Samsung Galaxy A80 Review
- New Infinity Display
- Snapdragon 730 chipset
- Gorilla Glass protection on front and back sides
- Underwhelming camera
- No LED flash for selfies
- Small Battery
- Higher price
Samsung can undoubtedly be quoted as the market leader in the world of smartphones right now.
With over 21% market share to their name, they have overcome the big players like Apple and Huawei.
Well, the company has recently launched the Galaxy A80 Smartphone in India and within no time, the smartphone became the talk of the town.
The Punjabi pop sensation was recently been seen unboxing the phone in one of the videos shared by Samsung on social media.
Samsung Galaxy A80 is expected to create some more buzz in the Smartphone market around and while this happens, let us bring you a detailed overview of this latest offering from the Smartphone giant
Display and design
Samsung is largely known for making some really good-looking premium smartphones and they have kept on with the same spirit whilst bringing Galaxy A80 to the market.
Still, the Galaxy A80 came up as the first Samsung phone to feature the latest “Infinity display” and this is something that will win your heart at the first look.
Its display brings in no-notch or punch-hole cutout. The display is almost bezel-less with slightly thin bezels around the top and the sides.
This further means that the front part of the Galaxy A80 is a pure display for its users.
Besides its magnificent display, you will be deeply amazed by the overall size. The phone is quite bulky in 220 grams and big with dimensions 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm.
The phone is perfectly suited for everyone who loves to hold a big gadget in their hand which is full of cutting-edge features.
The front is covered with Gorilla glass 3 whilst the back is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. This came as a strange strategy as after falling, the phone tends to bring more harm to its front, instead of the back.
On the other hand, the 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400×1080) Super AMOLED display is something that will take your attention on the first go.
The display of this phone is quite amazing with vibrant colors and a distraction-free screen which will surely make your video watching sessions, a perfect retreat.
The Galaxy a80 also comes with WideVine L1 support which can help you to stream your favorite Netflix and prime videos in HD resolution.
Galaxy A 80 Software and performance
The Galaxy A80 was launched globally a few months back and it’s the first-ever phone to sport Qualcomm’s latest mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 730G.
Still, by the time it got launched in India, the K20 pro by Xiaomi brought in the much updated Snapdragon 730 chipset at a more affordable price for all the Indian users.
Well, that is something where the customers might opt for the Xiaomi phone as the processor holds an upper hand on Galaxy A80.
You can smoothly play with the apps and enjoy the gaming without any lag whilst surfing your favorite websites on the go.
And whilst you do that, its 8GB RAM will go more than enough for the task. It smoothly plays games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 with some amazing HD graphics.
Still, the phone gets a bit warm whilst getting along with the gaming session of 30 minutes, which can be counted in some of its drawbacks.
The Galaxy A80 runs on the latest One UI based on Android Pie. You must set up the device on night mode within the start as the black looks quite deep on the Amoled display.
The One UI feature also brings in the Digital well-being feature which will tell you about the total time spent by you on using this gadget.
You can also set up timers to limit your usage accordingly. There’s also a Wind time feature which will turn the display to grayscale at night time.
There are some add-on features like Gesture navigation and Always-on Display.
The App icons are quite large to fit on the large screen but you can set them accordingly by going to the settings option.
As usual with Samsung phones, you will be getting some inbuilt apps like Samsung Health, Galaxy wearables, Samsung Pay, and other preloaded Microsoft office apps.
One of the other disappointing facts is the absence of Face unlocks which must be there is a high priced phone like Samsung A80.
On top of that, the slow and inaccurate fingerprint sensor will irritate your more in the process.
Galaxy A80 Camera
One of the biggest USPs of this Galaxy A80 Smartphone comes with its rotating camera which allows you to use the same triple rear camera for those amazing selfies.
The phone got loaded with a 48MP f/2.0 Sony IMX586 main sensor for sharp and detailed high-res photos, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, and a ToF (Time of Flight) camera for real deep mapping.
Once you switch to the selfie mode, the op rear panel pops up and the camera system then flips to the front. The camera system also supports Super Steady Video mode, Flaw detection and Scene Optimizer.
The main camera brings in a 12MP resolution to action but you can switch to the raw 48MP mode whilst changing the aspect ratio to 3:4 H.
The feature works perfectly in daylight and can be recommended for low-light shots as well.
The 48MP model works best in daylight mode to capture those perfect landscapes and sceneries alongside. Although the images might not be as sharp as you would like them to be, it works just fine in comparison to other market players like Xiaomi.
One of the other drawbacks of this phone is its struggle in the low light which is quite a disappointment for a phone with a big price tag.
Although the camera app comes with a night mode feature, the shots clicked looked quite average.
On the other side, the night mode only works with the main camera and not in the wide-angle mode. Also, the LED light doesn’t work in selfie mode and you solely need to stay dependent on the display light for the same task.
Galaxy A 80 Battery
You might be expecting a big battery in this big phone but that isn’t the case. Galaxy A80 sports a 3700 mah battery which is quite smaller in comparison to other models launched under the Galaxy flagship by Samsung recently.
So, it’s a given that you won’t be getting an exceptional battery life with this Smartphone in hand.
Still, it runs for a full day on normal usage and may extend to a day and a half if you don’t bring the web surfing and youtube videos in your usage. Still the only positive about its battery is its capability to optimize the power usage.