There weren’t many interesting new smartphones at CES 2018 but the Samsung Galaxy A8 got a pocket rocket in the form. We’ve never seen the Galaxy S8 Mini be described as being too late. Here are 8 reviews of our in-depth galaxy.
A range of devices in the Galaxy A has come a long way in a relatively short period of time and effectively retains some key features and design features while effectively providing a cheaper and slightly less space version of the Flagship S range.
Galaxy A8 Design and build
We are glad that Samsung is back in 2016 in favor of a combination of glass and metal in this range of plastic grooves and this has not changed here. The Galaxy A8 isn’t really that far behind the Galaxy S8 in terms of looks and feel.
With the exception of a few small things, it is quite easy to get confused with the premium brother of the A8. The display does not have a curved dual-edge but has a fairly small bezel, so most of the front is taken with the help of a screen.
It’s a bit thicker than both the 8.8mm S8 and last year’s A7 but it doesn’t feel chunky at all. It’s not a lightweight phone at 172G, nor is it a handset that feels extra heavy.
The Samsung IP68 continues to do a good job by providing waterproofing (up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for 30 minutes) and a headphone jack. Despite the glass rear cover, there is no wireless charging which, like most, is a bit slippery.
Processor, memory, and storage
Inside the Galaxy A8 is Samsung’s own Exynos 7885 processor. It’s a slight upgrade to the 7880 found on the A7, with eight cores but at higher clock speeds. It is also found in the Galaxy S8 on the Mali-G71 GPU.
As before, there is 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot for adding up to 256GB more. However, instead of 3 GB now there is 4 GB RAM which is welcome.
By our standards, the Galaxy A8 does not perform as well as we would like. It is much cheaper than a device with the same number of phones of the same price as the Nokia 8 and Honor View 10.
When it comes to photography, the A8 is seen working on the back of most other phones. It has a dual rear camera and reverses a single instead of a front.
So on the front, there are 16- and 8MP cameras, both f / 1.9, and one of the main reasons is that you can use live focus. It gives you a bokeh effect that blurs the background and you can adjust the amount of blur later. It works quite well and it is unusual to find it in the front camera.
You can also change them to “take a selfie of your choice” – either with a vague background or not, but in terms of how much you can fit in the frame (similar 76- and5 and 7 degrees) you have it exactly the same so you ‘better I’ll probably stick with the 16MP option for details.
Galaxy A8 software and apps
The Galaxy A8 doesn’t ship with the latest version of Android but instead comes with 7.1 Nougat which is a shame and really, we expect more from brands like Samsung. The firm has started work but it is not surprising that the old A7 has already started getting the update.
The Samsung interface is quite simple and clean these days, and with no dedicated Bixby buttons on the side like the S8 and S9, it’s a swipe away from the original home screen. It replaces Google Assistant on many phones and you can’t change it if you like it.
You can still use Google Assistant through the app and we still think it’s better than Bixby, but see if you are new to this type of feature and like them out there is nothing to stop you from using both.
Overall, this is a very similar experience with the Galaxy S range as you get pre-installed apps from Samsung, Microsoft, and Google. You also get features like multi-window and Samsung Pay. It is also the first phone to support the Gear VR headset.
Samsung Galaxy A8 price
The current price in Bangladesh of the Samsung Galaxy A8 is BDT 23,990. It’s different the model is available in either silver gold or dark grey while the mi max may not be the best fit for the average smartphone user. it’s a great option for those looking for a very large device on the cheap well.