Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018)!

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Excellence Score
35.3
37.6
Value for Money Score
67.3
69.7
Price ₹ 17,199 onwards ₹ 16,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2017 Aug, 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 Yes
Display Features Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass, Infinity display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 626Ranked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #49 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
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, Live Focus
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 177 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 23.00 hrs
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 Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 14 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 20 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 112 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Battery Fast Charging; NFC; Dual-band WiFi; USB Type-C; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration ANT+ Support; Dual-band WiFi; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
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
  • Has a new, modern 'infinity edge' 18:9 display, that stretches from edge-to-edge, and makes the device easy to use with one hand
  • Samsung Experience UI is a fairly feature-rich Android skin - you get tons of features such as a theme store, gesture support, built-in smart assistant which can let you do anything with your voice, enhanced split screen controls, parallel apps, and more (although it does tend to pack plenty of bloatware too)
  • Pretty decent rear dual cameras, especially in daylight - both normal pictures and bokeh shots come out fairly good - they are plenty sharp, have little noise, and colors and dynamic range are generally on point
  • Pretty decent front camera too, in good lighting conditions, with support for bokeh selfies, and group selfies
  • Additionally, the camera also brings in a lot of funky and cool camera modes
  • Good call quality with effective noise cancellation
  • Very good battery life - the big 3500 mAh battery, combined with the low power Snapdragon 450 processor and a 720p HD+ display gives you a recipe for some very good battery life - the phone comfortably lasts a whole day and if you use it judiciously, you can even make it last for two days
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
  • Boring, repeated design
  • Plastic based build (most of the competition is metal phones)
  • The quality of the display is strictly average - the resolution is low, and brightness levels and sunlight legibility leave a lot to be desired
  • Day-to-day performance is good with the Snapdragon 450, but gaming performance is not that good - a lot of the competition has much better specced processors
  • While both rear and front cameras perform well in good lighting conditions, they are pretty ordinary when it comes to low-light performance
  • Uses the old micro-USB standard instead of the modern USB-C port
  • The speaker is both oddly placed (on the right side of the phone) and tiny and cracks at higher volume
  • No fast charging support
  • On the whole, while seen in isolation, the On8 is a decent phone, it is in a category which is filled with smartphones which are much better looking, have better displays, are more powerful, and overall bring a better value for money - you can look at the Redmi Note 5 Pro which is better than the Galaxy On8 on each and every spec and costs less - if you don’t like MIUI, you can take a look at the ZenFone Max Pro which brings better specs, stock Android and a huge 5000 mAh battery
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