Samsung A80 Review: A Great Phone With Bad Pricing

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This is the Samsung Galaxy A80 review after 48 hrs of usage. In this Samsung Galaxy A80 review we will talk about the most important aspects of the device.

Pop up cameras Seem to be the new cool in 2019. The Samsung Galaxy A80 does not only pop up it also flips forward.

The A80 is Samsung first ever all screen, a full screen with no notch cut out. I was able to use the device for 48hrs and here is my review.

The Samsung Galaxy A80 is part of the Samsung Galaxy A series Family. As usual it is below the S series line.

But because of the features that are enabled in the device especially The triple-lens camera, A 6.7inch full-screen display without any cuts or notch, Very high screen to body ratio, In-display fingerprint sensor, A shining glass back. Are part of the features that make the device a top-notch one.

So after using the Samsung Galaxy A80 for 48hrs here is my personal experience.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Review Display

The Samsung Galaxy A80 has a 1080p display. It’s a Full-screen device with minimal bezel and chin. Samsung calls it the infinity display and the Galaxy A80 is the first phone with the infinity display.

It has an in-display fingerprint sensor. The super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen makes the screen very bright. It displays bright colors.

In spite of the high price Samsung did not use the Quad HD Resolution and for the pricing of the device I feel it would have been better to use the Quad Display.

The Samsung Galaxy A80 has an optical in-display fingerprint scanner but the scanner is not as fast as that of the Samsung Galaxy S10.

It is flawed and does not respond well when you place your fingerprint to unlock the device. Most times you have to try again when attempting to unlock your device.

It cant be compared to the Samsung Galaxy S10 in terms of how quickly it unlocks your phone.

I feel the same thing ultrasound fingerprint scanner used on the Galaxy S10 should have been used in the Samsung Galaxy A80 to make it an all-round solid device.

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A80 has android 9 working well alongside Samsung’s OneUI. The processor inside the phone is the Snapdragon 730 throughout my usage there were no lags of any sorts.

And the device handled task smoothly given that I mostly spend my day reading contents and watching YouTube videos.

In fact, anything that can do with the Samsung Galaxy S10 can also be done with the Samsung Galaxy A80 in terms of performance.

However, the phone is not waterproof and doesn’t support wireless charging. A 3700mAh battery capacity gave me almost 8hrs on screen time. And in between the time I used the camera most because that’s the main selling point of the device.

It comes with 8-Gigabytes of RAM and 128-GigaByte of ROM that cannot be expanded.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Review Build

the Samsung Galaxy A80 has a glassy back that makes it very shiny. It’s quite heavy in the hand if you compare it to the Samsung Galaxy S10.

It weighs 220g. The weight and large 6.7inch AMOLED screen make it a little bit difficult to reach for the top of the screen most of the time.

But the phone is very solid if you handle it. On the right, you have the power key that can also be used to call up Bixby on the left you have the volume rocker key.

At the top, there is nothing but a tiny secondary mic and this is because of the motorized Flip-up camera. At the bottom, we have the sim card tray, the type c USB port and a down-firing speaker that doesn’t bring out many sounds.

The device doesn’t have a headphone, Jack.

Samsung A80 Camera

The best feature of the is the camera it is a motorized Flip-up flip camera. This simply means that the camera at the rear moves up and rotates to the front for selfies.

However, moving up and rotating is quite slow not as other pop up cameras The Samsung Galaxy A80 has three cameras and lots of features are embedded in the camera.

The phone has a 48MP f/2.0 Sony IMX586 main for crisp and high detailed photos, An 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide angle camera and ToF camera for depth.

The Samsung Galaxy A80 camera works very during the day especially when lighting conditions are very perfect. The camera shoots videos using the bokeh mode and while testing it I found out it was very good.

However low lighting conditions picture is not as perfect and the lack of flash when the phone rotates forward and flip is another major issue. But generally, the camera is the selling point of the device below are some shots.

 

Battery Power

Here is the Samsung Galaxy A80 review on the battery. The phone has a non-removable 3700 mAh battery and it’s one of the devices on the A-series line with small battery power. But it is good enough to last a whole day.

Throughout my usage, I toggled between the camera and other social media apps I got almost 8hrs screen on time (SoT). The device also supports the 25W fast charging. It also comes with a 25W fast adapter for charging inside the box and charging from 0 to 100 will take just an hour and a half.

Samsung A80 Review – Price Tag The Only Problem

There are a lot of phones out there that can offer something similar or even better within the same price range.

The Galaxy A80 is a solid device and all-round perfect but since it belongs to the A series line I feel it is slightly high. Pricing on Jumia starts from #218,000 I personally feel that the red K20 offers a little bit more for lesser price.

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It will be difficult to convince anyone to buy the Samsung Galaxy A80 giving the competition in within its price range.

Overall the Samsung Galaxy A80 is an all run round flagship device capable of handling everything thrown at it. The only question that should come to mind will be that of durability and other little things that phone within the same pricing range offers.

In my Samsung Galaxy A80 review, I tried as much to talk about the most important things about the device. Feel free to use the comments box below as I will respond to your questions regarding the Samsung Galaxy A80

 

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