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The Xperia C5 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy A8 are two devices that have been released in August 2015, which come with big sized displays and other awesome specifications that are worth mentioning. Today we’re going to talk about these two devices and let you decide which one of these two devices suits your needs.


The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra measures 164.2×79.6×8.2mm and weights 187 grams. It has an Omni Balance design with a metal frame surrounding the sides and a glass back available in three colors: Black, White and Mint. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A8 measures 158×76.8×5.9mm and weights only 151 grams, while its back is made of plastic and it’s slightly curved on the edges. It comes also in three variants of colors, but they are Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold.


The Xperia C5 Ultra has an IPS LCD display of 6-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 367 ppi and is protected by a scratch-resistant glass. The Galaxy A8 has a smaller Super AMOLED display of 5.7-inch with the same resolution, but it results in a higher pixel density of 386 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Xperia C5 Ultra features a Mediatek MT6752 chipset, which is powered by an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, a Mali-T760MP2 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy A8 has a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset, with an octa-core formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.


The Xperia C5 Ultra has been released with an internal memory of 16GB, but don’t worry, because the device offers a microSD card slot for expansion up to 200GB. The Galaxy A8 comes with an internal storage of 32GB, but it can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.


The Xperia C5 Ultra sports a primary camera of 13MP with f/2.0 (found on the rear side of the device) that features geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, LED flash, panorama, HDR and a very powerful secondary camera of 13MP with f/2.2 (found on the front side of the handset). The Galaxy A8 has a primary camera of 16MP with f/1.9 that features autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP with the same aperture.


Both devices come with non-removable batteries. The one found on the Xperia C5 Ultra has a capacity of 2930 mAh, while the Galaxy A8 has a 3050 mAh unit. However, keep in mind that the Xperia C5 Ultra has a bigger display, which means that its battery will get wasted way faster than that of the Galaxy A8.