Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

7.4/10 AVG.
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7.4/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
5.6"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

The Galaxy A8 is a phone selling at the same price as the OnePlus 5T, but it does not quite feel as well executed and it definitely feels overpriced.

- Victor Hristov, PhoneArena
GSMArena

If it wasn't for the pricey tag, we would have recommended the Galaxy A8 (2018) in a heartbeat. Which doesn't make it a bad phone, on the contrary - it is a great all-round smartphone and probably one of the most well-done mid-rangers right now.

- GSMArena
TechRadar

With a strong camera, large display and premium look, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is a phone that offers an almost-flagship experience for a lower price.

- John McCann, TechRadar
TrustedReviews

The A8 will be a winner for those looking for an affordable phone on a contract. It looks great, has the air of a flagship phone, and doesn’t really skimp in any obvious area.

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews


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Samsung released the Galaxy A8 (2018) on January 6, 2018.



Samsung backs up the Galaxy A8 (2018) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.6"

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)'s screen size is 5.6 inches with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7885 Octa core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are minutes (2G), minutes (3G).

Galaxy A8 (2018) Specs

Overview
Release date January 6, 2018
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7885 Octa core 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 1 minutes
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Orchid Gray, Gold, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.92 x 7.06 x 0.84 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 172 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
Pixel density 441 pixels
Size 5.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Stickers, HDR, Exposure, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Dual front camera feature (8 MP 2nd camera, f/1.7)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung A530F

Also available in dual-SIM variant.

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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

Lots of useful functions and visual polish

from PhoneArena

The Galaxy A8 is a phone selling at the same price as the OnePlus 5T, but it does not quite feel as well executed and it definitely feels overpriced.

Read full review

The Galaxy A8 is a phone selling at the same price as the OnePlus 5T, but it does not quite feel as well executed and it definitely feels overpriced.

Read full review

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GSMArena

Packs all the tricks the S8 series had in the bag, and then some

If it wasn't for the pricey tag, we would have recommended the Galaxy A8 (2018) in a heartbeat. Which doesn't make it a bad phone, on the contrary - it is a great all-round smartphone and probably one of the most well-done mid-rangers right now.

Read full review

If it wasn't for the pricey tag, we would have recommended the Galaxy A8 (2018) in a heartbeat. Which doesn't make it a bad phone, on the contrary - it is a great all-round smartphone and probably one of the most well-done mid-rangers right now.

Read full review

Less

TechRadar

A mid-tier smartphone with some Galaxy S8 features

from TechRadar

With a strong camera, large display and premium look, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is a phone that offers an almost-flagship experience for a lower price.

Read full review

With a strong camera, large display and premium look, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is a phone that offers an almost-flagship experience for a lower price.

Read full review

Less

TrustedReviews

A Galaxy S8 Mini in all but name

from TrustedReviews

The A8 will be a winner for those looking for an affordable phone on a contract. It looks great, has the air of a flagship phone, and doesn’t really skimp in any obvious area.

Read full review

The A8 will be a winner for those looking for an affordable phone on a contract. It looks great, has the air of a flagship phone, and doesn’t really skimp in any obvious area.

Read full review

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