I have samsung a8 since 25 February and below are few things :
- The rear camera might not be the best thing about the phone but the front dual cameras are awesome.
- The battery life is above average. Even after heavy usage throughout the day, at the end of the day it still has around 40% battery left. And also the fast charging is nice too.
- Screen is very good.
- The overall performance is fast and no lag noticed.
- The IP68 water and dust resistant is the perfect additional feature.
Anonymous, 06 Apr 2018Is there front flash available??Front flash yes but no LED flash
Dualname, 12 Apr 2018Is there any support for OIS stabilization in this model?No but eis...and is very smooth and not shaky....
In fact no, and i don't know why! The previous 2 versions are supporting this feature.
Which is better a8 2018 or Note FE? And wat are the cons & pros between this two phone? Any have idea? Thanks :)
Sht309, 07 Apr 2018But is there any way to fix it? I have send it to Samsung center , it still under checking and try to fix it.
But they told me something strange . If you have a hardware problem even with warranty they will not replace the phone with new one , but how? It's their problem not the customer, and sometime the hardware problem will appear after one week .
Note: they will replace it only if you returned it to them within one week only !!!! If your phone under warranty.
It's surprising me , Because when you buy a new phone and opened because of their problem not a customer.
Finally I am waiting their final report if it's need fixing or just software issue .
Because its not fair that your new phone have been opened because of their mistakes .
Anonymous, 09 Apr 2018Yes i understand and when my screen is off the voice commands works....Wow thank you so much, i was confused because a Samsung representative at the Samsung store told me that you can only do that with Bixby Voice on note8/s8/s9 but on other phones that use S Voice instead of Bixby Voice you have to first maually turn the screen on so it is at least showing the lock screen before the phone will start listening for the "Hi galaxy" command. He even showed me the S Voice app on the A8 and the description clearly says that the screen needs to be on for S Voice to start listening.
Thank you for testing this for me and proving him wrong, it is very nice to know that i don't have to touch the phone to wake it when the screen is off.
500£ for a midranger ? just go for XIAOMI/ZTTE/ONEPLUSs flagships ;)
or go for an older flagship as "I" say "yesterdays flagships are to days midrangers" ;-)
Anonymous, 09 Apr 2018I have a5 2017...and yes you can...woth hi galaxy with the s voice and the ok google woth goog... moreHm it seems you did not understand my question since i know for a fact you can NOT wake the phone with ok google when the screen is off. I am not asking if you can unlock the phone with a voice command, i am asking if you can WAKE the phone when the screen is turned off.
Ok google would only work if you first turn on the screen, and then say ok google to unlock it.
Prospector, 09 Apr 2018Greetings all, i am looking to buy the Galaxy A8 but i have a question for anyone who has a Ga... moreI have a5 2017...and yes you can...woth hi galaxy with the s voice and the ok google woth google assistant...
Greetings all, i am looking to buy the Galaxy A8 but i have a question for anyone who has a Galaxy A series phone.
Is it possible to wake your phone via the "hi galaxy" voice command using S voice when the screen is completely turned off? Or do i have to approach the phone and turn on the screen before it will start listening for the voice command?
Most Motorola phones from 2013 onward, "fruit" phones, and my current HTC U11 all have dedicated low power consumption procesor cores which are used to always have a mic listen for a certain voice command even when the screen is off, so that you can wake your phone without having to turn the screen on first.
However, some lower cost phones can only detect voice commands such as "ok google" when the screen is on, it works even from lock screen but you still have to manually turn the screen on for the phone to start listening. On other phones it works only if the phone is charging.
I have searched for the answer to this question a lot online and i can't find the answer, can any Galaxy A8 or other recent A series owners please test this for me?
D. Shah, 08 Apr 2018Where you buy it? What promo code? I from Singapore and want to buy this.Read below. Just replied. Same answer
Leesw, 06 Apr 2018May I know where did you get the phone for SGD 490? I bought it from one of the sellers in Shopee SG. You can download the app from Google Play/App Store. There was a tech sale with 50 dollars promo code when I made my purchase and I used my cashback credit card (5% rebate for online spend), hence the low price.
Anonymous, 06 Apr 2018S7 is from 2016, and a8 is 2018..the newer the better.. common sense!The s7 is better than the a8 despite being produced later because it is a flagship,the a8 could be better in terms of outward appearance,but specs like RAM,processor speed ,GPU and chipset are what we are really looking at when we compare