Perfect your selfie

Live Focus on the Dual Front Camera blurs the background so you and your friends stand out. You can also decorate your selfies with stickers using face-recognition technology. And by enabling Beauty effect, your selfies can come out stunning.

Get the shot in any light

Whether out at night or caught in the dark, you'll capture the scene clearly with the improved low-light capability on the Galaxy A8’s 16MP rear camera. Its bright F1.7 lens, larger 1.12㎛ pixels, and bigger 1/2.8” sensor bring in light from the environment to help make photos crisp and detailed.*

*Compared to Samsung Galaxy A5.

Works even when wet

You want a phone that works wherever life takes you. The Galaxy A8 has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, meaning neither splashes nor rain will slow you down.¹

¹Samsung Galaxy A8 provides ingress protection (IP68) against dust, and water resistance in still, fresh water to a maximum depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. Click here for details regarding proper care/use of device.
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See it all at once

Enjoy an expansive view with the Infinity Display. It's a beautiful, large display that extends from side to side so you can view more and scroll less. You'll feel fully immersed in what's on screen thanks to the Infinity Display's 18.5:9 ratio. It offers a wide horizontal view, providing a stunning cinematic experience.

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Beautifully designed

With the smooth curves creating a comfortable, ergonomic grip, it's a beautiful phone you won't want to put down.

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Power ahead and stay connected

The powerful battery will help keep you going throughout the day. If you happen to run out of power, the Galaxy A8 features fast charge capability, which means you’ll be back enjoying the day in no time.

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Do more and store more

Whether multitasking or gaming, it's fast and seamless with the 4GB RAM on the Galaxy A8. You can easily keep important things on hand with expandable microSD storage - up to an additional 400GB.*

Do more and store more Do more and store more

* MicroSD card (up to a maximum of 400GB) sold separately.

Swift and simple unlocking

Unlocking is as easy as taking a selfie or scanning your finger. With face-recognition and the fingerprint scanner, accessing your phone is quick and convenient.

Swift and simple unlocking Swift and simple unlocking

*Samsung Account login and data network (Wi-Fi or internet connection) required.

Here to help you

Keep your day on track, set reminders, and get information via your camera with Bixby. With Bixby Home, Bixby Vision and Bixby Reminder*, it integrates seamlessly into not just the Galaxy A8, but also your lifestyle.

*Samsung Account login and data network (Wi-Fi or internet connection) required.

The phone that pays

Leave the cards at home - all you need is your Galaxy A8 and Samsung Pay. With Samsung Pay, you can check out almost anywhere you would use your credit card, in a simple and secure way.*

The phone that pays The phone that pays

*Samsung Pay is only available with certain card issuers and banks. See here for the list of banks available: http://www.samsung.com/au/apps/samsungpay/banking-partners/

Safeguard your data

Protect personal information with the Secure Folder on the Galaxy A8. It creates a separate space within the device to store sensitive and personal data and makes sure it’s only accessible to you.*

*Compared to Samsung Galaxy A5.

Safeguard your data Safeguard your data

*Compared to Samsung Galaxy A5.

Separate work and home chatting

Divide your work messages and personal chats with ease. With Dual Messenger, you can now connect to two different chat accounts on your favourite messenger apps—and it's simple to install the second messenger from the Home screen*.

Separate work and home chatting Separate work and home chatting

*Compatible messenger apps required.

A smart way to search

Easily find the image you want with the gallery search bar. As you search, the gallery analyzes your photos and pulls out relevant pictures, even displaying them by category.

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Convenient Wi-Fi control

Effortlessly conserve mobile data and battery life with adaptive Wi-Fi control on the Galaxy A8. It is designed to remember where you've previously connected to Wi-Fi and turn on to instantly connect when you're in range. When you leave the service range, Wi-Fi should shut off to help keep your battery from draining.

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Go beyond the phone

Change how you share and make life more convenient with the Samsung devices and services of Phone+. Track your workouts with wearables. Explore new dimensions with Gear VR. And control your smart home with Samsung Connect. At home or on the go, your life is enhanced with Phone+ and the Galaxy A8.

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Specifications

  • CPU Speed 2.2GHz, 1.6GHz
  • Rear Camera 16.0 MP
  • Weight (g) 172
  • Standard Battery Capacity (mAh) 3000
  • Audio Playback Time (Hours) Up to 43
Galaxy A8(SM-A530FZKAXSA) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 100.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Samsung galaxy A8 i absolutely hate this phone. Not only is there not much storage but the camera quality is terrible. i was trying to film my son's soccer game but the video could not pick up a single thing. 100% would not recommend this phone
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well laid out,easy access. I've had my A8 for a year now. Love the ease which you can lay out your home screen and good voice control access also. Downside, not enough memory on hard drive but can put a big SD card in and load through this leaving hard drive unclogged.
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best yet I've had it almost just a bit over year and no worries
Date published: 2020-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only just not a 5 star This phone works. It just kind of does. The camera's beautiful, the settings are mostly easy to navigate, very few settings invalidate others, the power saving mode actually saves a lot of power and you can customize what the power saving mode turns off etc. So why not 5 stars? It's not that it's fragile, because it isn't in any way. I've dropped this thing on concrete face down many times on the way home from work or showing a friend a Reddit post and I'm yet to find a mark on it. It isn't even that it's slow, because the only thing drawing it back speed-wise is that its native resolution is true HD and it still runs games and opens apps as quickly as I could hope for. The reason I can't give this 5 stars is because they messed up something as simple as changing wallpapers. That is NOT to say that you can't change wallpapers or lock screens though, it's only to say they made it difficult. I can't even remember how to change wallpapers after I spent at least 15 minutes sitting down and struggling with it. Apart from that it works perfectly and I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Samsung Galaxy a8 Great phone easy to use and set up Long battery life
Date published: 2020-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone have had it for 18 months no problems I like the size and slim, sleek, look and feel of the phone. I enjoy taking photos they look so professional! I'm not in a hurry to replace or update phone as it suits my phone needs well.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not particularly impressive This is the most expensive phone I've bought (low end user obviously) but it's not the best. The dictionary and swipe keyboard performance is terrible. And the shortcut features I've enjoyed on other phones are not really available. It also occasionally muted me when I'm in calls....I haven't yet figured out what is doing that. It's probably 50% user error however it shouldn't be so hard.
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Samsung Galaxy Brought to this phone for my 80 year old father and it is perfect for him.
Date published: 2020-07-31
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* User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

* Key feature may different from key spec.

* Network : The bandwidths supported by the device may vary depending on the region or service provider.

* Battery: Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.

* Image at the top of page of Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G laying facedown simulated for illustration purposes.

* Image at the top of page of Galaxy Z Fold2 unfolded and seen from the front with the butterfly graphic wallpaper onscreen simulated for illustration purposes.

* Image of eleven Galaxy S20 FE 5G phones standing upright in a circle simulated for illustration purposes.

*Infinity Display: full-frontal screen.

*Measured diagonally, the screen size is 5.6" in the full rectangle and 5.5" with accounting for the rounded corners

*Wi-Fi connection(mode) and speed may vary depending on the usage environment