Samsung Galaxy A8 is a new phone that finally is official. It looks like a budget Samsung Galaxy S8.
Main specs: 5.6 inch Display, 1080×2220 pixel screen, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Exynos 7885 Chipset, Octa-core processor with 2×2.2GHz Cortex-A73 and 6×1.6GHz Cortex A-53, Mali-G71 GPU, microSD card up to 256GB, 32GB/64GB Internal Storage, 4GB of RAM, 16MP Primary camera, Dual 16MP + 8MP Front facing camera, Bluetooth 5.0 and 3000mAh Battery!
This phone comes with a fingerprint sensor located at the rear below the camera. Samsung finally learned. You also get the latest USB Type-C connector. You get an always-on display something that Samsung is famous for.
The camera specs on rear are F/1.7 aperture, phase detection, autofocus and LED Flash. Pretty standard from Sammy. What’s interesting is how companies are starting to have dual front facing camera. Companies are starting to detect many use selfie camera more than rear camera.
Bluetooth 5.0 will allow you amazing wireless audio. The phone even comes with a 3.5mm audio jack. FM radio can be found as well. But you may have to use earphones for that. Some phones allows you to use radio without earphones.
A bit sad one more time how this is a phone with a battery you cannot remove. One of the main features is that it comes with IP68 certification. Something we been seeing on most new Samsung from above 300 euro price-range.
In terms of build you get front and back glass and aluminium frame. I would prefer Galaxy J5 2017 aluminium unibody instead. Glass usually breaks eventually. And then the phone needs a more expensive replacement. Eventually in the future I hope phones will be easy in terms of replacing broken parts.
In dimensions this phone has 8.4mm thickness and 172 grams. Which is pretty light for a large display phone. Of course it also comes with LTE fast speeds.