If you found yourselves seduced by the all-aluminum $400 or so Galaxy A7, but lusted for slightly higher-caliber hardware, yet felt the S6 and S6 Edge were rich for your blood, we have just the phone for you. It’s technically not a flagship, though at least on the outside, it looks as good as some of its rival spearheads (cough, Sony Xperia Z3+, cough).
A truly phenomenal engineering feat, the Samsung Galaxy A8 shaves a further 0.4 mm off A7’s already svelte 6.3 mm constitution while stretching the battery from a mediocre 2,600 mAh capacity to a far heftier 3,050.
Once again, this 5.7-inch bad boy measures 5.9 mm in depth, which is a new slimness record for the Korean manufacturer. Another impressive design accomplishment: razor-thin bezels, making the A8 a hair wider and 7 mm taller than the 5.5-inch A7. And despite the juicer size increase, the new guy tips the scales at 151 vs 141 grams.
But of course, the A8 upgrades aren’t strictly of a visual nature, with fingerprint recognition added to A7’s bag of tricks, as well as a healthy rear camera sensor enlargement to 16 megapixels. What else? Oh, yeah, a version endowed with 32 GB internal storage space will be made available in case 16 gigs feel skimpy. Fret not, microSD expansion capabilities aren’t going anywhere.
Ditto for the octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, FHD screen pixel count, 2 GB RAM, 5 MP selfie shooter and full range of advanced connectivity options, including 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. Obviously, Android 5.1 Lollipop runs the software show off the bat… only in China, at the moment, as the rest of the world waits for a formal invitation to the launch party.
Source: Phone Arena