When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy A8, it is a solid choice. It is just as good as any other 8 models by Samsung. I know this because I was told this by a salesperson at Bell. He said that someone high up in the rungs of Samsung had stated as much.
However, if it is such a solid choice, why are the iPhones and other Galaxy models that have come out that year more expensive? It all boils down to widgetry. Yes, I said it, it’s widgetry.
According to an article by TechRadar, it almost made the A list. Imagine being an A- list actor in a world of A list celebrities. What makes this phone more cost-effective is what it leaves out. It has the lighting and is even water-resistant, but it’s not as crisp as the other models.
Whereas the other phones in its year have 4k video recording, this phone falls short. The photographs that you get from this phone are just not as sharp as other phones like the iPhone in general. The actual cost is $479. If you expect this phone to last you two years until your next contract, it will.
How do I know this? It’s actually because I’ve had an A8 for one and a half years. The only thing that has slowed down is it’s ability to stay charged for longer periods than about a day or a day and a half maximum. All in all, it’s a pretty simple price to pay.
When I post my photos on Instagram, I expect to get a little more brightness than what I get with this model. I find the other Galaxy line is superior in terms of sharp, crisp photos. To the naked eye, you might not see a difference. However, as someone who has an eye for photography, I do really see the difference.
All in all, many people who want to save money compared to an iPhone will like an A8. However, they will have to get used to an entirely different format because iphones are more intuitive in nature.