To take on the upper mid-range smartphone market which is currently being dominated by OnePlus and Honor, Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) in the Indian market. As per my initial impressions, the device doesn’t look like a slacker. However, we will find out in this review as to how the device holds under rigorous testing pressure.
The Galaxy A8+ (2018), borrows a few traits from the big bad of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Understandably, it also skimps out at a few places, which might have helped the company in bringing the cost of owning the device to a mid-range price-point. The Galaxy A8+ does feature an infinity display, but misses out on the curved edges. That means users lose the ability to use edge gestures on this smartphone.
The company has also decided to move the dual camera setup from the rear to the front, which means live focus is still present but only for selfies. The A8+ uses the Exynos 7885 processor which is not as powerful as the Exynos 8895 found in the Galaxy Note 8. But then its price tag is also less than half of Note 8’s.
It remains to be seen if the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is the poor man’s Galaxy Note 8 or not. Read on to find out.