Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

  • Released 2016, October
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • 16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Overview

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is an Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) smartphone announced by Samsung in 2016, September. It’s a [3G/4G] supported, Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) phone which comes in 5.7 inches (~74.5% screen-to-body ratio) and 156.6 x 76.8 x 7.2 mm (6.17 x 3.02 x 0.28 in) with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~386 ppi density) and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.

Some other notable features of Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) are Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Sensors. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Built in running OS is Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and it’s powered with Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) while internal/external memory of the phone stands at Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) 32 GB, 3 GB RAM (some GBs will be consumed by pre installed Apps and OS so available space would be less than stated memory) however user can upgrade internal memory by inserting into the device

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When comes to the camera, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) features 16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash on the back with Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR options whereas the front selfie camera is 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p . Battery of the phone is Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) comes in various colors like Blue, Pink, Silver, Gold . You can find here detailed Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) specification following with video reviews, Classified Ads and price in Pakistan from online and offline stores. You can also explore the user’s review tab to get an idea about the opinions of other users of this Model while we also encourage you to give your valuable review of the model if you have own experience of using Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) for other members.

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Launch

  • Announced 2016, September
  • Status Released 2016, October

Network

  • Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G LTE
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • GPRS Yes
  • Edge Yes

Body

  • Dimensions 156.6 x 76.8 x 7.2 mm (6.17 x 3.02 x 0.28 in)
  • Weight 182 g (6.42 oz)
  • SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 5.7 inches (~74.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)
  • Multitouch Yes

Platform

  • OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Chipset Exynos 7420 Octa
  • CPU Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-T760MP8

Memory

  • Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

Camera

  • Primary 16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Video 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p

Sound

  • Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack Yes

Comms

  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
  • NFC Yes
  • Radio FM radio, RDS, recording
  • USB microUSB 2.0

Features

  • Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
  • Browser HTML5
  • Java No

Battery

  • Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
  • Talk time Up to 22 h (3G)
  • Music play Up to 44 h

Misc

  • Colors Blue, Pink, Silver, Gold

Pros & Cons of Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

Advantages

  • Dual Sim It allows you to use two services without the need to carry two mobile phones at the same time.
  • 4G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience than 3G.
  • Front camera Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and do videocalling (on supported devices).
  • Card Slot Memory cards give your device more storage capacity. So you can store more data such as songs, photos and videos.
  • Accelerometer Detects motion as well as the orientation of a device (horizontally or vertically).
  • Fingerprint You can use fingerprint sensor to quickly unlock your phone using your finger.

Dis-Advantages

  • Small Screen Size Small screen sizes makes it hard to enjoy watching movies or reading
  • Older OS makes it tough to install latest app updates
  • Less storage means you can not keep more data and cann't install more or heavy apps (MB's)
  • Less RAM means you can't run multiple functions at the same time with smooth speed
  • Camera Not suitable for taking high resolution photos.
  • Less battery time means that you would have to plugin charger sooner then you expec

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