Quick Review of Samsung Galaxy On8

The Good
  • Impressive AMOLED display
  • Decent camera for day light conditions
  • Features front LED flash
The Bad
  • Mediocre audio output through speaker
  • Lacks fingerprint scanner
  • No fast charging
  • Substandard gaming performance
  • Misses out on notification LED

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Samsung Galaxy On8 Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: October 2016
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: SM-J710FZ
Display   10 /10
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type AMOLED
Pixel Density 401 PPI
Chipset   8 /10
Brand Samsung Exynos
Processor Speed 1.6GHz
Processor Exynos 7580 7 /10
Processor Type Octa-Core
RAM 3GB 10 /10
Graphics Mali-T720 MP2
Camera   8 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 13MP 10 /10
Front Camera Resolution 5MP 7 /10
Camera Details Animated Photo, Anti-fog, Auto, Beauty Face, Continuous Shot, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Interval Shot, Night, Panorama, Pro, Selfie, Sports, Wide Selfie
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, LED Flash, Front LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 6.0 Marshmallow
OS Detail TouchWiz UI
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features GPS, FM Radio
Dimensions (mm) 151.7 x 76 x 7.8
Weight 169 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Color Gold, Black, White
Build Material Metal, Plastic
Device Warranty 1 Year
Storage   9 /10
Internal Storage 16GB 8 /10
Approx. User Available Storage 10.04GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 128GB
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Micro SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Micro SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Micro SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
Battery   8 /10
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No

Samsung Galaxy On8 Features

After the success of On Series in 2015 when it debuted with Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7, Samsung, launched the On5 Pro and On7 Pro in India this year in 2016. Following the success Samsung is back with another On device called the On8. This device supposedly has quite good specs to be priced around Rs. 10,000, that is generally the pricing for On series phones so far.

Design and Display

The design of the Galaxy On8 is more or less similar to the On7 Pro with metal sides and plastic back. The device does look and feel good, especially the chamfered edges makes it comfortable to hold the device. On the front of the phone sits a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels giving it a total pixel density of 401PPI. Unfortunately, there is no mention of Gorilla Glass protection by Samsung.

Hardware and Features

Inside the Galaxy On8 is Samsung's Exynos 7580 Octa Core processor which is clocked at 2GHz. Along with the processor you get 3GB RAM to take care of your multitasking requirements. On the software front, the phone is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Samsung's TouchWiz UI with no details on Android Nougat update.

Camera and Storage

On the rear of the Samsung Galaxy On8 lies a 13MP shooter which is capable of recording videos up to 1080p. The rear camera also gets an LED Flash to take shots and record videos in low light conditions. For selfies and video calling, you get a 8MP camera on the front. In terms of storage you have 16GB of onboard storage that can further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.

Battery and Connectivity

To power the Samsung Galaxy On8, there is a 3300mAh battery sealed inside the phone and does support fast charging. 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi are all included with the device to cover the connectivity aspect, however the phone does lack NFC support. Galaxy On8 is a Dual SIM device that accepts Dual Nano SIMs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Samsung Galaxy On8:

1. Will this phone work with Reliance Jio network?

Ans: Yes, Galaxy On8 supports VoLTE out of the box and should work well with Jio network.

2. Does the phone have a Hybrid second slot?

Ans: No, it has 2 slots for SIMs and a dedicated slot for microSD card. 

3. What type of charging connector do I need?

Ans: Galaxy On8 uses the standard Micro USB port for data syncing and charging.

4. Will this get further software updates of Android? 

Ans: Yes Samsung phones usually get gradual Android updates and the Galaxy On8 shall be no exception. 

5. How is the camera for selfie? 

Ans: It has a 5MP selfie camera so expect a decent image quality for selfies. 

6. Does the phone support USB OTG?

Ans: Yes, the phone does support USB OTG.

7. Is the battery removable?

Ans: Yes, the 3300mAh battery of Galaxy On8 is user removable.

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Samsung Galaxy On8 Ratings

User Reviews for Samsung Galaxy On8
By Shivang Jain on October 7, 2017 | Verified Owner
It's a Samsung budget phone and it is one of the trusted brands and affordable too.
The Good
  • - Connectivity is good
  • - Improved display
  • - Dual sim
The Bad
  • - Same design as J7
  • - Notifications LED is not there
  • - Speaker is not good
By Muskaan on October 7, 2017 | Verified Owner
It is a good budget phone.
The Good
  • - It has much improved display than the last model i.e. Galaxy On7
  • - I personally like Samsung handsets as they provide with connectivity to almost all other gadgets which makes one tech savvy
The Bad
  • - It does not have a notification light
  • - It looks exactly like Galaxy J7
  • - Low loudspeaker output
By Raghav Sharma on August 31, 2017 | Verified Owner
I have purchased this phone two month ago, this phone is one of best phone having great features in given price range.
The Good
  • Back Camera quality is good.
  • Good battery life.
  • Very good display.
  • Good body.
The Bad
  • Little less internal storage.
  • Average front camera.
By SHUVAM SARKAR ROY on August 29, 2017 | Verified Owner
An excellent phone in this price range.
The Good
  • Good speed(1.6 GHz processor & 3 GB ram)
  • Standard camera - Front 5 MP & back 13 MP
  • Front flash
  • 16 GB internal memory
The Bad
  • * No gorilla glass
By Pratik on July 28, 2017 | Verified Owner
This phone is very good and comparing it's features like RAM and Camera , and very useful budget phone. You can get every experience with this phone. It's different from other samsung phones.
The Good
  • 4g and Volte support.
  • 3 gb ram more than enough.
  • Very good display and battery backup.
  • Comfortable to use while in hands.
The Bad
  • Little less internal storage comparatively.
  • Marshmallow has some bugs.
  • Average camera.
By Yogesh Sharma on July 16, 2017 | Verified Owner
It is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core it comes with 3GB of RAM. Does not lag.
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