After dual rear cameras now it seems that we’re stepping into the era of dual front cameras, as they’re becoming more and more common in new smartphone launches. After a number of smartphones came with this feature, now Samsung has also thrown its hat in the ring. The company’s latest Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ 2018 smartphones launched in UAE come with this latest feature. But since a smartphone is not made of cameras alone, we need to take a look at their other features as well before you can decide whether they’re good to buy or not. So let’s begin.
The first thing to know about both these devices is that they’re not flagship offerings of the company – that title is still reserved for Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series only. These are upper mid-range smartphones so their prices will be around 30K – 35K INR. However, for that price, they offer much more than what you would expect from a Samsung smartphone. Both come with Samsung Exynos 7 Octa-core processors, 16mp primary cameras, dual-lens 16mp+8mp secondary cameras and 1,080 x 2,220 px resolution displays. Rest is a little different in both:
- Galaxy A8 has got a 5.6-inch display, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and 3,000 mAh battery.
- Galaxy A8+ has got a 6-inch display, 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and 3,500 mAh battery.
Basically, Galaxy A8 is a more affordable version of Galaxy S8 that you can buy. The major highlight of this smartphone is that since it has got the dual-lens selfie camera, it allows you to do some very amazing things while taking selfies. You can blur the background as much as you want before taking the selfie. You can also decorate your selfies right within the camera app with several stickers and filters – no 3rd party app needed for that. There’s a fingerprint reader on the back of the device, as always, and also included is support for NFC, fast charging, Samsung Pay and Gear VR. And it’s available in Orchid Gray, Black, Blue and Gold color options.
So that’s Galaxy A8 2018 – a more affordable Galaxy S8 in short. A slightly disappointing thing about it is that it comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, while the world is going towards Android 8.0 Oreo. But that may change once Samsung pushes an update. So Galaxy A8 2018 is still worth every penny that you spend.