 Samsung Galaxy J8 2018 Dimensions and weight 155.2 × 73.4 × 7.95 mm, 160 g 75.4 × 158.7 × 7.3 mm, 168 g 159.2 × 75.7 × 8, 2 mm, 177 g Display 6.21 ″, 1080 × 2340 (Full HD +), 415 ppi, 19.5: 9, IPS LCD 5.99 ″, 1080 × 2160 (Full HD +), 403 ppi, 18.5: 9, IPS LCD 6 ″, 720х1480 (HD +), 274ppi, 18.5: 9, sAMOLED Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710 8-core 2.2 GHz + GPU Mali-G51MP2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 8-core 2.2 GHz + GPU Adreno 512 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 8-core 1.8 GHz + GPU Adreno 506 Memory 3 GB RAM, 64 GB, micro SD – up to 512 GB 4 GB RAM, 64 GB 4 GB RAM, 64 GB, micro SD – up to 256 GB Soft Android 9, EMUI Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.0, Samsung Communication 4G FDD-LTE / 3G WCDMA / 2G GSM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / HSPA + / LTE Сat12, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS (+ GLONASS, Beidou) 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, ANT +, GPS (+ GLONASS, Beidou) Camera Dual 13 (f / 1.8) + 2
selfie 8 (f / 2.0) Dual 12 (f / 1.75) + 20
selfie 20 (f / 2.0) Dual 16 (F1.7) + 5 (F1.9)
Selfie 16 (F1.9) Battery 3400 mAh 3010 mAh 3500 mAh Optional Hybrid Dual SIM Dual SIM Dual SIM + micro SD

Design

For me, the Huawei P Smart 2019 has the most eye-popping design, especially in its polar lights. There is a large screen-to-body ratio due to the use of a drip notch for the front camera. But at the same time, the case is plastic, and it is not known how it will behave during prolonged use. Also, plastic is used in the Galaxy J8 2018. But in the Xiaomi Mi A2 it is metal, so it lasts longer.

Display

These smartphones have different displays with the now popular size of about 6 inches. The largest is 6.21 inches for the P Smart 2019. The other two have 6 inches (one hundredth can be rounded off for A2). But the essential point is that the Samsung Galaxy J8 2018 screen has a resolution of only HD +, but it is Super AMOLED, that is, much brighter and more contrasting.

Accessories, memory and software

All three phones run on different processors, but they are all 8-cores, which has long become the standard even for much cheaper models. But if Huawei uses its own Kirin 710, then the other two use chipsets from Qualcomm. But if the Xiaomi Mi A2 has a Snapdragon 660, which is similar in power to Huawei, then the Samsung model uses the older Snapdragon 450.

With storage, the Galaxy J8 is best with 64GB of storage and a third micro SD slot up to 256GB. The P Smart, however, can be expanded to 512 GB, but without a second SIM card, and the RAM is 3 GB.

Phones work on different interfaces. If the P Smart 2019 and Galaxy J8 2018 use their own Android-based interfaces, then the model from Xiaomi this time differs in pure Android OS – as they say, not for everybody. At the same time, Huawei announced the optimization of its EMUI 9.0, so that it now takes up less memory and competes even with a pure OS, in addition, it has the latest version of Android.

All models support 4G, high-speed Wi-Fi and GPS in conjunction with other satellite navigation systems. But P Smart 2019 has NFC.

Camera

As for the cameras, here is clearly the favorite of the Mi A2, which not only has, like all others, a dual main camera, but with slightly better parameters (12 (f / 1.75) + 20 MP), but also a selfie camera that stands out against the background of competitors with a resolution of 20 megapixels. In terms of camera characteristics, the P Smart 2019 is somewhat inferior to its competitors, but it has the best aperture value.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy J8 2018 is unambiguously the champion in autonomy, because it not only has the largest capacity of 3500 mAh, but given the lower screen resolution and much longer battery life – it is quite possible up to 2 days of use on a single charge.

Price

Even at the time of launch, competition on price is set by Huawei P Smart 2019 – 6499 UAH. from the start. Although the other two models have been on the market for a long time, Xiaomi Mi A2 is now selling for 6599, and Samsung Galaxy J8 is under 7000 UAH.

conclusions

Considering the best cameras, metal body and clean OS, I want to give the palm to Xiaomi Mi A2. But Huawei P Smart 2019 is rapidly breaking into the market outright at a lower price. It has a bigger screen and fantastic body colors and has a bigger battery than the first model. Plus it has NFC. But in terms of autonomy, the Galaxy J8 wins.

Huawei P Smart 2019

pros

Bright body and design Large screen Affordable price NFC availability

Minuses

Immaterial

Xiaomi Mi A2

pros

Best Cameras Metal Body Affordable Price

Minuses

No Micro SD slot

Samsung Galaxy J8 2018

pros

Best Super AMOLED battery life Dedicated Micro SD slot

Minuses

Worse processor HD + screen resolution The ultra-competitive Realme 7 Pro with Super AMOLED, 64 MP quad camera and 65W SuperDart charging is already available in Ukraine.

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Dana K. Park
My name is Dana K. Park and I am the author of the blog sks-comp.ru My team and I make guides to different countries based on personal experience. At the moment I live in Russia and Israel, but I am constantly moving to different countries.

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