Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review

Score: 9.46/10

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is a breath-taking cellphone launched back in the year 2018, counting with a high speed 2200 MHz Octa-Core processing unit, an enormous 5.6 inches display, and two cameras, a 16 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 16 megapixels front side camera.

It appears that Samsung decided not to care much about the weight in this 6.07 ounces phone. Talking about its construction quality, the A8 (2018) is created with Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) and Aluminum . The A8 (2018) is sold in a wide range of colors: black, blue, gold and orchid grey. Being just 0.33 inches thick,the A8 (2018) is slim and comfortable. This cellphone is quite a compact phone, given that it packs a 5.6" screen and it has just 5.87" long.

This phone is equipped with a high-tech 5.6 inches display with a 1080 x 2220 resolution, making everything look vivid and colorful.

The A8 (2018) is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885 system chip, which holds a very powerful 2.2 gigahertz Octa-Core processor and a huge 4 GB of RAM memory. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) has a 64 GB impressive internal storage memory and an SD memory card expansion slot, which allows the user to store hundreds of apps and even the largest games available nowadays without even thinking about running out of space.

This phone features two cameras, a 16 megapixels back camera and a 16 megapixels front-facing camera. It is capable of filming Full HD 1920x1080 videos at 30 frames per second.

The A8 (2018) provides wi-fi connectivity (and it can provide it to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE-A) ultra fast internet connection and the fastest 3G connection type, over HSPA and HSUPA technologies. This device has two Nano SIM cards so it's able to use two different carriers or phone numbers at the same time.

This cellphone features a 3000 mAh great Li - Polymer non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for many hours, although you may need to charge it after some heavy use. An issue to take into consideration is that this phone's battery is not replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to lose its charge, while with its 3000 mAh you will probably replace this device before that becomes an issue.

The A8 (2018) also includes many great features such as Fingerprint unlock, NFC, Bluetooth (5.0 ), GPS and FM Radio, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

No matter if you are looking for a work phone, want it to take many photographs, will use this device to play games or need a cellphone to mainly use social networks, you will definitely be very pleased with this cellphone.


Device Type:Phone
Also Known As:Samsung SM-A530F
Dimensions:5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inchesMetric14.91 x 7.06 x 0.84 cmImperial
Weight:6.07 ouncesMetric172.08 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Gold and Orchid grey
Materials:Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2018-01-06


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:5.6 inchesMetric14.2 cmImperial
Resolution:2220 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:441 pixels per inchMetric173.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885
Processor:ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm (Octa-Core 2200 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:Mali-G71
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 256 GB)


Battery type:Li - Polymer
Capacity:3000 mAh


Back camera:16 megapixels
Front camera:16 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor