Samsung, the South Korean multinational technology giants released the Samsung Galaxy J8 in the Q2 of 2018. The Galaxy J8 was a good mid-range smartphone as at then and it’s still not a bad one now. If you were considering buying the Samsung Galaxy J8 in 2020, this article is for you because I’ll be doing a review of the Galaxy J8 in 2020. I’ll also let you know if it is still worth buying. Firstly, let’s glance through the phone specs and features.
Samsung Galaxy J8 Key Specs
- 6.0 inches Super AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB built-in storage
- 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera
- 16MP front-facing camera
- 3,500 mAh battery
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Face Unlock
Design and Body
The Samsung Galaxy J8 has a full polycarbonate body instead of a glass/aluminium body. However, I guess Samsung decided to use plastic as a way of cutting costs. The phone still has a great quality build despite it’s made of plastic. The phone has minimal bezels at the top and bottom thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone weighs about 177 grams and has a thickness of 8.2 mm, it’s not really bulky.
Samsung smartphones have been known for having good displays and trust me this phone didn’t disappoint. The Samsung Galaxy J8 sports a 6.0 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720×1480 pixels and 274 PPI density. Despite it being a 720p display, Samsung made up by using a Super AMOLED panel.
Processor and Memory
Samsung decided to go for a modest Qualcomm chipset. The Galaxy J8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset which has a maximum clock speed of 1.8 GHz coupled with Adreno 505 in charge of graphics and gaming.
The processor is coupled with 4GB of RAM for good multitasking and 64GB built-in storage for storing images, videos and others. There’s a dedicated micro SD card slot for expanding the storage if the need arises.
Coming to the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy J8 has a dual rear camera setup which features a 16MP main camera and a 5MP depth camera for bokeh effects. The rear camera has HDR and panorama features and can record 1080p videos at 30 fps.
At the front, we have 16MP camera with a LED flash for taking selfies. The LED flash will help in low light situations to light up the environment. The front camera can also record 1080p videos at 30 fps.
Network and Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy J8 has support for 4G LTE network which gives you access to fast internet speeds of up 300 Mbps when downloading and browsing. The phone comes with Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP LE, WiFi, GPS, FM radio, WiFi Direct and WiFi hotspot. The phone has a micro USB 2.0 port which supports OTG (On The Go).
Battery and Charging
The Galaxy J8 comes with 3,500 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. The battery promises up to 23 hours talk time, 112 hours of music playtime, 20 hours video playback time and 13 hours of internet usage time. There’s no information on this phone supporting fast charging.
The Samsung Galaxy J8 runs on Android 8 Oreo with Samsung Experience UI out of the box and is upgradeable to Android 10 with One UI 2.0 via OTA.
Samsung Galaxy J8 Review in 2020
Samsung Galaxy J8 is still a good phone for one to buy now in 2020 as the price has become cheaper. The phone runs on the latest Android version which is a good thing. The phone is still good like I’ve already said but don’t have many expectations from it. If there are better options in the same price range as this phone it will be better if you go for them.