Samsung Galaxy J8 2018
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Average of 8 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J8 2018
The Galaxy J series, which for the most part consists of mid-tier smartphones, has been pushed aside quite spectacularly in the past two years by the likes of Xiaomi and Honor. To be honest, it’s not hard to see why. Both of them offer great hardware for a very compelling price while Samsung tries to leverage its brand to sell the devices. But while writing this review, a particular device launched, that is most likely going to shake up this price segment at which the Galaxy J8 is selling at.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
Source: Manila Shaker
The Samsung Galaxy J8 has a price tag of PHP 15,990 and it’s currently available in official Samsung stores and online retailers nationwide. Overall, for its price range, the device did well. The camera was able to prove that it provides a good output in different lighting situations although there were some instances where there were some overexposed parts. As for the phone’s performance, although it didn’t do too well in online mobile games, it didn’t have any problems with high-graphic games.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2018
Source: The Indian Express
Samsung Galaxy J8 has good battery life and the overall camera performance is above average. The performance is okay though, and this is not the best choice for those who want more on the gaming front. The HD+ resolution display is a big letdown at this price. Consider the Galaxy J8, if you want a good dual-rear camera for under Rs 20,000. But for more performance, the market has other options at lower prices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Galaxy J8 in itself is a very respectable device. It has a nice screen, capable cameras, clean UI, and remarkable battery life. It has its caveats though like poor low-light performance, jittery autofocus, hard to wipe-off smudge magnet back panel and underpowered speakers. Samsung may be right in flaunting the cameras of the device but it only truly shines in the right conditions.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2018
Source: India Today
The Galaxy J8 does offer some good features such as a vibrant AMOLED Infinity Display and a pretty impressive battery life. It's cameras impress when it comes to low-light photography and the phone manages to perform day-to-day tasks and even the occasional mobile gaming with ease despite a Snapdragon 450 chipset. These, I assume, are some of the phone's most attractive features and is perhaps why its managing to sell in numbers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The J series aims to offer the Samsung experience at a mainstream price point. The Infinity Display does grab eyeballs, and this phone feels solidly built. The front and rear cameras perform decently, and some of the features such as Chat over Video are useful if you really love to multitask. Battery life is the strongest weapon in the Galaxy J8’s arsenal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Source: Gadget Show
The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a really good looking phone with a vibrant and bezel-less display. Priced at Rs 18,990, we feel that the Galaxy J8 is strictly designed for the Samsung fans. The smartphone offer an old processor which doesn’t work smoothly. Moreover, the other companies such as Xiaomi is offering a much better processor and that too at a lesser price. So, in case you are looking for alternatives then you can consider buying the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and comes with a starting price tag of Rs 14,999.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Fone Arena
Overall, the Galaxy J8 is not the best smartphone in the price range. Samsung has adopted the Infinity display, but this has a low-resolution HD+ screen, even though this has decent cameras and good battery life, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC, has micro USB port without fast charging and doesn’t even comes with an ambient light sensor, which is disappointing for a phone that costs Rs. 18,990. There are several better choices in the price range. It is available online and offline retailers. To summarize, here are the pros and cons of the smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2018
Well, unfortunately, Samsung Philippines is playing a little coy with their pricing and we have yet to confirm its availability too. Judging by how their other phones are priced, however, we can easily this device going for about Php 15,000. We advise you to take that with a grain of salt.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2018
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; long battery life; decent display; good price. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2019
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice dual cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2018
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; big screen; thin frames; decent performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2018
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice dual cameras; good price; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2018
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice dual cameras; good price; decent hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2018
CommentQualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
450: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.8 GHz and the Adreno 506 GPU, a LPDDR3 single channel memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7 300 / 150 Mbps) modem.» 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.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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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.
70.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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