K9, 29 Nov 2016Thankyou SlantedD. I'll follow upon your comments. Regards. K9.I just got an open box A8 last night to try out and compare to my Zenfone 3 ZE552KL. It does feel too heavy at first, but very solid and more ergonomic with the slightly curved metal back. Indoor/low-light camera performance in auto is not quite as good as ZF3, but once I switch to night mode or HDR it it seems similar. I think it's a trade-off between a better sensor on the a8 or the latest tools (OIS, color correction etc) on the ZF3. The screen is amazing, much less reflective than my ZF3 and can get much dimmer (for reading in bed) and much brighter (for outdoor use). Looking forward to getting a sense of battery life - it will be hard to beat the ZF3's ~6hrs SOT!
I bought the A8 last Friday 25 Nov 2016 after I was forced to return my amazing Note 7. I didn't regret going to Samsung choice as usual.
it is fast, light, and excellent, the cam is very good, and the front cam is excellent.
phone size is handy and good, for people looking for the C9, it is faster but quiet bigger in size
Battery if fine but not perfect. fast charging is excellent.
I just wished if they could provide dual video recording like in note 7.
internal and external sounds are so pure and clear
location of volume buttons compared to the power button in the opposite id designed perfectly.
I will keep updating for new findings...
AnonD-413387, 22 Nov 2016This is pretty compelling. Best processor of the last generation paired with a big battery and... moreEarly reviews have been mixed for the camera. All say it's good in good light, some say it has great performance all around but some criticized the low light performance. One remarked that the base Zenfone 3 camera beats it in low light and showed that it was significantly worse than the iphone SE in extreme low light conditions (more extreme than any normal use situation!).
K9, 27 Nov 2016Any intelligent comments regarding the battery life on the Samsung galaxy A8(2016)model. Than... moreThe Taiwanese reviews have generally praised the battery life. I think a couple did the pcmark battery test and one got 7 hours 10 min and another got 7 hours 30 min. So both beat the Note 5's official 6 hours and 30 minutes (though the note 5 it may do better now after updates). Some Taiwanese review sites are techbang, mobile01, eprice and sogi if you'd like more info.
Android27, 19 Nov 2016Shares the same SoC with the Galaxy S6. Old ? Yeah. Pricey ? Hell Yeah. Value ? Not if you're ... moreSetting aside screen size, the main advantage of the a8 over the s6 should be battery performance. The a8 has almost 30% more battery capacity (2550 vs 3300) and the 1080p screen should help a little too. They have the same chips of course, but you could say the GPU of the a8 is also "effectively" stronger than the s6 because of the lower resolution.
The main camera on the s6 will definitely beat the a8 due to the OIS, especially for low light.
legend, 27 Nov 2016are you saying that it is nice phone right?Just commenting based on the specs and early reviews. I
Any intelligent comments regarding the battery life on the Samsung galaxy A8(2016)model.
xanavi, 23 Nov 2016This device very expensive in Persia, Mean equal to 510 EUR. Why?it is expensive beacause it is nice and good phone
krishna khati, 21 Nov 2016samsung galaxy a8(2016),galaxy c7 ,and galaxy a9 6 inch, available in uae market ???whats better to them c9 pro or a8 2016?
AnonD-593645, 03 Nov 2016Lack of usb type & no fast charge.. hmmpp.no i thinl it has fast charging also
Note 4 , 06 Nov 2016I am interested in this mobile but need to know is there any screen protection (Gorilla Glass ) ???yes i think it has corning gorrila glass 4
This is pretty compelling. Best processor of the last generation paired with a big battery and a lean 1080p screen. Should have significantly better battery life than the SD820+3000mAh phones and have great performance into the future with the light 1080p display. I like the metal build over the glass of the S6/Note5 and the SD card is a huge advantage too. Main downsides for me are the weight and the lack of OIS, but I'm thinking the superior sensor may still beat OIS phones like the OP3. 3gb ram might be a little tight for touchwhiz too. Street price in Taiwan is a little over $400--that's already cheaper than a Note5.
legend, 21 Nov 2016whats better a8 2016 or c9 pro please replaysamsung galaxy a8(2016),galaxy c7 ,and galaxy a9 6 inch, available in uae market ???
Gagan, 21 Nov 2016i have a question , as this phone has exynos 7420 , and samsug j7 prime has exynos 7880 ( i gu... moreActually, the J7 Prime use 7870 the octa-core a53. The 7420 which also used in Note5 and S6 are quad a53+quad a57 and at higher clock than the 7870. So the 7420 should be faster than the 7870. I don't know how about the 7880 which some sources say quad A53+ quad A72 but at 28nm and slightly low clock vs 7420.
Wished it comes in 64gb variant in India.
It is a very special mobile as it comes with Grace UX and metal unibody design.
Wished it comes in 64gb variant.
I don't want waterproof, no type c, no wireless charging, no 4k recording, no OIS.
This is a very special mobile and I will buy it but as I am a dual sim user so I have to compromise on 32gb only. Really wished it comes in 64gb variant Sammy. Hope you do this for me.