Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) 

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launchAug, 2018

37.6

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69.7

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Design

  • Boring, repeated design
  • Plastic based build (most of the competition is metal phones)

Display

  • 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
  • The quality of the display is strictly average - the resolution is low, and brightness levels and sunlight legibility leave a lot to be desired

Software

  • 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)

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • While both rear and front cameras perform well in good lighting conditions, they are pretty ordinary when it comes to low-light performance

Audio

  • Good call quality with effective noise cancellation
  • The speaker is both oddly placed (on the right side of the phone) and tiny and cracks at higher volume

Battery

  • No fast charging support

More

  • 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
  • Uses the old micro-USB standard instead of the modern USB-C port
  • 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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Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution720x1480 pixels (~ 274 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Infinity display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Hall Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #49 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)23.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • 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
Dimensions
Weight177 gm
Thickness8.2 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (16MP + 5MP) 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture
  • 5MP: F/1.9 Aperture
  • Live Focus
Secondary Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED flash
  • F/1.9 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • ANT+ Support
  • Dual-band WiFi
  • WiFi Direct

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