Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Samsung Galaxy A8 Release Date, Full Review with Heavy Pictures

The upcoming, much-rumored, oft-leaked Samsung Galaxy A8 has been reviewed by one Chinese website today. This article is roughly translated from the Chinese review. All the pictures comes from a Chinese site pconline.com.cn

Samsung Galaxy A8 Release Date:


Samsung Galaxy A8 is the upcoming smartphone which is the thinnest Samsung phone ever with a full metal build. Previously, the Ministry of Samsung Industry has leaked part of info about its main specifications and parameters , and now Suning.com (a Chinese retailer website) has released the world debut trailer,  the started selling time is determined :
Pre-order time: 10:00 am on July 8th
Official release time: 10:00 am on July 17th 



Overview of Samsung Galaxy A8:


- Display: 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreen 386ppi
- CPU: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 chipset is on board, paired with a 1.5 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU
- GPU: Adreno (TM)405
- ROM: 16 GB, supports external SD card.
- Camera: a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP selfie snapper, 4G LTE connectivity.
- Battery: 3050 mAh non-removable battery.
- OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Touchwiz UI
- Others: Supports for microSD cards, it has 2GB of RAM, Samsung Touchwiz UI.
- Dimensions: 157.7 x 76.7 x 5.94 mm. So incredibly slim indeed.




Samsung Galaxy A8 Reviews(with heavy pics):


1.Appearance.


Overall , Galaxy A8 no angular design like the previous generation A7 , A8’s whole body is very rounded , It has Samsung's own design style of the front panel with narrow screen frame.




Dual SIM card tray and the machine frame are very fitting , the aircraft of machining and assembly is very good. The slit between the two volume keys is suitable.




The other buttons, slots





AMOLED touchscreen:

Galaxy A8 has a 5.7 inches screen , which is larger than S6’s screen of 5.1 inches , but the material also was made from Samsung Super AMOLED. Screen saturation of AMOLED is very high, with very bright color display . Compared with current mainstream IPS screen , Super AMOLED screen has a higher color gamut , better performance. 





 From Color reproduction text chat, we can see the A8 screen has great performance of color reproduction , compared to iPhone 6's LCD , A8 's Super AMOLED is brighter.

Testing in natural light, we can see the color A8 screen is amazing , very high color saturation , details of the reduction are good as well.


No matter from which angle,  there is no noticeable color cast.

2.Performance:

Just as the other Samsung phones, Galaxy A8 running its own TouchWiz customization system , based on a customized version of Android 5.1.1. TouchWiz design is refreshing , you can directly call the camera, or dialing on lock screen. The left side of the main interface is the information reader-Flipboard, which offers the freshest information in real time .



Touchwiz
 
 

 3.Camera:

 
Samsung phone's camera functions become more pragmatic , the overall design of the camera tends to be more friendly and simple. The Galaxy A8 post a 16 million pixel camera , camera interface and S6 of the basic agreement .
Galaxy A8 's Camera functions are great, it has an automated , professional, and panorama mode , users can download their desired mode over the internet , playability is very high.



A8 also supports Quick Start function , users can simply double-click the Home button  to quickly activate the camera. Even the screen is locked, it can also be started soon .








White balance is  good.



It does not appear to be overexposed, although the performance was not perfect ,  Galaxy A8 is remarkable in a mobile phone camera 's standards.

 Backlighting

 Automatic

Cloudy



Macro
HDR shutdown
HDR opened

4.Hardware, Battery:

Galaxy A8 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, with 2GB RAM, Samsung's system optimization has performed very well, you can see the A8’s hardware performance report from the following pictures.




Testing in the average status  ( 50% brightness , volume 50% , China Unicom 4G card , the other is disabled. )







Conclusion:


As a mid-market positioning of mobile phones , Galaxy A8 's design and workmanship is impeccable , from the chamfer all-metal frame body , to plastic ring package with Micro USB / headphone jack , we can see Samsung Galaxy A8 has the great user interface. 


Design and workmanship appearance ★★★★
User Interface ★★★★
System fluency / Optimization ★★★
Camera ★★★★
Screen ★★★★
Hardware Performance ★★★
Endurance performance ★★★
Special Features:  Fingerprint,  dual card dual standby


If you can read Chinese, this is the original review: http://mo.techweb.com.cn/phone/2015-07-07/2172244_1.shtml

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