Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • 5.6" 1080x2220 pixels
  • 16MP 1080p
  • 4GB RAM Exynos 7885
  • 3000mAh 18W
Released 2018, January 172g, 8.4mm thickness Android 7.1.1, up to Android 9.0, One UI 32GB/64GB storage, microSDXC
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Versions: A530F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); A530F/DS (Global Dual-SIM)
Also known as Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Duos with dual-SIM card slots

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
Announced 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2018, January
Dimensions 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm (5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 in)
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 4), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
Type Super AMOLED
Size 5.6 inches, 79.6 cm2 (~75.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~441 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
 Always-on display
OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie), One UI
Chipset Exynos 7885 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71
Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
 eMMC 5.1
Main Camera
Single 16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8”, 1.12µm, PDAF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Dual 16 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06", 1.0µm
8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
Video 1080p@30fps
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 24-bit/192kHz audio
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Positioning GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung Pay
Type Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable
Charging 18W wired
Talk time Up to 24 h (3G)
Music play Up to 66 h
Colors Black, orchid grey, gold, blue
Models SM-A530F, SM-A530F, SM-A530K, SM-A530L, SM-A530S, SM-A530N, SM-A530W
SAR EU 0.24 W/kg (head)     1.25 W/kg (body)    
Price About 250 EUR
Performance GeekBench: 4418 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 5.2fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinity (nominal), 3.842 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 69dB / Noise 70dB / Ring 81dB
Audio quality Noise -92.1dB / Crosstalk -90.0dB
Battery (old) Endurance rating 92h

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User opinions and reviews

  • Anonymous
  • 18 May 2024
  • 3SI

Good times, when Samsung mid range phones still had an appropriate size and weight. This also proves that glass and aluminum are not to fault for the high weight of phones like A55. It’s the big size and battery

  • Itun
  • 23 Apr 2024
  • y2e

I've had this for about a year now, in my eyes, it is the only genuinely good "midranger", because it's almost as good as a S9 in my eyes, it pounds the shit out of my A13 in performance and cameras, I love this thing.

  • Anonymous
  • 21 Apr 2024
  • JH9

Besides this one I've also got J5 (2017). It's a bit worse than this one, but man... I don't care at this point anymore. The build quality of these budget phones that were over 5 years ago was just so much better. Aluminium back and fr...

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