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Samsung Galaxy A8+ Review ( Full Specifications and Price )

samsung galaxy a8+

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

samsung galaxy a8+

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

samsung galaxy a8+

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.

Full Specifications

Finally, here are the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A8+.

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Launch Announced 2017, December
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)
Multitouch Yes
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)
GPU Mali-G71
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
Video [email protected]
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
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 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
Radio FM radio
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
Browser HTML5
– 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)
Price About N233,776


Precious Okafor

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