The Samsung Galaxy A8 was launched in August 2015 and featured as the near flagship phone from the side of Samsung. The phone quickly caught users’ attention with its fingerprint sensor and sleek frame. The A-series models from the house of Samsung Mobile offers nearly as much as Samsung’s flagship phones like Galaxy S6
, at a relatively lower price.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 features a 5.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display has enabled multi-touch and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset clocked to Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, while having a 2GB of RAM.
The phone runs on Android OS version 5.1.0 (Lollipop), with the help of TouchWiz UI skin. The Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with a 32GB internal memory which can be expanded to 128GB using MicroSD card, if you don’t use the second SIM slot provided in the Hybrid slot. The 16 MP rear camera provided in the phone is assisted by an LED flashlight, while the front shooter is provided with 2.1MP. HD video recording is also done by the camera at frames like 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, and 720p@120fps. The phone has the traditional Samsung design and the only noticeable difference is the metallic edges and frame. The phone can pose a problem when used with one hand only, as its dimensions are 6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches. Weighing 151 grams, the phone is not too heavy. The 3050 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery provided in the phone promises a talk time up to 17 hours on 3G networks.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 offers a range of functions which are in line with the high end flagship mobiles, like fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is docked with the home button and works without any kind of problem. The processor proves efficient in performing tasks seamlessly. The camera provided in the phone works great as the images and videos captured by it are full of colors and originality, and works great even in low light conditions. The TouchWiz UI provided works smoothly, but has room for improvements. The 3050 mAh Non-removable battery provided in the phone works great and you could even use the phone for two consecutive days with average usage.
The Phone finds stiff competition from Sony Xperia Z2
and Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
. When compared to Sony Xperia Z2, the Samsung Galaxy A8 has a fingerprint scanner, while compared to the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, it comes with a lesser price rag.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 is one of the best smartphone
that is available in the market. With well designed body, the phone serves as an easy to use phablet that has excellent battery life, superb camera and vibrant display. The phone delivers a power packed performance and provides a fantastic smartphone experience to its users.