SMARTPHONE SAMSUNG GALAXY SERIES | FEATURES SAMSUNG GALAXY A8
Samsung unveiled in October 2016 to a new smartphone that would be a phablet given its breadth of the screen. It is called Samsung Galaxy A8 or also known by the initials Samsung Galaxy Duos A8 (2016), so it is a dual sim. But what type of SIM can be inserted micro or nano? From what has the screen regarding his thumbs? But especially what it costs in Italy given that the cost in China is about $ 525? What hardware and software features and which possesses particularities and peculiarities? The battery power possesses and is removable or not? Also what chipset, graphics and processor cheda mounts and internal memory Ram and how many gigabytes are? The screen is Super AMOLED or IPS LCD and has a reader for digital improtne to use for online payments safely? Cameras that resolution reached and how many megapixels are? If you have it compared with the old model Samsung Galaxy A8 what you think and what conclusions did you come? Such judgments dates? Ready for a new comprehensive review on the Samsung Galaxy A8 version (2016) smartphone with hardware and software, technical data, specifications and images.
SPECIFICATIONS – SAMSUNG GALAXY A8
GSM / HSPA / 4G LTE
Weight 182 grams
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
5.7 “screen with 16 million colors Super AMOLED
1920x1080p resolution (386 ppi)
This multitouch system
Operating System Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Exynos 7420 Octa chipset
Octa-core processor (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A57, 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
graphic card Mali-T760MP8
3 gigs of Ram
32/64 gigs of internal memory
Micro-SD up to 256 giga
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
main camera of 16 MP, f / 1.9, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary camera 8 MP, f / 1.9, 1080p
Video resolution 1080p @ 30fps
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
FM radio with RDS
Accelerometer, proximity, compass, fingerprint reader
A-GPS, GLONASS / BDS
Micro USB v2.0
Battery Li-ion 3300 mAh non-removable
FEATURES – SAMSUNG GALAXY A8
Arranged in order to connect to GSM, HSPA and 4G LTE it has a weight of 182 grams, but this weight is more than justified dl that is affordable dual sim version other than mono sim with the use of nano sim type but not only, the screen is 5.7 inches in width by well so we approach almost to a phablet as size. 16 million colors for capacitive screen that uses Super AMOLED technology and not LCD IPS as indeed happens for many Samsung and reaches a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels so a full hd resolution and a pixel density of 386 ppi value, not very high for the truth. Of course, the operating system is Android Marshmallow in version 6.0.1.
This a great multitouch system that responds adequately to the contemporary touch of your fingers while as we have a chipset Exynos 7420 Octa which it was decided to do it alongside an octa-core processor consists of two quad-core. The first with a 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 power and technology, the second with 1.5 GHz power but uses the Cortex-A53 technology. Also good graphics card that is a Mali-T760MP8 holding very well and uses very well especially all 16 million colors. As Ram we are also here in good shape because it is 3 giga while the internal memory can be of 32 or 64 gigabytes depending on the model purchased, but you can even expand by inserting a micro SD with a maximum capacity of 256 gigabytes.
There is also a powerful wlan card that is dual band, uses the transmission protocols 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac and has classic features WiFi Direct and hotspot. Lack the DLNA function, but in order to exchange data with compatible devices are the usual Bluetooth system version 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE and the NFC system is also very useful for making payments across online security. Excellent browser in HTML5 version with support for Java technology is not present and with regard to the USB connector it is a normal microUSB v2.0. The sensors available are not that many and among them we find accelerometer, proximity, compass and there is even a reader for fingerprints. FM radio is also present and has the recording function RDS so that you can turn to our favorite music you listen on the radio to mp3 files that you can also use it as a ringtone. Do not forget either the satellite geolocation system based on A-GPS model, GLONASS / BDS and not underestimate the two cameras.
The primary camera is of no less than 16 megapixels, has a good autofocus system and flash the LED and has features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR. The videos that can be recorded may reach the full HD resolution of 1080p @ 30fps so. The second camera is half in terms of megapixels and 8 megapixels, but then reach a good resolution so that it also records video in Full HD 1080p and also owns focal aperture of f / 1.9. The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 3300 mAh but you can not remove it.
Evaluation Board – SAMSUNG GALAXY A8
Team Rating: comes in different colors including white, black and gold. By its features you could see that dvvero a decent phone from the price maybe exaggerated, because let’s face it almost 500 € for the version with 32 gigabytes of memory seem excessive even if you have to see which version will be marketed in Italy but hopefully both. However we can not complain of the memories, we can not say that the screen does its job well because it’s really very clear with bright colors and the touch works beautifully but we would still like to see, in addition to the lower price of course (and this was obvious) , a slightly more powerful processor especially as regards the second quad core that works only when the first does not have it does more. What makes us think about is the battery power. In fact, the 3300 mAh battery d we are not sure it can withstand a lot, especially if we use the main camera often because it is less than 16 megapixels and requires a lot of resources in order to function as well as Ram also precisely battery. It would have been better to have a capacity of around 3600 mAh but we hope that in active data connection mode and call, can withstand at least for more than a day. In short, a great phone from the major weight and aesthetics similar to many other Samsung models that does not have the quick charge function.