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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) review: specs and price

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Why is Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) better than the average?

  • Battery power
    3000mAhvs2656.32mAh
  • CPU speed
    6 x 1.6GHz & 2 x 2.2GHzvs6.42GHz
  • Pixel density
    441ppivs323.79ppi
  • Screen size
    5.6"vs5.07"
  • RAM
    4GBvs2.22GB
  • Megapixels
    16MPvs11.67MP
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2220pxvs1168459.27px
  • Front camera megapixels
    16MP & 8MPvs5.36MP

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

172g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

8.4mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

70.6mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

149.2mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

1080 x 2220px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

3.pixel density

441ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

4.screen size

5.6"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

6.Has an AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

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Performance

1.CPU threads

8 (Samsung Exynos 7885)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

2.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

3.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

For example

ZTE Blade V8 16GB

4.RAM

4GB

Best

Vivo NEX 2

10GB

5.Has AES
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

6.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

16MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.front camera megapixels

16MP & 8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

3.widest aperture

f/1.7

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Vivo NEX 2

1.3 & 1.8 & 1.8f

4.has a flash
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

5.has a front camera
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

6.has a built-in HDR mode
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

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Battery

1.battery power

3000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

3.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

4.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

5.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
5.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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