Samsung Galaxy A8 Review: Samsung released its new launch Samsung Galaxy A8 in June 2015, and since then Samsung is cherishing its popularity in the market. It is a high range smartphone, but its specifications are a lot better than other phones available at its range. Its features are outstanding and can no less be considered as a flagship-grade under Samsung brand. Its price is significantly lower than that of S6, but specifications stand quite closer to it. Presently the phone is selling at a rate of Rs. 32,500 and has become the champion among all the smartphones in the market. This phone has got a slim frame of 5.9mm and also has fingerprint reader which adds glory to its name. This fingerprint scanner gives much security to the phone and even with the solid home key there is no trouble unlocking the device. The Samsung Galaxy is grippy, slim and comfy to hold despite the size of 5.7”.
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Now let us find out the reason for the popularity of this new phablet and check out its specifications:
Design and Look: Samsung has retained its same monotonous look among its earlier smartphones, but, this time, the company has gained its impression with the launch of Galaxy S6 and continued to do so with Galaxy A8 too. The front of the screen is very much elegant with metallic edges and frames that give this phone a great look. The slight slope and curvature in its metallic edge give a lot more sophistication to this device. It has a dimension of 6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches and a very light weight of 151grams. It has got a 73.8percent screen to body ratio. The top has a microphone for the voice recorder and video camera. Like other Samsung phones, the power key is on the right, and the volume keys are on the left edge. The bottom has a USB port.
Touch and Display: The Samsung Galaxy A8 has a fantastic 5.7 inches touchscreen. Its FULL-HD Super AMOLED screen is all responsible for its sharp, detailed and bright display. It has a screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels with a pixel density of 386ppi. It has a tremendous multitouch support and a screen protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Its motion and touch sensitivity are excellent while the color display is very vibrant and full of life. There is no such complaint of hue-shift or color display or even touch sensitivity. The quality that Samsung is providing in this smart little gadget is worth speculating a lot, yet you would hardly find any flaw in it.
Software: Samsung has used Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 in most of its Galaxy A8 model, but the one which it is delivering in India is reported to have Korean company’s octa-core Exynos 5430 SoC. Well! Both the processors are comparatively the same when it comes to performance. This octa-core processor works at a speed of 1.8GHz (that of the primary four) and 1.3GHz (that of the four secondary ones). The built-in storage provided by Samsung in this gadget is 32GB, which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD and a RAM size of 2GB. This phone runs on Android 5.1.1, and the Android UI is far better than that used by Nexus or Motorola devices. The TouchWiz interface provided in this phone works excellent. Apart from the fingerprint scanner provided in this phone, there are other facilities too such as a virus and malware scanner, private mode, etc.
Camera: When it comes to camera Samsung Galaxy A8 is all set to give you the best of the quality picture that you could ever ask for. This phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera that gives you a feel no less than that of a DSLR and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for lovely selfies. Galaxy A8 uses a slimmer camera sensor, ISOCELL LSI3P3 to fit into its 5.9mm frame. This sensor gives a maximum video resolution of 1080X1920 and has smaller pixels to capture the images. This lower pixel provided in this phone reduces the picture quality a bit and does not support 4K video recording. The picture quality is sharper and detailed in ordinary light and bright settings.
Battery Life: This battery life is excellent, and indeed the rating is given by most of the reviewers for the battery capacity of this phone is ten out of ten. This gadget contains a Non-removable Li-ion battery with a capacity of 3050mAh which is one of the best provided by any company in the market at present. It supports a talk-time of 17hours in 3G network and supports many graphics intensive games, including Dead Trigger 2. Too much of online gaming results in a slight warmth of the battery, but it is ignorable. Even in usual day to day use the battery lasts much longer than other smartphones at this price.
Phone accessories in box and variants: This phone comes with the usual electronic supportive extra gadgets like any other galaxy phone such as a charger, a USB cable, an earphone, a microSD card and a one-year manufacturer warranty card. Samsung Galaxy A8 is available in 3 enviable colors– White, Black, and Gold. Gold looks more attractive and classy.
Suggestions: A smartphone of worth Rs. 32,500 is enough reason to ponder over. Obviously, investing that much amount without any speculation is not a wise thing. Hence, we come forward to help you find the pros and cons of this gadget. It has got superb performance and specifications almost like that of a flagship standard. The battery life is excellent, and the graphics support is just awesome. You can play some great online games in it during your leisure time. It has got decent camera feature, and it is easy to handle. It has got slightly sharp edges which make it look a bit tacky. TouchWiz UI could have been better. But this gadget is well-built and well-designed. It has got a noble value for money. It is a complete package of design, display, software, and performance. So if you are thinking of buying this smartphone, then it is a smart decision. Just go for it!