Great Samsung Giveaways | Samsung Galaxy A8

Finally! Got my new phone! ^_^
Samsung Galaxy A8

My Samsung Galasy S3 which I bought 3 years ago just died last week
after restoring it a lot of times to factory default.
 I still love my Samsung Galaxy S3 & will still try to have it repaired.

I was choosing from 3 of their latest mobile phones which are
the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, and this Samsung Galaxy A8.

I chose this Samsung Galaxy A8, the specs are a little close to both
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+,
it's just that this has only 2G RAM, and that's why it's the cheapest among the 3.
And I bought this phone with a lot of freebies.

here's a complete phone specifications from

LAUNCHAnnounced2015, July
StatusAvailable. Released 2015, August
BODYDimensions158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 in)
Weight151 g (5.33 oz)
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.7 inches (~73.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~386 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4 (To be confirmed)
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
CPUQuad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 405
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 128 GB
Internal32 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary5 MP, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
RadioFM radio with RDS; recording
USBmicroUSB v2.0
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- ANT+ support
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/WMV/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Talk timeUp to 17 h (3G)
Music playUp to 51 h
MISCColorsPearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold
Price group8/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II 2.0: 1089 / Basemark X: 8838
DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.859 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 66dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 75dB
Audio qualityNoise -89.3dB / Crosstalk -53.8dB
Battery life

now here's what I got in the box with the phone.

A Wall charger with detachable micro USB cable.
Batteries are fixed and cannot be opened.

And an in-ear headset with 3 different sizes of earbuds.

I am not very sure, but I think this screen protector is also from the box.
Sorry I didn't notice because I purchased a 0.26 mm tempered glass screen protector.

Also there's a pin included that you have to use in order to open
the sim and the microSD slots.

Now here are the freebies from their "Great Samsung Giveaways" promo.

A 5,000 mAh Powerbank

Ultra-slim and lightweight design with dual USB ports,
and can charge up to two full charges.
The box includes a micro USB cable and a multi-functional pouch.

It's also indicated in their promo ad that they're
giving over Php 1,000 worth of Zing vouchers.

I didn't received any vouchers but I got this 

A 16GB SanDisk microSDHC card.
Sorry, the card is already in my phone.

One thing that made me sad is that I have to change my mobile number.
I've been using that globe prepaid number since my college days,
and my phone during that time is the Nokia 3210. Those were the days, hahah! :p

The Samsung Galaxy A8 has 2 slots.
The first slot is for the nano sim and
the second slot is for either your 2nd sim or a mircoSD card.

And so I bought this Globe prepaid sim which has 3 different cut or what they call the Tri-cut. Bought this prepaid sim for P50 though the pack shows only P40, another store was actually selling it for P65.

What's yours? Feel free to share here. Thank you! ^_^


  1. : oops, sorry i can't take a picture of the phone yet untiL my samsung gaLaxy S3 is fixed. by the way, i used the samsung gaLaxy A8 to capture aLL those pictures above. ^_^

    feeL free to Leave some comments so i can check your bLogs too. thank you! ^_^

  2. I love the freebies that comes with the unit. Sulit!