Samsung launched A series Midrange smartphone named Galaxy A80 successor to Galaxy A70. Samsung Galaxy A80 was released Globally on April 10 2019. Galaxy A80 is priced at EUR 649 In Europe @ 6GB + 128GB Base Variant.
Samsung for the First time Released a New Designed smartphones in the killer Flagship category. Samsung has Made Several Changes From Galaxy A50 Version to Stand Out In 2019. They had Improved the Display Size drastically and Adopted a Full HD+ Resolution Full View Display which is Very Smooth and Fast. Samsung Has Concentrated in the Display & Camera department and Adopted the Dual camera Flip setup with 48MP + 13MP Camera sensors which include Main and Ultra wide-angle Lens which we can see in Galaxy A50. The back camera acts like front camera and flips up when we take selfies. By this mechanism we can get great and equal resolution Pictures on front and rear. Samsung did this experiment to Achieve the Bezel-less Display. This Flip camera looks cool and there is no other smartphone in the market with this Camera. Samsung Galaxy A80 also have Flip rotating Mechanism but it did not go to sale in any of the Markets.
Samsung Galaxy A80 features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 855 which is available on Blackshark 2, LG G8 Thinq and Oneplus 7 Pro too. this chip is made of 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 2 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.22GHz, second part features 6 x A55 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.2GHz. it has Adreno 618 GPU which increases its work by 27% compared to SD 712 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 800 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Asus Zenfone 6 and Jump into the review.
Samsung Galaxy A80 Specs
- 6.7″ Full HD+ SAMOLED display
- Aluminum Frame, Front & Back with Glass
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Octa Core CPU
- Adreno 618 GPU
- 8 GB RAM
- Nano Sim / Nano Hybrid
- 128 GB Internal Storage
- 48MP F/2.0 PDAF (primary) + 8MP F/2.2 12mm ( Ultra Wide) +TOF 3D Camera Triple rear camera
- 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps Video Recording
- Motorized Pop-up Camera Module from the back (Rotating rear camera)
- Android 9 Pie with OneUI 10 on top
- Dual 4G Volte
- In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
- accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+
- 3700 mAH battery with 25W fast charging support
- Wifi Dual Band / Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS / USB Type-C
6.7” Full HD+ AMOLED Screen :
Here in Display Department, Samsung Galaxy A80 Features an Excellent Full HD+ IPS AMOLED panel Notchless Edge screen with 393 pixels per inch, the colours are a bit vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. it is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Which is Good. but we Expect Corning Gorilla Glass 5 In this Price range.
Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:
In Samsung Galaxy A80, Samsung Used the Traditional Single Speaker System and it is Much louder. these speakers are supported by Dolby DTS X Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos) which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.
Samsung Has Removed Headphone jack in Samsung Galaxy A80 Smartphone Due to Lack Of Space. Coming to USB-C and earphones, the USB-C port was equipped which provides a punchy and clear sound. there are headphones in the Box which sounds good. A bad thing is there is no 3.5mm to USB-C connector in the box.
Build Quality :
Samsung Galaxy A80 is Build with a Series Aluminium Frame on the side on Back & Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 &6. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Samsung Galaxy A80 well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.7″ AMOLED screen. Samsung has included a soft clear case with Galaxy A80 to protect the smartphone right out of the box but is Quality a bit Cheap. Get A Quality Case From the Retailer.
Samsung Galaxy A80 has a unique design. The Flip pop-up camera is good and back side look of the smartphone is very nice. We can feel the design when we hold it.
Rear Fingerprint scanner:
Samsung Galaxy A80 Features an In-Display mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Bottom Front of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Samsung Galaxy A80 feels A bit Heavy with 6.7” Screen and 3700 mAh battery equipped. This Galaxy A80 can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is made Up of 6000 Series Aluminum and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.
My Samsung Galaxy A80 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 18% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3700 mAH Battery. We got 5 to 5.5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6 hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Samsung Galaxy A80 is very low. The 25W Quick charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 60 min which is a bit good. Samsung Galaxy A70 has a 25W charger in Box which is good, and it is a plus point.
One UI Based On Android 9 Pie :
One UI present on the Samsung Galaxy A80 is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with less bloatware majorly Samsung And Microsoft apps were included. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display make this UI special.
My Samsung Galaxy A80 managed to do day to day tasks very well and there are No issues and problems with the UI. there are no heating issues with Samsung Galaxy A80. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is not well on this Samsung Galaxy A80 device. it features 8 Ram and I did not notice any lags with the device and there are no reloading of apps on this Galaxy A80. even the Multitasking experience is Good.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. We had a smooth game play and does not heats much.
In Samsung Galaxy A80, Out of 128GB Storage, we get 106GB With Google Account Included.
Call Quality :
The Call quality on Galaxy A80 is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call Quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel. In Galaxy A80 the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.
Coming to the Camera Department, Samsung Galaxy A80 features a Dual Flip Camera setup on the back of the device and that is used as selfie camera also. This Camera Module works perfectly in Galaxy A80. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. 48MP Primary Camera: the 48MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.0. Galaxy A80 has Only PDAF Autofocus system. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain excellent details Which are like the natural photo. Exposure is in control with a Decent Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions. In low light Conditions, the images are clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see. Autofocus is very fast.
2. 8MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 13MP ultra wide angle lens on Galaxy A80 is not sensitive as the Main camera unit because of the Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in 116 field of view with a bit of detail. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 8MP camera captures good photos with decent sharpness. In Very low light, the images are average to look. All are good but the noise levels are high and spoil the image.
3D- TOF Camera
This Camera Is Used In Bokeh Effects to Get good Portrait images. the Performance of this Camera Is Also good.
Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is Average in 1080p FHD recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilisation. The stabilization is disabled in 4K@30fps & 720p @ 480fps. The video quality in the low night conditions is very good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range Due to night mode. The wide angle camera also captures the videos very perfectly but you have to mind the quality of it.
Slow Motion video Recording is Good in 1080P.
In Box Contents:
In Galaxy A80 smartphone box Samsung provided USB-C headphones, USB-C to C cable, 25W Fast charger and a protective case which is good for Flagship Smartphone.
- Good AMOLED Display
- Well Built
- Camera Setup Looks A bit Different
- Image Quality is Awesome
- No 3.5mm Headphone Jack & Slot for Memory card
- Some Restrictions In Selfie Camera mode
- No Water resistance
- Average Battery Life
- Stabilization in 1080P Need to Improve And Should add in 4K
- Have Provided a Strong Case
Who can Get Galaxy A80 view:
if you want a True Killer Flagship Phone with AMOLED Full HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 730 processor and 25W Wired fast charging, 48MP + 8 MP +3D TOF Triple Camera Module Setup & One UI then you can go with Galaxy A80. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then
Oneplus 7 Pro
Redmi K20 Pro
Huwaei P30 can be your Alternatives to Galaxy A80.
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