Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 smartphone is a unit that succeeds the A5 2017. This phone has a premium looking body design with glass finish and it is water and dust proof. The Samsung A8 2018 also features a large 5.6 inch display and dual selfie cameras. Right here, you will find the price of Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 and its full specifications.
The Key Features Of Samsung A8 2018
- 5.6 inch display, 1080 pixels x 2220 pixels resolution
- OS: Android v7.1.1 Nougat
- Octa-core processor, Exynos 7885 Octa chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 32/64GB ROM, microSD up to 256GB-dedicated slot
- Back camera: 16MP with f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, LED flash & 1080p@30fps
- Front camera: Dual 16MP + 8MP with f/1.9, 1080p
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio, NFC, USB v2.0
- Sensors: fingerprint(rear), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Network: 2G, 3G, 4G
- Battery: 3000mAh
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Price In Kenya
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Specs Review
Design & Display
The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 has the look of the Samsung Galaxy S8. You will only notice the difference when you have both phones in your hands. However, the A8 has slightly bigger bezels than the S8. Although it does not look as good as the S8, it is one of the most beautiful phone in its class. The body of the A8 is made from metal and glass. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the metal is aluminum. The Samsung A8 2018 has IP68 water resistance rating. This means that it is a phone that can survive in 5 feet of water for 30 minutes. The fingerprint scanner on the Samsung Galaxy A8 is at the back, just below the camera.
The display is bright and vivid. The Galaxy A8 is graced by a 5.6 inch super AMOLED screen, referred to by Samsung as the “Infinity Display”. This is marketing name used by the Korean phone maker for phones with 18:5:9 aspect ratio. This display is tall and narrow. In 2018, smartphone manufacturers are focused on making almost bezel-less displays. We have already seen this in high end Samsung smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. There are also a few mid-range and budget phones in Kenya with 18:9 aspect ratio e.g. Oppo F5, Oppo F5 Youth, Tecno Camon CM, Infinix Hot S3 etc.
Software, Hardware & Performance
Like other Samsung phones, this smartphone features the TouchWiz user interface. The interface looks really good but does ot offer an experience as is good as what is offered by UI’s from other phone companies. This is something that Samsung Mobile has been struggling with over the years. But the software on The A8 2018 is much better than what we have seen in previous Samsung phones. Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 runs on Android v7.0 Nougat out of the box. This is shame since most phones released in 2018 run on Android 8 Oreo. Fortunately, this phone will be upgrade to Android Oreo soon.
The Galaxy A8 comes with Samsung Exynos 7885 chipset. This chipset is power efficient and fairly powerful. This is coupled with 4GB of RAM. Galaxy A8 is not a bad phone for a average gamers. However, if you are die hard gamer, it may not be the phone for you. The Samsung Galaxy A8 has 32GB on board storage. Pre-installed software take up approximately 10GB.
Cameras Of The Samsung A8 2018
This phone is the cheaper version of the Samsung Galaxy S8. This begs the question, does it have cameras that are as good as those found in the S8?
The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 has a 16MP camera on the rear. This camera features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and has an f/1.7 lens. On the front, there is dual camera system that consists of a 16MP and an 8MP cameras. Images captured by the front facing camera can be blurred, a feature that makes this phone quite cool for selfie lovers.
Well, the A8 captures very good photos during the day in places with adequate light. These photos are almost as good as this captured by the S8. However, in low light places, the A8 cameras struggle. The images captured at night by the Galaxy A8 can’t compete with those capture by the Galaxy S8.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with a 3000mAh battery. This battery can easily power it through a day. If you are not a heavy user, the battery can last for longer. The A8 comes with a fast charger. You can charge it from 0% to 100% in one and a half hours.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Full Specs
|Dimensions||149.2mm x 70.6mm x 8.4mm|
|Body Material||front/back glass, aluminum frame|
|Extras||IP68 certified-dust and water resistant|
|Size||5.6 inches-(75.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Type||Super AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors|
|Resolution||1080 pixels x 2220 pixels (441PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 Nougat|
|Chipset||Exynos 7885 Octa|
|Processor||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Micro SD Slot||Yes, up to 256GB-dedicated slot|
|Features||f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR & 1080p@30fps|
|Front||Dual: 16 Megapixels + 8 Megapixels|
|Alert types||Vibration, ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|