Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) 


launchAug, 2018

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  • Decent design and build quality (though it's plastic - would have been nice to see a metal or glass design)
  • No ambient light sensor, which is a big miss at this price point
  • Fingerprint & face recognition is on the slow side


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • The dual rear camera setup is decent, but the portrait mode is pretty mediocre, with very ordinary edge detection - the blurring feels mostly unnatural


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


  • No fast charging support


  • 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
  • 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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Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10No more updates expected
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution720x1480 pixels (~ 274 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignClassic (No Notches)
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Infinity display
  • Accelerometer
  • Hall Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #103 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
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
Weight177 gmMedium
Thickness8.2 mmMedium
Width75.7 mmOk for one-handed use
Primary Camera16MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 5MP: F/1.9 Aperture
  • Live Focus
Secondary Camera16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED flash
  • F/1.9 Aperture
Connecting PortUSB
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • ANT+ Support

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