Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review

Score: 79.2 / 100

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is a breath-taking cellphone launched in January 2018, including a very powerful 2200 megahertz Octa-Core CPU, a big size 5.6" display, and two cameras, a 16 MP back camera and a 16 megapixels front facing camera. But let's get into more detail.

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, enough to provide the A8 (2018) with an extremely long battery duration. An issue to take into consideration is that this device's battery is non-removable so you can't change it when it starts to live shorter, even though with this big battery you will probably buy a new phone before it becomes a real problem.

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.

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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