Samsung is bringing some much-needed additions to its J-series, and the chief among them is the new J8. It gets most of the “current” features with dual cameras and an 18:9 display.
Design and Display
The design is the main reason why the Galaxy J8 stands out from its younger siblings. It has an Infinity Display at the front, with a polycarbonate unibody build all round.
The display itself is a large 6” Super AMOLED panel, however, only with HD+ resolution, rather than the norm FHD+ with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, you get the octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage, which is also expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and is dual SIM by default.
The back features a dual-lens setup, with 16 and 5 MP cameras, which should presumably allow bokeh effect and portrait mode.
The photography focus continues on the front with a 16 MP shooter with its own LED Flash.
Battery capacity is set at 3500 mAh. With the efficient Snapdragon 450, it should form a good combination and should get you through at least a couple of days of use. Unfortunately there is no fast charging so you’ll be stuck charging this phone for at least a couple of hours.
The phone costs Rs. 32,000 in India (converted from INR).
Samsung Galaxy J8 Specifications
- CPU:1.8 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 + 1.8 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 506
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with TouchWiz UI
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM supported
- 6” Super AMOLED with HD+ (1440 x 720) resolution
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal: 64 GB
- Card slot: yes, by 256 GB
- Primary: 16 MP f/1.7 + 5 MP f/1.9, LED
- Secondary: 16 MP, LED
- Connectivity: microUSB, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, FM Radio
- Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 3500 mAh
- Price: ~Rs. 32,000