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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) / SM-A530F

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) / SM-A530F
alaScore 94

193 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) / SM-A530F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the usability and durability are generally positive. The camera and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) / SM-A530F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) hands-on review

 

Wait what?! So the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are here to replace the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2015)? That sure makes perfect sense. Although, from a more serious perspective, what better way to show continuity with the acting flagship...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review

 

The Galaxy A8 2018 is Samsung's newest upper mid-range phone, but with its similar glass-and-metal design and styling, we'll forgive you if you mistake it for the flagship Galaxy S8...

Lush Super AMOLED screen ; Smoother performance than S8 in daily use ; True Dual SIM phone ; Sturdy build quality ; Good camera quality in daylight

Pricey for what it is ; No Android Oreo on board ; Rather poor video recording quality, no 4K ; Not great for low-light photos ; Only 32GB of on-board storage

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) review: a more affordable S8?

 

Since its arrival in 2014, the A series has been one of Samsung's most important products alongside their S smartphones. The South Korean manufacturer has decided not to launch replacements for its Galaxy A5 or the A3 (2017) this year, although the A3...

Design ; Excellent Super AMOLED display ; Front camera ; IP68 certification ; Battery life

Performance doesn't match price ; 32 GB of storage ; No Android Oreo

With the Galaxy A8, Samsung has brought the A series a little bit closer to the S line. The Galaxy A5 (2017) was already much like the Galaxy S7, but it was more affordable. The A8 has improved capabilities, which means its price has gone up as well.

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review: An affordable Galaxy S9 alternative, but is it good value?

 

A Galaxy S8 Mini in all but name. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review: An affordable Galaxy S9 alternative, but is it good value?.

Bold screen ; Fast camera

Poor GPU for the price ; Just okay low-light photos ; Limited storage

The Samsung Galaxy A8 has a fairly simple rear camera setup. There’s a 16-megapixel sensor and a powerful single-LED flash.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: the S8 experience for much less

 

It's hard to recommend someone goes to buy a Galaxy S8 after looking at this phone. For a handset that will be significantly cheaper than a flagship,

Dual selfie cameras ; Excellent display ; Premium look and feel

No Android Oreo yet

It's hard to recommend someone goes to buy a Galaxy S8 after looking at this phone. For a handset that will be cheaper than a flagship, many would be hard pressed to tell the difference.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy A8 hands-on review

 

Why do you need a flagship phone, again?

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8 review

 

A mid-tier smartphone with some Galaxy S8 features

Big, bright display ; Solid snappers ; Premium look

Poor fingerprint scanner placement ; Not the latest version of Android

With a strong camera, large display and premium look, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is a phone that offers an almost-flagship experience for a lower price.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A8 review: Hands-on

 

The Galaxy S9 is still a few weeks away but we're impressed by the Galaxy A8 announced a CES 2018. The new phone is like a Galaxy S8 mini.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) January 18th, 2018 | by Wilson Wong Cellphones 6 The new Samsung Galaxy A8 PHOTO: Handout

 

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ are meant to bring a number of premium phone features to the mid-end market, though their prices are close to what you'd pay for a flagship phone.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (mouthshut.com)

Samsung Galaxy A8

 

At this price this is very good phone. The touch of the phone is very good and amooth. The display of the phone is very good. The sound clearity is beyond awesome. According to the price it has everything to make it worth of it. The battery backup of...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):14
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:43
Continuous audio playback time (display off):64
Continuous video playback time:17
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):19

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto exposure:Y
Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:1.9
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance: Yes
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.25
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.241

Design

Brand color:Orchid Gray / Orchid Grey
Color of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Grey / Gold / Grey
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Waterproof

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display Diagonal:5.6
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2220 / 2220 x 1080
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text-to-speech message reader:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Document formats supported:HTML
Equalizer:Y
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:Stereo
Supported video modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:5.0
HotKnot:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Compatibility:Gear Circle, Gear Fit, Gear Fit2, Gear Fit2 Pro, Gear Sport, Gear1, Gear2, Gear2 Neo, Gear S, Gear S2, Gear S3, Gear IconX, Gear VR, Gear 360 (2017)

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Closed user group support:Y
Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Detailed contact information, Dictionary, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4 / 6
Coprocessor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor operating modes:64-bit

Software

Exchange support:Y
Office support:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1.1 / 7.1.1 (Nougat)
SyncML:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256 / 400
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:22.7 / 51.6

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color:Y
Dustproof:Y
Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.331
Height:5.87
Weight:6.07
Width:2.78