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Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 Duos (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 Duos (2018)
alaScore 95

449 reviews

2018-09

alaTest has collected and analyzed 449 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 Duos (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and performance. The price and size also get good feedback, but the reliability and battery get mixed opinions.

screen, size, price, performance, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 Duos (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Rosheena Zehra (igyaan.in)

Video: Samsung Galaxy A8 Review - Price, Specs And Other Details - iGyaan

 

Here's a close, detailed look at what you can expect from the Samsung Galaxy A8. Watch this video-review to see how it fares when pitted against OnePlus 2 and Asus Zenfone 2 – two other new flagships .

2015-09

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review: An affordable Galaxy S9 alternative, but is it good value?

 

A Galaxy S8 Mini in all but name. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review: An affordable Galaxy S9 alternative, but is it good value?.

Bold screen ; Fast camera

Poor GPU for the price ; Just okay low-light photos ; Limited storage

The Samsung Galaxy A8 has a fairly simple rear camera setup. There’s a 16-megapixel sensor and a powerful single-LED flash.

2018-06

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) hands-on review

 

Wait what?! So the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are here to replace the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2015)? That sure makes perfect sense. Although, from a more serious perspective, what better way to show continuity with the acting flagship...

2017-12

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: the S8 experience for much less

 

It's hard to recommend someone goes to buy a Galaxy S8 after looking at this phone. For a handset that will be significantly cheaper than a flagship,

Dual selfie cameras ; Excellent display ; Premium look and feel

No Android Oreo yet

It's hard to recommend someone goes to buy a Galaxy S8 after looking at this phone. For a handset that will be cheaper than a flagship, many would be hard pressed to tell the difference.

2018-01

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy A8 hands-on review

 

Why do you need a flagship phone, again?

2018-01

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 Smartphone Review

 

8 follows 5. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) succeeds the Galaxy A5 (2017) as the latest device in the popular Galaxy A Series. The €499 (~$615) price tag could prove to be unpopular though. We will find out in our tests whether Samsung can justify this...

premium design ; real Dual-SIM functionality ; accurate GPS ; water and dust proof ; bright, well-tuned Super AMOLED display ; good camera ; fast charging

unable to uninstall pre-installed apps ; PWM display flickering ; internal storage not particularly fast ; throttling under load

With the Galaxy A8 (2018), Samsung has made a well-equipped mid-range smartphone that has a lot of things going for it. The design looks and feels premium while being IP68 rated. The Super AMOLED Infinity-Display is visually impressive, being well...

2018-02

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung launches 2018 Galaxy A8 mid-range smartphone | LetsGoDigital

 

Samsung Electronics unveils 2018 Galaxy A8 mid-range smartphone with large Infinity Display and advanced Dual Camera system.

2017-12

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A8 review: Samsung’s mid-range OnePlus 6 rival

 

With a dual front-facing camera and an edge-to-edge screen, Samsung's Galaxy A8 sets its sights on the OnePlus 6

Bezel-less design ; Pixel perfect display ; Long-lasting battery life

Same price as the (better) OnePlus 6

The A8 is a good-enough smartphone in its own right, managing to nail most of the necessary hallmarks of smartphone greatness, but the OnePlus 6 is just too strong for its reign to end this soon. And, if I’m honest, its very existence has reset the...

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A8

 

The Galaxy A8 offers some flagship Samsung design traits and features. Dual front cameras is the highlight here but there's tough competition in the mid-range.

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A8 seduces with silky smooth, all-metal body (hands-on)

 

The 5.9mm thick smartphone is a gorgeous looking device that shows off the company's use of metal.

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Battery technology:Alkaline / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 50
Continuous audio playback time (display off):64 / 73
Continuous video playback time:17 / 19
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):19 / 23
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto exposure:Y
Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Front camera type:Dual camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second front camera resolution (numeric):8
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Third rear camera aperture number:1.9
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance: Yes
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.25
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.241

Design

Brand colour:Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey
Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, grey / Gold / Grey
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Waterproof

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display diagonal:14.2 / 15.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2220 / 2220 x 1080
Display Type:SAMOLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:441
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Distance sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text-to-speech message reader:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Document formats supported:HTML
Equalizer:Y
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:5.0
HotKnot:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Compatibility:Gear Circle, Gear Fit, Gear Fit2, Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear Sport, Gear1, Gear2, Gear2 Neo, Gear S, Gear S2, Gear S3, Gear IconX, Gear VR, Gear 360 (2017)
Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Closed user group support:Y
Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Dictionary, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4 / 6
Coprocessor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor operating modes:64-bit

Software

Exchange support:Y
Office support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1.1 / 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Platform:Android
SyncML:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256 / 400
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:22.7 / 51.6

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Colour :Y
Dustproof:Y
Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.3 / 8.4
Height :149.2 / 159.9
Weight:172 / 191
Width:70.6 / 75.7