Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) review & Specs

  • Release Date: 2017, December
  • Dimensions: 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 172 g
  • Screen: 5.6", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Dual, 16 MP
  • Memory: 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

General info

The general info contains information about specific screen technology, display size and the maximum number of displayed colors. Also, here you will find the information about total number of dots per inch and screen resolution.

Technology: Super AMOLED
Touchscreen: capacitive touchscreen
Display colors: 16M
Screen size: 5.6" inc
Screen area: 79.6 cm2
Screen format: 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio: 75.6%
Screen resolution: 1080 x 2220 px
PPI /points per inch/: 441 PPI
Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Other: Always-on display

Camera and Video

Today the smartphones are going to replace a traditional camera and makes stand-alone cameras obsolete. Smartphones produce awesome images with great color. Below are presented parameters for taking photos and video shooting for smartphone Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

Rear camera, main: 16 MP, Single
Camera specs: 16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8”, 1.12µm, PDAF
Functions: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: [email protected]
Front camera, selfie: 16 MP, Dual
Specifications: 16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.0µm 8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/4'', 1.12µm


The general technical specifications of the mobile phone – amount of internal and random access memories (capacities), central and graphics processing units. Results of performance testing.

Operating system OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset: Exynos 7885 Octa (14 nm)
Processor CPU: Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU: Mali-G71
External memory: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory: 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score: 116745
GeekBench 4 Single Core: 1482
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core: 4208
GeekBench 4 RenderScript: 3704
Antutu 8 score: 142851
GeekBench 5 Single Core: 309
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core: 994

General specs

Color gamut offered by manufacturers, battery capacity, and product dimensions.

Release date: 2017, December
Dimensions (HxWxD): 149.2 Х 70.6 Х 8.4 mm
Weight: 172 g
Colors: Black, orchid grey, gold, blue
Battery: 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price: 270 EUR
Battery life: Talking time- Up to 24 h (3G) Music play - Up to 66 h
Body build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame

Communication and Connectivity

Type of SIM card required by the mobile phone, support of different mobile communication standards, and GPS system.

SIM card: Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
Edge: Yes
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
NFC: Yes
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Harmful irradiation: SAR EU - 0.24 W/kg (head)     1.25 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio: FM radio
Headphone jack: Yes
Others: 24-bit/192kHz audio -Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer - Fast battery charging -ANT+ - Samsung Pay -IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) - Versions: A530F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); A530F/DS (Global Dual-SIM

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