Battery tests of gsmarena often are misleading, also the comparisons with other devices here are not very meaningful for real life.
I had experiences with the following handhelds before buying th A8:
Galaxy Note 1, 2 and 4
HTC One M8
Xperia Z1 compact and Z3 compact
Moto X-play DS
Honor 6 plus, 8 and 9
iphone 7 and 8
and I never had a device with such bad battery life before. (2, sometimes 3 percent drain in every hour only using standby-mode (always-on display, dualsim and wlan are activated)
The Galaxy A8 is a very good midranger, I am using it since 2 weeks now. But please do not buy it, if you want a device with good battery live. Do not compare the test-result above (92 hours endurance rating) with the shown endurance rating of other devices here. I promise you, you will be disappointed.
Considering they both price with Nokia 7 Plus or differences up to 20 USD. Which is good overall?
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2018In the price range of Nokia 7 plus & A8, One plus 5T can be a better option. If you want t... moreYes I recommended go buy Nokia 7 plus..better chipset,bigger screen,bigger battery,pure Android(android one),cheaper than A8(2018),camera superb
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2018I'm weighing between this phone and Nokia 7 plus. Which one do you think is better? I'm lookin... moreIn the price range of Nokia 7 plus & A8, One plus 5T can be a better option. If you want to go with Nokia 7 plus or A8 then 7 plus can be a better option
February Security patch via OTA released 400MB update last week for A8 and A8+. The changelog vaguely mentions of Camera improvement.
Anyone saw any improvement in the rear camera performance? Especially, the autofocus issue on the video mode. Picture quality improvement. Picture autofocus improvements. At least 1080p at 60FPS?
No prejudice or biased answers. Just need your honest opinons :)
Your answers would help me decide whether to buy this or not!
Thank you :)
Eh still that annoying speaker on the right side, why couldn't have they put it to the botton like every other phone does nowadays...
Daki, 05 Mar 2018S7 or a8? And why?A8 - Battery life (close to dramáticamente better) , Android P maybe Q, Amazing selfies, Video stabilization, screen (yes, its better, hand tested), newer, last Samsung UI which is waaaaay better, audio in general
S7 - raw power, games, slightley better rear camera (specially in low light, there its clearly superior), edge variant if you like it, might be even cheaper with a good de al.
For 500Â€ (release price in Europe) - > most overpriced phone ever.
Current official price: 360Â€ - > Best value for money phone in the last years.
But no one will ever know because all reviewers said the same thing: not bad, but pricey. However, if purchased at 360Â€, the judgment would be: BUY IT NOW.
Sad how Samsung missed an incredible oportunity to show how they can also build the best midranger for a reasonable price. There has not been any marketing campaing whatsoever, no advertisements... I really think Samsung commited a huge mistake by releasing this phone on a Rush.
By the way, at the moment I own both A8 2018 and View 10. I'm going to sell the View 10.
Angela, 28 Feb 2018Hi everyone. Which would you recommend, the S8 or the A8? They seem to be quite similar.S8 is better then A8 everything is fine in both mobile but S8 is better in camera performance.
i bought Samsung A8 2018,im using this phone for 1 month.everything is fine battery back up and it never stock,camera is fine in out lite but low light its not batter.video and sound is perfect, but screen quality is not good its coming scratch in few day.it really disappoint me because that time not available screen protector.
Hdhd, 04 Mar 2018It already release..but if you wanna buy a8(2018)...dont ever buy a8+ 2018 because it overpriceWhere can we buy then, I am not seeing in any off the e-commerce sites ???
In Indian market only luched samsung a8+(2018) when you lunch the samsung a8 (2018)
Samsung user/samsung lover
md.mukter hossain, 02 Mar 2018how long day samsung a8 2018 released in Malaysia market???? It already release..but if you wanna buy a8(2018)...dont ever buy a8+ 2018 because it overprice
how long day samsung a8 2018 released in Malaysia market????
i have prob with wifi connection, any phone in my office can connect with local wifi but my a8 2018 cant obtain IP address.. so my device cant connect with router, but i still can connected with my wifi in my house and other router. can u help me pls.. ? becasue i phone always use DHCP, and i try Static IP like some review in Youtube but its not working in a8 2018
Angela, 28 Feb 2018Hi everyone. Which would you recommend, the S8 or the A8? They seem to be quite similar.Definitely S8... Because of Camera, display, qhd Screen... And more... Further if u wait u can also go with new nokia 7 plus because of best camera battery and speedy Android latest oreo software and monthly security updates and further software updates like Android P will be first released to Nokia and pixel devices Samsung always late software updates by 6 to 8 months... further u decide...
Anonymous, 01 Mar 2018I'm weighing between this phone and Nokia 7 plus. Which one do you think is better? I'm lookin... moreNokia 7 worth Samsung is costly.. If Nokia launches 7 plus with Affordable prices i will also go with it.... ALSO 7 PLUS outclass A8 8 in benchmark and camera also best...