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Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) Series Specs + Pros and Cons Reviews

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) Series Specs

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) Specs

Date Released: 2017, December

DisplayTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.0 inches, 91.4 cm2 (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
- Always-on display
MultitouchYes
BodyDimensions159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (6.30 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
Weight191 g (6.74 oz)
BuildFront/back glass, aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Samsung Pay
- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
CameraPrimary16 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8”, 1.12 µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
SecondaryDual: 16 MP (f/1.9, 1/3.1”, 1.0 µm) + 8 MP (f/1.9, 1/4.0”, 1.12 µm), 1080p
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video1080p@30fps
MemoryExternal SlotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Available ColorBlack, orchid grey, gold, blue
PlatformOSAndroid 7.1.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetExynos 7885 Octa
CPUOcta-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-G71
SoundAlert TypesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm JackYes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
NFCNo
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) Reviews

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) is released along with the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018). The first ever Flagship of the Samsung that is released early this year 2018. Comparing the two, Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) and Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), is somewhat have similarities in most of the specs and features. Both device only defers some of the specs that make each individual device serves as its key features. It was then announced last 2017 December and available in the market January 2018.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) VS Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) has a bigger screen size of 6.0 inches and more heavy weighing 191 g. Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 411PPi density lower than the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) that have the 441PPi density.The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) has 6GB RAM with 64GB internal memory storage available whereas Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) only have 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB Internal memory storage. Also, Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a larger capacity of battery Li-ion 3500mAh. Since Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) have some advantage in terms of screen size, RAM memory, and battery it is more pricey than Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

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Similarities of Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) and Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) is built with aluminum frame and Super AMOLED for the front glass with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass. Also, built with IP68 certified dust/water resistance over 1.5 meters within 30 minutes. Both devices have 1080 x 2220 pixels for the resolution and 18:5:9 ratio. It runs with the OS version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat together with the Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53). As for the storage, Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) supported an expandable external memory up to 256GB via microSD card.

Having a dual-rear camera on both fronts is also the similarities of the two devices with the same Megapixel and quality in capturing photos and recording videos. For the specs of the connectivity such as Wifi, Bluetooth, and USB are exactly the same with each other. The same with the fingerprint scanner that can be found at the back of the device. The overall design and the available color is exactly the same as each other.

Pros

  • Fast Charging supported
  • 6GB RAM with 64GB internal memory available
  • 6.0 inches size
  • Bigger battery capacity of 3500mAh

Cons

  • Non-removable battery
  • Not Dual camera for the primary

Reviews

Design look and Feel - 71%
Specs and Performance - 88%
Best Android Phones - 86%

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