Three weeks ago, I met this phone at a Samsung store in town and I couldn’t keep my eyes away from it. It was a very beautiful thin device and I headed straight to check it out leaving other new devices like the S6 Edge Plus and the like. It was all metal champagne gold-colored and was strikingly beautiful. A week later, i went back to buy it and now its 2 weeks with my brand new Galaxy A8 which you can check out a sample video here. The same exact phone that was on display. There was no other unit. That is how I met the phone.
A simple spec run down as yo can see frem the screenshots below reveals a top tier mid-ranger phone with its top selling point being the design and the build quality. Some of its specifications as seen on AnTuTu Benchmark screenshots below are A generous 3050mAh battery that could easily last me the whole day with heavy use, A 16 megapixel camera with unmatched image quality; similar to those found on flagship devices a 5 megapixel wide angle front camera great for group selfies, a 5.5 inch super AMOLED display with a 1920 by 1080P resolution. Coming from an LED technology on Galaxy Grand 2, i could easily notice the color difference. Things that appeared somehow bordering between red and pink are clearly red here. Blacks are black and whites are white if you know what i mean with the super AMOLED(Active Matrix Light Emitting Diode) technology.
The 2 GB RAM is great for running multiple apps and i have never found myself asking for more. I think the optimized Android 5.1.1 with an expected Android 6.0 update that powers this guy deserved credit for this. Internal memory on the other hand is 32GB with 25 GB user available with a microSD card slot that can support up-to 128 GB card . That is still great though. Notably, this device is a dual sim, one micro and another nano on the side with support of to CAT 6 LTE though i tested it with the maximum i cold get from Safaricom’s CAT 3 LTE. It is still fast though. Speed is top notch and web pages load faster. This is smartphones consumes internet data bundles like it was designed to. Notably, there is no NFC included. I really dont know why that wasn’t included.
Despite having a fingerprint scanner located in that Typical Samsung home button, i have never found its use apart
from unlocking it and showing friends how cool it is having this