I have bought the Samsung A8+ two days back and here are my initial comments:
The set attracts fingerprint smudges like crazy. Just when I held it first time, my clean hands left so much smudges. It has not fallen out of my hands but I have a feeling of insecurity that it will break. It has come bundled with silicone back cover (Thank you Samsung). However, it does not cover the front edges so they are still vulnerable to scratches and cracking.
Face recognition and fingerprint scanner work fine. Sound quality is good. Feels quite heavy in the hand. Battery time is god (much better than my last Samsung Note 4). It has Type C battery charger connector which is not available everywhere, so I have bought two additional cables. It charges very quickly with the wire and charger supplied with the set but not the same with other chargers.
A weird thing happened, perhaps not related to this set. I disconnected my Samsung Gear S2 from my previous Note 4 and then hooked up with A8+. The battery of smart watch started draining like crazy. It finishes off in less than one hour. Previously it gave very decent time of almost two days. I am trying to find out if the issue is with the watch battery or the new A8+
I hope my comments are useful for others.
I have the note fe, my girlfriend the new a8+. Photos in general are more beautiful with the a8+.
Its affordable here in Saudi Arabia..The first unit I got had a display issue and the dealer change it with a new one. The second one drops just a half meter and landed on the tile. The screen brakes. Thought the display has cornering protection GORILLA glass but didnt hold the impact when the phone landed on corner frame. Frustrating...!
thomasmuller88, 05 Feb 2018S8 LG You will have allot proplem in device board laterwhat kind of problems?
tejas, 06 Feb 2018no as per i searched in youtube....c9 pro beats A8 except cameraA9 pro 2016, Note 4, S7 edge etc beat the camera clarity of all Samsung phones that do not have OIS for rear camera.
Anonymous, 05 Feb 2018Its better than c9 pro..?no as per i searched in youtube....c9 pro beats A8 except camera
RASEL BANGLADESH, 05 Feb 2018520 Dollar in India.Official price RM 2449 in Malaysia but i get it with RM 2330 come with many bundle gift originally from Samsung (MicroSD 64GB, power bank 10,000mAh & Micro USB to Type-C converter socket) because first batch. All gifts is Samsung genuine products. I'm using this phone now. Overall is satisfied me but too slippery. Plan to get a better protector case.
Anonymous, 05 Feb 2018which one do you think is the best? 1. Samsung galaxy A8+ (2018) 2. LG V30 3. Samsung ga... moreA8+ is mainly focus on target market who are looking for dual sim phone with dedicated memory card slot. If you don't mind about hybrid (MicroSD use sim 2 slot) then many others high end phone available out there.