Samsung is back again with its super cool mid-range smartphone targeting the Indian market. The company announced a bunch of smartphones including upgrades to its J and A series. In one hand, where Galaxy A6 and J6 falls under the cheaper price category, the Galaxy J8 and Galaxy A6 Plus come with a little heavier tag. Today, we have picked the Samsung Galaxy J8 to unveil its specifications and capabilities against the contemporary rivals. The Samsung smartphone comes with an alluring design pattern, unlike its predecessors. Besides, it also comprises a powerful hardware setup that is quite fast considering its price range. However, the previously launched smartphones in the same series were nothing more than a cheaper device with satisfying performance.
With Galaxy J8, the South Korean company is trying to reshape the series by catching up the latest trend. Samsung claims the smartphone to be fast and able to run the high graphics games smoothly. Also, the front camera comes with a robust sensor that takes sharp selfies.
Samsung Galaxy J8 may have undergone some design change, but still, the phone looks quite basic. The Samsung smartphone is built out of a plastic unibody that rests on an aluminum frame. The back side of the phone is matt and has a fine finish. The corners of the phone are round that makes the phone comfortable to hold in hand. The display is 6 inches long that is stuffed into a minimal bezel hosting the front camera and sensors on the top. On flipping the phone, you will find a can-shaped dual rear camera mounted at the top accompanied by the fingerprint sensor beneath it. The Galaxy J8 is a big smartphone, but the dimensions of the phone make it pretty easy to use single-handedly. At the bottom of the phone, you will find a 3.5 mm jack along with the charging port. Overall the design of the phone is fine considering the price-range, but Samsung could have done more with the J series’ latest upgrade like notch-display or more thin bezel.
It is mid-2018, and the smartphone makers are changing their track with their upcoming devices. The Galaxy J8 leverages the latest hardware support to make a significant impact on the mid-range smartphone industry. The newest Samsung smartphone sports a 6 inch super AMOLED display that comes with a 720 x 1480 pixels resolutions. The Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display. The FHD resolution of the display is sharp, and high brightness makes it possible to use the phone in sunlight. The images and videos come out with sharp colors and high definition quality. Coming to the internal support of the phone, it has a lot of power under the hood comparing to a mid-range smartphone. The Galaxy J8 comes with a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 chipset that is coupled with an Octa-core (1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor. The processor and chipset combination supplies enough power to the J8 for running complex apps smoothly. The processing unit of the phone is supported by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy J8 also possess a powerful camera that is capable of capturing high-quality images. The J8 rear camera is composed of dual sensors including the combination of 16MP+ 5MP lenses. The 16 MP lens acts as the primary sensor and the 5MP lens is the secondary sensor used for sensing depth and providing the bokeh effect. The dual camera offers all the essential features including Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and HDR. The front camera is selfie expert that uses a 16MP lens for capturing high definition images. The Samsung Galaxy J8 runs on Android 8.0 right out of the box, and the update to Android 8.1 will be coming soon for the smartphone. The phone also uses a 3500 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery to provide the power for a whole day on busy usage.
Price & Availability
Samsung has announced the smartphone earlier this month, and the phone went on sale starting June 23. The Samsung Galaxy J8 costs Rs.18,990 which is slightly more than the price of its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy J8 is a powerful mid-range smartphone that comes with not so pleasing design. The hardware support of the phone is pretty impressive considering the price of the phone. The Snapdragon 450 chipset is very fast and capable of handling almost every task you throw at it. The camera of the phone seems to be robust with dual lens. However, to know the performance of the phone precisely, we need to review it thoroughly when we get our hands on Galaxy J8. We will be posting an in-depth review of Samsung Galaxy J8 soon until then you can check out the Samsung Galaxy A6 review that was launched beside Galaxy J8.