Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specs, Price, Release, Review, Camera, Features, Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Full Specs, User Reviews, Price, Release Date, Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is the first model from Samsung in the year 2018. Along with this, Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018), a slightly higher version announced. Both the device follows the Galaxy S8 in its design and UI. Coming to the specification, Galaxy A8 (2018) follows the Galaxy A5 (2017). We understand this as the new Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) combined the design and user interface of Galaxy S8 with Specifications of Galaxy A5 (2017).

Look at the specifications, price, user reviews, opinions, pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Release Details 

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) release date – January 2018.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Price 

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) price in the USA $600
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) price in Europe €500
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) price in the UK £445
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) price in India ₹ 38,000
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) price in China ¥ 3900

* Approximate Price (based on the Europe market)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specifications

Features Specifications
Display 5.6-inch, Super AMOLED Display (Always-on display)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
Aspect Ratio 18.5:9
Display Area 75.6%
Screen Protection Corning gorilla glass
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat (included Samsung Pay feature)
System on Chip (SoC) Exynos 7885 Octa
CPU 2 x 2.5GHz Cortex A73 & 6 x 1.6GHz Cortex A53 – Octa-core processor
GPU Mali G71
Memory and Internal Storage 4GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB storage
Storage Upgrade 256GB via micro SD card
Primary Camera (Rear) 16MP with LED Flash, PDAF
Video recording 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera (Front) 16MP + 8MP
Battery 3000mAh (Non-removable)
Fast Battery Charging Feature Yes
Audio Loudspeaker
Headphones 3.5mm Jack
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, rear-mounted
Other Sensors Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Barometer
Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n/ac), Dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Version 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR (NFC available)
FM Radio Yes
USB Port USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Body Materials Glass in front and back, Aluminum frame (IP68 Dust and waterproof certification)
Colors Blue, Black, Gold, Orchid Gray
SIM Card Type Single Nano SIM or Dual SIM (nano, nano)
Network Technologies 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (GPRS, EDGE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, LTE)
Weight 172gms
Height x Width x Thickness 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) [Radiation]

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specs and Details


Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display. The aspect ratio is 18.5:9 and the screen resolution is 1080 x 2220 pixels. It also features Always-on display technology. The corning gorilla glass adds protection to the screen.


An Exynos 7885 Octa-core CPU and Mali G71 GPU powers the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

RAM and Storage

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with a 4GB of RAM and offers either a 32GB or 64GB internal storage. A dedicated microSD card slot allows adding storage up to 256GB.


Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.


On the rear, there is a 16MP camera with PDAF and LED flash available and on the front, a 16MP + 8MP dual camera available for selfies. The video resolution is 1080p @ 30fps.


Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) packs a 3000mAh non-removable battery. The handset has fast charging feature.

Other Features and Connectivity

  • Connectivity features – GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, FM Radio and USB 2.0 Type-C
  • Fingerprint scanner – rear-mounted
  • Color variants – Black, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
  • Samsung Pay
  • IP68 dustproof and waterproof – up to 1.5 meter depth and 30 minutes

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Pros and Cons


  • Super AMOELD Infinite display
  • 4GB RAM
  • Decent hardware performance
  • High-res cameras
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • Samsung Pay
  • IP68 dustproof and waterproof
  • NFC
  • Fast battery charging
  • Brand value and reliability


  • Costlier than its competitors
  • Moderate capacity battery
  • Missing Android 8.0 Oreo

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Opinion

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is a good mid-range smartphone. As usual, Samsung asks for more price than its competitors. Unlike others, Samsung has its own features like Samsung Pay, Always-on display etc. Except the costly price tag, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is good in every aspect.





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