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Samsung Galaxy A8: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Samsung's first Galaxy A smartphone for 2018 combines an infinity display with dual front-mounted cameras for the selfie-obsessed.

5.6 inches

Display size

1080 x 2220px

32GB

Internal storage

16 MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.6 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2220px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
441 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.7
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
16MP + 8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.9 + f/1.9

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
149.2mm x 70.6mm x 8.4mm
Weight
172g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 11

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 7885
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 400GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$649
Launch date2018-05
Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung always makes headlines when it releases Galaxy S or Galaxy Note phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 released in March 2018 and the Galaxy Note9 released in August 2018). However, these aren't the only Samsung handsets that carry the Galaxy badge.

For some years Samsung has produced Galaxy A series handsets that have a focus on mid-range performance and pricing, typically building on many of the features of the previous year's Galaxy S phones.

The 2018 iteration of the Samsung Galaxy A8 is in many ways a slightly refined version of the generally excellent Samsung Galaxy S8. There's also a larger version, the Samsung Galaxy A8+, which is basically the equivalent of the Samsung Galaxy S8+.


Design

  • Features the same "infinity display" technology as the Samsung Galaxy S8.
  • IP68 rating provides robust protection against the elements.

Camera

  • Dual 16MP front-facing sensors provide more flexibility than a typical selfie camera.
  • A larger rear-facing sensor promises better low-light performance.

Performance

  • Solid specs should ensure respectable performance in most tasks.
  • Multi-taskers will appreciate the 4GB of RAM.

Battery

  • All-day battery life should be eminently viable thanks to the 3,000mAh battery.
  • USB-C fast charging keeps downtime to a minimum.

Pricing and availability

  • Price: RRP $649
  • Where to buy: eBay | Big W | Amazon

Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.6 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2220px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
441 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.7
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
16MP + 8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.9 + f/1.9

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
149.2mm x 70.6mm x 8.4mm
Weight
172g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 11

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 7885
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 400GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
No

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