Samsung Galaxy A8

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.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-A8000

Pros

  • Small dimensions (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 5.7 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 386 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 73.91 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430
Processor: Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 405
RAM: 2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage: 32GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 128 GB
OS: Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop) Screenshots

Battery

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Capacity: 3050 mAh
Type: User replaceable

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 16 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1 μm
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Features: Video calling
Front: 5 MP
Dimensions: 6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches (158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm)
Weight: 5.33 oz (151.0 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

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share

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
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
Other: NFC, ANT+

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Jun 30, 2015
FCC ID value: A3LSMA800F link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.11 W/kg
Body: 0.98 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.10 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.98 W/kg
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Alternative variants

Samsung Galaxy A8

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

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