Samsung Galaxy On8

Samsung today announced the launch of its latest On8 mid-range smartphone in India. To be sold exclusively by Flipkart as part of the upcoming Big Billion Day Sales starting on October 2, the Galaxy On8 comes with a 5.5 inch full HD Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Exynos 7580 processor, 3 GB RAM, dual SIM support, 4G LTE with VoLTE support and 3300 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy On8 Pros

  • 5.5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP camera, LED flash, 1080p recording

Samsung Galaxy On8 Cons

  • 16 GB internal storage
  • No fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy On8 Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy On8
Display5.5 inch Super AMOLED
Screen ResolutionFull HD 1920x1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor Octa core 1.6 GHz
ChipsetExynos 7580
Memory3 GB
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes
Primary Camera13 MP with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash
Video recording1080 @ 30 FPS
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3300 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
VoLTEYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, micro+micro
WaterproofNo
Weight169 GMs
Price Rs. 15,900

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Question: Does the Samsung Galaxy On8 have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots, both support micro SIM cards.

Question: Does the Samsung Galaxy On8 have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion up to 128 GB.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in White, Black and Gold color options.

Question: Does the Samsung Galaxy On8 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Samsung Galaxy On8 comes with an accelerometer, ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 151.7 x 76 mm x 7.8 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Samsung Galaxy On8?

Answer: The Samsung Galaxy On8 comes with an octa core Exynos 7580 processor.

Question: How is the display of the Samsung Galaxy On8?

Answer: The Samsung Galaxy On8 comes with a 5.5 inch full HD SUPER AMOLED display. It has a pixel density of ~401 ppi.

Samsung Galaxy On8

Question: Does the Samsung Galaxy On8 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with capacitive touch buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: No, the device does not come with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the Samsung Galaxy On8?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: No, it does not come with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: No, the device does not support NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Samsung Galaxy On8?

Answer: We haven’t tested the Samsung Galaxy On8 yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the device does not come with OIS.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Samsung Galaxy On8?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of the Samsung Galaxy On8?

Answer: The device weighs 169 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.

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Question: Can the Samsung Galaxy On8 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy On8 comes with fairly decent specs, but given the fact that the competition has smartphones with much better specs in the same price range, the Galaxy On8 does not seem to be as good as value for money as say, the Lenovo Z2 Plus, or the Redmi Note 3, the Xiaomi Mi Max. The internal storage at 16 GB is too low given the price and the rest of the specs, making things a little worse for the Galaxy On8. It remains to be seen if Samsung/Flipkart bundle any good offers with the phone during the Big Billion Day sales early next month.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.