Samsung Galaxy A8 A530FD 64GB 4G/LTE Dual SIM (2018)

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Infinity Display

Expand your view

Enjoy an expansive view on the Galaxy A8 and A8+ with the Infinity Display. It's a beautiful, large display that extends from side to side for an expanded screen that you'll love to see.

Design & colors

Let your style show

Whether your taste is bold or classic, you can take your pick of stylish colors* on the Galaxy A8 and A8+. And with the smooth curves creating a comfortable, ergonomic grip, it's a beautiful phone you won't want to put down.

*Availability of colors may vary by country and region.

Cinematic experience

Get in the scene

You'll feel fully immersed in what's on screen thanks to the Infinity Display's 18.5:9 ratio. The biggest display for Galaxy A phones to date, it offers a wide horizontal view, providing a stunning cinematic experience.


See it all at once

The infinity display is also longer than the screen on the previous model, so you can read and browse with less scrolling. Whether checking your social media or reading a news article, you'll see more at one time and give your thumbs a rest.


Masterpiece in a snap

Taking stunning photos on the Galaxy A8 and A8+ is as easy as tapping the shutter. The Dual Front Camera innovates selfies and wefies, putting the focus on you and your friends so you can capture moments in a new way. And with the rear 16MP camera, the surrounding scene will come out bright and clear, too.

Live Focus

Perfect your selfie

Add flair and fun to your selfies with Live Focus mode on the Dual Front Camera. It blurs the background, adding bokeh so you and your friends stand out. Afterwards, you can readjust the focus to your taste. And by enabling Beauty effect before taking the photo, selfies and wefies come out stunning.

Filter & effect

Focus on the fun

Customize your pictures with exciting stickers and filters. Decorate selfies with stickers using face-recognition technology. Or edit before you shoot with Food mode, Beauty effect, or Filters. And Beauty effect works while taking a video with the front camera, so you can look your best in action.

*Beauty effect can only be applied when using the front camera.

**Beauty effect cannot be adjusted during video recording.

***Available filters may vary by user.

Low light camera

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 and A8+'s rear camera. Its bright F1.7 lens, larger 1.12㎛ pixels, and bigger 1/2.8” sensor bring in light from the environment to make photos crisp and detailed.


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.


Works even when wet

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

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ are rated IP68, meaning it is protected against dust ingress and is water resistant. Water resistance rating is based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. To prolong the life of your device rinse it with clean water after submersion or spillage and dry with a microfiber cloth.

The Galaxy A8 and A8+'s IP68 rating does not protect against heavy rain and significant splashes.


Here to help you

Keep your day on track, set reminders, and get information via your camera with Bixby. Bixby is a virtual assistant that works via text and touch and learns your habits. With Bixby Home, Bixby Vision, and Bixby Reminder*, it integrates seamlessly into not just the Galaxy A8 and A8+, but also your lifestyle.

*Bixby is only available in certain countries, with certain devices, features, and languages.

Always On Display

Always ready for you

Get informed without waking up your phone. The Always on Display screen is always available and contains important information like date, time, notifications, and even battery level.

Samsung Pay

The phone that pays

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

*Samsung Pay is only available in certain countries, with certain devices, features, card issuers, and merchants.

Dual Messenger

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 favorite messenger apps*—and it's simple to install the second instance from the Home screen.

*Messenger apps supported by Dual Messenger may vary by country and region.

Secure Folder

Safeguard your data

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

*The availability of this service will vary according to the nature of the content being encrypted.

**Secure Folder separates storage at the software level without taking up additional space.

Adaptive Wi-Fi

Convenient Wi-Fi control

Effortlessly conserve mobile data and battery life with adaptive Wi-Fi control on the Galaxy A8 and A8+. It remembers where you've previously connected to Wi-Fi and turns on to instantly connect when you're in range. And when you leave the service range, Wi-Fi shuts off to keep your battery from draining.*

*Wi-Fi connection and speed may vary depending on the usage environment.

Biometric authentication

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.

*Face recognition is less secure than pattern, PIN, or password.

**Screen image simulated for illustrative purposes.


Do more and store more

Whether multitasking or gaming, it's fast and seamless with the 4GB RAM* on the Galaxy A8 and A8+. And you can easily keep important things on hand with expandable microSD storage—up to an additional 400GB. And if you travel a lot or have two separate numbers, you also have the option to use Dual SIM.**

*Available RAM and storage specifications may vary by country and region.

**Availability of dual SIM may vary by country and/or carrier.

***MicroSD card sold separately.


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 or A8+.

Tech Specs



    • Black
    • Orchid Gray
    • Gold

*May differ by markets and mobile operators.

Dimensions & Weight

  • Dimensions: 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 172 g


    • 5.6" FHD+ Super AMOLED (1080x2220)
    • 440 ppi

*Infinity Display: full-frontal screen.

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.




  • Dual Camera
  • Wide selfie
  • Live Focus

Camera 1:

  • 8MP
  • F1.9 Aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.12µm
  • Sensor size: 1/4.0”
  • FOV: 85°
  • Sensor Ratio: 4:3

Camera 2:

  • 16MP
  • F1.9 Aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.0µm
  • Sensor size: 1/3.1”
  • FOV: 76°
  • Sensor Ratio: 4:3


  • Pro
  • Panorama
  • Hyperlapse
  • Food
  • 16MP PDAF
  • F1.7 Aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.12µm
  • Sensor size: 1/2.8”
  • FOV: 78°
  • Sensor Ratio: 4:3


    • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
    • Live Stickers
    • Stamps
    • Beauty mode
    • Filters
    • Night
    • Quick Launch
    • Floating camera button
    • Grid Line
    • Location Tags
    • Voice Control

*Voice control is available for some languages.

Video Recording

  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps/li>
  • VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Max digital 4X Zoom
  • High CRI LED Flash
  • Hyperlapse video with stabilization
  • Continuous Autofocus video
  • Face detection
  • Tracking AF
  • Playback zoom
  • Video location tags



  • Samsung Exynos 7885 Octa-Core Processor (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)


    • RAM: 4GB
    • Internal Storage: 64GB

*May differ by country and carrier.

*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.

Network & Connectivity

  • LTE Cat.11

    *May differ by country and carrier.

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, 256QAM
  • Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou)

    *Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.

Expandable Memory & SIM Card

    • Single SIM model: one nano SIM and one microSD slot (can hold microSD card up to 256GB)
    • Dual SIM model: 2 nano SIM and one microSD slot (can hold a microSD card up to 256GB or a nano SIM card)

*May differ by markets and mobile operators.


  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)


  • Ultra High Quality Audio Playback
    • UHQ 24-bit
      • PCM: Up to 32 bits
  • Audio Playback Format

    *Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

  • Recording
    • Recording quality is improved with the digital MEMS mic.


  • Video Playback Formats
      • MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

    *Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

  • TV Connection
    • Wireless: Smart View (Miracast 1080p at 30 fps, mirroring support available for devices supporting Google Cast)

Water Resistance

    • IP68

*Galaxy A8 and A8+ are rated IP68, meaning they are both protected against dust ingress and water resistant. Water resistance rating is based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.


  • Battery Capacity
    • 3000mAh
  • Battery Life
      • MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 44 hrs
      • MP3 playback (AOD OFF): up to 66 hrs
      • Video playback: up to 17 hrs
      • Talk time: up to 24 hrs
      • Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 15 hrs
      • Internet use (3G): up to 12 hrs
      • Internet use (4G): up to 15 hrs

    *Data based on devices released in Europe. Actual results may vary depending on usage and environmental factors.


  • Fast Charging on wired

Sensors & Buttons

  • Sensors
    • Accelerometer
    • Barometer
    • Fingerprint Sensor
    • Gyro Sensor
    • Geomagnetic Sensor
    • Hall Sensor
    • Proximity Sensor
    • RGB Light Sensor
  • Buttons
    • On/Off key
    • Volume key


  • Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
  • Biometrics Lock Type: Fingerprint Scanner, Face Recognition


  • Knox protection: Real-time device monitoring and protection
  • Virus, malware prevention (Powered by McAfee)
  • Secure Folder: A secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos, movies, and files private using fingerprint scanning.


Samsung Pay

    • Credit & debit cards: supports MST/NFC
    • Membership cards
    • Gift cards
    • Transit cards
    • Reward point service

*Available in select countries. Supported payment solutions and available features may vary by country.



  • See
  • Recommend
  • Remind

    *Some Bixby features may not be available depending on country, region, or language.


AOD (Always on Display)

  • AOD content

    Choose from a variety of clock designs and information.

    • Clock: Digital clock, Analogue clock, World clock.
    • Calendar
    • Other display Information: date, battery level, app notifications, and song information.
  • Face Widgets
    • Experience different widgets on the AOD screen by double-tapping the clock area.


  • Themes are sets of Wallpaper, Icons, and other design details available for download


Accessibility Features

To continue making our technology accessible to everyone, Samsung has developed and applied a variety of technical solutions. With solutions for vision, hearing, dexterity and interaction, people with disabilities can easily use technology and take advantage of new and exciting features.

  • Voice Assistant: screen reader for people who are blind or visually impaired
  • High contrast theme, font, and keyboard: get a higher contrast on the screen, text, and the keyboard
  • Magnifier window: enlarge part of the screen with magnified window
  • Magnifier widget: use the rear camera as a magnifying glass
  • Color adjustment: color correction setting for color vision deficiency
  • Sound detector: detects the sounds of the doorbell or a baby crying for hearing-impaired users
  • Flash notification: notify events such as calls, texts, and the alarm with rear camera flashes or blinks on the screen
  • Sound balance: adjust the left and right volume
  • Mono audio: switch from Stereo to Mono audio Universal switch: set custom switches and use them to control the features on your phone
  • Assistant menu: allow better control of the device for people with reduced dexterity
  • Direction lock: substitute password or pattern with a directional combination to unlock the phone. The combination is set by swiping in a series of four to eight directions
  • Direct access: shortcut to accessing various accessibility features via hardware keys

In the box

  • Device
  • USB cable
  • Earphone
  • Ejection pin
  • USB power adaptor
  • Case
  • Quick start guide

    *Actual components may vary by country or region

*All specifications and descriptions provided herein may be different from the actual specifications and descriptions for the product. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this web page and the product described herein, at anytime, without obligation on Samsung to provide notification of such change. All functionality, features, specifications, GUI and other product information provided in this web page including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. The contents within the screen are simulated images and are for demonstration purposes only.

Product Reviews

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review - Galaxy S9 Who?
All in all, the Galaxy A8 is a phone that's worth the money, that's for sure. Despite the software blunder, which could make many reconsider their options, the A8 is a well-balanced phone that gets surprisingly close to the upper-premium market with some features.
  • The Galaxy A8 is without a doubt one of the best mid-range models I ever tried. The phone comes with a solid build, premium touches, and a display that serves as living proof for Samsung being crowned the top display manufacturer worldwide.
  • The one thing that I think Samsung should have reconsidered is launching this phone with Android 7.
Overall rating: 4/5

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) review: a more affordable S8?
With the Galaxy A8, Samsung has brought the A series a little bit closer to the S line. The Galaxy A5 (2017) was already much like the Galaxy S7, but it was more affordable. The A8 has improved capabilities, which means its price has gone up as well.
  • Design
  • Excellent Super AMOLED display
  • Front camera
  • IP68 certification
  • Battery life
  • Performance doesn't match price
  • 32 GB of storage
  • No Android Oreo
Overall rating: 4/5

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) review
The new Galaxy A8 (2018) turned out somewhat of a rebel. We thought it's going to be a 'lite' version of the Galaxy S8, but it grew above these expectations. The fingerprint scanner is also finally at the right spot.
  • Futuristic design, logical fingerprint scanner positioning
  • Class-leading Super AMOLED screen
  • Great battery life at 92 hours, fast charging
  • Excellent choice of processor with powerful A73 cores
  • Impressive image quality (both rear and selfie) for the class
  • No 4K video recording
  • Mediocre GPU
  • No Oreo at launch
  • Pricey
Overall rating: 4.1/5

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