Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018 Edition) SM-A530F

Discontinued From £252.50303.00 inc VAT)

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Product Code: SAMP-A818 Manufacturer: Samsung

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018 Edition) - EU Model - Dual SIM - Gold Dual SIM, EU Model, Gold 32GB, 4GB RAM £252.50
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Description

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018 Edition) SIM Free Prices

If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.

The Galaxy A series has been designed for those who want to have a premium smartphone, without all the power and associated price of the top-tier devices.

With the new Galaxy A8 (2018), you'll still find excellent features. These include the Samsung Infinity Display with 18.5 : 9 screen ratio and always-on Super AMOLED display technology. There's also facial recognition, excellent camera quality and IP68 dust & water-resistance.

Samsung Galaxy Unlocked & SIM Free

When you order a Samsung Galaxy A8 from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK or EU specification SIM Free handset.

All of our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.

The phones have support for global GSM & 3G networks; for 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications.

EU Models

Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger (Europlug 2-pin).

EU Converts

Where a product states "EU Convert", it will have been sourced from a UK supplier that has imported EU stock and converted it for UK sale. These phones will be resealed with official Samsung branding and should contain a standard UK charger (3-pin). Please note this may not be the official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger.

Samsung Pay

If you order an EU Model or Convert then you may find that Samsung Pay is unavailable, even if it is supported in your country.

This is because Samsung restricts the use of Samsung Pay so that it only works with banks registered in the same country as the phone's origin. The origin country is recorded in the phone's firmware and cannot be adjusted by end users. At this time we are unable to advertise the exact origin country of EU Models prior to sale.

If you require the use of Samsung Pay in the UK, we would recommend avoiding an EU Model or Convert, although if Google Pay is available and acceptable to you, this will be available to download and unaffected.

Dual SIM Options

Samsung manufactures the Galaxy S9 in both single & hybrid dual SIM versions. If an option for sale on Clove Technology specifies "DUAL SIM" then it has the hybrid slot (2x SIM or 1x SIM & 1x microSD). If DUAL SIM is not mentioned in the option, please assume that it is the single SIM version of the handset.

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) - multi-language, multi-view, native VR and improved notifications
  • 5.6 inch FHD+ (2220 x 1080) display (18.5 : 9 ratio) - Always-On Super AMOLED - Gorilla Glass
  • 2.2 GHz Samsung Exynos Octa 7885 processor / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB storage & microSD support (up to 256GB)
  • 16MP main camera / Dual 16 + 8MP selfie camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging
  • Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS / Dual Band Wi-Fi / NFC
  • IP68 water and dust resistant
  • 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4mm
  • USB Type-C / 3.5mm audio jack
  • Samsung VR compatible
  • Samsung Pay & KNOX certified

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Colour and memory variants

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018 Edition) is manufactured with 32 GB of internal storage. This can be expanded with micro SD cards up to 256 GB.

Several colour options will be available worldwide including Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Gold and Blue.

Please note the options listed for sale at Clove are the only models available to us.

Box contents

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) - SIM Free, factory unlocked
  • Samsung mains charger
  • USB Type-C data cable
  • Samsung earphones
  • SIM tray pin
  • Documentation

Overview

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*Since September 2013, Samsung has implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only has access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.

For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.

Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.

Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.

If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.

**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.

IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.

Specification

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version7.1.1 (Nougat)
Custom SkinSamsung Experience
Processor
Speed2.2 GHz & 1.6 GHz (1x dual-core & 1x hex-core)
Dual Core
Quad Core
Make/ModelExynos 7885 Octa
OtherMali-G71 GPU
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSDXC
Capacity (Up to)256 GB
RAM4 GB
ROM
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity32 GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size5.6
TypeSuper AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 2220 (~441 ppi)
Other18.5 : 9 display ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass, Always-on display
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G Yes
FrequenciesB1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B4 (AWS), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B12 (700), B13 (700), B17 (700), B18 (800), B19 (800), B20 (800), B26 (850), B28 (700), B38 (2600), B40 (2300), B41 (2500), B66 (AWS-3)
SpeedLTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
Version5.0
FunctionsA2DP, EDR, LE, ANT
WiFi Yes
Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
DLNA Yes
Version
Ports
DataUSB (2.0) Type C (1.0)
PowerUSB (2.0) Type C (1.0)
Audio3.5mm audio jack
Video OutYes, Wireless via Miracast, Google Home, Samsung Display
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
OtherRear-mounted fingerprint sensor
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
Megapixels16
FlashPhase detection autofocus and LED flash
Camera Lensf/1.7
OtherGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Front Facing Camera Yes
TypeDual: 16 MP 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
Sensors
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
FormatsMP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Recording
Video
FormatsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Recording
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Battery
Capacity3,000 mAh
TypeNon-removable Li-ion
Removable
Call Time
GSM
3G
Standby Time
GSM
3G
Dimensions149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm (5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 in)
Weight 172 grams (6.07 oz)
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Apps, Samsung Apps, Samsung Pay
OtherIP68 certified, Samsung Adaptive fast charging
Warranty24 months