Samsung Galaxy A8 released for 2018 is an upper mid-range smartphone or better still a flagship killer that is a more affordable alternative to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The Galaxy A8 was launched alongside the Galaxy A8+ which comes with a bigger screen. The phone has an IP68 rating which is the top-selling point alongside the dual selfie camera, powerful octa-core processor and an infinity display. Samsung Galaxy A8 price in Nigeria, it’s full specifications and features will be written in this article, Join me as we unravel them now.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Key Specs
• 5.6 inches Super AMOLED display
• Exynos 7885 octa-core processor
• 4GB of RAM
• 32GB or 64GB built-in storage
• 16MP rear camera
• 16MP+8MP dual selfie camera
• Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
• 4G LTE network support
• 3,000 mAh battery
Design and Body
The Galaxy A8 (2018) has a stylish and attractive appearance, it looks very beautiful and it has curves that should make it comfortable to hold. The phone has the state of art Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the back and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and an aluminium frame. The phone has an IP68 rating, it is both water and dust resistant and it can survive in 1.5 metres deep water for up to 30 minutes. The phone has a great quality build and is very durable.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) sports a 5.6 inches Super AMOLED display with a FHD+ resolution of 1080×2220 pixels and an amazing 441 pixels per inch density. It has an infinity display with an impressive 18·5:9 aspect ratio which gives an amazing wide-screen viewing experience.
Processor and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy A8 for 2018 is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7885 processor which features 2 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and 6 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. It features the Mali G71 GPU for gaming and graphics-related activities.
The phone comes with 4GB of RAM which helps with multitasking and either 32GB or 64GB built-in storage with a micro SD card slot for expanding the storage. You can use a 256GB micro SD card.
The Galaxy A8 has a 16MP rear camera with an impressive f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and LED flash. It can record 1080p Full HD videos at 30 fps. The rear camera is specifically a low light camera according to Samsung so it would do well in low light situations.
On the front, we have a dual selfie camera which features a 16MP camera and 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture. The front camera can record 1080p videos at 30 fps. Samsung says this device not only has you covered for selfies but also “wefies”.
Network and Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with support for 4G LTE network which gives you access to fast blazing internet speeds of up to 600 Mbps when downloading and 75 Mbps when uploading. It has support for the following 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP LE EDR, dual-band WiFi 5, GPS, WiFi Direct, NFC and WLAN hotspot. It has a USB type C port.
Battery and Charging
The Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with a 3,000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. Samsung promises up to 24 hours talk time and 66 hours of music playtime. As for charging, the phone has support for 18W fast charge so you would spend very much less time when charging.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung Experience UI out of the box and is upgradeable to Android 9 Pie with One UI skin on top.
Samsung Galaxy A8 price in Nigeria starts at around 70,000 Naira depending on your location and deal. The price starts at around £200 on top international online stores in the world. This price is updated as of July 2020.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor below the camera for biometric security and also has Face Unlock feature which uses the front camera. The phone still retains the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack for those who need it.