Samsung Galaxy A8 2018


Samsung Galaxy A8 2018
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (Galaxy Series)
unknown, Exynos 7885 Octa
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
5.6 inch 18:9, 2220 x 1080 pixel 441 PPI, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Card Reader: undefined, Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 149.2 x 70.6 ( = 0.33 x 5.87 x 2.78 in)
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)


Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review: Trickling Down Flagship Features
Source: English
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is quite easily the Korean company’s most impressive mid-range smartphone yet. Not only does it look sleek, its overall feature set – especially its camera performance – is well above what you’d expect from a mid-range smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2017
Samsung's new phones to feature dual selfie cameras
Source: CNet English
Samsung said the phones will be available in early January, though it's not clear exactly where they'll be available or how much they'll cost. The A7 and A7 Plus, released earlier this year, aren't sold officially through Samsung in the US, but the A7 can be purchased on Amazon for around $350 (AU$510 on Kogan in Australia or £355 on Amazon UK).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2017

Foreign Reviews

Perché il Galaxy A8 è già tra i migliori smartphone del 2018
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Metal case; long battery life; nice display; USB-C; good cameras. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2017
Смартфон Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018): Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Nice dual front camera; frameless design; fast fingerprint sensor; excellent display; support waterproof. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2017


ARM Mali-G71 MP2: Integrated GPU that can be found e.g. in the Mediatek Helio P23 SoC with 700 or 770 MHz clock speed. Supports OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11 FL11_1 and RenderScript. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.172 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018
Mali-G71 MP2, unknown
Oppo F5
Mali-G71 MP2, Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-12-29 (Update: 2017-12-29)