Samsung’s J-series is being updated every year with the top-most flagship smartphones and now Samsung Galaxy J8 is a part of this line as well. The device was announced in June 2018 alongside Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus. The Galaxy J8 is Samsung’s first flagship smartphone sporting an Infinity Display screen in J-series. It means you’ll be getting a bigger display aspect ratio as compared to usual, sounds great? Not only this, Galaxy J8 is also the first that comes with software buttons for navigation purposes.
The Galaxy J8 is made of Polycarbonate Unibody design boasting a Full HD+ resolution and rocking a gorgeous 16MP selfies camera. The J8 joined the limited edition Galaxy J7 Plus and donned a dual-lens rear camera with respect to Samsung’s J-series and the likes of Galaxy S9 Plus and Note 8. The secondary lens means Live Focus (Portrait Mode). The device offers a much more. So, let’s find out everything in Samsung Galaxy J8 Review below.
A Quick Overview
The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a mid-range and pocket-friendly smartphone which is specially designed for moderate users. The device houses a plastic rear panel along with curved edges on all sides. It also features a front-facing fingerprint scanner positioned in the frontal home button. In terms of software, it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS. Camera-wise, Galaxy J8 ships with dual 16MP + 5MP rear sensors, whereas a 16MP has covered its front for selfies. All captured images and videos are sharp even in low-light condition thanks to LED flash.
The phone is fueled by a massive 3500mAh non-removable battery ensuring a full day of uninterrupted smartphone usage for a beginner or a normal user. Performance-wise, the device is fine and delivers the users a smooth and lag-free smartphone experience thanks to Snapdragon 450. The chipset is partnered with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 506 manages graphical requirements.
The Galaxy J8 holds an exquisite 6” Super AMOLED 720 x 1480 pixels resolution display which sounds decent when considering the price tag. The display offers good legibility in both outdoor and indoor environment. A bunch of connectivity options is also available i.e. 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11, a micro USB 2.0 Port and a dual SIM support, of course.
Samsung Galaxy J8 Release Date & Price
Samsung has released a bunch of smartphone in June 2018 and Galaxy J8 is also one of them. The Samsung Galaxy J8 Release Date was sometime in June but started landed on shelves across the globe in July 2018. The Galaxy J8 launch date, however, was in May 2018.
On the brighter side, we’ve information about Samsung Galaxy J8 Price in the US. The device sets you back around $280 which equates to around £214 after currency conversion. The price seems acceptable as far as its onboard features are concerned.
Samsung Galaxy J8 Specifications
|Display||Size||6” 91.4 cm2 (~75.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Type||Super AMOLED Display Capacitive Touchscreen 16M Colors|
|Resolution||720 x 1480 Pixels 18.5:9 ratio (~274 ppi density)|
|Body||Dimensions||159.2 x 75.7 x 8.2 mm (6.27 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||191 Grams (6.74 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-By)|
|Card Slot||microSD Up to 256GB (Dedicated Slot)|
|Platform||OS||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Chipset/Brain||Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Sound||Alert Types||Vibration: MP3, WAV Ringtones|
|Camera||Rear||16MP + 5MP|
|Features||Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama|
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio, Recording|
|USB||micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (Rear-Mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Blue|
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