Samsung Galaxy A8

Specifications
Samsung Galaxy A8
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  • 5.7" 1080x1920 pixels
  • 16MP 1080p
  • 2GB RAM Snapdragon 615
  • 3050mAh Li-Ion
Released 2015, August 151g, 5.9mm thickness Android 5.1.1, up to 6.0 32GB storage, microSDXC
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Network
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2015, July
Status Available. Released 2015, August
Body
Dimensions 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 in)
Weight 151 g (5.33 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 4), plastic back, aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM
Display
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 89.6 cm2 (~73.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Platform
OS Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (28 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.3 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 405
Memory
Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 2GB RAM
 eMMC 4.5
Main Camera
Single 16 MP, f/1.9, 31mm (standard), AF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Single 5 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi 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
 ANT+
Battery
  Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 17 h (3G)
Music play Up to 51 h
Misc
Colors Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold
Models SM-A8000, SM-A800F
SAR EU 0.32 W/kg (head)     0.55 W/kg (body)    
Price About 250 EUR
Tests
Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 1089
Basemark X: 8838
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.859 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 75dB
Audio quality Noise -89.3dB / Crosstalk -53.8dB
Battery life Endurance rating 98h

User opinions and reviews

  • Oden

And I forgot to say that it does overheat but only when gaming. But if for the normal uses I didnt feel any abnormal heating

  • Oden

I think they fixed that. I tried gaming and normal uses and the battery lasted long enough than I expected. Maybe you should kill background apps first?

  • Oden

Samsung only gave update ONLY for 2 years for each phone, secondly, they only update the devices that can handle the update (if not it will have many bugs and overheating). Lastly, the chipset was not meant for gaming. In 2015, smartphone doesnt have...

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