Samsung Galaxy A8: First look

By Hardik Singh | Updated 14 Aug 2015
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Samsung has changed its build quality drastically in the last year. The use of metal and glass has taken a prominent place in the design. And, the plastic covered Samsung phones we loathed, are slowly disappearing. Currently only the flagship phones stay true to this new design philosophy. But, besides the flagship Galaxy S6 and new Note phones, Samsung has a A-series which offers an almost similar design approach. From this line-up we have the Galaxy A8 with us today. So, we thought, why not take you through it.

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Before we begin, here is a quick spec rundown.

SoC: Exynos 5420
RAM: 2GB
Display: 5.7-inch 1080p
Camera: 16MP and 5MP
Storage: 32GB
Battery: 3050mAh
OS: Android 5.1

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The 5.7-inch 1080p display on the front uses a Super AMOLED panel that has very good viewing angles. Also, the bezels on the side are quite thin.

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At the top of the phone, there is an array of sensors and the 5MP front-facing camera.

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At the bottom we have the 'Home' button that also doubles up as a fingerprint-sensor. You can also see the micro-USB as well as the 3.5mm jack situated the bottom.

 

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The phone has two separate buttons for volume controls at the left side. The power button is on the right side

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The phone supports dual SIM, and you can swap the second SIM with a 128GB microSD card if you require more storage over the 32GB inbuilt storage.

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There is a 16MP camera at the back that is coupled with a single LED flash. The speaker is located here as well.

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The phone features a non-removable back and a 3050mAh battery and weighs around 151 grams.

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