Samsung Galaxy A8 Review 13

Samsung Galaxy A8+

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The all new Galaxy A8+ (2018) is the first non-flagship phone to sport the Infinity Display. However, that's not all that this new phone proudly boasts of. It's a powerful device with ample storage, performance, and a front dual camera.

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Available Colors: Midnight Black
Product Variants: 6GB RAM/ 64GB Storage
Announced: January 2018

Premium Looks

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.

Brilliant 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.

Exynos 7885

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.

Android Nougat

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.

Smart Shooter 

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.


SpecDetails
ProcessorExynos 7885 octa-core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) processor
RAM6GB
Storage64GB
Display6-inch Super AMOLED
Battery3500mAh
Charging TypeQualcomm's Quick Charge
Size6.30 x 2.98 x 0.33 in
Weight191 grams
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
NFCYes

SpecComponentDetails
Rear CameraType16 MP
Pixel Size1.12 µm
Aperturef/1.7
Front CameraTypeDual: 16 MP +8MP
Pixel Size1 µm / 1.12 µm
Aperturef/1.9
FeaturesEISYes
OISNo
Video1080p@30fps

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. 




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