Released in January 2018, The Samsung Galaxy A8 is the newest mid-to-high-end smartphone that comes with a colorful touchscreen display and a powerful dual-camera feature. Experience full-screen functionalities, super-fast CPU and GPU performances and outstanding wireless capabilities all in one flagship device.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Review
The Innovative Design
The Samsung Galaxy A8 features some distinctive design ideas adapted from its high-end counterpart, the S8 model but they do not have the similar bevel-less Infinity display. In fact, the bezels look unnoticeable in its unit dimensions 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4mm. The Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with a seamless contour design and curved edges which allow your hands to feel comfortable no matter how often you use the device. An awesome material combination of glass in front and back surfaces and aluminum frames provides Samsung Galaxy A8 an attractive look.
A power/lock key is located on the right side while the volume rocker is found on the left. You can find the 3.5mm headphone slot and a USB-C port at the bottom of the handset. The speaker is located above the power/lock key. The fingerprint scanner, which is located under the camera lenses at the back, is another exciting feature that enables you to unlock your device quickly while you’re holding it.
Vibrant Screen Display
The Samsung Galaxy A8 features an outstanding 5.6-inch full HD Super AMOLED display paired with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2220 x 1080p resolution. The screen appears bright, vibrant and more colorful, great enough for movie marathons and all-day online games. Even though it doesn’t have the curved edges similar to S8, the Samsung Galaxy A8 still utilizes the Infinity display innovations to keep the bezels look thinner.
Operating System and Chipsets
The Samsung Galaxy A8 doesn’t lack the special features when it comes to software and hardware components. It is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat and backed with Exynos 7885 Octa Octa-core processor. This OS and CPU combination is sufficient enough to deliver the best performance on your screen and not to disappoint you. However, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is expected to upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo this year since newer models are being launched with the latest OS version.
Dependable Battery Life and Wider Storage Capacity
The Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with a 3,000mAh battery, the same battery size used for Samsung Galaxy S8. Battery life can last up to 8 hours of extensive use which is good enough to sustain your daily mobile phone activities. Depending on your budget, you can select between 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory and an expandable memory up to 256 GB.
Diversified Camera Features
The Samsung Galaxy A8 is equipped with a single 16-megapixel rear-view camera and a dual-front shooter. The rear view camera is capable of capturing detailed shots under different lighting conditions. On the front side, the dual-front cameras have the ability to create blurred effects on the background and leave the subject in focus. They work perfectly in daylight, street lighting at night and indoors.
- Large 18.5:9 screen display
- Stunning look
- Superb mobile phone performance including wireless capabilities
- Enough storage capacity
- Water resistant
- No latest Android version is available
- Location of a fingerprint scanner is not comfortable
- Average battery performance
Equipped with excellent camera features and an impressive look, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is now considered a great alternative option to flagship models offered on the market today.