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Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 (Galaxy Series)
Processor
unknown
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6 inch 18.5:9, 2220 x 1080 pixel 411 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 159.9 x 75.7 ( = 0.33 x 6.3 x 2.98 in)
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Weight
191 g ( = 6.74 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 65%, features: - %, display: 78% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018

70% Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
At the end of the day, you get what you pay for with the A8+: a solid mid-range Samsung Android phone. If you value a the beautiful AMOLED display and don’t care too much about updates, this would be a good option. 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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A8+ Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Overall, the Galaxy A8+ is a solid successor to last year’s Galaxy A7 (2017) model. Samsung has adopted the Infinity display and the design of the S8 and Note8 series. It has dual front cameras, but the recent trend is dual rear cameras. It has a large Infinity screen, good selfie camera, water-resistant-body, and the battery life is good has well, but the internals and the average rear camera quality, especially in low-light doesn’t justify the high price tag of Rs. 32,990, which is same as the OnePlus 5T.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2018
85% Samsung Galaxy A8+ Review
Source: The Techy English
Samsung’s entry to the best selfie-centric smartphone will change the game and Galaxy A8+ is a testament to that. Though the specs seem to be above average, it has other worthy features like super AMOLED display, large 6 gigs of RAM, plenty of storage with 64GB internal memory.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy A8+ Review: A-Plus Indeed
Source: Tech PP English
The Galaxy A8+ is undoubtedly a very well rounded smartphone that won’t let you down. However, if you value software and powerful specifications more than anything else, the OnePlus 5T (or even the Nokia 8 after the recent price cut) is a better option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2018
Samsung Galaxy A8+ review: Throwing down the gauntlet
Source: Android Central English
Aside from the fact that it runs Nougat out of the box, there's nothing particularly wrong with the Galaxy A8+. In fact, it's clear that the A8+ is the best device in the Galaxy A series thus far. However, while the South Korean manufacturer was perfecting its model for an affordable flagship, other brands haven't been idle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2018
72% Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 Review
Source: Think Digit English
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+. However, if butter smooth performance and sharp camera performance is what you expect at its price point, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ falls short in comparison to the OnePlus 5T and Honor View 10, both of which are well rounded and offer much better value of the Samsung Galaxy A8+.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 72%
76% Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus Review: A premium mid-ranger with stunning looks and a great display that fails to match up to its competition
Source: Tech2 English
The Samsung Galaxy A8 on paper seemed a device that could really raise Samsung’s presence in the mid-premium smartphone segment, which has been dominated by OnePlus and Honor for a while now. Since Samsung’s A series is not really its flagship lineup, but it's an important phone that has a vast market to capture, one dominated by OnePlus and Huawei.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 65% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy A8+(2018) review: Stunning design, display but can it beat OnePlus 5T?
Source: The Indian Express English
I would say consider the Samsung Galaxy A8+ if you are okay with a six-inch phone and do not wish to try out the other newer Chinese players in the market. For those who want more power, the OnePlus 5T is still an option and remember the Oreo update is already in testing for this. Then there’s Honor View 10, which is a newer entrant to the market and comes with capable features and focus on AI as well and an impressive camera to the boot. If you are looking for a new phone in the Rs 30,000 plus range, the number of options just got bigger with the Galaxy A8+ joining the list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) & A8+ (2018) review - A set of good premium Samsung selfie smartphones
Source: Tech Nave English
Personally, I think the Galaxy A8 (2018) is worth getting but not so much for the plus variant. As mentioned earlier, the only reason that you want that is because you like it big and money is not an issue. So if that's your stuff, by all means, go for it.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2018
75% Samsung Galaxy A8+ review: Bringing infinite possibilities to the masses
Source: India Today English
The Samsung Galaxy A8+, if I were to sum it up, brings infinite possibilities to the masses. At Rs 32,990, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ crams in all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a phone at its price point. At the same time, it adds features, that were well until now limited to Samsung's cream of the crop devices. Samsung's Galaxy A line-up has always been about making the Galaxy S line-up more accessible to a wider audience. With the Galaxy A8+ Samsung has kind of blurred the line between flagship and mid-level some more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Samsung Galaxy A8+ Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Galaxy A8+ (2018) is in a bit of an awkward position. It isn't very convincing when seen next to the OnePlus 5T (Review) and Honor View 10 (Review), especially because of the features and capabilities that Samsung still reserves for its flagships. We don't think the new Galaxy A8+ it's strong enough to fend off the OnePlus 5T at exactly the same price. Camera quality is severely disappointing, and the implementation of dual front cameras just leaves us confused. Despite its Infinity Display, the phone's design doesn't really scream for attention. While the performance is good, it's let down by software bloat. On the other hand, high-quality sAMOLED screen is great, and the battery life is excellent.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) unboxing and hands-on video
Source: Tech Nave English
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) are released in Malaysia for a price tag of RM1799 and RM2499 respectively. We got ourselves the plus variant and explored if there's actually any difference between the two. Well, turns out there isn't much except for a bigger display of 6-inch (FHD+), 6GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage and a bigger battery up to 3500mAh. We have already done a video for the Galaxy A8 (2018) right here, and without further ado, check out our Galaxy A8+ (2018) unboxing and hands-on video below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2018
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018), launched in India on Wednesday, is the company's latest entry into the sub-Rs. 35,000 price segment. The smartphone brings a lot of the features and styling of the flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 to a more affordable price point. The key Galaxy A8+ (2018) features include the likes of Live Focus for the front camera, face recognition technology, Bixby voice assistant and, of course, Samsung's Infinity Display panel. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) has Samsung Experience 8.5 based on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat that delivers a customised experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2018
Watch: Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ Review
Source: Yugatech English
Samsung introduced the Galaxy A8 in 2015 . A year later, it released its successor called the Galaxy A8 (2016). The company, however, skipped 2017 and decided to release the 2018 model instead. Here’s a closer look on the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018).
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2018
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Galaxy A8+ (2018) is basically the Galaxy A8 (2018) on steroids. It has the same premium build and design, bigger Infinity Display which is good for gaming and watching videos, larger storage, good performance and cameras, water and dust-resistant body, and an even longer battery life. At Php32,990, it’s a pricey phone but it has its own advantages which make it worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2018
Đánh giá màn hình tràn viền của Galaxy A8+
Source: Zdnet.com English
Màn hình tràn viền trên Galaxy A8/A8+ đem đến trải nghiệm cầm nắm, sử dụng và chịu va đập tốt hơn so với màn hình vô cực.
Positive: Impressive design; frameless; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/12/2018

Foreign Reviews

immer mehr S-Klasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2018
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus incelemesi
Source: Teknokulis TR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good selfie camera; nice display. Negative: Relatively high price; poor main camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2018
74% Обзор Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018): Имиджевый, но не флагманский
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Смартфон Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018): Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; nice display; support waterproof; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2017
78% Đánh giá chi tiết Galaxy A8+ 2018: Định nghĩa lại phân khúc cận cao cấp
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Chia sẻ nhanh về Galaxy A8+: mình thật sự thích nó hơn cả S8 và Note8!
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; good performance; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2018
Đánh giá Galaxy A8+
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Nice display; excellent cameras; premium design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2018
Đánh giá Galaxy A8+: Nâng cấp vượt trội so với A7
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; excellent dual selfie camera; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2018
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018): tiến gần hơn đến phân khúc cao cấp
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice selfie camera; decent performance; face ID; support Samsung Pay. Negative: Relatively high price; poor cameras in low light mode.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2018
Đánh giá những điểm nhấn ấn tượng trên bộ đôi Galaxy A8 và A8+
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Frameless; premium design; nice dual selfie camera; powerful hardware; support waterproof.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2017
Trên tay Galaxy A8+ 2018 tại Việt Nam: Bứt phá mọi giới hạn
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; powerful hardware; impressive cameras; long battery life; waterproof IP68.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/21/2017
Review Galaxy A8+: Raja Selfienya Samsung!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice selfie camera; high autonomy; smart Bixby assistant; waterproof IP68. Negative: Average performance; poor main camera; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2018
Preview Samsung Galaxy A8+
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Good hardware; impressive performance; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2018

Comment

Model: The 2018 edition of the Galaxy A8+ marks a departure for the A series from Samsung. Typically, the designated mid-range, this ‘A’ phone might as well stand for aspirational, because it includes a lot of features from Samsung’s premium range of smartphones. For instance, it has a glass-metal sandwich design, Gorilla Glass protection, a high resolution Super AMOLED screen, a wide aperture (f1.7) rear camera, IP68 certification for water/dust resistance, Samsung Pay (NFC-based contactless payment, which is gaining traction at many merchant establishments) and finally, a high performance octa-core processor paired with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The design is sort of a mixed bag. Yes, it looks and feels premium but with that comes a fair bit of extra thickness and weight. It has a 6-inch screen with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, but it feels bulkier than the likes of the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8. Thankfully, it retains the 3.5 mm audio output, has fast charging and Samsung has fixed the location of the fingerprint scanner at the back. Samsung really aces Super AMOLED screens and this phone is no different. The screen offers colors that pop, deep blacks and also enable the always-on display. It offers a resolution of 2.220 x 1.080 pixels, which is a variation of the FHD+ resolution, necessitated by the aspect ratio. The display itself is FHD+ and not QHD+ like the flagships, and the panel is not curved. So the overall effect is not quite as breathtaking as what user would get on the Note 8.

The Exynos 7885 processor is not really flagship class (like a Snapdragon 835) but it offers respectable performance for all tasks, including gaming, multimedia, and multitasking. Most users will not run into any bottlenecks here. Paired with 6 GB of RAM and enough storage, a user has a phone that works without hiccups for most. It also gets Bluetooth 5.0 certification and is capable enough for excellent VR. In fact, the A8+ is the first A series phone that works with Samsung’s Gear VR headset. Camera performance is excellent overall, it feels like a flagship in practice and in the results. The f1.7 rear camera gives user very nice, natural bokeh and good low light results. The dual front camera offers a very capable portrait mode. The only thing missing is optical image stabilization, which no other new phone in this price range has anyway. Strangely, it does not record 4k video, the resolution is capped at 1080p. Samsung’s Android layer is very lightweight these days but it still has some app duplication. For example, Samsung includes their own web browser in addition to Chrome, a mail app in addition to Gmail, Galaxy Apps in addition to Play Store and S Voice in addition to Google Assistant.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.
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6":

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.
0.191 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.


75.56%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-01- 3 (Update: 2018-01- 3)