Samsung Galaxy A8 Review

In this video I am reviewing the The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018.
This is Samsung’s newest upper mid-range phone, but with its similar glass-and-metal design and styling, one could easily mistake it for the flagship Galaxy S8.

Here is some more info about the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018
sourced: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-a8/
Camera
Front
Dual Camera Wide selfie Live Focus

8MP
F1.9 Aperture
Pixel size: 1.12µm
Sensor size: 1/4.0”
FOV: 85°
Sensor Ratio: 4:3

16MP
F1.9 Aperture
Pixel size: 1.0µm
Sensor size: 1/3.1”
FOV: 76°
Sensor Ratio: 4:3
Rear
ProPanoramaHyperlapseFood16MP PDAFF1.7 AperturePixel size: 1.12µmSensor size: 1/2.8”FOV: 78°Sensor Ratio: 4:3
Front/Rear
HDR (High Dynamic Range)Live StickersStampsBeauty modeFiltersNightQuick LaunchFloating camera buttonGrid LineLocation TagsVoice Control
*Voice control is available for some languages.

Video
Recording
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
Max digital 4X Zoom
High CRI LED Flash
Hyperlapse video with stabilization
Continuous Autofocus video
Face detection
Tracking AF
Playback zoom
Video location tags

Performance

AP
Samsung Exynos 7885 Octa-Core Processor (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)
Memory
RAM: 4GB (Galaxy A8/A8+) / 6GB (Galaxy A8+)
Internal Storage: 32/64GB
*May differ by country and carrier.

*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

Network & Connectivity
LTE Cat.11

*May differ by country and carrier.

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, 256QAM

Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou)

*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.

Expandable
Memory
& SIM Card
Single SIM model: one nano SIM and one microSD slot (can hold microSD card up to 256GB)

Dual SIM model: 2 nano SIM and one microSD slot (can hold a microSD card up to 256GB or a nano SIM card)

*May differ by markets and mobile operators.

OS
Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Audio
Ultra High Quality Audio Playback
UHQ 24-bit
PCM: Up to 32 bits
Audio Playback Format
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

*Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

Recording
Recording quality is improved with the digital MEMS mic.

Video
Video Playback Formats
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

*Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

TV Connection
Wireless: Smart View (Miracast 1080p at 30 fps, mirroring support available for devices supporting Google Cast)

Water Resistance IP68
*Galaxy A8 and A8+ are rated IP68, meaning they are both protected against dust ingress and water resistant.
Water resistance rating is based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.

Battery
Galaxy A8
Battery Capacity
3000mAh

Battery Life
MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 44 hrs
MP3 playback (AOD OFF): up to 66 hrs
Video playback: up to 17 hrs
Talk time: up to 24 hrs
Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 15 hrs
Internet use (3G): up to 12 hrs
Internet use (4G): up to 15 hrs

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Joshua Roode

Joshua Roode is the Managing Director of Cape Town is Awesome. As a digital strategist he has been regularly featured on programs such as Cape Talk 567, 702 and Hashtag Radio. He has worked with with national retailers, local celebrities and continues to help brands & influencers bring the best work into the online space.

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  • July 12, 2018 at 9:14 am
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