Samsung has been on a roll in the Indian smartphone market launching new budget smartphones almost every other week. The company has been launching so many models to prevent its market share from eroding further. Recently, it launched the Galaxy J8 to take on the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1.
The Galaxy J8 has the typical traits of a budget Samsung smartphone with relatively weak internals, but the company has improved the device in other aspects. If you are interested in buying the Galaxy J8, check out our FAQ below to know everything about the device.
Samsung Galaxy J8 FAQ
Q) What are the full specifications of the Galaxy J8 FAQ?
A) The full specs of the Galaxy J8 are as follows:
- Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.7 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 191g
- Display: 6-inch 720p+ Super AMOLED
- Chipset: 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450
- GPU: Mali T830-MP2
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB, microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 16MP PDAF, F/1.7 aperture, 5MP F/1.9 secondary camera, LED flash, Full HD video recording
- Front camera: 16MP, F/1.9 aperture, Front flash
- Sensors: Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall sensor, Face unlock
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM slots, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n(2.4), Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB
- Battery: 3500mAh non-removable
- Others: Android 8.0 Oreo, Chat-Over-Video,
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) Since the Galaxy J8 features a unibody aluminum build, its battery and rear cover is not removable.
Q) Is the Galaxy J8 water-resistant?
A) No, the handset is not water-resistant.
Q) Is there Always-On Display on the Galaxy J8?
A) Despite coming with a Super AMOLED Display, the Galaxy J8 lacks Always-On Display.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The Galaxy J8 features two nanoSIM card slots along with a microSD card slot.
Q) Is the display on the Galaxy J8 protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) No, the display is not protected by Gorilla Glass.
Q) Is there a gyroscope on the Galaxy J8?
A) No, the handset does not feature a gyroscope sensor. This means that any apps which rely on the gyroscope to work properly will fail to work on the J8.
Q) What about auto brightness?
A) No. Since the Galaxy J8 lacks an ambient light sensor it does not have auto brightness.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy J8 located?
A) Its located at the rear just below the camera sensor.
Q) Is there Samsung Pay support on the Galaxy J8?
A) No, the handset does not come with Samsung Pay support.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Galaxy J8?
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy J8?
A) No, you cannot. The handset is limited to recording videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 8.0 Oreo. The handset also features Samsung’s Experience UI on top with plenty of customization options and features.
Q) Does the Galaxy J8 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Like with many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.
Q) Is there dual VoLTE support on the Galaxy J8?
A) No, the handset does not have dual VoLTE support. This means you cannot use two Jio SIM cards on the phone at the same time.
Q) Is fast charging supported on the Galaxy J8?
A) There’s no fast charging support on the handset.
Q) How much free storage space does the Galaxy J8 have out of the box?
A) Almost 51GB.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Galaxy J8, but not all.
Q) Does the Galaxy J8 feature capacitive keys?
A) No. Since the handset comes with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio display, it makes use of on-screen navigation bar.
Q) Does the Galaxy J8 feature face unlock?
A) Yes, the Galaxy J8 features face unlock.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy J8?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, earphones, and some regulatory papers. No case or screen guard is bundled with the phone.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the Galaxy J8 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) How many variants of the Galaxy J8 is Samsung selling in India?
A) Only one which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Q) What color variants of the Galaxy J8 is Samsung selling in India?
A) Samsung is selling the Galaxy J8 in black, gold, and blue colors in India. All three variants, however, come with a black front.
Q) When does the Galaxy J8 go on sale and where?
A) You can buy the Galaxy J8 from Flipkart, Paytm Mall, and Samsung’s own online store. You can buy the phone from here. The company is offering one-time screen replacement and Rs 2,000 as cashback on Paytm Mall or for ICICI debit/credit card holders.
Q) What’s the price of the Galaxy J8?
A) The base variant of the Galaxy J8 is priced at Rs 18,990.