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Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung Galaxy A8
5.7"
1080 x 1920 pixels
16 MP
5 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Octa-core, 1500 MHz
RAM: 2 GB
MEMORY: 32 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 3050 mAh
Announced: Jul 14, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Jul 24, 2015
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (73.91 %)
  • Big display (5.7 inches)
  • Lightweight phone
  • Small dimensions (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.23 inches)
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)

Cons

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Description

The Galaxy A8 is the slimmest Samsung phone to date and 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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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0, 5.1)
  • 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 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Metal; Accents: Metal
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Gold, Gray, White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 386 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 73.91 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup16 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.9
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 405
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 3050 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.7 days (304 hours)
      the average is 19 days (455 h)

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 14 Jul 2015

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 30 Jun 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMA800F link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.11 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.98 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Wireless Router:
      • 0.98 W/kg

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

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:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB

Samsung Galaxy A8

Differences from the main variant:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • ARM Mali-T628 MP6

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy A8 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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