Samsung has finally made two new smartphones official they are called the Samsung Galaxy A8 and Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 edition. This is phones that will be great for people that cannot afford the Galaxy S8 and doesn’t want to buy Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 or Huawei Mate 9.
Main specs on A8: 5.6 inch Display, Infinity Display,1.6GHz Octa-core processor, 16MP Front camera, 1080×2220 pixels screen, 4GB of RAM, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, 32GB Internal storage, 16MP rear camera and 3000mAh Battery!
Main specs on A8+: 6.0 inch Display, 1.6GHz Octa-core processor, 16MP Front facing camera, 1080×2220 pixels screen, 4GB of RAM, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, 32GB Internal storage, 16MP Rear camera and 3500mAh Battery!
I’m a bit disappointed that A8+ doesn’t come with default 64G Internal storage and 8GB of RAM. Only a bit larger battery but not that large as we seen on DOOGEE and Blackview smartphones. And the display size difference isn’t that huge. It would be a bigger deal if A8 was 5 inch and A8+ was 6.6 inch. Now they are very identical.
The good thing is how both support Gear VR. For virtual reality experiences. It’s also phones that comes with IP68 certification just as A3 and A5 2017 edition phones. The colour editions will be Black, Blue, Gold and Orchid Grey. You also get a curved display on front which gives you some S8 feels. And yes A8+ does exist in 6GB RAM edition. It also exist in 64GB but it should have been default. But I enjoy how Bluetooth 5.0 is on board! Also support for a microSD card up to 256GB!
The dual selfie camera is nice the 16MP sensor has F/1.9 aperture and the 8MP sensor had also F/1.9. You can create bokeh effect selfies with blurred background. Great to create a more professional overall feel. The rear camera of 16MP comes with an F/1.7 aperture. The lower aperture the better.