Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

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

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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Display

Size:

5.6 inches

Resolution:

2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 441 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

75.60 %

Features:

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

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:

4GB

Internal storage:

64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

16 MP

Features:

PDAF

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

16 MP

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 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Colors:

Black, Gold, Orchid grey, Blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

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:

32GB

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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