Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Specifications
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
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  • 5.6" 1080x2220 pixels
  • 16MP 1080p
  • 4GB RAM Exynos 7885
  • 3000mAh Li-Ion
Released 2018, January 172g, 8.4mm thickness Android 7.1.1, up to Android 9.0; One UI 32GB/64GB storage, microSD slot
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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

Network
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 LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2018, January
Body
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 Front glass (Gorilla Glass 4), back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 Samsung Pay
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Display
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
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
Platform
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
Memory
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
Main Camera
Single 16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8, 1.12m, PDAF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Dual 16 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0m
8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12m
Video 1080p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 24-bit/192kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
 ANT+
Battery
  Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W
Talk time Up to 24 h (3G)
Music play Up to 66 h
Misc
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 $ 179.95 / £ 259.90 / € 269.99
Tests
Performance Basemark OS II: 2067 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2007
Basemark X: 15299
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 life Endurance rating 92h

User opinions and reviews

  • Chuki

I bought Samsung a8 (2018) from Indonesia and using it in India. However, the VOLTE is not working. A8 (2018) has not launched in India whereas A8 plus (2018) did launch in India and VOLTE works on it. Anyone has any idea on how to make VOLTE w...

  • Maria

I am not sure but I say NO (I think).

  • Maria

A8 (not plus) 2018 vs A7 2018? The first thing you must consider is the size. A8 is small. If you do not like small sceeen, you must have A7. The cameras between both is about the same quality, more or less. It is difficult to say which one is bett...

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