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Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 Duos (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 Duos (2018)
alaScore 93

563 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 563 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 Duos (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and size are generally positive. The screen and price are also appreciated.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Jun, 2018

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...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel Van Boom (cnet.com)

Samsung's Galaxy A8 is as premium as midrange phones get

 

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus will have plenty of premium touches and cost less than a Galaxy S8 or Note 8.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy A8 hands-on review

 

Why do you need a flagship phone, again?

Jan, 2018

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...

Feb, 2018

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 (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.

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review

 

The Galaxy A8 2018 is Samsung's newest upper mid-range phone, but with its similar glass-and-metal design and styling, we'll forgive you if you mistake it for the flagship Galaxy S8...

Lush Super AMOLED screen ; Smoother performance than S8 in daily use ; True Dual SIM phone ; Sturdy build quality ; Good camera quality in daylight

Pricey for what it is ; No Android Oreo on board ; Rather poor video recording quality, no 4K ; Not great for low-light photos ; Only 32GB of on-board storage

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Battery technology:Alkaline / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):14 / 15
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 44 / 50 / 64
Continuous audio playback time (display off):17 / 64 / 66 / 73
Continuous video playback time:17 / 19
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):19 / 23 / 24
Wireless Charging:N / Y

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
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera flash:N / Y
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:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second front camera resolution (numeric):8
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9
Second rear camera sensor size:1.7
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Third rear camera aperture number:1.9
Time lapse mode:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
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 name: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
Product colour:Black / Black, Gold / Black, grey / Gold / Grey
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Waterproof / Dust resistant,Water resistant / Water Resistant

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:PLS / SAMOLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:440 / 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:N / 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 prediction system: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 / 3GA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMV / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MID,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,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 / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,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:2.0 / 5.0 / 5.0 LE
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:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / 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 Chrome,Google Maps,Google Play,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
SIM card ejector pin:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Closed user group support:Y
Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-G71 MP2
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / 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 / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Events reminder,Notes,To-do list / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / 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 architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4 / 6
Coprocessor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A73
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:7885
Processor operating modes:64-bit

Software

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256 / 400 / 512
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:159.9 / 8.3 / 8.4
Height :149.2 / 159.9 / 8.3
Weight:172 / 191
Width:159.9 / 70.6 / 75.7