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Samsung Galaxy A8 2016

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1. Trusted Brand

2. Samsung is one of the most popular smartphone & consumer electronic brands in world. While it utilises multiple operating systems, this South Korean firm is known mainly for its Android-powered Galaxy series.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 details

Buy For
  • Quality performance
  • Slim body
  • Nice cameras
  • VoLTE enabled
Beware of
  • Non removable battery
  • No front flash
Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 is a robust configured set with fabulous shooters. Although the front snapper misses out front flash but it captures very good images in daylight. Thereby, the users can separately buy a portable mini selfie flashlight for best results in low light condition. The performance of the phone is very good when it comes to multitasking and gaming. The battery can give a backup upto one and half days in normal usage and one can also get in touch with their close ones via VoLTE. In short, this set is a sound choice to opt out for, you can go for it. 

A superb handset with impressive snappers
Display and Configuration

The Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) display and weighs 182 grams. It has a pixel density of 386ppi and measures 156.6 x 76.8 x 7.2mm. It has a (front) fingerprint sensor and is available in four coloured bodies - pearl white, midnight black, champagne gold and mint. For driving the system, there are two quad-core processors (2.1GHz ARM Cortex A57 + 1.5GHz Cortex A53) coupled by 3GB of RAM and Mali-T760 MP8 graphics engine. The device boots on Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) operating system. 

Camera and Storage

Photography lovers can click images from a 16MP snapper (1.9f aperture) present at the back. As far as video recording is concerned, the rear camera can capture Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 @30 fps) videos. For selfie admirers, the device is armed with a 8MP shooter at the front (no front flash). In terms of storage, the device has an internal memory of 64GB which can be further expanded upto more 256GB using a microSD card.

Battery and Connectivity

Acting as a stamina provider, is a 3,300mAh li-ion battery which keeps the show running for long hours. The device offers a wide range of options such as dual SIM, VoLTE, 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, NFC and microUSB 2.0.
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • VoLTE
  • 64 GB + 256 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Nano + Nano
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • FM Radio
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Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 Specifications

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General
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy A8 2016
Operating System Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Design
Height 156.6 mm Compare Size
Width 76.8 mm
Thickness 7.2 mm
Very Good
Thickness compared to
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7.2 mm
Average in group
8.65 mm
Best in this group
4.8 mm
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 182 grams
Below Average
Weight compared to
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This Device
182 grams
Average in group
154 grams
Best in this group
80 grams
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, Mint
Display
Very Good
Display compared to
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This Device
78%
Average in group
55%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
5.7 inches (14.48 cm)
Screen Resolution
Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Pixel Density
386 ppi
Excellent
Pixel Density compared to
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386 ppi
Average in group
294 ppi
Best in this group
801 ppi
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
Super AMOLED
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
74.3 %
Performance
Very Good
Performance compared to
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This Device
81%
Average in group
52%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Processor
Quad core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, ARM Cortex A57 + 1.5 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
Very Good
Processor compared to
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This Device
Quad core, 2.1 GHz, ARM Cortex A57 + Quad core, 1.5 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Average in group
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Mediatek MT6735
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.8 GHz, Kryo 385 + Quad core, 1.8 GHz Kryo 385, Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Mali-T760 MP8
RAM
3 GB
Excellent
RAM compared to
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3 GB
Average in group
2 GB
Best in this group
8 GB
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Storage
Best in Class
Storage compared to
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This Device
99%
Average in group
95%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
64 GB
Best in Class
Internal Memory compared to
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64 GB
Average in group
16 GB
Best in this group
512 GB
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 256 GB
Camera
Good
Rear Camera compared to
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66%
Average in group
56%
Best in this group
99%
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 16 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
Main Camera compared to
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16 MP
Average in group
12 MP
Best in this group
40 MP
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Autofocus yes
Physical Aperture F1.9
Optical Image Stabilisation no  No
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 4616 x 3464 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 8 MP Front Camera
Very Good
Front Camera compared to
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8 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
25 MP
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Physical Aperture F1.9
Flash no  No
Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Battery
Very Good
Battery compared to
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79%
Average in group
68%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
3300 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable
no  No
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE
yes
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.2
GPS
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC
yes
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes RDS, Recording option
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Front
Other Sensors Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
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