Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus Cons- Reasons not to buy

Samsung Galaxy A series smartphones are considered as the toned down version of the flagship. Galaxy A8 plus is not an exception to it. It borrows a lot of features such as infinity display,  best in class design, water, and dust resistance etc from Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. Priced at Rs.32,990, it is a premium mid-range smartphone. Hence we try to list down some of the key Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus Cons according to us in this post. This is based on the availability of feature on other smartphone at the same price range.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus Cons- Reasons not to buy

No Android Oreo update

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus launched in the month of Jan 2018. Therefore we expected it to ship with the latest version of Android, i.e Android Oreo. Unfortunately, Samsung opted to ship with Android Naugat. Considering the past experience, the device will take a long time to get the latest version of Android.

Lacks 4K video recording support

Priced at 33k, comparing with competition, lack of 4K video recording capability is a demerit of Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus.

No Optical Image stabilization

Touted as a camera-centric phone, it is surprising that Samsung omitted the optical image stabilization option. The lack of OIS will be felt while capturing photos in low light and artificial lighting condition.

These are some of the cons of Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus. There are many things which are merits of this which we will list down below.

 Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus Pros

  • Best in class design and build.
  • Good performance.
  • Infinity Display.
  • Good battery life.
  • IP68 certification for water and dust resistance and Samsung Pay with MST technology.
  • Ample RAM and storage space.

Galaxy A8 Plus is a promising premium midrange smartphone. Samsung has done a good job in most of the segment. Competetive pricing could have made this smartphone much more impressive.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus Review
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