Samsung Galaxy A8

Announced:
Jul 14, 2015
Status:
Released
Release date:
Jul 24, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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Display

Size:

5.7 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

386 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

73.91 %

Features:

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430

Processor:

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 405

RAM:

2GB

Internal storage:

32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity:

3050 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

16 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches (158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm)

Weight:

5.33 oz (151 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal; Frame: Metal

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Pearl white, Midnight black, Champagne gold

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, OTG, Mass storage device

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

NFC, ANT+

This device is also known as Samsung SM-A8000

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Samsung Galaxy A8 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16GB

Samsung Galaxy A8

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

Processor:

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7

GPU:

Mali-T628 MP6

Pros

  • Small dimensions (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches)

Description

The Samsung Galaxy A8 sports a 5.7" 1080p Super AMOLED display, making it the largest phone in the metallic A-series. The handset runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 615, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and has 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal memory, plus a microSD slot. The rear camera is a 16 MP ISOCELL endeavor, while the selfie-snapper is listed with 5 MP resolution, and a wide f/1.9 aperture.

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