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

32 GB

Internal storage

16 MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2220
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
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
Dimensions 149.2mm x 70.6mm x 8.4mm
Weight 172g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 11
Processor Exynos 7885
RAM 4
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 400GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance 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

Samsung Galaxy A8

Mid-range power

By streamlining the best aspects of the Galaxy S8, Samsung has assured the Galaxy A8 offers impressive performance and features at an attractive price.

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  • The Galaxy A8 retails for $649 if you buy directly through Samsung, though you can save a decent chunk of cash by shopping around.
  • Optus and Vodafone offer the Galaxy A8 on contract, if you prefer paying in installments.

Samsung Galaxy A8 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2220
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
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
Dimensions 149.2mm x 70.6mm x 8.4mm
Weight 172g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 11
Processor Exynos 7885
RAM 4
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 400GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging No

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