Samsung Galaxy A8

price Rs. 26,301 onwards launch Aug, 2015
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#20
of 41 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 8 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Very good build quality
  • Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date
  • Very good design - the metallic edges and frame, along with the thin bezels, give it the kind of sophistication that you would expect from flagship devices
  • The phone's back is grippy and has a nice finish
  • Very good display - bright, sharp, detailed, and has vibrant color reproduction
  • New improved TouchWiz UI over Android is running lean and functional
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly
  • Good camera - images are sharp, and detailed and have good color reproduction
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Excellent battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • No major negatives

8 expert review(s)


4+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
ProcessorOcta Core, Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)
GPUMali-T628
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3050 mAh
Battery Standby304 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 11 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: Up to 51 hrs
Dimensions
Weight151 gm
Thickness5.9 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees)
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
FM RecordingYes
More
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • ANT+ Support
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys