Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 

price₹ 29,990 onwards

launchJan, 2018

65.4

excellence score

67.8

value for money score

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Design

  • Premium front and back glass design, with a metal frame sitting in between (similar to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8)
  • IP68 certification for water and dust resistance
  • A little bit on the thick and heavy side, compared to its main competitors - the OnePlus 5T, and the Honor View 10
  • As in case with all the smartphones with glass panels, it is slippery and a bit of a fingerprint magnet (luckily Samsung has bundled a clear case along with the smartphone)
  • Face unlock is iffy and not too accurate (you are better off using the fingerprint sensor)

Display

  • Beautiful 6 inch edge-to-edge display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio - you’ll love playing games, watching videos or web browsing on the screen - the display is gorgeous, and the color reproduction is pretty good - sunlight legibility is good too

Software

  • Samsung's UI over Android is pretty lean and includes useful stuff like Secure Folder, and Samsung Pay (which comes with UPI, Paytm and Mobikwik integration)
  • The Bixby AI functionality adds useful stuff like Bixby Vision in the camera app, which lets you point the camera at an object or place to offer relevant results - you can also use Bixby Vision to scan QR Codes and point at text to translate in any given language supported by the assistant
  • Samsung's Experience UI, while decent, could do with less of bloat

Performance

  • Good speed/performance in daily use, as well as in high-end games

Camera

  • Decent (though not exceptional) front facing dual camera setup - has a good bokeh effect, especially in daylight
  • Rear camera is decent but falls behind it's main competitors - the OnePlus 5T, and the Honor View 10 - handling of details and exposures is ordinary, video recording is average, and low light performance is not great either

Battery

  • Good battery life - lasts the whole day even with heavy use
  • Decent 'fast-charging' support - charging from empty to full takes about an hour and 45 minutes

More

  • 'True' dual SIM experience
  • On the whole, seen in absolute terms, the Galaxy A8+ is a pretty decent all-round phone, but compared to the likes of OnePlus 5T and the Honor View 10 (the prevailing leaders in this price segment), it falls behind - the OnePlus 5T has a distinct edge in terms of software & performance - and the View 10 in terms of camera

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  1. A solid mid-range Samsung Android phone...But if you are looking for performance, speed, and a bit more excitement, there seem to be quite a few other phones that fit those ideas better
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. It's meant for those who want Samsung's brand value or care more about design than performance
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Isn't very convincing when seen next to the OnePlus 5T and Honor View 10
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Samsung Galaxy A8+ looks good, delivers on battery life, has an excellent build quality and offers IP68 certification. If these aspects score higher over core performance and camera quality, you can consider the Samsung Galaxy A8+
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you can do away with some minor issues, and want a premium smartphone without spending much, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) could be a good option
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Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2220 pixels (~ 411 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Always-on Display
  • Infinity Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • RGB Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Exynos 7885Ranked #19 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G71
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Battery Talktime23.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Audio Playback (AOD on): upto 50 hrs
  • Audio Playback (AOD OFF): upto 73 hrs
  • Video playback: upto 19 hrs
  • Internet use (WiFi): upto 15 hrs
  • Internet use (3G): upto 12 hrs
  • Internet use (4G): upto 14 hrs
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight191 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Pro Mode
  • Panorama
  • Hyperlapse
  • 1.12µm Pixel size
  • 1/2.8” Sensor size
  • 78° Field-of-view
  • HDR
  • Video Digital Image Stabilisation
  • Live Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Beauty mode
  • Filters
  • Night mode
  • Quick Launch
  • Floating camera button
  • Grid Line
  • Location Tags
  • Voice Control
  • Continuous Autofocus video
  • Face detection
  • Tracking AF
  • Playback zoom
  • Video location tags
Secondary Camera16MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.9 Aperture; 1.0µm Pixel Size; 1/3.1” Sensor size; 76° Field-of-view
  • 8MP: F/1.9 Aperture; 1.12µm Pixel size; 1/4.0” Sensor size; 85° Field-of-view
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Live Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Beauty mode
  • Filters
  • Night mode
  • Quick Launch
  • Floating camera button
  • Grid Line
  • Location Tags
  • Voice Control
  • Video Digital Image Stabilisation
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • ANT+ Support

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