Samsung Galaxy J8 Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy J8
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Among the smartphones displayed in the launch event held in India comes the Samsung Galaxy J8. The new smartphone is a lesser model in terms of specs in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury. However, it is quite a nice device itself with good aesthetics and decent hardware. It is will also cost you much less and is a perfect blend of nice features as well as the compromises that comes with the price cut.

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Samsung Galaxy J8 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.0-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1480 X 720 pixels (274 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage, up to 256GB built-in storage
  • Dual 16MP + 5MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 500mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Samsung Galaxy J8

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy J8 would surely qualify has a well built smartphone despite its polycarbonate casing. It follows suite with a tall slim 18:9 build accentuated by narrow bezels. Quite like the bulk of 2018 smartphones, the navigation buttons are located on screen thanks to the reduced bezels approach.At the back, the cameras, flash and fingerprint sensor are arrange like on the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Moving on to the display screen, there is really not a great set up here with just an HD+ to get by. However, it is quite large which will stretch the pixels much thinner with a size of 6.0-inch and at 1480 X 720 pixels resolution. An added advantage is that it is a Super AMOLED screen and besides a pixel density of 274 ppi is not that bad.

Battery and Camera

In terms of battery power, the Samsung Galaxy receives a little bump from the 3, 000mAh of the Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury. Instead, it has a 3, 500mAh which doesn’t really guarantee more lasting usage time but at least it is an increase in capacity. It is also unclear whether it has fast charge, however, it is most likely to have this feature.

Taking pictures is in the hands of dual rear camera and a single camera at the front. The twin camera at the rear consists of a 16MP primary sensor paired with a 5MP camera. The front has a similar arrangement but only a single 16MP camera accompanied by its own flash.

Hardware and Software

The Samsung Galaxy J8 goes for a more modest Qualcomm chipset. Having eight cores, the Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 runs at 1.8GHz which is fair enough. Also, there is an Adreno 506 GPU taking care of everything graphics.

On the good side, it had the same internal memory with the higher Light Luxury model with 4GB RAM and a 64GB built-in storage too. However, expansion limit varies from 400GB to 256GB in the Samsung Galaxy J8 while both runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Samsung Galaxy J8 Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is available in a number online stores and retail outlets for about 102, 000 Naira depending on your location and the deal.

Samsung Galaxy J8 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy J8:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 450
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Burgundy Red, Black Night
  • Dimension:
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.0-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,1480 X 720 pixels (274 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 16MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE:

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE:
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 500mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy J8 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: March 3rd, 2022
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