Samsung Galaxy A8 is an ultra-slim Android phone, the slimmest so far from Samsung. It offers a sleek design with a brilliant Super AMOLED display and a powerful octa-core processor from Qualcomm.
Samsung Galaxy A8 sports a massive and stunning Full HD display, and yet shows off an incredibly thin design, which makes it the slimmest phone produced by Samsung till date.
Design and Display
At just 5.9mm thick, the Galaxy A8 beats out all other Samsung smartphones before it in thinness – including the flagship Galaxy S6 Edge. It is the slimmest phone from a major phone maker and it’s only surpassed in thinness by a handful of devices from Chinese manufacturers, including the 4.85mm-slim Oppo R5 and 5.1mm-thin Gionee Elife S5.1.
Samsung Galaxy A8 has a premium all-metal chassis and, in spite of that, weighs a manageable 151 grams.
Display and Camera
Apart from its awesome design, Samsung Galaxy A8 also impresses with its display – a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. Given its Full HD (1080p) resolution, this touchscreen offers awesome clarity and immersive viewing experience.
The display has thin bezels to enhance viewing and device look. In the camera aspect, the Samsung Galaxy A8 rocks an impressive 16-megapixel rear camera with F2.2 aperture, LED flash, face/smile detection, autofocus and touch to focus to enable you capture superb images.
The selfie shooter on the front is an equally decent 5-megapixel, wide-angle sensor.
Performance and OS
Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy A8 is equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, which delivers superb processing power and chews through tasks with reckless abandon. Paired with 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU, this 64-bit chip, which runs at 1.5 GHz, should deliver nothing short of awesome performance.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 runs off the new Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system.
Onboard storage is 16 GB – decent for the needs of most users. There is also a microSD slot to let you add up to 128 GB more storage space. Samsung Galaxy A8 is 4G LTE compatible, enabling you to enjoy excellent browsing and download speeds.
Its Home button doubles as a fingerprint scanner. With a powerful battery of 3050 mAh capacity, you should get impressively long usage time on this one.
Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy A8 is now available in Nigeria. You can now buy the ultra slim smartphones at leading online stores in the country. Samsung Galaxy A8 Price in Nigeria ranges from N101,500 to N180,000 depending on your location in the country.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A8:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop), TouchWiz UI
- Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core & 1.0GHz quad-core Processors (Snapdragon 615)
- GPU: Adreno 405
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Colours: Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold
- Dimension: 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm
- Weight: 151 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual SIM
- Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (386ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Panorama, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, HDR, 1080p HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 32GB or 64GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 128GB (requires SIM2 slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3050 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –