Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy J8!

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Excellence Score
39.9
42.8
Value for Money Score
66.1
72.3
Price ₹ 19,799 onwards ₹ 16,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2017 Jun, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow 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 5.7 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch) 720x1480 pixels (~ 274 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Features Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
GPU Adreno 506 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/1.9 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, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 64 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
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 172 gm 191 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3300 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) 19.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 17 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 18 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 62 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Always On Display Off): upto 106 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Battery Fast Charging; NFC; Dual-band WiFi; USB Type-C; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Metallic body, with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass covering almost the entire front
  • Fingerprint scanner in the home screen button works smoothly and unlocks the device within a fraction of a second
  • Very good 5.7-inch full-HD super-AMOLED screen - bright, with punchy colours, and exceptional contrast
  • You can also make use of the screen’s ‘Always-on’ feature to see notifications and alerts without having to unlock the device
  • The UI is well optimised with the hardware and day-to-day performance is always smooth
  • The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor powering the phone is a mid-range chipset, that is good for day-to-day tasks, and still holds some power to process a few heavy-duty jobs
  • Pretty decent rear camera, though still behind the OnePlus 3/3T or even Samsung's own Galaxy A5 in this price bracket
  • Good front camera, performing reasonably well even in low-light conditions
  • Good battery life, assisted by a power efficient chipset - comfortably manages to last the day even with heavy use
  • Also, there is an ultra-battery saver mode for extra work time with limited background applications, processor speed and ram utilisation
  • Pretty good charging speed too - 100 per cent battery within 100 minutes
  • 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]
  • The top and bottom bezels are on the large side of the spectrum, and to some extent bring down the overall design quotient of the device
  • The chipset while good for a more budget phone, is a little bit of a downer in this price bracket - you can certainly find better performing phones in this segment - the OnePlus 3/3T being prime examples
  • 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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