Samsung Galaxy A8 2015 Review, Full Phone Specs, Price and Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy A8 2015

Introduction: –

Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to take a look at Samsung Galaxy A8 2015 review. Samsung just released another device into their A-series lineup. That’s bigger more powerful and thinner but is it worth to buy.

Design: –

Galaxy A8 2015 design review

So this year Samsung finally decided to completely ditch the use of plastic going all-in with more premium materials and a new design for their smartphones. The Galaxy A8 continues that trend, The A8 utilizes a metal unibody design and continue Samsung’s move away from practical features like removable batteries in favor of a better build quality.

Chamfered edges go around the entire metal frame and the body has been mostly rounded off along the corners and back with the exception of the side featuring some very prominent angles. That only 5.9mm thick, this is Samsung’s thinnest smartphone and for a phone made entirely of metal and manages to stay pretty light at 151g. The A8 also carry some very thin side bezels which help make it more manageable in one hand in terms of width. The metal build and super thin profile of the A8 is an awesome combination.

The buttons and ports are in identical locations to other Galaxies A devices with the power button comfortable place. On the right micro USB and 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom. A single speaker mounted on the rear next to the camera and volume buttons on the left. Also on the left are dual SIM card slots one of which doubles as a micro SD card slot for extra storage. A Samsung devices would not be complete without the typical home button and capacitive keys on the front.

Display: –

Galaxy A8 2015 display review

The screen on the A8 is a Super AMOLED panel that measures in at 5.7inches ant the large size makes it great for movies, games and web browsing. It’s got all the characteristics that you would expect from a Samsung-made AMOLED screen like great viewing angles, high brightness, good outdoor visibility and vibrant saturated colors. It’s a 1080 panel which falls short of the Quad HD standard. There’s still plenty of sharpness and resolution to be had for a very enjoyable experience when reading the text and various other content.

Camera: –

galaxy A8 2015 camera specs

The camera on the Rear is a 16-megapixel sensor just like the S6 but unlike the S6, The A8 utilizes ISO cell technology instead of a sony sensor which means no optical image stabilization. But it does carry aperture of F 1.9. The front camera is a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens that’s actually capable of taking some pretty decent selfies.

Galaxy A8 2015 front camera specs

The camera interface is mostly the same as what was introduced on the S6. It’s much cleaner more simplified UI with only a few shooting modes like panorama, continuous shot, night and pro mode for full manual controls coming pre-loaded. It’s nice and quick making it really easy to snap photos and the resulting images are quite good. they’re very sharp with plenty of detail in above average lighting conditions and there’s still a good amount of clarity even when zoomed in. Dynamic range is already pretty good.

Processor & Memory:-

Driving the everyday performance is the Qualcomm made Snapdragon 615, A pretty common processor in the mid-range smartphone. There’s 2GB of RAM on board and general everyday performance was pretty good and ran smoothly. It does suffer from some home screen stutters every now and then especially when scrolling in and out of Flipboard but this was also a problem on the Galaxy S6 and Samsung hasn’t done much to alleviate that problem on the A8. Otherwise, the A8 handles itself well and in the grand scheme of things. The performances on par with other smartphones that are similarly aspect.

Hardware: –

hardware wise the usual connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and LTE all are available. But it does not support 4G bands in the US. 3G data speed, however, works just fine on T-mobile and AT&T. The A8 comes with either 16 or 32GB storage with the option to expand up to an additional 128GB to store all or your media.

Galaxy A8 2015 fingerprint scanner

Samsung also brought the fingerprint sensor of the S6 over to the A8. It seems to just as well as it does on the S6 unlocking the phone relatively quickly. You can store up to a maximum of four fingerprints at one time. Speaker quality from the rear mounted speaker isn’t best.


For the software, the A8 is running the typical TouchWiz interface on top of android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This is the much leaner more revamped version of touch ways.That we originally saw on the S6. SO there’s lot less Samsung bloatware and unnecessary features. Samsung’s more popular and arguably more useful features like multi-window for Split-screen multitasking and the smart gestures like palms way to capture a screenshot.

Battery: – 

The A8 is Samsung’s able to pack a pretty large 3050 mAh battery inside. The battery life has been really good. SO whether you’re a heavy user or a light user you really shouldn’t have any problems with getting through a full day on this device.

Conclusion: –

Overall the A8 is a solid mid-range device that gets a lot of things like the build quality, camera, and battery life but the price certainly puts the A8 in no man’s land.

Here in 2015, there’s plenty of great mid-range devices that are hitting the sub $ 250 price point and with the Flagship like the Moto X style and OnePlus 2 on the horizon. The A8 is exactly a bargain.

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Technology-  GSM/LTE/HSPA

SIM-  Nano

Launch-  2015, August

BODY Dimensions-  158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm

Weight-  151g

DISPLAY Type-   Super AMOLED,  1080 x 1920 pixels (386 PPI)

Size-  5.7inches

Protection-   Corning Gorilla Glass 4

CAMERA Rear-   16 MP, f/1.9, 31mm

Front-  5 MP, f/1.9, 23mm, 1080p

Video-  1080p@30fps

Features- Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR

PLATFORM OS-   Android OS, 5.1.1 version (Lollipop – v6.0 Marshmallow)

Chipset-  Snapdragon 615

CPU-  Octa-Core

GPU-  Adreno 405

MEMORY Internal-  32GB, 2GB RAM

External-  Up to 256GB (microSD)

FEATURES Sensors-  Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
COMMS WLAN-  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot

USB-   microUSB v2.0

-Bluetooth, NFC, GPS & FM Radio available

SOUND -Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack available

– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

BATTERY Li-Ion  3050 mAh