The metal clad Galaxy A8 was first introduced in China and was later released in India. Being priced at Rs. 32,500/- the device is much cheaper than the Samsung S6. The Samsung Galaxy A8 falls into the Phablet category by sporting a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display at 1080x1920 pixels resolution. The dual-SIM phone is powered by Samsung's Exynos 5430 octa-core chipset (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad Core) paired with 2GB of RAM. It has 32GB of internal memory that can be expanded by up to 128GB using a microSD card.
In this article we have noted down the best and worst features of Galaxy A8 that will help you decide whether to purchase this device or not. Go ahead and take a look of what we have got for you.
The Metal Body - The sleek all metal body with narrow bezels and Aluminum frame is quite attractive. Measuring at 5.9mm the A8 is the slimmest ever device from Samsung.
The Quick responsive Fingerprint scanner - The Galaxy A8 sports a fingerprint scanner that is embedded with the phone's Home Button. The fingerprint scanner feature is the most trending spec among the current flagships.
Quality Display - The Galaxy A8 sports a 5.7 inch full HD super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The display has 2.5mm of bezel on either side. The 5.7 Super AMOLED display makes it easier for reading, browsing internet and watching videos. While, the pixel density of 401ppi helps images, videos and text to look more sharp and crisp.
High Resolution Camera - The 16MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, f/1.9 aperture lens, autofocus and LED Flash is a promising spec. The rear camera is coupled along with the 5 MP front-facing camera. The camera lens is surrounded by a ring that points out slightly which in fact saves the lens from getting scratched.
Bigger Battery - The 3,050mAh battery is massive in terms of the power capacity with guaranteed 20 hours of power usage.
No option for Quick charging - Bigger the battery more is the time required to get it fully charged. Apparently with the 3,050mAh battery the Galaxy A8 lacks this facility of super quick charging which may be a major put off.
Hybrid dual-SIM support - To put it into simple terms you are left with the option of either using the dual-SIM technology or extra external memory. All because the device comes with only two SIM card slots of which one can be converted as a micro SD card slot.
Non-removable battery - The lack of a Quick Charge option and a non-removable battery may leave you with several thoughts racing to your mind. The non-removable battery will curb your liberty of fixing your own battery and leaves you with the only option of buying a new device once the battery fails.
Display - 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display
Processor - Exynos 5430 Octa-Core with Mali T628 MP6 GPU
Storage - 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB with microSD
OS - Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Camera - 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture and 5MP front-facing camera
Dimensions - 158 × 76.8 × 5.9mm; Weight: 151 grams
Connectivity - 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS/ GLONASS
Battery -3050mAh battery
Price - Rs. 32,500/-