Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is a mid-range smartphone released by Samsung with specifications in similitude to the high-end Galaxy S series smartphones, and strangely enough, its price also isn’t afar off.
The smartphone packs impressive technical features such as a dual front camera setup to optimize the best selfies, an excellent infinity display and a smart chipset to deliver mega performance.
As the signature move, let’s check out the key technical features of the smartphone
SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) KEY SPECS
- 4G LTE: Yes
- SIM: Dual Nano SIM
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
- OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
- Screen: 5.6-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display 1080 x 2220 pixels (441 PPI)
- Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB Storage, up to 256 GB memory card support
- Camera: 16 MP rear camera (f/1.7 aperture, dual tone dual-LED flash) and dual 16 MP (f/1.9 aperture) plus 8 MP (f/1.9 aperture) front camera
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 7885 (Octa-core ARM Cortex-A73 Processor) with 4 GB RAM
- Battery: 3 Ah Li-Ion battery
- Price – Check Price
Design X Display
Samsung, being one of the best designers in the smartphone industry, didn’t fail to impress in this smartphone’s design. With glass at the front and back with an aluminium frame, the device’s edges are rounded perfectly to give off the Korean OEM’s expertise.
Conventionally placed at the top bezel is the earpiece and the dual camera setup as well as the light sensor. With the earpiece placement, there’s no room for issues relating to poor audio quality when receiving calls.
On the right side of this Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), the power button and speaker grille is found while the volume keys and SIM tray got confined to the smartphone’s left side.
Moving ahead, the security woke fingerprint sensor seats at the top rear central location alongside the camera, LED flash and the SAMSUNG logo.
In the display department, the 5.6-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is highlighted by an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 giving it an infinity display. Viewing on this platform is so enjoyable as the screen resolution hits the 1080 x 2220 pixels mark, and the 441 PPI pixel density adds crispness.
Additionally, Corning Gorilla Glass is on board to protect the screen from shattering.
Performance X Software
Under the hood, Samsung Exynos 7885 SoC directs the core functions of the smartphone. In its make up, an Octa-core CPU comprising of two ARM 2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 CPU and six ARM 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU is present. Thanks to the combined effect of this SoC and a superb 4 GB RAM, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) delivers maximum performance.
Coupled with the chipset, an excellent Mali-G71 GPU ensures graphics on the device is on the highest level.
With respect to the software region, Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS runs the soft work of the smartphone.
Worries about storing of files have been sentenced to oblivion by the availability of 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage variants of the smartphone. Even with this jumbo internal storage, a slot is dedicated to the use of a MicroSD card of 256 GB max storage.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) takes selfies with a dual camera setup of 16 megapixel and 8 MP sensors. F/1.9 aperture is availed on both cameras to control the light intensity.
Meanwhile, a 16 MP camera with improved f/1.7 aperture handles the professional photography at the rear. In dark conditions, a LED flash is supported to add illumination effects. Also, videos are recorded at 1080p resolution on both the front and the rear cameras. Interestingly, with the device’s nice resolution, the videos are still played in the same quality.
The powerhouse of the smartphone is a Li-Poly 3 Ah battery that promises a talk time of 24 hours. Added to the fact that the battery is non-removable, the Quick Charge technology on the smartphone makes it charge fast.
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 7885 SoC ( Octa-core CPU: 2 x 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A73; 6 x 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A53)
- GPU: ARM Mali-G71
- Colours: Black, orchid grey, gold, blue
- Dimensions: 149.2 mm x 70.6 mm x 8.4 mm
- Weight: 172 g
- RAM Storage: 4 GB RAM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: Super AMOLED 5.6 inches display
- Resolution: 1080 x 2220 pixels
- Pixel Density: 441 PPI
- Screen-to-body Ratio: 72%
- Aspect Ratio: 18.5:9
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
- Rear Camera (primary): Dual 16 MP, LED Flash
- Rear Camera Top Features: Autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection
- Video Resolution: 1080p
- Front Camera (secondary): 16 MP + 8 MP Camera
- Front Camera Top Features: f/1.9 aperture
- Internal Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, Up to 256 GB
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Band 1 (2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Internet & Connectivity
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 3G: Yes
- 4G: Yes, up to 600 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi and Hotspot: Yes
- Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Port: Yes, Type-C USB
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- FM Radio: Yes
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Google Maps
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
- Voice Control: Yes, Google Voice Control
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Proof: Yes
- Samsung Pay: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3 Ah battery
- Type: Non-removable Li-Ion
- Talk time: 24 hours
- Quick Charging: Yes
SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) PRICE & AVAILABILITY
Currently, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is available in major offline and online retail stores across Nigeria. It is sold with the price tag of NGN 198,500.
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