Samsung has gone all out and launched over 4 phones in less than a day. The Samsung Galaxy J8 is the newest phone in the Galaxy J-series and it sits on the top of the hierarchy. The Galaxy J8 is the second phone in the lineup to come with Infinity Display. In addition to that, the phone also gets Dual-Cameras. The expected price of Samsung Galaxy J8 in Nepal is Rs. 30,000.Being on the top of the J-series lineup, the J8 gets a lot of features squeezed in. To start, the phone gets a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display. And thanks to the Infinity Display (Samsung’s way of saying they trimmed the bezels down), the phone has 15% more real estate for the display.
Specification of the Samsung Galaxy J8
- 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display
- Infinite Display with Minimal Bezels
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB Internal Storage
- Dual Rear Camera setup (16MP f/1.7+ 5MP f/1.9)
- Front 16MP f/1.9 Camera
- Full HD Video Recording (oh, the irony)
- Micro-USB Port
There are a lot of things to like about the Samsung Galaxy J8 but a few that are outright wrong. For instance, this phone being the top-of-the-line J-series phone, it would have been great if it was at least a Full HD+ Display. No one is asking for 1440p panel but for the price, we would have loved to see a higher resolution display. What also doesn’t help is the fact that the competition has phones in this range with higher resolution display.
The other thing that isn’t really appealing is the use of Snapdragon 450 SoC. For the price, we at least expected the Snapdragon 6 series SoC. The last thing I am personally not fond of is the use of Micro-USB port on the phone. Why still use it when USB-C has already gone mainstream?
Apart from these disappointments, the Galaxy J8 is a really good phone. Me, being a tech savvy, I do care about the specs of the phone. A layman, not so much. So, the phone may not be all that bad from a customer point of view. The phone has got a large 6-inch display that is vivid with excellent brightness, great viewing angles and an option to tweak the colour profile.
Comparison of Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8 and Galaxy A6
|Features||Galaxy A6||Galaxy J6||Galaxy J8|
|Processor||Exynos 7||Exynos 7||Snapdragon 450 SoC|
|Display||5.6inch HD+||5.6” HD+||6” HD+|
|Super AMOLED||Super AMOLED|
|Rear Camera||16MP with f/1.7 aperture||13MP with f/1.9 aperture||16MP f/1.7+5MP f/1.9|
|Front Camera||16MP with f/1.9 aperture||16MP with f/1.9 aperture|
|Flash||Front & Rear LED Flash||Front & Rear LED Flash||Front & Rear LED Flash|
|Memory||4GB + 32GB/ 4GB + 64GB||3GB + 32GB/ 4GB + 64GB||4GB + 64GB|
|microSD slot (up to 256GB)||microSD slot (up to 256GB)|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3000 mAh||3500 mAh|
|OS||Android Oreo||Android Oreo 8.0||Android Oreo 8.0|
The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy J8 is the Dual Camera system. With the phone, what we are getting is a 16MP sensor with f/1.7 lens. The wide lens should definitely help in low-light shooting. Samsung mid-range phones generally produce really good photos. We don’t expect the J8 to be an exception. Also, since there are two cameras on the phone, you can expect it to take great bokeh photos too.
The phone is priced at Rs.18,990 in India. The expected price of Galaxy J8 in Nepal is Rs.29,990.
We expect the phone to launch in Nepal by the end of next month. We will make sure to update you when we hear some news from Samsung Nepal.