Samsung had launched the Galaxy On8 in India. This is a dual SIM handset with 4G LTE + VoLTE support. It’s using a super AMOLED screen, Exynos powered and getting power from a 3300 mAh battery. Is it worth the price, read this review.
On 8 Unboxing
Inside the box : Handset, removable battery of 3300 mAh capacity, user manual, warranty card, data cable, good quality earphone and travel charger 5V / 1.55A.
Design & features
The Samsung Galaxy On8 is using a metal frame and the removable back is made of plastic but with metallic finishing. Build quality and finishing is very good. Handset is comfortable to hold, battery can be removed.
It’s a dual SIM handset you can use 2x micro SIM’s and there is third separate slot – for micro SD card. OTG is supported.
Samsung Galaxy On8 specifications
CPU : 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos Octa core with Mali T720 GPU
Display : 5.5 inch Super AMOLED with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution (viewing angles, touch and color reproduction are excellent)
Memory & Storage : 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM and 128GB micro SD
Camera : 13MP rear with flash + 5MP front with front LED flash
Sensors : Accelerometer, proximity and Light
Weight : 165 grams
Features : 4G LTE, VoLTE, NFC, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Battery : 3300 mAh removable
The handset performed well, did not heat-up, max battery temperature was 33 degrees. For normal usage this is good but when it comes to gaming the handset lagged. Modern combat 5 game clearly lagged and so did Asphalt 8 in high visual quality mode. Asphalt 8 game played well in medium and was much better in low visual quality mode.
Sound was loud and clear, reliance Jio worked and there was no issues with WiFi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth.
Quadrant : 19713
AnTuTu : 43464 / 6338
Nenamark 2 : 59.6fps
Disk Speed : 162 MB/s read / 58 MB/s write
Multi Touch : 10 point
The rear 13MP camera is with an f/1.9 aperture and front camera is 5MP shooter. Camera quality is above average. I have attached some sample images below. Rear camera can shoot 1080p videos – the video quality is also great (check video review).
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Camera Rating 4 out of 5
The removable 3300 mAh battery does an impressive job. You can expect 7 to 10 hours of non-stop moderate to heavy usage on a single charge.
Samsung Galaxy On8 Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / estimated battery temperature)
- Running Benchmark app – 10 minutes / 2% / 32 degrees
- Asphalt 8 + MC5 game play – 31 minutes / 5% / 32 degrees
- FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – 21 minutes / 5% / 33 degrees.
It took me 2 hours 30 minutes to charge the handset from 1% to 100% using wall charger.
The Samsung Galaxy On8 is a powerful handset but not for gaming purpose. Key highlight is 4G VoLTE – you can use your Jio SIM, above average camera and impressive battery life.
If you are looking for brand and not into gaming then the Galaxy On8 is a good option, however for Rs. 15,900 the handset is still pricey.