Available Colors: Midnight Black
Product Variants: 6GB RAM/ 64GB Storage
Announced: January 2018
The Galaxy A8+ sports a premium all-glass look. But, it's bulky and handling it with a single hand isn't a cakewalk. However, it's similar to most of the new phones with 18:9 screen ratio and lacks the magical touch of the Galaxy S8's Infinity Display.
Device displays have always been Samsung's forte and the one on the Galaxy A8+ justifies this statement to the T. It sports a 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1080x2220) display with a pixel density of 410 ppi.
The Galaxy A8+ is powered by the in-house Exynos 7885 octa-core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) processor and 6GB RAM. The Exynos 7885 is a fairly new mid-range processor and is equivalent to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset.
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ runs Android Nougat on top of the in-house TouchWiz. Android O update is on the cards. On the security front, the device is protected by the in-house Samsung Knox, which provides chip-level encryption.
The Galaxy A8/A8+ boast of a front dual-camera setup. It has a 16-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.9 at the front. The rear camera is a 16-megapixel sensor with a f/1.7 aperture.
|Processor||Exynos 7885 octa-core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) processor|
|Display||6-inch Super AMOLED|
|Charging Type||Qualcomm's Quick Charge|
|Size||6.30 x 2.98 x 0.33 in|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Rear Camera||Type||16 MP|
|Pixel Size||1.12 µm|
|Front Camera||Type||Dual: 16 MP +8MP|
|Pixel Size||1 µm / 1.12 µm|
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ is a great phone with a decent battery life, fluid processor, and a great front dual-camera setup. Given that it carries some notable Galaxy Note8 features like Live Focus, the IP68 rating and the popular Infinity display, makes it a great buy option.
What's more? The battery life is commendable. With the Galaxy A8+, one could easily make past the once-a-day-charging routine easily.
But the phone isn't without its share of flaws and limitations. There is a focus issue with the rear camera. Secondly, apart from being thick and heavy, the Galaxy A8+ is big enough not to fit into regular trouser pockets. Plus, the big side bezels are a big let down.
What are the available variants of the Samsung Galaxy A8+?
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ is available in one variant — 6GB RAM/64GB internal memory.
Does the Samsung Galaxy A8+ feature a headphone jack?
Yes, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ features a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the bottom.
Is it a dual-SIM phone?
Yes, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ is a dual-sim phone featuring two SIM slots having support for 4G and VoLTE.
Where can I buy headphones and protective cases?
If you are looking to buy headphones and a protective case, it can be found on the Samsung online store or on Amazon.
Which Android version does the Samsung Galaxy A8+ feature?
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ runs on Android Nougat.
Are the capacitive keys backlit in the Samsung Galaxy A8+?
Yes, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ has backlit hardware capacitive keys.