Samsung Galaxy On8 goes on sale for just $225 outright


The Galaxy On8 seems to be one of the best deals Samsung fans can get. A mid-range Android smartphone with some high-end feature that sells for less than $250 upfront sounds too good to be true, right? The only downside is that Samsung only introduced the smartphone in India, which is probably one of the reasons the Galaxy On8 is priced so low.

Major retailer Flipkart is now selling the smartphone for Rs 14,900, which is about $225, but this a time limited offer. If you can't get it in time, you will have to pay Rs 15,900 ($240), which isn't a bad deal either.

Also, Flipkart mentions that the order quantity is limited to 1 device per customer for 30 days. The smartphone is available in three color options: Gold, Black, and White. However, the black and white versions seem to be out of stock.

The Galaxy On8 ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box, but there's a chance that Samsung will provide an Android 7.0 Nougat update in the future. Although it sells for less than $250, the Galaxy On8 does a pretty good job when it comes to hardware.

The smartphone is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7580 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card. There's also a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, as well as a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera in the front.

Samsung included a large 3,300 mAh battery inside the Galaxy On8, so users should get at least 1-2 days of use. Another important aspect is the large 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution.

Although the smartphone is only available in India for the time being, the Galaxy On8 has great potential for all markets if priced accordingly. Basically, this means that the smartphone's price may vary by market and carrier.


source: Flipkart via SamMobile

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Galaxy On8
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Seems a good deal

2. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

It probably doesn't have any sensors.

3. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

Samsung Galaxy On8 goes on sale for just $225 outright. JUST???

4. Tizo101

Posts: 526; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

So it's basically a Samsung galaxy j7 2016 with a better screen? I really don't understand samsung

5. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

redmi note 3, leEco le2....lower price with better processor and battery are available...

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Jesus, how many models do,they have with foolish names?

7. vishnu_ramesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

A good budget smartphone from Samsung after a long time!!! Its affordable with ALMOST ALL the required specs. Could have added finger print sensor, and asking for 32GB of internal memory is more from Samsung. The best part is that it has added AMOLED screen in this instead of a TFT display as on the recent Prime model of Samsung. only major question is, how does this Exynos performs when compared with the Snapdragons that are available for this range?

8. GADGETSLOUD

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

It is going to hit in the Indian market!

9. chiru18

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Facing some unknown issue... While receiving an incoming call on the phone, All the past history(Last 2-3 messages and last call info) of that contact is shown on the incoming call screen, Tried almost everything to disable that option, Even the samsung people are not sure on why are these details coming in there..Took the technical help as well. But the issue was not resolved. Please suggest if anyone is aware to disable this feature

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