Today was the launch, nationwide, of the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 +, two phones from Samsung's premium mid-range. These phones often "inherit" several of the most notable features of the flaghips, from the "S" line and the "Note" from Samsung, but are offered at a more comfortable price.And this year, Samsung has placed almost everything important about the S8 and Note 8 in this team, including a component superior to the high-end ones.
That's right, the A8 and A8 + seem to have little to envy the S8 or Note8.We have a Super AMOLED screen in Full HD + in an 18.5: 9 format. The proportions imposed by previous high-end phones are maintained. The A8 has a 5.6 ″ screen, while the A8 + has a 6.0 ″ screen. Here, however, we do not have the curvature of the S8 or Note 8, so the phone feels larger and the Infinity Display is not They look still impressive, but on the other hand, putting a screen protector or tempered glass is much, much, much easier, for those who want to protect their phones.
The phones feature an Octacore Exynos 7885 processor, 32 GBS expandable Internal Storage via MicroSD and 4 GBs of RAM for multi-tasking. They also have a 3,000 mAh battery for the 5.6 ″ model and 3,500 mAh for the 6-inch model. We have a USB-C port. Unfortunately, it comes with Android 7.1.1 instead of Android Oreo, despite the fact that we are already 2018 and Android 8.0 came out in October of last year. Another thing that inherits from the S8? Impermeability. The phone is IP68, so it is resistant to water and dust, something that I really liked to see in this range.
What stands out most about the phone, however, is the front camera, or front cameras. In the A8 and A8 +, Samsung has placed two cameras that allow it to achieve the blur effect in the front camera, something that the S8 and Note 8 cannot do. The results are excellent, with sharp photos, with good quality even in low light (they have an f / 1.9 aperture), but above all, because they manage to blur the background convincingly. Definitely the most remarkable thing about a phone that is solid wherever you look at it.
The only problems I find in these first impressions is the little internal storage space, since we only have the option of 32 GBs. And that comes with Android 7.1.1. But yes, I am aware that for the public to whom this phone is addressed, more than 32 GBs may not be necessary, and the lack of the latest version of Android is not so harmful either.
I will have this phone soon in my hands to give you a more complete review!
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