Samsung’s new Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus are arguably the brand’s most exciting smartphones this year. Both models promise the headline features of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at midrange prices. But what are the differences between them and can they really be that good? Let’s take a look.
Snap bright, clear selfies from day to night with the 16MP F1.7 rear camera and 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera, which is made up of two separate cameras so you can switch between the two to take the type of selfie you want, even in low-light conditions.
The new devices also allow you to customise your photos with fun options, from adding stickers to your selfie or highlighting a culinary extravaganza with Food Mode. And with the advanced Live Focus feature, you can easily adjust the bokeh effect before or after you take the picture to create high-quality images.
What’s more, shaky video footage will be a thing of the past with video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology. The Infinity Display goes beyond the bezel with an immersive 18.5:9 display ratio, so that you can view the whole scene across your screen for the ultimate cinematic experience.
We also have good news for those who are all for cashless payments: The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) can be used virtually anywhere you can tap or swipe your card via Samsung Pay. It’s safe and secure, all it takes is one swipe and one fingerprint scan.
Offering IP68 water and dust resistance, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) also support microSD cards so you can expand your storage capacity by up to 256GB, and are the first in the A series to support Samsung’s Gear VR. Both devices will continually keep you informed with the Always On Display, meaning you can get information at a glance without unlocking your phone.
Available in three colours including black, gold and orchid grey to suit your personal style, the Galaxy A8 (2018) currently retails at RM1799 while the price for Galaxy A8+ (2018) starts from RM2499.