Samsung Galaxy A8 resembles A8+ which happens to be its modified form, A8+ comes with a larger screen than A8, the smartphone was released on January 2018.
The Samsung Galaxy smartphone has a super AMOLED display with an aluminum and glass design and a dimension measuring 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm or 5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 172 grams.
Samsung Galaxy A8 is available in various colors which are Blue, White, Black, Gold while there are 2 available models or trims of the Samsung Galaxy A8 which are the 32GB model and 64GB model.
The Samsung phone also has a 4GB RAM which is lesser than the 6GB found in the Galaxy A8+.
The processor found in Galaxy A8 is still the same as that seen in A8+, Exynos 7885 is very fast and effective giving off a performance that is very similar to that of the processor found in Nokia 3 and Oneplus 5T.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 mobile phone also comes with a finger print sensor which allows users to open their phone in a split second, the speed of this finger print sensor can be compared to that of Huawei P20 Pro which opens the device in less than a second.
The battery life of the phone is fairly good and has been improved in A8+ with the addition of 500mAh.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Features
|Resolution||1080 x 2220 pixel|
|Front Camera||Dual 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel|
|microSD Storage||Up to 256GB|
|Design||Glass and Aluminum|
Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy A8 cost?
You can get the Samsung Galaxy A8 in the US for $499 depending on online retailer you choose from below. while those in EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy A8 for €399 .
In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy A8 in Nigeria for ₦169,000 and Kenya for KSh 49,900 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy A8 is RS 29,999.
*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 75.6% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 5.6 inches with screen resolution at 1080 pixel by 2220 pixel and screen density, PPI at 441 pixel per inch.
The 5.6-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with an extra-tall 18.5:9 shape, making the phone look tall and less wide.
The vivid super AMOLED display is sure to give users an amazing and enjoyable viewing experience.
The Samsung mobile device has similar design as A8+, it has a back glass back, glass front, and a band of metal around the sides. The glass is curved both at the front and back, the front sports a 2.5D glass, with plain finishes like black, grey, blue and gold.
The colors are very plain as there is no light reactive layers to make the colors look sharp.
Also coming in with a certified IP68 water and dust proof, this proof protects the Samsung mobile phone from water as deep as 1.5mm for about 30 minutes. The phone also has a 3.5mm head phone jack at the bottom and a finger print sensor at the back.
Samsung Galaxy A8 runs on Android Nougat operating system with performance backed by a 4GB RAM and Octa – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 2×2.2 GHz & 6×1.6 GHz.
The Internal storage size of the Samsung phone is available at 32GB / 64GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 256GB.
The Samsung phone uses the same processor as its sibling A8+, the Exynos 7885 which is very fast and ensures smooth and baggage free running of the device.
The device has a 4GB RAM which was improved in A8+, as A8+ comes with a 6GB RAM for better performance.
Samsung Galaxy A8 houses a 16-megapixel rear or primary camera with f/1.7 aperture while a dual 16-megapixel plus 8-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture is stationed for additional camera support.
A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.
The Samsung device has a dual lens front facing camera which is awesome and gives off a very clear and bright photo and video and also allows users create image with blur background using the brokeh effect, However the rear camera only manage to give is decent picture and leaving room for improvement.
I was expecting to see the improvements in A8+, but it happens that the rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy phone been reviewed is slightly better than that of the A8+
Battery Capacity and Sensors
Samsung Galaxy A8 packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh to power all the above features and more. The battery life of the phone is very decent but not awesome. It can last up to 150 hours on stand by and 15 hours of talk time.
The Samsung smartphone supports connectivity options like WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and sensors which includes finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass and barometer.
- Quality build
- Water resistance
- Good performance
- Supper vivid OLED screen
- Finger print sensor
- Quite expensive
- Average camera
- Average battery life
Samsung Galaxy A8 Full Specifications
|Device Name||Samsung Galaxy A8|
|Released Date||Released January 2018|
|Dimensions and Size||149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm (5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches)|
|Weight (in grams)||172 g|
|Colors||Black, orchid grey, gold, blue|
|Number of SIM||One or Two|
|SIM||Single or Dual SIM|
|Material||Glass and Aluminum|
|Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Size (inches)||5.6 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2220 pixel|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI)||441 ppi pixel density|
|Colors||16 million colors|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Processor Type or Chipset||Exynos 7885 Octa|
|Processor||Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Internal Storage||32GB and 64GB models|
|Expandable Storage Type||microSD|
|Maximum Expandable Storage||Up to 256GB|
|Front or Secondary||Dual 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture|
|Rear or Primary||16-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Wifi or Wi-Fi||Yes|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Network Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Fingerprint||Yes – rear mounted|
|Compass or Magnetometer||Yes|
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