Samsung Galaxy A8

Announced:
Jul 14, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jul 24, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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Samsung Galaxy A8

Announced: Jul 14, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Jul 24, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

5.7 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

386 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

73.91 %

Features:

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

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

16 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash:

LED

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 oz (171 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal; Frame: Metal

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Gold, Gray, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 405

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 128 GB

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

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Capacity:

3050 mAh

Stand-by time:

12.7 days (304 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Cellular

CDMA:

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

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 OTG, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, ANT+

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

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 30, 2015

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA800F link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.11 W/kg

Body:

0.98 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.10 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.98 W/kg

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:

16 GB

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)

Cons

  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (386 ppi)

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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