Samsung Galaxy Phone A8 Gets A Review

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Over at PC Online, of an engineering sample [use Chrome browser to translate].

This is rather frustrating. This is a phone I would buy, but it seems to be Asia-only (for now?).

Gorgeous:

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It has 2GBs of RAM paired with a Snapdragon 615 CPU and gets this AnTuTu score:

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Which is within the range of the identically-specced Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3:

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The A8 might be scoring a wee bit lower due to it being an engineering sample with non-final software.

Despite having a 16-megapixel camera, the photo samples aren’t impressive. I won’t embed them here due to size, but they can seen at full resolution here and here. Overall, they both have a flatness to them that’s disappointing.

PC Online says its 3050 mAh (non-removable) battery won’t satisfy power users and they should carry a power bank for on-the-road recharging. That’s another disappointment. That full-HD screen eats power.

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is US$249. There’s yet no price for the Samsung Galaxy Phone A8. Phone Arena speculates it’ll be a whopping US$500. That would be a big fat No from me.

Previously here:

Samsung Galaxy Phone A8

3 Comments

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3 responses to “Samsung Galaxy Phone A8 Gets A Review

  1. giouncino

    Really huge device, I don’t have any pocket big enough to put it in!
    Too big for me!
    I would prefer 4″ display devices, and now I’m quite interested in windows phone….It’s really impressive: simple to use and EXTREMELY responsive!

    Good solution the Snapdragon 615 though, the very best in mid range device, in my opinion.

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