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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specifications, Features & Price

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specifications, Features & Price
$590.00
Brand: Samsung
Category: Mobile Phones
  • Display 5.6" 1080x2220 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP Rear, 16+8 MP Front
  • RAM/Storage 4/32 GB
  • Processor Octa-core 2x2.2+6x1.6 GHz
  • OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Battery 3000 mAh

Specs

General

Variants A530F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); A530F/DS (Global Dual-SIM)
Also known as Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Duos with dual-SIM card slots
Announced 2017, December
Status January 2018

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

Body

Type Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Dimensions 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm (5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 in)
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)
Colors Black, orchid grey, gold, blue

Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Always-on display
Size 5.6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~441 ppi density)
Screen to body ratio ~75.6%
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera

Primary 16 MP, f/1.7
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Video [email protected]
Secondary Dual: 16 MP + 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p

Platform

OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Exynos 7885 Octa
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71

Communication

WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Capacity 3000 mAh
Quick Charge Fast battery charging

Media

3.5mm Jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Alert Types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes

Miscellaneous

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Extras - ANT+ support
- MP4/WMV/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Price ~$590

Taking a page from the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ book, the Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with the infinity display treatment, which means no physical hardware buttons up front and rear-positioned fingerprint scanner. So the new Galaxy A8 features Full HD+ displays with a resolution of 1080 by 2220 pixels at 5.6-inches. The hardware inside is an Exynos SOC joined by 4GB of RAM.

PROS

  • High screen-to-body ratio (75.6 %)
  • Big display (5.6 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)

CONS

  • No dual rear camera
  • Thick phone

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