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Samsung Galaxy A8

@Symbios Rs.41,999
Market Price: Rs. 38,999
Default Specs
  • 5.7 inches Display
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 MP Selfie Camera
  • 16 MP Back Camera

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Samsung is arguably the company that covers most of the market share, when it comes to Android powered devices and there’s a reason for that. Samsung aren’t always competing with Apple to make a device that can stand up to the iPhone, but are also looking to make phones for all types of classes. Galaxy A8 Duos, along with its single sim partner, are phablets which are not as premium as the Galaxy Note series and are targeted towards a market that can’t afford the expensive phones. Let’s see what the A8 has to offer.

 

The Galaxy A8 has a familiar look and instantly gives you an impression that it belongs to the latest generation of Samsung phones. It has a 5.7” display which is 0.2 inches bigger than its predecessor and has the same Full HD resolution. The Super AMOLED display gives a typical Samsung experience in terms of display and the screen has a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

 

A8 comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. The chipset offers 64-bit processors in two quad-core Cortex-A53s at 1.8 and 1.3 GHz. The graphics unit, Adreno 405, is the same as that on the A7. Like the trend in most phones, one of the dual sim slots can be used for memory expansion and is expandable up to 128 GB compared to the 64GB slot on the A7. Internal storage has doubled at 32GB but the RAM didn’t get an upgrade, which is still at 2 GB.

The rear-camera is at 16 megapixels, 3 more than the A7, and has a slightly better aperture for a better low-light performance. In terms of video, it can only record 1080p at 30 frames per second. The front-camera is a similar story with 5 megapixels but a better aperture as it captures much more light than the one on A7.

The A8 gets an upgrade in terms of battery with an extra 450 mAh compared to the 2600 mAh on the A7 which means more talk time, music playback, and standby time. There are other phones in this price bracket that can offer better performance but this one is for the people who want to use an affordable Samsung Phablet.

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Key Specifications Key Specifications
Display Size 5.7 inches 6.0 inches 5.7 inches 5.5 inches
RAM 2 GB RAM 4 GB RAM or 32 GB 3 GB RAM 3 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Rear Camera 16 MP 16 MP 16 MP 13 MP
Front Camera 5 MP 16 MP 8 MP 13 MP
Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB 32 GB 32/64 GB
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 720 x 1480 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels

Samsung Galaxy A8 Specs

General Features
Release Date 2015, July
SIM Support Nano-SIM
Phone Dimensions 6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 in
Phone Weight 151 g
Operating System Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Display
Screen Size 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Memory
Internal Memory 32 GB
RAM 2 GB RAM
Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Performance
Processor Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.3 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 405
Battery
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Camera
Front Camera 5 MP
Front Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Back Flash Light Yes
Back Camera 16 MP
Back Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes
3G Yes
4G/LTE Yes
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording
WiFi Yes
NFC Yes
Benchmark scores
Antutu Rating 28.500 points
Greekbench Rating 310 points
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Reviews of Samsung Galaxy A8

Mian Saeed
29 Mar 2019
4
it's good to operate
Lashari Muzamil
23 Mar 2019
4
Specs are OK