Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) is a significantly 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 On8 (2018)!

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Excellence Score
31.0
37.2
Value for Money Score
53.9
69.5
Price ₹ 21,500 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)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
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 #34 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #56 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
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 16MP + 5MP
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 5MP: F/1.9 Aperture, Live Focus
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 16.0MP
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; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Metallic body, with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass covering almost the entire front
  • You can also make use of the screen’s ‘Always-on’ feature to see notifications and alerts without having to unlock the device
  • Very good 5.7-inch full-HD super-AMOLED screen - bright, with punchy colours, and exceptional contrast
  • Fingerprint scanner in the home screen button works smoothly and unlocks the device within a fraction of a second
  • 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
  • Also, there is an ultra-battery saver mode for extra work time with limited background applications, processor speed and ram utilisation
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Has a new, modern 'infinity edge' 18:9 AMOLED display, that stretches from edge-to-edge, and makes the device easy to use with one hand
  • 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
  • Dolby Atmos surround sound
  • 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
  • No ambient light sensor, which is a big miss at this price point
  • Fingerprint & face recognition is on the slow side
  • While the display is pretty decent, it 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
  • Also lacks a notification LED
  • 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
  • The speaker is both oddly placed (on the right side of the phone) and tiny and cracks at higher volume
  • No fast charging support
  • No compass
  • Uses the old micro-USB standard instead of a modern USB Type-C port
  • On the whole, the Samsung Galaxy On8 is hard to recommend - the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro and ZenFone Max Pro bring faster processors, better displays and more premium designs, and now with the Poco F1 around the block, the On8 is an even harder sell
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