At the beginning of last year, Samsung introduced its new Alpha series,the specialty of this series is that all devices come with a full metal body instead of a plastic body, and they have a very sleek design, which makes the device very attractive.Samsung last year launched a new model in the Alpha series, which they have named the Galaxy A8, it is the 2nd most powerful smartphone is this series,the device packs a powerful hardware,good set of cameras,and a lot of features like NFC,Optical image stabilization,etc. Now, regarding the Galaxy A8, we are going to share the top 7 things which you should know about the device.

Top 7 things to know about the Galaxy A8

So, here are the top 7 things which you might wanna know about the Galaxy A8-

1.Build & Design

The Galaxy A8 is the slimmest smartphone from Samsung till date,the full metallic body of the device gives it a great build quality. Although the device weighs around 151 grams,the sleek design of the device makes it very easy to hold in hands. When it comes to looks, then without a doubt the Galaxy A8 is one of the best-looking smartphones you will find in the market.


When it comes to performance, the device packs an Exynos 5430 octa-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM, so you can enjoy multi-tasking without any kind of laginess. For gaming, it gets a Mali-T628 GPU, which allows you to play casual-heavy games without any kind of issues. Even, when you play games or do multitasking for a long duration, the device doesn’t exhibit any kind of heating issues.


Samsung has improved the cameras in the Galaxy A8, at the rear, you will find a 16 MP camera, along with a led flash, and at the front, there is a 5 MP camera. When it comes to quality, the both the cameras does a great job, the images come out with sharp accurate colors having good amount details. The only setback is that you won’t be able to shoot 4K videos as the video recording is limited up to 1080 p.

4.Fingerprint sensor

Like the new Galaxy S & Note series, the Alpha 8 also have fingerprint sensors placed under the home button, and the fingerprint sensors work very well without creating any kind of issues.

5.Hybrid card slots

The variant of the Galaxy A8 sold in India is a dual-sim variant, in the first tray of the card slot, you can put a nano sim and on the second stay you could either put a microSD card or a nano sim.

6.Customizable UI

The A8 runs on Android v5.1(Lollipop),and on top it, it runs on Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI, even though the TouchWiz UI doesn’t have the reputation of offering much customization, but Samsung has worked a lot in developing its custom UI, as a result, with the upgraded UI, you can easily change themes, customize apps, without any kind of restrictions.

7.Battery life

Despite having a slim body, the Galaxy A8 still manages to get a large 3050 mAh battery, which gives a very good usage, for a moderate user, the device can easily last up to 2 days, and if you are an extreme heavy user, then also the device will last a full working day before running out of juice.


Device name Samsung Galaxy A8
Company Samsung
Release Date August 2015
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano
Weight 151 g
Dimension (6.22×3.02×0.23)inches
Colors available in Pearl White,Midnight Black,Champagne gold
Screen Size 5.7 inch
Display Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixel density ~ 386 ppi
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v5.1(Lollipop)
Custom UI TouchWiz
Processor 1.8 GHz Octa-core
Chipset Eynos 5430
GPU Mali-T628
Internal memory 32 GB
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 32 GB
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Compass Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Primary Camera 16 MP
Resolution 5312×2988 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features LED flash,panorama,touch focus,optical image stabilization
HDR,face detection,Geo-tagging
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.0,A2Dp,LE
3G Yes
4G Yes
USB micro-USB,v 2.0
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono
Capacity 3050 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable No
Talk Time up to 16+ hrs (3G)
up to 27+ hrs (2G)
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