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Released

Jul 24, 2015

Display

5.7 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels

Camera

16 MP (Single camera)
5 MP front

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
2GB RAM

Storage

32GB, microSDXC

Battery

3050 mAh

OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Description

The Samsung Galaxy A8 sports a 5.7″ 1080p Super AMOLED display, making it the largest phone in the metallic A-series. The handset runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 615, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and has 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal memory, plus a microSD slot. The rear camera is a 16 MP ISOCELL endeavor, while the selfie-snapper is listed with 5 MP resolution, and a wide f/1.9 aperture.

This device is also known as
Samsung SM-A8000

Pros

  • Small dimensions (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches)

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Display

Benchmarks

Size: 5.7 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 386 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body – Shows what approximate part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies. The value is calculated automatically based on the screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners and the notch/cutout.

“>Screen-to-body:

73. 91 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks

System chip – The System-on-a-Chip includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, GPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip is used in the phone.

“>System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 5430

Processor – This is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device.

“>Processor:

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU – The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

“>GPU:

Adreno 405

RAM – This is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

“>RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage: 32GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 128 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
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Battery

Benchmarks

Capacity – The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer’s unique usage pattern.

“>Capacity:

3050 mAh
Type: User replaceable

Camera

Benchmarks

Rear: Single camera
Camera samples
Main camera: 16 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications:

Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

“>Aperture size: F1.9;

Pixel size – The size of an individual pixel on a camera’s sensor. The bigger, the better.

“>Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording: 1920×1080 (Full HD)
Features: Video calling
Front: 5 MP

Design

Size comparison

Dimensions: 6. 22 x 3.02 x 0.23 inches (158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm)
Weight: 5.33 oz (151.0 g)
Materials: Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics – Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

“>Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Features: Touch sensitive control keys
Keys: Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Pearl white, Midnight black, Champagne gold

Cellular

4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 3(1800)
4G (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
3G: Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Multimedia

Benchmarks

Headphones: 3. 5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.1
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Charging, OTG, Mass storage device

Location – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device.

“>Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
Other: NFC, ANT+

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

“>FCC approval:

Date approved – Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

“>Date approved:

Jun 30, 2015

FCC ID value – Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

“>FCC ID value:

A3LSMA800F

Measured SAR – Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone.

“>Measured SAR:

Head: 0.11 W/kg
Body: 0.98 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.10 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.98 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced: Jul 14, 2015

Alternative variants

Samsung Galaxy A8 16GB

Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 16GB

Samsung Galaxy A8

Differences from the main variant:

System chip – The System-on-a-Chip includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, GPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip is used in the phone.

“>System chip:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

Processor – This is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device.

“>Processor:

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7

GPU – The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

“>GPU:

Mali-T628 MP6

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