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Samsung Galaxy A80 review

Everything You Need To Know

Introduction

Korean mobile heavyweight Samsung recently teased the release of its latest Device from its Galaxy A series. Amid a tense battle with Chinese mobile giant Huawei for the control of the world mobile phone market, Samsung has released five new Galaxy A series devices, but the latest, the Galaxy A80 has caught consumers off-guard. Despite the expectation of the release of a new Galaxy A series device, the known functionality, the Galaxy A80 has gotten selfies, game, and social media lovers enthralled. Fully equipped with a rotating pop-up camera which could match iPhone quality, latest Android Operating system as well as a plethora of surprises ranging from display to storage and battery capabilities, we provide you an in-depth insight into the powerful functionality of Samsung’s latest market changer. Here’s a look at the notable specs of Samsung’s new Flagship.

Samsung A80 Specs

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Display

Screen Size: 6.7 inches

Screen Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Material: Glass

Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels

Camera (main): 48 MP (wide), 8MP (ultra wide), LED flash, Autofocus.

Selfie Camera: Pop-up rotating camera. LED flash.

SIM

SIM type: Nano-sim, 3G/4G LTE enabled.

Battery

Type: Non-removable, 25 watts.

Capacity: Lipo 3,700 mAH

charge rate: Supercharge

Battery Life: Endurance rating of about 80h

Connectivity

WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n

Blue tooth: 5.0, A2DP

Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps

Network Type: 2G(GSM)/3G(HSDPA)/4G LTE

USB: 2.0, Type-C

Storage and Processor

RAM: 8GB

Internal Storage: 128GB (non expandable)

External Storage: No

Processor Type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G

Processor: 1.7GHz octa-core

Added Features

Fingerprint Sensor: Yes

Radio: FM

Colors: Gold, White and Black

Facial recognition: No

Light Sensor: Yes.

Android O.S version: Android 9.0 Pie

The specs of the Samsung A80 gives you a brief rundown to deduce the capacity and potentials of this new Device. While you may have noticed some features of the Device that got you excited, here’s an in-depth review of the notable features of the Samsung A80 notably, camera, display, and storage.

Camera

Unarguably, camera quality is a factor Mobile device enthusiast consider before purchasing a device. Samsung has gotten this covered in its stream of devices, but it upgraded the camera quality standard in the Samsung A80. Unlike most devices that comes with a powerful rear camera but with a secondary front camera, Samsung A80 provides one fantastic camera for both purposes. Its default 48MP camera which can be switched for an 8MP ultra-wide camera with apparent less quality but with you fitting centrally into your shot makes the video and selfie experience nothing short of a surreal experience shy of perfection. Aside from the two cameras, Samsung took into consideration the iPhones Apple Portrait Mode, which caught selfie lover like a viral sensation. Its third camera, which is a 3D depth Time of Flight sensor camera, capable of blurring the background, brings in the Live focus functionality which keeps you at the center of attention of your picture. The power exists in the hands of the user as the level of blurriness can be adjusted to fit your taste. This functionality extends to video sharing also. Though the Samsung A80 comes with no front camera, the 48MP, ultra-wide 8MP, and 3D depth sensor cameras can be rotated to take a perfect front shot. It all sounds cool, but the Live Focus video functionality, as well as slow-motion mode, is restricted to the rear camera.

Display and Size

Despite designed to be a slim phone, the wonders the Samsung A80 holds cannot be slimmed down. Considerably heavy, the Device measures 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm, which makes it cumbersome to be held with one hand. One major factor that contributes significantly to the weight of the Samsung A80 is the mechanism behind the camera rotation. While the idea that three cameras which the Samsung A80 comes with can be rotated for both rear and front use sounds cool, the Price is paid in the weight it adds to the framework of the Device. The weight nonetheless doesn’t make the power buttons and volume buttons hard to find. It will be of utmost interest to note that Samsung A80 is without a headphone jack, Samsung opted for its ‘sound under display’ tech, which sends sounds to your ears employing vibrations. The sim tray, USB ports, and speakers leave no hole in the Device. The display screen size which measures at 6.7-inch with HD-display, which isn’t Samsung’s highest HD display,  glares graciously with the OLEDs. Within the shows,  Samsung security feature; the Fingerprint lies, though skepticism remains if it’s similar to that of the S10. Expectations for waterproof function in Samsung A series latest Flagship should be dropped as this was not included. The Samsung A80 comes adequately packaged in subtle colors from sleek black, elegant gold to the innocuous white.

Battery and Storage

Capable of pulling up to about 25 watts of power, Samsung A80 3700 mAH battery is reasonably smaller when compared to that of Samsung A series A70 and S10 5G which both are 4500 mAH. The smaller battery of Samsung A80 comes with a supercharge functionality. But despite the charge, the power it draws from the charger is quite higher. Samsung super charge devices draw about 15 watts from Device, but the A80 is quite higher. In terms of storage, the Samsung A80 is sure to be a speed demon as it comes well packaged with chip maker Qualcomm, Snapdragon 730 chipset. Its RAM is set at 8GB, while internal storage is set at 128 GB. Any hopes for the use of external micro SD cards are diminished as no slot is available for such. This translate to the fact that if users exceed the 128 GB internal storage, there exists no means of expanding storage.

Great Device, minor Shortcomings

Unarguably, Samsung went all out in its A series Flagship, and many cool features rolled out that got mobile enthusiast excited. Regardless of this excitement,  the shortcoming the Device had played a significant role in determining if the Samsung A80 will be a market success. Despite the Time of Flight sensor camera feature, the A80 wields, there seem not to be any form of facial recognition. This may be a bit disheartening to mobile lovers as the Time of Flight 3D camera which stands to match iPhones Apple portrait mode can be tweaked to fit the facial match tech. This tech present in the A80 leaves us clueless as to why the facial match tech was omitted. Fears of how long the A80 camera rotation functionality will last has been raised. This mechanism no doubt cool which brilliantly combines the pop-up functionality present in the Opp Find X with new and creative ideas will be an essential asset for selfie lovers, but regular usage may wear the Device out. The lack of external SD slot may keep user trapped when the internal 128 GB storage is used up. All this may be a significant turn off to consumers, but the market response of the Samsung A80 will be influenced mainly by the Price, which is soon to be revealed, but until then we can only enthrall ourselves in the delight of the wonders Samsung’s latest Flagship wields.

 

How much is Samsung Galaxy A80 in Nigeria?

Samsung Galaxy A80 price in Nigeria: the Samsung Galaxy A80 is priced between the range of 225,000 naira – 235,000 naira

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