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Samsung Galaxy A8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A8. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the usability and performance are overall positive. The portability and screen also get good views, but there are some negative comments about the sound and durability.

price, screen, portability, performance, usability

durability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy A8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Galaxy A8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the portability. The battery also gets good feedback.

battery, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos Sm-a8000 Black (Factory Unlocked) 5.7" , 16gb , Dual Sim Luxury PhoneSamsung Galaxy A8 Duos Sm-a8000 Black (Factory Unlocked) 5.7" , 16gb , Dual Sim Luxury Phone

Jun, 2018

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 : 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.

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8-inch, titanium)

 

Running the latest version of Android , Google's operating system, the Tab A features Samsung's robust and user-friendly TouchWiz interface and -- on top of that -- it offers a few useful and fun software perks. In addition to in-app bonuses for games...

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is affordably priced and offers many premium app perks for free. Its microSD slot accommodates cards up to 128GB.

The plastic construction feels cheap, and the single speaker provides weak audio. The text often appears pixelated.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a simple tablet worth picking up for its low price, and its valuable extras sweeten the deal even more.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 Review: Elegant phone, good battery and camera; will face-off with OnePlus 2 - Tech2

 

Samsung is on a phone-releasing spree. It has just released its latest A-series handset called the Galaxy A8 in the Indian market for Rs 32,500. We review the Galaxy A8

This slimmest phone from Samsung manages to impress on most fronts, specially the build quality, camera and battery performance. For a 5.7-inch phone, the Galaxy A8 does not feel that bulky thanks to the slim form factor, light weight and thinner...

Aug, 2015

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.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

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

 

Announced first in China, Samsung's classy new Galaxy A8 phone has started popping up in more countries. Singapore's one of the first markets that will be getting the phone, in August, while Samsung's home country of South Korea is set to welcome the...

Samsung's also touting the business-friendly features of the phone such as secure storage service Knox, though given its beautiful design, it will likely be snapped up by consumers who didn't jump on the S6 when it first launched. The hardware isn't...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 Review

 

The Galaxy A8 carries the 'thin and light' DNA of the Galaxy A series, and it's also the largest one of them all: it comes with a 5.7-inch display...

Impressively slim and lightweight, feels fairly comfortable to use for the screen size ; Very accurate display colors ; Good battery life ; Supports expandable storage, or dual SIM option ; Quick Launch shortcut for the camera is useful and indeed fast

A bit overpriced ; Maximum display brightness isn't high enough ; TouchWiz is noticeably stuttery ; TouchWiz is visually incohesive, many Themes are half baked ; Fingerprint scanner takes a couple of attempts to read prints ; Slow recharge times ;...

With a full retail price of some $500, the Galaxy A8 is a bit cheaper than most high-end phones, but not much cheaper. It remains in that top tier of devices and as such expectations for it are high.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Emily Canto Nunes (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ hands-on: Ever closer to the S series

 

Since its arrival in late 2014, the Galaxy A series has been viewed as the next in line behind the Galaxy S series, Samsung's flagship smartphone. At first, the metal frame was one of the most visible ‘borrowed' features in the devices that were...

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t care about what year it is, what else is on the market, or what you could be missing out on from the Samsung S series, then these devices will be a good option. The A line is increasingly similar to the S line,...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 Mobile Review with Full Specifications

 

Samsung Galaxy A8 isn't a bad device but the Galaxy Note 4 just makes the slim and sassy self of A8 look like a bad option. In India the phone is priced at Rs 31,000

• Sleek metal frame ; • Loaded with new TouchWiz interface ; • Vibrant display ; • Fingerprint secured

• A pricier option ; • Uncomfortably big and thin ; • No OIS on camera

Even if style, like the lady in the advertisement, is paramount to you, a better set of features at a slightly higher price never harmed anyone. Maybe you hardly care if your phone comes with a Pen to use with, or has an IR blaster at its head that can...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Shruti Dhapola (indianexpress.com)

Samsung’s Galaxy A8 review: Good mid-range phone, but a bit overpriced

 

Samsung Galaxy A8 is the latest smartphone in this series and is touted as the slimmest ‘Galaxy' phone till now

The only real competitor for the Galaxy A8 at its price-point is the E9+ which has a 20.9 mp camera and 2K display. So the Samsung Galaxy A8 will seem pricey to many, given that India has a new brigade of smartphones offering specs and performance at...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3050 / 3500
Browsing time (3G):10 / 12
Browsing time (4G):11 / 14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 50 / 51
Continuous audio playback time (display off):64 / 73
Continuous video playback time:13 / 17 / 19
Talk time (3G):17 / 19 / 23

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 5
Front camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Second front camera resolution (numeric):8
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / White
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Scratch resistant / Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 18.5:9
Display diagonal:14.2 / 14.5 / 15.2
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2220 / 1920 x 1080 / 2220 x 1080
Display Type:SAMOLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:441
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Distance sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

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 / 3GA, AMR, AWB, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
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:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor cores:4 / 6
Coprocessor frequency:1.3 / 1.6
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 8
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256 / 400
RAM capacity:2 / 4
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:22.7 / 25 / 51.6

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.9 / 8.2 / 8.3 / 8.4
Height :149.2 / 15.8 / 158 / 159.9
Weight:151 / 172 / 191
Width:7.68 / 70.6 / 75.7 / 76.8