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, 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

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 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-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 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 mins)
Display
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
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 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", 1.12µm
Video 1080p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
 24-bit/192kHz audio
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 USB Type-C 2.0
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
 ANT+
Samsung Pay
Battery
Type Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast 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 About 250 EUR
Tests
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 life Endurance rating 92h

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User opinions and reviews

I love this phone! It's old by now, sure, but it's holding up perfectly for my needs. No hiccups and almost no reloading of apps from RAM.

  • shinigami
  • 18 Jul 2022
  • ftL

So far since i bought it in 2018 the phone has be GREAT! Only issues would be call clarity for mine seem to have problem with either Microphone or call reception issue not sure. Though also damaged my earphone's jack port, its Type C also has is...

  • Maria
  • 12 Jul 2022
  • sEB

Well, every single phones have the same problem when getting old and older. So that is not this phone's weakness.

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