Samsung Galaxy On8 2016 Camera Review

Post-obit the launch of Galaxy On5 and Milky way On7, the South Korean behemothic Samsung launched its successor dubbed as Galaxy On8 at a cost of Rs. 15,900 in Black and Gold colors exclusively on Flipkart. This mid-ranger comes packed with five.5-inch Full Hard disk Super AMOLED display, Octa-cadre Exynos 7580 processor, 3GB RAM, 13MP/5MP camera parcel.
At a toll of Rs. xv,900, is the Milky way On8 worth buying? Let’south check out.


Before we unboxed the Samsung Milky way On8. Bank check it out hither:

Box Contents


  • Samsung Galaxy On8 smartphone in Golden color
  • ii-pin charger (5V-1.55A)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Earphones with microphone
  • 3300mAh battery
  • User manual and warranty data


Rectifying its past error, Samsung has finally offered a Full HD Super AMOLED display for Galaxy On8 with 5.five-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) in size translating into a pixel density of 401ppi.


Compared to its predecessor On7 with TFT brandish, the Galaxy On8 jumps comfortably to the next level with pretty impressive screen contributing a good color reproduction, sharpness, viewing angles and an above average sunlight readability. Being equipped with Super AMOLED display, the power consumption will be quite efficient.

The brandish does concenter fingerprints leaving smudges on screen sometimes, fifty-fifty though it shouldn’t be a big issue.


Moreover, you can choose whatsoever i among the four screen modes — Adaptive brandish, AMOLED cinema, AMOLED photo, and Bones. To requite a heads-upwards, the ‘Adaptive display’ optimizes the colour range, saturation, and sharpness automatically according to your environment.


The AMOLED Photo Mode is tailored for the content from premium digital cameras, every bit near of these use the Adobe RGB colour gamut, while the AMOLED Movie theater Mode is made for watching movies with the best possible color gamut.

The Bones mode uses the standard color gamut which is currently used for producing every consumer content including films, Telly, apps, games and much more.

Considering all this, the Galaxy On8 manages to get thumbs up at this very price point. However, there is no information nigh the presence of Corning Gorilla Glass.


While Samsung aces in design language on higher end smartphones, the mid-ranger rarely proves to be practiced. Talking about the course factor, the device measures 76×151.7×vii.8mm thick and weigh around 169 grams, which is again a slight difference from its predecessor.

Moving on to the blueprint, the Milky way On8 is a doppelganger of Galaxy J7 with very few changes. This 5.5-inch smartphone fits perfectly in hand and isn’t slippery either, offering a nice grip when holding. Moreover, the company has replaced the leather back encompass with a polycarbonate cloth with a smoothen matte finish which looks and feels good.


The sides of Milky way On8 has a shiny chrome rim running around with round corners seen in Galaxy J7 previously. On the front top, at that place is a 5MP front camera with a f/1.9 aperture along with LED flash for low-low-cal selfies. It also has a proximity sensor, ambient sensor next to ear piece. Likewise, it’southward disappointing that the smartphone lacks notification calorie-free, which is nowadays in virtually all mid-range smartphones nowadays.

Samsung continues to get with its traditional just below the display with metal lining effectually it. Farther, information technology has ii capacitive buttons also on both the sides without backlit support.


The volume rockers are placed on the left, while the ability push button is on the correct. Further, the USB port, 3.5mm sound jack, and primary microphones are placed on the bottom of the device with a slightly visible antenna bands.

While there is nothing on the top, it has 13MP camera setup, single LED wink and a not-so-effective speaker grill on the back. The Samsung Galaxy On8 exercise come up with a removable battery, with two defended SIM slot and microSD card slot within the back cover.


On the whole, the build quality and design language is definitely an improvement over its predecessor. The Samsung Galaxy On8 comes Black, Gold and White colors.



Talking well-nigh the software, the Milky way On8 is shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with its ain UI on top. The lock screen shows the times and lets you launch dialer and camera too. The drop down notification bar has several toggle options, a brightness slider and an option to change the SIM carte.


In default, it doesn’t accept any extra theme, only you can purchase it through Theme store. Moreover, it has Smart Managing director app that lets you manage your device on bombardment life, storage, RAM usage, and security all in one place. Out of 3GB RAM, you will go effectually ane.3GB free when all the default app is running in the background.

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Samsung Galaxy On8 Smart manager

The highlighted feature of On8 is the Ultra information saving fashion, where information technology compresses cellular data across all contents such equally videos, photos, media, almost all apps and websites and Due south Bike mode, where if someone makes a call to your number, he/she gets a voice message saying the caller is riding the bicycle.

Samsung Galaxy On8 Ultra data saver
Samsung Galaxy on8 S Bike mode

Since Motion lock is enabled by Due south Bike Mode, yous cannot reply the call unless you finish the bike or ride it less than 10kms/hr.

Apps and Storage

Speaking of bloatware, the Samsung Galaxy On8 comes with pre-installed with Google, Microsoft office apps, and other native utility apps too. Moreover, information technology doesn’t accept any game and a defended music player besides. In this instance, we opted Google Play for listening to music.

Google Play
Samsung Galaxy On8 FM radio

All things considered, the audio output on speaker turns out to exist poor, withal the sound through headphones are decent. Fifty-fifty there are chances of missing out phone call in a very noisy environment unless if yous choose vibration. This device does come up with FM radio with a very simple interface.

On the ROM, out of 16GB, the user will go around xiii.1GB storage. If yous need more storage, you can also add microSD menu up to 128GB.

Connectivity and Dual SIM

The Samsung Milky way On8 supports connectivity options including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC. Nowadays, dual SIM slots are mandatory in the mid-ranger and Milky way On8 neatly ticks the box here. It also has VoLTE (vocalism-over-LTE) support for Reliance Jio.


Both the SIM slots support 4G LTE and dual standby mode, which in turn allows us to take calls from 2nd SIM even if yous are on a call from beginning SIM. It likewise has USB on-the-go (OTG) support so that y’all can connect OTG drives easily. In addition, we also tested the call reception and was pretty satisfied with the feel we got.

Performance and storage

The Octa-Core Exynos 7580 processor clocked at 1.6GHz combined with 3GB RAM provides a butter smooth performance without any noticeable lag or hang. The Samsung Galaxy On8 is definitely fast enough for daily usage and multitasking applications. At this price range, the phone has enough power to offering sufficient functioning in the everyday job.

In 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, the Samsung Galaxy On8 placed itself at the bottom of the nautical chart with a score of 8175.


In Antutu Benchmark 6, the Galaxy On8 scored effectually 42571.


It scored 916 points in the Basemark Os Ii benchmark.


The Samsung Galaxy On8 scored 3699 at the Geekbench Multi-Core test.


The Samsung Milky way On8 scored 714 at Geekbench iii Single-core examination.



The Samsung Galaxy On8 is powered by a 3300mAh battery without whatever quick charging technology. With average usage including calls, browsing Wi-Fi, video calls the smartphone is good for one full day.


Information technology likewise comes with Ultra power saver mode, which saves juices past applying a greyscale theme to your home screen and limiting the number of usable apps. Also, you can replace the bombardment very easily as it comes with the removable battery options.


In our battery test the Galaxy On8 achieved a One Charge Rating of 13 hours and 44 minutes, better than the Galaxy On7 that scored a One Accuse Rating of 12 hours and 42 minutes. Check out the complete prepare of battery life test results here.

Photographic camera

The Samsung Milky way On8 comes with 13MP rear photographic camera with f/i.nine aperture, and 5MP forepart camera with single LED flash on both sides.


The user interface of the camera is the app is simple without any complications and like to other Samsung smartphones.


Information technology comes with varieties of options including — style (Machine, Pro, Panorama, Continuous shot HDR (Rich tone), Night, Beauty face, sports and sound shots), effects negative, sepia, grayscale), timer, picture size, and settings.

This smartphone lets yous launch the camera app by just pressing the abode push button twice and use the book rockers as a camera shutter. To our surprise, the twenty-four hour period light shots and macro shots are impressive with fine corporeality of details and sharpness. The 5MP front photographic camera also proves to be good under perfect day calorie-free conditions.

But when information technology comes to low light, the noises are almost present in all areas with loss of details. When turned on the flash under low low-cal, the detailing of subject is decent without light over powering it.







On the whole, the Samsung Galaxy On8 is definitely an improvement over it predecessor On7 with few refinements that doesn’t become in a higher place and across. Fifty-fifty though it doesn’t have creative ingredients, it does fares in virtually of the part when it comes to the mid-range segment.


The Galaxy On8 definitely benefits from the pattern, display, and front facing LED flash which is the near noticeable characteristic here. Lack of fingerprint sensor, notification LED, and other such options make us turn our head away from Milky way On8. To sum information technology up, the Samsung Milky way On8 is a pretty neat packet at Rs. 15,990, until y’all take a wait at other alternatives/rivals.


  • Good display
  • Front selfie flash
  • Dual SIM slots with 4G LTE support
  • Decent Battery fill-in


  • Lacks fingerprint sensor
  • Low loudspeaker output
  • No fast charging support
  • Boilerplate photographic camera