The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery, with support for the company’s own proprietary fast charging technology. We ran PCMark’s battery test a total of three times during our testing period, however, all three times the test unexpectedly shut down when the battery level was close to 75 percent.
We didn’t stop at the PCMark test, and here are our results for the other tests that we performed. During our video loop test, the device was able to play a 2-hour full HD video on constant loop for 13 hours 37 minutes. The test was conducted with a SIM Card inserted, Wi-Fi turned on, brightness at around 75 percent on VLC Player for Android. We know that many of you have pointed out VLC for Android is not as efficient as some other options like MX Player, however, this is done to keep our results in sync as it has been our choice of app since day one.
In terms of real-world usage, despite the device having only a 3,000mAh battery, it was able to last almost two days on moderate usage and around a full day on heavy usage. During these days the phone was being used heavily, and I was using it as my primary device. The A8+ was able to charge from 0 to 100 percent within 2 hours 5 minutes.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) was able to stand up to my expectations. In the battery department there isn’t much to complain, as the device just about manages to beat the competition available at this price point.