The Galaxy Duos A8 is the top of the A-series, the Samsung yet officially marketed in Germany only with the models A3, A5 and A7. The difference at first glance: The A8 is again larger and differs also in the design of the significantly more compact dual SIM phones series. It has beveled edges, so that it is very good despite its enormous dimensions in the test in hand. In the coming days we are the complete Galaxy Duos A8 test before here.
5.7-inch screen, 1920 x 1080 pixels
LTE, HSDPA, UMTS, WLAN
2x Nano SIM, including 1x usable for microSD
Octa-Core Processor: 4x 1.8 GHz + 4x 1.3 GHz
3,050 mAh battery, permanently installed
For those who are looking for a lot of screen space, the conditions for this dual-SIM phablet're at the top. With 5.7-inch screen, it has a tremendous overview.
The resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels, ie Full HD. Interestingly, most Super Phones already WQHD offer 2560 x 1440 pixels, and come with a smaller screen. All that's missing the Galaxy A8 something? Not at all. The image quality dissolves so fine that we missed no more pixels in the test. The rule of thumb "from 300 ppi you recognize any more pixels" confirms this. With 386 ppi the A8 duo is well above this limit.
Brightness and contrast are also very good. The built Super AMOLED panel from Samsung also allows a wide viewing angle. Looking at the screen with multiple people, this goes from lateral positions without problems. The viewing angle is very large. Even better we liked at this point but the screen on LG G4 (test) , because this was a bit dull.
Sticking to the theme "Images". The can be on the A8 view not only good, but also record well above average. This is, for example, by Lautstärletasten or via voice control. On fixed commands like "Cheese" the camera will shoot automatically. Of course, only if you activate the option.
With 16 megapixels and 5 megapixels (selfie cam) image resolution counts the A8 duos in the test the upper class. Compared to the current flagship phones like Galaxy S6 (test) , LG G4 or iPhone 6s is the main lens but somewhat less sensitive. In addition, the pre-installed control is not as extensive. For very ambitious shots, especially in low light, you must therefore make slight concessions. Overall, the image quality is very good and for a lot more than suitable for snapshots.
The entire housing is made of metal. It counts for optically high-League. Subjectively very impressive: Despite the large display, the Galaxy Duos A8 is very flat. And it is even easier to handle, because the housing is bevelled at the edges on the back. A similar effect arises when S6 Edge, which can be stopped by the flat sides also much more convenient. When A8 rounding effect is less pronounced and is located just on the back, but the smartphone sits comfortably in the hand.
The bigger the screen, the more power it consumes. The built-in 3050 mAh battery is well dimensioned and, in the test for long term use beyond one day. This naturally depends on the exact usage. Compared to other mobile phones, the device falls at least not adversely affect, so we could not notice any problems because of the display power consumption.
The metal housing of a piece means for the battery: it is not reversible.
Buy Galaxy Duos A8: How does it work?
When A8 Duos situation is still different from many top dual SIM smartphones. Even the single-SIM variant is not marketed in Germany.Therefore, we find the dual-SIM version of our knowledge only free online stores that import directly from China and other countries.Regardless of how we evaluate the A8 in the test: In each case, giving it a very stylish phone that should hardly know one.