Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Announced:
Dec 19, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jan 6, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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Display

Display size:

5.6 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density:

441 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

75.60 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

16 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

16 megapixels

Features:

Dual-Camera

Design

Dimensions:

5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)

Weight:

6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Colors:

Black, Gold, Gray, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Mali-G71

RAM:

4 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes

Talk time (3G):

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use:

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback:

43.00 hours

Video playback:

17.00 hours

Phone features

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 14, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA530F link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.26 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.54 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.98 W/kg

This device is also known as Samsung SM-A530F

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

with 32 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

Available to use:

22.7 GB

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (75.6 %)

Cons

No Cons

Description

Taking a page from the Galaxy S8, S8+ book, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with the infinity display treatment, which means no physical hardware buttons up front and rear-positioned fingerprint scanner. So the new Galaxy A8 features Full HD+ displays with a resolution of 1080 by 2220 pixels weighing at 5.6-inches. The hardware inside is an Exynos SOC joined by 4GB of RAM.

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