Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

Announced:
Sep 30, 2016
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 1, 2016

Display

Display size:

5.7 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

386 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

74.51 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

16 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

6.17 x 3.02 x 0.28 inches (156.6 x 76.8 x 7.2 mm)

Weight:

6.42 oz (182 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal; Frame: Glass

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor:

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32 GB

Available to use:

23.5 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

3300 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes

Talk time:

22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Internet use:

3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback:

44.00 hours

Video playback:

17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 30, 2016
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This device is also known as Samsung SM-A810F/DS, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Duos

Description

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is based on the same platform as last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6. This means that we get a Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of integrated storage. The Galaxy A8 (2016) also makes use of the same 16MP primary shooter. On the front of the handset, an 8MP secondary shooter is there to take care of selfies. The display of the phone is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED panel running at a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. Other specs include a Samsung Pay-ready fingerprint sensor integrated with the physical home button on the front, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, as well as a 3300mAh battery.

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