This phone (midrange) has better specs than my galaxy s5 which is a flagship
worst device 32 GB in 32K go for xioami 64 GB half price better value for money
So to sum up.500-550$ for a phone with Exynos that is a copy paste of MediaTek Helio X30.The older G71 as gpu but fine.Also how many cores is it ? 4 pathetic cores on the G71 or even worse dual core.
Weak battery and no 4k recording.Also their camera sensor is already used on Samsung Galaxy J7 and other mid range phones that nobody buys.Selfie that is just large mp but low quality and no manual focus. You are simply charging 100$ more than the previous A series for the 18:9 screen ration and more ram.They use the same camera sensor on J,C and now A series.That's lowering costs as fk.
None of the A series since 2015 is worth the money and this series won't as well.Forget what fan boys tell you,a phone for 500$ is already known what specs needs to offer.
Oh and let's not forget that from those 4 gb ram only 2 gb ram or less will be available for you to use because of their heavy skin over android and lots of bloatware preinstalled from microsoft and other apps that need to update each month.
Rave, 09 Jan 2018After a few months of its release this phone should see a good price drop and at that point I ... moreExynos 7885 is a copy version of MediaTek Helio X30.They both got same specs.Nothing more nothing less.
It is a good phone. If it just didn't cost as much as a Galaxy S8 :/ But still glad that mid range finally moves to proper processors a.k.a. A73.
Manyak maraig, 09 Jan 2018Im choosing between sony xa2 and samsung a8 2018. Which is better??If you're into performance, get the flagship instead and wait for mwc
If performance is your first priority but money becomes your concern, get last year flagship, even Chinese's top like Mi6,op5T are cheaper now
But if your choice is between both, take the xa2
- Equal stb, sides over top/bottoms bezelless
- more compact and distinguishable design
- Oreo and treble project out of the box, a8 is nougat
- bigger battery
- better LTE connectivity
- better camera, even capable of 4K@30fps and HDR recording
- better sound system
- and pretty sure it will be a half cheaper
Compare to a8
- it lacks IP68, though it could be ignored as people were living longer taking care their phones from water damage than before IP becomes trends
About screen panel it's about preference
LCD, draining on darks/blacks
AMOLED, draining on brights/whites
Samsung grats midranger for a price of a flagship now i understand why people leaving Samsung. Soon the Samsung will work only for top 10 000 richest peoples on the planet. Rest will go for chinese smarthphones for much lower price but with much better stats and specs.
Rave, 09 Jan 2018After a few months of its release this phone should see a good price drop and at that point I ... moreYou're kidding, right? Exynos 7885 is nowhere near SD660, which is almost flagship-grade. And SD630's GPU is perfect for 1080p gaming, if not for heavy gaming, for which you need a flagship anyway. And neither A8 (2018) nor XA2 are flagship.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2018That bezels !!!Does that matter, no bezels are prone to damage.. at what cost?
RASELEMON, 04 Jan 2018Who will buy with this price? Maybe, I am not.Brother, today have launched the A8+ in India with the price of 32,990 INR. Now what can you say about A8 price? I expect about 27,990 INR!
kate, 06 Jan 2018in Latvia this A8 in pre-order cost 800+ Â€ and S8 i can get new for 519 Â€. This is crazyIn Latvia in pre order it costs 500 eur. S8 costs 600 eur
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2018XA2 over this overpriced junk anyday, provided the XA2 is priced well.After a few months of its release this phone should see a good price drop and at that point I would recommend it as even though XA2 is good especially the camera. I think snapdragon 630 on XA2 is a little weak for a FHD screen for heavy gaming and Exynos 7885 is almost snapdragon 660 level.
I've always appreciated the A series but its too expensive considering you can get something equal or better at lower price one plus 5T being an example of that
Manyak maraig, 09 Jan 2018Im choosing between sony xa2 and samsung a8 2018. Which is better??XA2 over this overpriced junk anyday, provided the XA2 is priced well.