As the smaller sibling to the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus, the standard Galaxy A8 offers a nearly identical experience in a smaller, less expensive package.
Key differences between the phones include:
- Slightly smaller screen: While running the same 1080-by-2220 resolution as the A8 Plus, the screen on the standard model is only 5.6 inches. However, this means increased pixels per inch and a slightly brighter screen. Also, as many reviwers had issues with one-handed use on the A8 Plus, it may provider better usability.
- Less RAM: The top-end variant of the A8 Plus offers 6GB of RAM -- an option not available in the standard A8. However, reviewers had no issues with stuttering or multitasking that weren’t already preset in the 6GB A8 Plus variant.
- Smaller battery: The standard A8 includes a 3000mAh battery. Reviews indicate it’s good for a full day of use just like the larger 3500mAh battery in the A8 Plus -- likely thanks to the smaller display.
Otherwise, the features are exactly the same as those you’ll find in the larger, pricer model. For more details on what to expect from this latest Samsung mid-tier release, be sure to check out our Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus summary.