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Samsung Galaxy A8 plus 2018  is a middle range phone which boasts good specifications at an affordable price. Galaxy A8 plus 2018 is the successor to the Galaxy A7 (2017) which was released last year to rave reviews. Galaxy A8 plus ticks off all the requirements if you want a powerful device without having to break the bank.


  • Good design
  • Strong battery
  • Excellent camera


  • Mid range specifications
  • Quite expensive


Samsung Galaxy A8 plus 2018 comes with a nicely carved out 6 inch super AMOLED infinity display screen which has 1080×2220 resolution which gives beautiful graphics display. The device gives wonderful gaming and movie experience with excellent contrast of colour giving a cinematic experience.

The phone body is made up of a nice blend of glass and metal which gives it a premium feel while still light and easy to handle. The fingerprint scanner is located at the rear of the phone beneath the camera spots and is easy to locate. There is no physical home button but fans of hers phone jack will be happy as there is a 3.5mm headphone jack to listen to music.


Samsung Galaxy A8 plus 2018 runs on Android Nougat which is quite disappointing but the phone will get updates to Android Oreo later this year. The phone  is powered by the new octa-core Samsung Exynos 7885 SoC, with two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The Exynos 7885 is the latest mid-range processor from Samsung. The phone also has a massive 6GB ram which allows the device to run smoothly and flawlessly. This is a perfect mid range phone for game lovers and heavy application users.

The phone features 64GB inbuilt storage with an SD card slot which can be expandable to 256GB. There is also a version of the phone that comes with 4GB ram and 32GB inbuilt memory.


Samsung has always been a pioneer of wonderful cameras on their mobile devices, Galaxy A8 plus does not disappoint with its unique front camera. The device features a 16MP primary camera with with video digital image stabilization as well as a Hyperlapse mode for time-lapse videos.

The front camera uses dual camera technology with a 16MP camera and a 8MP which combines to give crisp quality videos and pictures.

The phone comes with latest connectivity tools with high speed browsing and Bluetooth 5.0 supported by the device. The smartphone also has 3g and 4G-LTE networks.


Samsung Galaxy A8 plus 2018 is powered by a 300mAh battery which supports quick charging. The battery gives a full day use with up to 50% battery charge in 30 minutes.


  • Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus
  • Release Date January 2018
  • SIZE: 6.0 Inches
  • TECHNOLOGY: Super AMOLED with 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio and Rounded Corners
  • RESOLUTION: FHD+ (1080 x 2220 Pixels) 411 PPI
  • PROTECTION: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • CHIPSET: Exynos 7885 Octa
  • CPU: 2.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A73 + 1.6GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-G71
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6GB
  • REAR: 16.0 Megapixels
  • FEATURES: – f/1.7 Aperture
  • – PDAF
  • – LED Flash
  • FRONT: 16.0 + 8.0 Megapixels
  • FEATURES: – Dual Camera with f/1.9 Aperture
  • INTERNAL: 32GB/ 64GB
  • EXPANSION: 256GB via microSD
  • SIM: Dual SIM(Nano-SIM)
  • NETWORKS: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • WI-FI: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
  • NFC: Yes
  • BLUETOOTH: Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS: A-GPS
  • USB OTG: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C
  • AUDIO JACK: 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • FM RADIO: Yes
  • BIOMETRIC: Fingerprint Sensor
  • ENVIRONMENTAL: Barometer, Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor
  • ORIENTATION: Compass, Gyroscope & Accelerometer
  • CAPACITY: 3500mAh
  • TYPE: Li-ion
  • CHARGING: Fast Charging
  • MATERIAL: Metal Frame with Glass Front and Back
  • DIMENSIONS: 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
  • WEIGHT: 191 g
  • COLORS: Black, Gray, Gold and Blue


The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus is not yet available in Nigeria,when available you can get it at any of the online stores.The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) was released in January 2018 with the phone costing $700 or N250,000 and is available in select stores nationwide.


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