Samsung Galaxy A8+

Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 6.0 inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-core Exynos 7885 Processor
  • 6 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB
  • 16 MP Rear Camera, 16 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
  • Android 7.1.1, 3500 mAh battery, Fast Charging, Dual SIM, 4G
  • Face Recognition unlock, Fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
  • IP68 Water & Dust resistant, Samsung Pay, Bixby, USB Type-C
Samsung Galaxy A8+ Price in India:

 29,990
on
Availability Details: Amazon Exclusive.
OS Updates? Android 8.0 Oreo expected soon


Strength

  • Excellent, premium bezel-less design
  • Excellent AMOLED display with 18.5:9 ratio
  • Excellent dual front cameras & rear camera
  • Face Recognition unlock, IP68 Water & Dust resistance and Samsung Pay
  • Samsung Experience 8.5 is good
  • Good battery life + Fast charging
  • Great user experience
  • Great brand value

Weakness

  • Should have shipped with Android Oreo


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ is Samsung’s first serious mid-range smartphone which offers flagship-level features and experience. Be it design, cameras, display, features or software, it excels in almost all the departments. The only thing it doesn’t offer is a flagship processor like Snapdragon 835 otherwise it is a great smartphone with the best of Samsung’s Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8. So, a great smartphone with all the modern trending features and a great brand value, the Galaxy A8+ is a pick with closed eyes.

Our Score
94
Out of 106
Performance:
50%
Much Better than Average
Rear Camera:
81%
Great Shooter
Front Camera:
100%
Best Selfies
Score - 94%

94%

User Rating: 4.2 ( 1 votes)

Samsung Galaxy A8+ Full Specifications:
Launch Details
AnnouncedDecember 2017
ReleasedJanuary 2018
Body
Build TypeBezel-less, Metal Uni-body with Front and Back Glass
ColorsBlack, Orchid Grey, Gold, Blue
Dimensions159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
Weight191 grams
Display
Size6.0 inches
TypeSuper AMOLED, Always-on display
ResolutionInfinity Display, Full HD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels), 410 ppi pixel density
Ratio18.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 75.5% screen-to-body ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive touchscreen, Multitouch
Protection2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass (Unspecified Version)
OS
OSAndroid v7.1.1 Nougat
UISamsung Experience 8.5
Performance
ProcessorOcta-core Exynos 7885 (2.2 GHz Dual cores+ 1.6 GHz Hexa cores) Processor
RAM6 GB RAM
GPUMali-G71
Camera
Rear16 MP (f/1.7), LED flash
PDAF, Pixel size: 1.12µm, Sensor size: 1/2.8”, FOV: 78°, Sensor Ratio: 4:3, Pro, Panorama, Hyperlapse, Food, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Live Stickers, Stamps, Beauty mode, Filters, Night, Quick Launch, Floating camera button, Grid Line, Location Tags, Voice Control
Front16 MP (f/1.9, 1.0µm, 1/3.1”, 76° FOV) + 8 MP (f/1.9, 1.12µm, 1/4.0”, 85° FOV) Dual front cameras
HDR (High Dynamic Range), Live Stickers, Stamps, Beauty mode, Filters, Night, Quick Launch, Floating camera button, Grid Line, Location Tags, Voice Control
Video1080p @ 30 fps, 720p @ 30 fps, VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization), Max digital 4X Zoom, Hyperlapse video with stabilization, Continuous Autofocus video, Face detection, Tracking AF, Playback zoom, Video location tags
SIM
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM (dedicated slots)
SizeNano SIM
Storage
Internal64 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 256 GB
USB OTGYes
Battery
CapacityLi-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Fast ChargingYes
RemovableNo
Video Playbackup to 19 hrs
Talk Timeup to 23 hrs
Sensors
SensorsFingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor and RGB Light Sensors
Connectivity
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0, LE up to 2 Mbps
LocationGPS, Glonass, BeiDou
USBUSB Type-C
RadioYes
NFCYes
InfraredNo
Sound
SpeakersYes, UHQ 24-bit, PCM Up to 32 bits
3.5mm jackYes
MicrophonesOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Supports2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
3G Bands3G UMTS: B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)
4G Bands4G FDD: LTEB1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B26(850), B28(700), B66(AWS-3)
4G TDD LTE: B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
InternetGPRS, EDGE
SAR
Head-
Body-
Additional
SecurityFace Recognition unlock, Knox protection, Secure Folder
Samsung PayYes
AssistantSamsung's Bixby
Notification LEDYes
Water/Dust ResistantYes, IP68 Water & Dust resistant
Wireless ChargingNo
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct information on this page still, cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ Review:

In the very start of the year, Samsung has launched its latest upper mid-range smartphone, Galaxy A8+, a phone which sits a step below its flagship Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones but packs in some of the best features from the flagship smartphones. The Galaxy A8+ comes with the Infinity Display in a narrow-bezel design and looks stunning with its premium metal glass body, which comes in different color options and feels great in hands with rounded corners.

It sports a big 6.0 inches screen, which comes with Super AMOLED display having FHD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) resolutions, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 411 ppi density. As always, Samsung’s AMOLED display is awesome, the colors are natural and punchy and one can immediately start loving the phone looking at its display. It also comes with Always on Display, which shows notification icons, date and time when the phone is locked. The Samsung Galaxy A8+ is powered by a 2.2 GHz Octa Core Exynos 7885 processor coupled with 6 GB RAM and Mali-G71 GPU. The performance is very good and it handles everything smoothly, be it heavy multitasking or gaming.

The strengthier part of the phone is its camera department, where it has got a dual front camera setup for the first time in a Samsung smartphone. It includes a 16 MP, f/1.9 aperture primary sensor with an 8 MP, f/1.9 aperture wide-angle sensor. The selfies come out really excellent, with great colors and lots of details. You also get lots of software enhancements which include stickers using face-recognition technology, Food mode, Beauty effect, filters, bokeh effects and live focus (lets you adjust the background blur before and after the image is shot). On the rear, there is a 16 MP camera with F1.7 lens, 1.12㎛ pixels, and big 1/2.8” sensor which is not only an excellent shooter in daylight conditions but also clicks very good low light images.

The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Samsung Experience 8.5 and should soon get Android Oreo. On the software part, Samsung is doing a very hard work, touching down small aspects which improve the user experience. You get Bixby, smart search for gallery, Samsung Pay, Secure Folder (separate space for sensitive and personal data) and a lot more. The Samsung Galaxy A8+ also comes with Face Recognition unlock which works well, it also gets a fast and accurate fingerprint scanner on the back below the camera.

It also comes with IP68 certification which makes it Water & Dust resistant, which is a great thing. It comes with dedicated slots for the two sim and microSD card. It gets 64 GB of onboard storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB. It has got USB Type-C for data syncing and charging. It packs in a 3500 mAh Lithium-ion battery with fast charging support and has decent battery backup. Due to a big battery, the phone weighs on the higher side at 191 grams.

Samsung Galaxy A8+ Black: 

Samsung Galaxy A8+ Gold:  


Samsung Galaxy A8+ is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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