Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Full Specifications, Price in Nigeria and Alternative Phones

The Samsung galaxy A8 is the latest addition to the Galaxy A series. Released just this year (2018), the Galaxy A8 twin is an upgrade to the Galaxy A7 which was released last year (2017) January.

The Samsung galaxy A7 was an interesting device, sporting 5.7″ Super AMOLED display, the A7 was above most of its peers… Quickly, let’s have a look at some of its specs


Network 2G/3G/4G
Display 5.7″ Super AMOLED with Capacitive touchscreen.
1080 x 1920 pixels, (~386 ppi density)
Software Android 6.0 (upgradeable to Android 7.0)
Processor Chip set —
Exynos 7880
CPU — Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU — Mali-T830MP3
Memory 3GB RAM
up to 256GB sdCard support (dedicated slot)
Camera Front — 16 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
Rear — 16 MP (f/1.9, 27mm)
Battery Non removable Li-ion, 3600mAh
Released Jan. 2017
Price #135,000 – #160,000 (Nigeria)

From the specs above, one could deduce that the Galaxy A7 is really great phone.

Anyway, that’s that. Let’s quickly go over to our concern for today which is the Galaxy A8’s full specifications and price.


Galaxy A8 Full Specs



Announced Dec. 2017
Status Available. Released Jan. 2018


Navigation Touchscreen
Battery 3000mAh, Li-Ion, non removable.
Colours Black, orchid grey, gold, blue


Type Super AMOLED LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~441 ppi density)
Size 5.6 inches
Multi touch Yes


Os Android 7.1 Nougat
Chipset Exynos 7885
CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71 MP20


ROM 32GB | 64GB
SdCard up to 256GB, Duos only, uses sim 2 slot


Primary (rear) 12 MP (f/1.7)
Secondary (front) Dual: 16 MP + 8 MP (f/1.9)
Features LED flash, Panorama, Touch focus, Geo-tagging, HDR, face/smile detection, Auto focus, OIS

Comms & Networks

WiFi Yes, 802.11
Hotspot Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0
Infrared No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Headphones 3.5mm port
FM radio No
Sim slots 1/2 (dedicated)
Sim Type Nano Sim
3G Yes
4G Yes

Sensors & Controls

Compass Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Yes (Rear mounted)
Temperature sensor No
Voice Commands Yes
Barometer Yes
Stylus No
Iris Scanner No
Heart Rate No
Wireless charge No
Fast Charge No
SpO2 No
Price #160,000 – #190,000 (Nigeria)

Alternative Device

For alternatives, feel free to check the Huawei Honor 7x and Xiaomi Mi 5x. You can also have a look at the Galaxy Note 8, Umidigi Z1 and Z1 pro or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 .

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