Samsung Galaxy A8

Last Updated: 20th May 2019
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  • Samsung Galaxy A8 price in India
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 price in India
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Samsung Galaxy A8 summary

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is an excellent smartphone, offering flagship features and experience at a non-flagship price. Combined with good design and build quality, the Galaxy A8 is the kind of phablet that can successfully bring buyers back from the price war segment. It's easy to handle, has great performance, throws in features such as a fingerprint scanner and other security functions, and above all, has among the best battery life we've seen on a smartphone. The only real flaws are slightly sharp edges and the forced choice between a second SIM and storage expansion. But all in all, the Galaxy A8 is an excellent smartphone that is worth your attention.

Read detailed Samsung Galaxy A8 review
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Well-designed and well-built
  • Easy to handle for a phablet
  • Great performance and features
  • Excellent battery life
  • Superb screen
  • Good camera performance
  • Bad
  • Forced choice between second SIM and storage expansion
  • Slightly sharp edges
  • TouchWiz UI could be better
Display5.70-inch
ProcessorExynos 5430
Front Camera5-megapixel
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
RAM2GB
OSAndroid 5.1.1
Storage32GB
Rear Camera16-megapixel
Battery Capacity3050mAh

Samsung Galaxy A8 Price in India (20th May 2019)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (Black, 2GB RAM, 32GB)Rs. 16,999
Samsung Galaxy A8 (Gold, 2GB RAM, 32GB)Rs. 16,999
Samsung Galaxy A8 (White, 2GB RAM, 32GB)Rs. 19,990
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Samsung Galaxy A8 full specifications

GENERAL

Alternate namesSM-A800F
Release dateJuly 2015
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)158.00 x 76.80 x 5.90
Weight (g)151.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3050
Removable batteryNo
ColoursBlack, White, Gold
SAR value0.10

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.70
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)386

HARDWARE

Processor1.8GHz octa-core
Processor makeExynos 5430
RAM2GB
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128

CAMERA

Rear camera16-megapixel
Rear flashLED
Front camera5-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 5.1.1
SkinTouchWiz UI

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.10
NFCNo
InfraredNo
USB OTGYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM + CDMA
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM + CDMA
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeNo
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo
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Samsung Galaxy A8 reviews and ratings by users

Based on 7 rating(s)
3.7 Out of 5
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Good One
By Abhinay vijay phuke | 5 Sep 2015
Nice Phone ............................................................ ....... ...... ........ ..m .. ... ... ... .. .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. !!! !!!
5 Out of 5
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Briiliant phone for the price . Infact even clearer selfie picture then the I PHONE 6 plus
By Sidharth Rang | 22 Feb 2016
Samsung Galaxy A 8 has made a whole new segment for phones in the 25 g to 30 g range, not only has it set a benchmark with his camera for pictures, but even battery life which refuses to die down easily, the brilliance of the screen of 5.7 inch and the amazing video clarity , which delights one and all and the best feature was comparing selfies taken via the I phone 6 plus to the A8 and A8 kills it . Only feature which phone companies should consider is a front flash for selfies.
5 Out of 5
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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
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Sameer Meena
By Sameer Meena | 28 Sep 2016
That's very nice smart phone..... So I am giving of 5...star...?
5 Out of 5
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A premium superb phone for its cost.
By Yagnesh Sharma | 28 May 2016
I recently purchased my A8 - Gold in a local store as an exchange to my HTC 826. The most striking feature of A8 ofcourse is its design aesthetics. But most importantly the gadget, though stunning in looks, is extremely well built as for as its hardware is concerned. Packed in it, is its expansive 5.7 in Screen but really quite handy. Its Octa core 1.8 Ghz Exynos 5430 processor is at its blazing best. The principal rear camera is superb with very good capture at low lights. The front with wide selfie feature is comparable to I-phone 6. Why not flash for the front camera? -mobile makers should ponder on this. - The phone is as cool as a cucumber while performing - the one main reason why I discarded my earlier HTC. Even with long exposure to video capture it is only tolerably heated. The video capture (FHD)itself is excellent. The 2 GB RAM though could have been upgraded to 3 GB. Well for all other features like OTG support etc.. you name it, it has it. The sounds are little low though clear.But then is it asking for too much for its cost? (Street price Rs 26,000). Overall a critical assessment is that the phone is really very good and honest recommendation is - go for it....
5 Out of 5
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Camera/ auto focus is terrible
By Mini Iyer | 1 Feb 2018
Camera face recognition is terrible. Most of time the camera keeps focussing and refocussing resulting in blurry pictures especially in timer mode. I replaced the phone twice before requesting for a refund.
1 Out of 5
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Bad Camera
By Yogeshwar Patil | 19 Sep 2015
Only Drawback is , Camera is not up to mark in this price range. Has Back Camera 16MP, But works as 8 Megapixel Camera.Front Camera is Good. Even Having 1.9/f Aperture, Low light images are noisy. Improve Camera Functions.
3 Out of 5
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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful