I just got this phone and there's no option for font styles. Please is it normal or should I change?
Moved to a8 from S7 last week, am very happy with the phone Haven't found all I can or cannot do with it.
Charger? works ok with all my phone chargers, A little annoying though is the cable plug and socket size is a lot larger so I will have to go and buy another couple charging cables.
I would like to know what others think of the A8 compared to the S9
pitazpitz, 13 Jul 2018I have not experienced that issue with my phone before and now with Oreo.Yup no problem so far only a little lag. Not on Oreo yet
pitazpitz, 12 Jul 2018So I got the Oreo update (UAE version), phone got stuck in bootloop during update, sorted it o... moreDid the oreo update fix the speaker sound problem that happened when charging the phone,or when battery % was above a certain level? Thanks
So I got the Oreo update (UAE version), phone got stuck in bootloop during update, sorted it out with Odin. So far so good, some new features too (Dolby Atmos, etc.) no impact on battery life, no bugs encountered so far either, better performance, almost 10k performance score boost in Antutu.
reinaldo, 11 Jul 2018Does the A8 comes with face unlock?yes! also touch ID
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2018not happy at all with my samsung a8 deeply regret the purchase , it only i donÂ’t think user... moreIt can't be friendly to everyone. Even human cant do that. You have to be smart in order to use a smart device. Stay organised and plan well before taking action. You wont solve the problems by blaming others
not happy at all with my samsung a8 deeply regret the purchase , it only i donÂ’t think users friendly but the worse thing is the charger... why change the standard..type??? e i ve spend hoursvtrying to find a. charger for this phone in 3 different countries and again today in brussels..!!! no one seems to sell them and when you find them they are very expensive spent over 35e so far
e on them today no,luck spent 15e and he doesnÂ’t even work getting message with robot Â“no commandÂ” ???!!! .. i need to work!! not recimmended at all.b...
apiep, 09 Jul 2018Will this get oreo update or not? Might consider a6+ if it not getting oreo update. Or is ther... moreSamsung pushed out the Android Oreo update over the weekend. Rusia and Ukraine are recieving the update for now. Soon other countrys will too. :)
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2018What are the cons of this model?! I have been with samsung for quite some time but never on an... moreWell, the two biggest things i see are: Samsung love to gimp the GPU on midrangers. Could have easily used a G71 MP8 instead of the MP2 (i.e 8 unit instead of 2).
Also major OS upgrades will be fewer. Take the recent S7 as example. released on Marshmallow, updated to Nougat and just now Oreo. This A8, released on Nougat, will get Oreo for sure, but after that, I doubt it will see any major OS upgrade except maybe maintenance/security updates.
Will this get oreo update or not? Might consider a6+ if it not getting oreo update. Or is there any benefit to get this over a6+?
Since Oreo update for A8 is almost sure, we bought one for wifey. We were also considering Nokia 7+ but went for the more expensive A8 since we had some good exp on Samsung's durability (software update suck tho). Was able to use it for a week and some of important things I found out in comparison to my old A5(6):
1. Front camera of the my A5(6) when taking pictures was much better due to its OIS (A8 does not have OIS). If you take picture on a stand/ tripod or anything stable, then the picture of the A8 gets way better than the A5.
2. Battery of the A8 is superb. Lasted for about 2 days at regular use - no heavy gaming (using 1 sim and a memory card)
3. Watching youtube feels awkward to me, maybe the screen size or the full view
4. The form and material has a premium feel to it
I would have tested its IP68 rating but better judgement took over me and decided to just leave it alone.