Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review

Samsung is the leading brand in the smartphone industry and users always wait for its every kind of device either its entry-level, mid-range or flagship one. The device which Phone world team is going to review today is “Samsung Galaxy A8” which is the flagship device of Samsung. The price of Samsung Galaxy A8 in Pakistan is PKR.62,999/-. Let’s explore its all features in Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review.

As the device is high end so does the features are, the price is very high because it is Samsung’s premium device. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is 5.6 inches’ device with the supportive resolutions of 1080 x 2220 pixels.

This premium device of Samsung has LTE support with the access of 3G/2G network also. It runs Android 7.1 (nougat) while the process is mechanized with octa-core processor with 32/64GB ROM and 4GB RAM.

The camera section has 16MP back camera and dual 16MP & 8MP front camera whereas Iris Scanner and Fingerprint scanner is also accessible in Galaxy A8. Powerhouse has 3000 mAh fixed battery in it.

Price and Specifications for Samsung Galaxy A8:

LAUNCH Released  Jan 2018
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
Weight  172 g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size  5.6 inches’ (~75.6% screen-  to body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels (480 dpi)
Multi-touch  Yes,10-Points
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands  1800
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE  Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Exynos 7885
CPU 2.2 GHz Octa-core
GPU Mali-G71
MEMORY Card Slot  Up to 256GB (No separate slot)
internal  64GB ROM,  4GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary Dual: 16 MP + 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Radio  Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
BATTERY  Non- Removable Li-ion 3000  mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.62,999/-
OTHERS Colors Black, orchid grey, gold, blue

Key Features:

  • Better Supportive Pixels
  • Dual Front Camera Lens
  • Full Multi-Touch Points

Design and Display of Samsung Galaxy A8:

As we all know that no one can beat the Samsung display quality because they always give the best display support system. So many companies have tried to beat the Samsung display level but no one could, so in Samsung Galaxy A8 they are giving us full HD resolutions of 1080 x 2220 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy A8 has 480 dpi for the clarity of icons and texts and it is giving us fantastic display in the category of colors, sharpness, brightness, and contrast. It also provides 2960 x 1440 pixels resolutions which we can set in the setting menu but I guess 1080 pixels resolution is the best for normal usage.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 supports graphics card of Mali-G71which basically use in the 3D games and the multitouch has scored full 10-points in it.

The front body of Samsung Galaxy A8 has an earpiece, sensor, and dual 8MP & 16MP front selfie camera. The earpiece is marked on the center side while the body is the fully straight shape. We don’t have anything on the downside whereas functional keys work also under the screen.

The back body is fully simple and sleek while top side has back camera lens with dual LED flashlight and fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor doesn’t have a good position while the Samsung name is also present on the center side.

Camera of Samsung Galaxy A8:

The back camera of Samsung Galaxy A8 has a 16MP lens with LED flashlight. It can record videos in full 1080 x 1920 pixels that mean it supports full HD system. The main modes of the back camera are Auto, Pro, Panorama, Hyper-lapse, HDR, Night, virtual shot, selective focus, and food.

Pro mode provides us professional camera options such as Exposure setting, ISO setting, and White Balance. The hyper-lapse is a time-lapse technique in which the position of the camera is being changed between exposures in order to create a new shoot. High Dynamic Range (HDR) in rich tone is also accessible for Samsung Galaxy A8 users.

The front Camera of Samsung Galaxy A8 is no lesser than back camera because it has 8MP & 16MP dual lens with screen flashlight. The front camera with 16MP lens is a new and powerful invention of Samsung further it can record videos in full 1080 pixels.

Selfie camera has many different modes such as every day, maple, cream, deep, memory, and forest, cozy and classic. These all modes enhance your face beauty with different color modes moreover beauty mode has all these modes separately which is a new choice.

Battery Timing of Samsung Galaxy A8:

The Samsung Galaxy A8 carries a fixed Li-ion battery of 3000 mAh which is present inside the fixed back cover. Samsung should give us some big battery with its flagship devices and the battery should be bigger than 3500 mAh.

This battery gets charged itself fully in almost one hour and 15 minutes with its fast charger. It gives us 9-10 hours talk time usage and 18-19 hour of standby usage.

Processor of Samsung Galaxy A8:

Samsung Galaxy A8 is mechanized with advanced 2.2 GHz Octa-core which is based on the architecture of ARM-Cortex A53. The chipset of Exynos 7885 is featured which also supports 1080p Full HD displays, along with Full HD video recording and playback.

The device has no hanging issue at all because it is consist of 4GB RAM. It improves the efficiency of graphics, network, photography, and LTE connectivity. The handset has 4GB RAM which is brilliant feature while we have not got any delays and any kind of lags while testing it.

Antutu Benchmarking of Samsung Galaxy A8:

Antutu benchmarking is one of the finest application to check the device performance in all aspects. We have tested Samsung Galaxy A8 and it has scored 85190 points. The total score is very good.

Vellamo Benchmarking of Samsung Galaxy A8:

As we know Vellamo Benchmarking conduct three tests to check the device efficiency. The multi-core test has 2594 scored points, metal test score 2598 points and chrome browser has scored 5353 points.

Device Ranking Portal (DRP):

Device Ranking Portal is used to compare the smartphone with the given minimum specs that where this smartphone stands as compared to all other devices. We have tested Samsung a8 and it has scored 4.33 points.


Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is the latest device by Samsung of 2018 and personally, I haven’t found any extraordinary changing in it rather than a better camera. The price range is very high and people would go easily to other companies because they are giving the same specs device in the half price of Samsung A8.

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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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