Samsung Galaxy J8 review

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Samsung Galaxy J8 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.0"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Firstpost

The Samsung Galaxy J8 just doesn’t feel like a device that offers concrete competition to the likes of the Honor Play, Mi A2 and even the recently launched Nokia 6.1 Plus. Samsung really needs to stop charging a premium on mid-range and budget devices simply because they sport the Samsung logo.

- Kshitij Pujari, Firstpost
India Today

The Galaxy J8 does offer some good features such as a vibrant AMOLED Infinity Display and a pretty impressive battery life. It's cameras impress when it comes to low-light photography and the phone manages to perform day-to-day tasks and even the occasional mobile gaming with ease despite a Snapdrag...

- Sanket Vijayasarathy, India Today
Business Standard

Seems to be on the expensive side, especially with an entry-level processor and HD+ screen. Other phones in the same price segment come with better processors and full HD screens. The Galaxy J8 would have been an all-rounder without these two downsides. However, the phone seems to be a camera-and-ba...

- Debashish Pachal, Business Standard
BGR

Leaving aside the device and its features for a minute, the Samsung Galaxy J8 is positioned perfectly for the J-range, and will appeal to many buyers simply by being a sub-Rs 20,000 Samsung device that you can buy easily by walking into your neighborhood mobile store.

- Ali Pardiwala, BGR
NDTV

The J series aims to offer the Samsung experience at a mainstream price point. The Infinity Display does grab eyeballs, and this phone feels solidly built. The front and rear cameras perform decently, and some of the features such as Chat over Video are useful if you really love to multitask. Batter...

- Aditya Shenoy, NDTV


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Samsung released the Galaxy J8 on June 28, 2018.


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Samsung backs up the Galaxy J8 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.0"

The Samsung Galaxy J8's screen size is 6.0 inches with 720 x 1480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

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
64 GB

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

Battery
3500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1380 minutes, 840 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy J8 Specs

Overview
Release date June 28, 2018
Regions available USA, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/700/2100/850 /900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 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 Head: 0.697 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 1200 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 840 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 780 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1380 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Gold, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.92 x 7.57 x 0.82 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 177 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1480 pixels
Pixel density 274 pixels
Size 6.0 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
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, Scratch Resistant
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) Yes
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 Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption 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 No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera, f/1.9)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Aperture f/1.9, front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4
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
Document Viewer Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-J810F, SM-J810GZDGINS, Galaxy On8 (2018)

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Critic Reviews


Firstpost

Buy this only if you are a Samsung fan

from Firstpost

The Samsung Galaxy J8 just doesn’t feel like a device that offers concrete competition to the likes of the Honor Play, Mi A2 and even the recently launched Nokia 6.1 Plus. Samsung really needs to stop charging a premium on mid-range and budget devices simply because they sport the Samsung logo.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy J8 just doesn’t feel like a device that offers concrete competition to the likes of the Honor Play, Mi A2 and even the recently launched Nokia 6.1 Plus. Samsung really needs to stop charging a premium on mid-range and budget devices simply because they sport the Samsung logo.

Read full review

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India Today

To infinity on a budget

from India Today

The Galaxy J8 does offer some good features such as a vibrant AMOLED Infinity Display and a pretty impressive battery life. It's cameras impress when it comes to low-light photography and the phone manages to perform day-to-day tasks and even the occasional mobile gaming with ease despite a Snapd...More

The Galaxy J8 does offer some good features such as a vibrant AMOLED Infinity Display and a pretty impressive battery life. It's cameras impress when it comes to low-light photography and the phone manages to perform day-to-day tasks and even the occasional mobile gaming with ease despite a Snapdragon 450 chipset. These, I assume, are some of the phone's most attractive features and is perhaps why its managing to sell in numbers.

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Business Standard

Premium midrange device with good battery, camera

from Business Standard

Seems to be on the expensive side, especially with an entry-level processor and HD+ screen. Other phones in the same price segment come with better processors and full HD screens. The Galaxy J8 would have been an all-rounder without these two downsides. However, the phone seems to be a camera-and...More

Seems to be on the expensive side, especially with an entry-level processor and HD+ screen. Other phones in the same price segment come with better processors and full HD screens. The Galaxy J8 would have been an all-rounder without these two downsides. However, the phone seems to be a camera-and-battery-centric smartphone, and it does deliver on these lines.

Read full review

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BGR

An upper-affordable smartphone

from BGR

Leaving aside the device and its features for a minute, the Samsung Galaxy J8 is positioned perfectly for the J-range, and will appeal to many buyers simply by being a sub-Rs 20,000 Samsung device that you can buy easily by walking into your neighborhood mobile store.

Read full review

Leaving aside the device and its features for a minute, the Samsung Galaxy J8 is positioned perfectly for the J-range, and will appeal to many buyers simply by being a sub-Rs 20,000 Samsung device that you can buy easily by walking into your neighborhood mobile store.

Read full review

Less

NDTV

Great battery life, solid build quality

from NDTV

The J series aims to offer the Samsung experience at a mainstream price point. The Infinity Display does grab eyeballs, and this phone feels solidly built. The front and rear cameras perform decently, and some of the features such as Chat over Video are useful if you really love to multitask. Bat...More

The J series aims to offer the Samsung experience at a mainstream price point. The Infinity Display does grab eyeballs, and this phone feels solidly built. The front and rear cameras perform decently, and some of the features such as Chat over Video are useful if you really love to multitask. Battery life is the strongest weapon in the Galaxy J8’s arsenal.

Read full review

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Fone Arena

Brilliant battery life, good build quality

from Fone Arena

Overall, the Galaxy J8 is not the best smartphone in the price range. Samsung has adopted the Infinity display, but this has a low-resolution HD+ screen, even though this has decent cameras and good battery life, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC, has micro USB port without fast charging...More

Overall, the Galaxy J8 is not the best smartphone in the price range. Samsung has adopted the Infinity display, but this has a low-resolution HD+ screen, even though this has decent cameras and good battery life, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC, has micro USB port without fast charging and doesn’t even comes with an ambient light sensor, which is disappointing for a phone that costs Rs. 18,990.

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Gadgets Now

A change for the better

from Gadgets Now

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a really good looking phone with a vibrant and bezel-less display. Priced at Rs 18,990, we feel that the Galaxy J8 is strictly designed for the Samsung fans. The smartphone offer an old processor which doesn’t work smoothly.

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The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a really good looking phone with a vibrant and bezel-less display. Priced at Rs 18,990, we feel that the Galaxy J8 is strictly designed for the Samsung fans. The smartphone offer an old processor which doesn’t work smoothly.

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Beebom

Could have been better

from Beebom

Apart from the decent camera performance, design and battery life, the Samsung Galaxy J8 hardly has anything going for it. Considering the current scenario and its alternatives in the market, the Galaxy J8 is hard to recommend.

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Apart from the decent camera performance, design and battery life, the Samsung Galaxy J8 hardly has anything going for it. Considering the current scenario and its alternatives in the market, the Galaxy J8 is hard to recommend.

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