The "1-Minute" Review
As the smaller sibling to the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus, the standard Galaxy A8 offers a nearly identical experience in a smaller, less expensive package.
Key differences between the phones include:
- Slightly smaller screen: While running the same 1080-by-2220 resolution as the A8 Plus, the screen on the standard model is only 5.6 inches. However, this means increased pixels per inch and a slightly brighter screen. Also, as many reviwers had issues with one-handed use on the A8 Plus, it may provider better usability.
- Less RAM: The top-end variant of the A8 Plus offers 6GB of RAM -- an option not available in the standard A8. However, reviewers had no issues with stuttering or multitasking that weren’t already preset in the 6GB A8 Plus variant.
- Smaller battery: The standard A8 includes a 3000mAh battery. Reviews indicate it’s good for a full day of use just like the larger 3500mAh battery in the A8 Plus -- likely thanks to the smaller display.
Otherwise, the features are exactly the same as those you’ll find in the larger, pricer model. For more details on what to expect from this latest Samsung mid-tier release, be sure to check out our Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus summary.
Prices (Where to Buy)
Samsung released the Galaxy A8 (2018) on January 6, 2018.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) prices from around the web here on The Informr.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) user manual here.
Samsung backs up the Galaxy A8 (2018) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Galaxy A8 (2018) has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.