Samsung A8 2016 Smartphone was released in September of the same year. The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1020 x 1920 pixels. It ships with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Samsung A8 2016 price is about Ksh.30000 in Kenya.
Specs and Features
- Announced: September, 2016
- Dual SIM: yes Nano SIM
- Year: 2016
The device is a dual Nano sim, therefore you can either choose Safaricom and any other operator.
- Dimensions: 156.6 x 76.8 x 7.2 mm
- Weight: 182 g
- Colors: Midnight Black, Pearl White, Mint, Champagne Gold
It comes in 3 color choices, each suitable for a different personality. I consider the phone very thin at only 7.2mm. However, it is quite heavy with a weight of 182 grams. This is because of the metal body and the size.
- Type: Color Super AMOLED screen, 16M colors
- Touch: yes Multitouch
- Display size: 5.7 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Pixel density: 386 ppi
The Samsung GALAXY A8 2016 has a display size of 5.7 inches. This is appropriate for content consumers and those who love large displays. The mobile phone also comes with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
- Camera resolution: 16 MP
- Features: Face detection, Geo tagging, Autofocus, Panorama, Touch to focus, HDR, LED flash
- Secondary camera: 8 MP, 1080p
- Video: yes 1080p 30fps
The primary camera is 16MP while the selfie camera is half of that. Samsung phone have high quality camera features and also expect the same here. You can rarely take poor photos with features such as autofocus, panorama and LED Flash.
- Operating system: Android OS 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
- Processor type: Octa Core
- Processor speed: 2.1 GHz Quad-core Cortex A57 & 1.5 GHz Quad-core Cortex A53
- Chipset: Exynos 7420 Octa
- GPU: yes Mali-T760 MP8
- RAM: 3 GB
- Internal memory: 32 GB
- Card slot: yes Up to 256 GB
The A8 2016 runs on android 6.0.1 marshmallow which is a major improvement over 5.1.
It comes with an Exynos chipset with a Quad core CPU clocked at 2.1GHz.
The performance of this device is outstanding since you also get 3GB RAM for multi-tasking. Therefore, you can run many apps at the same time without having performance issues.
When it comes to the internal storage, you get 32GB of it. this can easily be expanded to 256GB using an external memory card.
- 3G: yes Up to 42.2 Mbps Download, 5.76 Mbps Upload
- 4G: yes Up to 300 Mbps Download, 50 Mbps Upload
- GPRS: yes Up to 85.6 kbps
- EDGE: yes Up to 236.8 kbps
- WiFi: yes Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual-band Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth: yes 4.2
- USB: yes MicroUSB 2.0
- GPS: yes A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS
This phone comes with 4G LTE for faster internet connectivity. You will easily stream videos without unnecessary buffering.
- Battery type: 3300 mAh, Li-Ion
The phone is powered by a 3300mAh battery. This esily lasts the whle day if used averagely.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
- Music player: MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
- Video player: MP4, H.264
- FM radio: yes
- 3.5 mm audio jack: yes
- Additional features: Fingerprint ID, NFC
Why buy Samsung Galaxy A8 2016?
- Value for money.
- Large display.
- Good screen quality.
- Outstanding performance.
- Quality camera.
- Large storage capacity.
- 4G LTE