Samsung in January this year released their latest in their flagship Galaxy series, the A8 plus. Being the newest in this line, we decided to take a glance at the features offered, and the various pros and cons available with this device.
Design And Display- bright and beautiful:
The A8 plus is a sleek, huge phone, which despite its 6-inch display screen, weighs only about 200 grams. The frame is made of aluminum, ensuring the device looks polished, as well as lightweight. The front, as well as the back of the phone, have a glassy cover, making the device look shiny and gorgeous. The phone is available in black, gray, gold, as well as blue. The display of the A8 plus is a super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with a 400 plus pixel density. The phone also has features like a fingerprint scanner, an accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyro, compass, and a barometer, among others. The screen displays 16M colors and possesses the multi-touch feature as well. This means that your videos and photos can be viewed in super clear clarity.
Software and Hardware- The power behind the A8’s smooth functioning:
The phone runs on the latest android nougat OS, the version 7.1.1, ensuring that the technology is up to scratch. It possesses an Octa-core central processing unit (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) meaning that it can handle all manner of operations without trouble. The graphics processing unit is a Mali G71, which gives rise to crisp displays. The Chipset on which the A8 plus functions is the Exynos 7885 Octa, one of the most advanced of its kind. The system comes with a games launcher, unique and useful for those who game a lot. It is a dual sim phone which is great for those who need the feature.
The Camera- the best yet in Samsung’s line:
The primary camera is a solid 16 megapixel one, with a focus f/1.7. It also comes with an LED flash, and autofocus, which works on phase detection. Videos can be captured in full HD at 30fps, then viewed in 1080p, a step up from the usual 720p resolution. The camera also comes with features like touch to focus, geo-tagging, auto face detection. There are also various additional modes like HDR and panorama. The secondary camera is dual, with a 16MP as well as an 8MP camera, and comes with a focus f/1.9. This also gives rise to 1080p pictures.
Performance and Battery Life- An ideal compromise:
The battery is a non-removable Lithium Ion battery, with a capacity of 3500 mAh. This is decent and can power the phone reasonably well. The Exynos 7885 comes with not one, but two A73 cores, which ensure that all your applications run at top speed, and give you the best lag free performance possible. The 6 GB of RAM and the 64 GB of storage is great for multitasking and using multiple apps at once. However, the most demanding games may experience a drop-in frame rate when overclocked.
While the latest in the Samsung series is a great contender for being a great smartphone, it does seem overpriced compared to its competitors in similar fields. The camera is also improved. The biggest upgrade is the screen size- the six-inch offering is both liked and hated by users. On the whole, it provides you a solid performance on all fronts and can handle most operations, especially if you want to run multiple ones simultaneously.