Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy A8+, a mid-range Android Smartphone last year. The Galaxy A8+ is more of a toned down flagship, as it possesses some really good specifications. With Super AMOLED Display and 2.5D curved glass on top of it.
Let me dissect this device into different segments for your reading pleasure.
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ sports a reliable aluminum body and has its front covered with a glass material. This display appears to merge into the frame, giving it an immersive and premium look.
This device comes with a 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (6.30 x 2.98 x 0.33 in) dimension. With a weight of about 190g.
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ has a 6.0-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels, it has an 18.5:9 aspect ratio (~411 ppi density).
Samsung Galaxy A8+ boasts of an Infinity Display. In addition, the A8+ features Bixby AI built-in.
The screen of this device is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass material. Meanwhile, there’s an IP68 certification which makes this device dust/waterproof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins).
This Smartphone also supports Multitouch. With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in four colors: Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue.
Hardware and Software
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ smartphone comes with the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) Android operating system.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ is powered by an Exynos 7885 Octa chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that has a clocking configuration of (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53).
Furthermore, it uses a Mali-G71 GPU for graphics handling.
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ comes in two memory variants: 4GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.
Both inbuilt memories can be expanded to 256Gb with the use of a microSD card.
Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, barometer, compass, and gyroscope.
Camera and Battery
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ sports a 16 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8”, 1.12µm) camera. With phase detection autofocus, and LED flash. Which is very poor, considering the price of the phone.
Upfront, there’s a Dual: 16 MP (f/1.9, 1/3.1”, 1.0µm) + 8 MP (f/1.9, 1/4.0”, 1.12µm), 1080p camera. For wonderful selfies, even in low light conditions.
Other features of this camera include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.
As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery. Also included is a Fast Charging feature.
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ Smartphone will sell for about 550 EUR. Which is equivalent to N233,776.
Finally, here are the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A8+.
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released in 2018, January|
|Body||Dimensions||159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (6.30 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||191 g (6.74 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– IP68 certified – dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|Display||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.0 inches, 91.4 cm2 (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|– Always-on display|
|Platform||OS||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Exynos 7885 Octa|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||16 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8”, 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||Dual: 16 MP (f/1.9, 1/3.1”, 1.0µm) + 8 MP (f/1.9, 1/4.0”, 1.12µm), 1080p|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 24-bit/192kHz audio|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging
– ANT+ support
– MP4/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 23 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 73 h|
|Misc||Colors||Black, orchid grey, gold, blue|
|SAR EU||0.32 W/kg (head) 1.30 W/kg (body)|