What for all uses. No particularly troublesome

What to expect
from Samsung Galaxy A8 Smartphone: A hands-on
review! The Galaxy A8 was announced a few
weeks ago by Samsung and we were able to take it in hand at the CES in Las
Vegas. It’s far more updated than Galaxy A5 (2017) but in terms of style A8 stick
to the standards of thin-edged screens and promises beautiful things to
explore. Main drawback could be its price which may also turn into its worst
enemy.The Galaxy A8 (2018) is a worthy representative of the Galaxy A
family. It offers flawless finishes with its curved glass back on the edges and
its metal surround. While not as elegant as the Galaxy S8 with more rounded
curves, the A8 still makes a very good impression. There remains the inherent
flaw in the glass: the back quickly turns into a nest with fingerprints which
is particularly visible problem on the black model, less on the gray and gold
models.The novelty that is obvious for family A is the presence of a
screen ratio 18.5: 9, as on the S8. The upper and lower edges were quite
clearly planed. The screen thus occupies about 75% of the front of the smart
phone, against a little less than 72% on the A5. This obviously makes it
possible to use the 5.6 diagonal (14.2 cm) screen more easily with one hand.
However, we remain clearly in relation to the grip of the Galaxy S8. The latter
is more compact than the A8, while offering a larger screen.The screen does not leave much
room at the front of the smart phone, thus the fingerprint reader is found on
the back. Samsung even thought of placing it under the photo module which is
the positioning more natural than what is found on the Galaxy S8, with its
reader next to the module. The screen is obviously based on a Super
Amoled slab. A technology perfectly mastered by Samsung, which they produces it
itself. The Full HD + definition (2,220 x 1,080 px) achieves a resolution of
440 dpi, sufficient for all uses. No particularly troublesome drift is to be
noted on this screen.This year, the Galaxy A family focuses on photography. There is a
16 Mpx sensor on the back, supported by a phase detection focus. At first
sight, our grip does not let us believe in a return to grace on this point. The
difficult light conditions of our grip did not help the Galaxy A8 to convince
us of its potential as a photographer. The image processing remains quite heavy
and the optical stabilization is sorely lacking. Things should logically be
much better in good light conditions. We will have to wait a bit to find out. The
camera is excellent.Samsung puts more on selfies with its Galaxy A8. At the front,
there is a 16-megapixel sensor, helped by a second 8-megapixel sensor. With
this duo, the A8 can offer a portrait mode on its front camera. Background blur
is created behind the subject, as many devices now offer, but often on the rear
camera. Here, the result is correct; the cutting of the face is relatively
clean. It is more the performances in low light which are problematic, the
electronic noise which appears quickly, in spite of the smoothing.If the photo did not particularly convince us during our handling,
hope that the Galaxy A8 (2018) will remain strong on one of the strengths of
the family: autonomy. With a 3000 mAh battery, we can expect something
interesting, especially when we see what Samsung has done in recent years.The Samsung Galaxy A8 will arrive in market on January 19th. His
big brother, the Galaxy A8 +, will not come out in France. Finally, the biggest
defect of the Galaxy A8 may be its price. It will be launched at a higher price
than the Galaxy A5 (2017) – it has not yet been released, but should be between
450 and 500 €. A price range in which we start to find serious competitors like
the OnePlus 5T and soon perhaps the Galaxy S8, with the upcoming release of its
successor the GS9.