Whoever said ‘Size Doesn’t Matter,’ surely doesn’t own a Samsung Android smart phone. Now this is one company which is obsessed with size. It’s like every mountain it conquers becomes smaller once they reach for the top and then it eyes for the next one, which is bigger than the previous one. Samsung measures it’s success in terms of size, like bigger the better, the bigger their phone is, the more successful they are. It has recently launched it’s latest device in the galaxy A series – Samsung Galaxy A8 Price is Rs 25,990. As typical of its brand, this phone is bigger than the previous one. The Galaxy A series is the Samsung’s attempt to enter the niche market for premium mobiles and it does so by completely ditching plastic body and adopting metal finish body which does give it a premium look.
The Galaxy A series is Samsung’s new design for the smart phones with better built up quality. It has completely done away with Samsung’s previous practical features like removable battery. The A8 adds to the beauty of the A series. It has rounded corners and round curves that run through its body, give the device very prominent angles and makes it unique in terms of design.
Only 5.9mm thick, this model is Samsung’s thinnest mobile till date. It weighs 151 grams which makes it very light, when we are talking of a phone that is made completely out of metal. It also carries some very thin side bezels, which makes it pretty handy and easy to manage in terms of width. But the smooth metal back of the phone makes it slip from hands. Despite how good it looks and feels, it can be pretty annoying at times to operate the phone due to its bigger size. Despite its pros and cons the phone does have an impressive looks accompanied with sturdy structure and strong build up.
The device has a 5.7″ 1080 x 1920px Super AMOLED display with 386 ppi. It gives you a full HD display with sharp images due to its Diamond pixel arrangement. This device has got great viewing angles, high brightness, vibrant saturated colours which are of SRGB standards and good visibility under sunlight. The big display of the device makes it best suitable for viewing movies, web browsing and gaming experience.
The galaxy A8 is not only beautiful outside but it is also strong from the inside. The device runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UX. It is supported by 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset and has octa-core CPU (that consist of quad A53 at 1.8GHz & quad A53 at 1.3GHz) and 2GB of RAM.
This makes it run smooth for daily experience and multitasking. The gaming experience that you get on this device is heavenly, running spontaneously and uninterrupted.
The device supports Wifi, Bluetooth, but it does not support 4G band, whereas, 3G connectivity on the phone is average. It comes in two variants, 16GB and 32GB storage but can be expanded up to additional 128 GB to store all your media.
To give it a personal touch the device has a fingerprint scanner on its home button, which unlocks the phone only with your touch. But before you go down to using this feature make sure you register your fingerprint in different angles also, because if you don’t do so and register only one fingerprint then it will only accept that one single print every time you want to unlock your phone. It takes maximum 4 different angles of your fingerprint at one time.
The speaker is located near the rear camera of the device but it does not makes the audio experience any better. Also the speaker quality is weak which makes it tough to listen in crowded places.
It comes with a 3,050mAh non-removable battery which gives you up to 8 days of standby and up to 6 hours of battery life for daily usage. One can easily go all day with the phone regardless whether you are a heavy user or light user.
The rare camera comes with the dimensions of 16MP camera and also supports 1080p video capture. Instead of Sony sensor this device uses ISOCell technology, which means no image stabilization but it does carry aperture of 1.9.
Whereas, the front camera is made of 5MP/1080p with wide angle lens with an aperture of 1.9. You can take pretty good selfies but the default settings can be a little bit exaggerating, so you would have to make adjustments in the settings if you are looking for natural pic.