Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a significantly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy A6 32GB, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy J8!

Samsung Galaxy A6 32GB  Samsung Galaxy J8 
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Excellence Score
29.9
42.8
Value for Money Score
60.8
72.3
Price ₹ 16,990 onwards ₹ 16,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Jun, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.6 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1480 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1480 pixels (~ 274 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 7870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
GPU Mali T830 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.7 Aperture Dual Camera (16MP + 5MP), 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 5MP: F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, LED Flash LED Flash, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.7 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 162 gm 191 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 20.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Audio Playback Time: Upto 70 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; Samsung Pay Mini; Samsung Mall WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Compact dimensions, solid aluminium build, elegant design
  • It is a device that slips easily in a pocket and is very comfortable to handle
  • The fingerprint sensor at the back is quick to unlock
  • Modern 5.6-inch 18.5:9 tall aspect display
  • Samsung's Experience UI is one of the nicer Android UIs around - and adds stuff like a more versatile multi-tasking implementation, 'Secure folder' to keep files, memos, and apps away from prying eyes, and 'Game launcher', to core Android functionalities
  • Good rear camera in daylight conditions - detail is good, and the overall processing is very natural
  • Very good selfie camera - captures a lot of detail, faces are in sharp focus at arm's length distance, and are on point - there's also a portrait mode for selfies that works well
  • Good audio quality via headphones and loudspeaker (Loud speaker is pretty loud too)
  • Good battery life - will last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Decent design and build quality (though it's plastic - would have been nice to see a metal or glass design)
  • The Samsung Experience UI skin on top of Android is a pretty decent skin and packs a lot of features - there’s Bixby, Face Recognition, which works fine and there are features like themes, game launcher, Samsung Pay mini, Samsung Cloud, games launcher, one handed mode and more
  • Decent dual camera setup on the rear - especially in proper lighting conditions, the camera takes good images, and low-light performance is not too bad either
  • Decent front camera too - captures generally good images with natural colors
  • Good call quality, with good noise cancellation
  • Good battery life - even with heavy use, you should end up with 30 percent battery by the end of the day
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Only an Okay-ish AMOLED display in terms of quality - not quite up to the high standard Samsung usually sets with its screens - the resolution could have been higher too
  • No notification LED, or always-on-display - so you end up having no way of knowing if you have any new notifications without waking up the phone
  • Underpowered chipset, day-to-day performance is decent, but thats about it - Samsung misses the bus here by including a weak chipset - most of the competition (especially the Snapdragon 600 series phones) is much better in terms of performance
  • Rear camera performance in low light is pretty average
  • Uses the old microUSB port, instead of the modern USB-C standard
  • No fast charging support
  • The tall, 16:9 AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy J8 is pretty decent, but could have had better resolution
  • The display also has significant bezels, whereas a lot of modern phones with tall displays these days have very little bezels
  • Average performance considering the price bracket, thanks to the budget Snapdragon 450 at the core, which is these days more commonly seen in phones under Rs 10k - while day to day performance is alright, but push the phone a bit and it will start to stutter - moreover, the Samsung Experience 9.0 has a ton of unnecessary and sluggish animations, that don't help
  • The dual rear camera setup is decent, but the portrait mode is pretty mediocre, with very ordinary edge detection - the blurring feels mostly unnatural
  • Uses the old micro-USB standard instead of a modern USB Type-C port
  • No fast charging support
  • On the whole, the Samsung Galaxy J8 is hard to recommend - the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro and ZenFone Max Pro bring faster processors, better displays and more premium designs
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