Samsung Galaxy J8 Review: A Satisfactory Mid Range Smartphone
Nowadays, Choosing midrange phones have become a confusion. Different brands with their own models on the competition, where all of them are best of the best. In this pace of smartphones, Samsung launched a budget model "Samsung Galaxy J8" featuring the infinity AMOLED display which is popularized by S series. And after a month of usage, what are the best things about this phone, what are the best features, what are the lags and is it able to stand in front of other midrange devices, let's find out by going through its specifications.
Display and Design:
When it comes to design, the display of this phone is pretty appreciable. On the hand, it felt it quite big but there is an option of one-handed mode too. The display is 6 inch with the resolution of 720 * 1480 pixels. It has 18 by 5:9 display, face recognition technology, dual camera setup and a fingerprint sensor mounted at back. The narrow bezels are almost non-existent while the top and bottom bezel are super minimal. Though the material is plastic polycarbonate, the phone is good looking.
Moving towards the performance, this phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 450 chipset clocked at 1.6GHz which seems fair in the mid-range device. While talking about the storage, your photos and videos can comfortably sit inside its 64 GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256 GB. And Adreno 506 has a control over graphics here. Well, with 4 GB ram the device supports multitasking, gaming and more. There was no lag while playing hardcore games too.
Camera and images quality
And the best part of this midrange phone is its dual rear camera setup having 16 megapixel and 5 megapixels respectively. For the selfies, you have got an impressive 16-megapixel sensor at the front with LED flash. The main highlight of this phone is the pictures taken came sharp and punchy. The aperture of the camera is f/1.7 which results in pretty good photography. You can even change the intensity level of your selfies. As I am a Snapchat lover, the camera filters and stickers are handy.
Talking about the battery, Samsung Galaxy J8 is equipped with 3500 mAH battery. It offers more than 16 hours of standby on the full charge and approx. 2 and half hours to get fully charged.
Samsung added a new feature of chat over video . For people like me, it is really useful. The finger sensor at the back is comparatively faster than other phones and the face recognition technology plays pretty well. I am disappointed by lacking the fast charging feature. Besides that, there is no type C port which is the negative part of this phone. Although the Quality of display is pretty appreciable. I love the quality of images at the better light.
Being a midrange device, Samsung Galaxy j8 is lagging behind as other midrange phones are giving many more things under the same price segment. It would be better if Samsung focuses on new innovations for upcoming devices. For me, this phone is good in terms of camera.B ut while looking for same ranges phone, You can get other specific features too. Some of the smartphones you can get at similar prices are:
Overview of specifications
- Body : 159.2 x 75.7 x 8.2 mm (6.27 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)
- Weight: 177 g
- Build: Plastic body
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size : 6.0 inches, 91.4 cm2 (~75.8% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1480 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~274 ppi density)
- OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
- CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 506
- Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
- Internal storage : 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
- Camera: Dual 16 MP, f/1.7, AF and 5 MP, f/1.9, depth sensor at the rear
- Single 16 MP, f/1.9 at front
- Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
- 3.5mm jack: Yes
- 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
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
- Galaxy J8 Price in Nepal: Rs. 33,490