Samsung Galaxy On8

By | 7th November 2016

What makes Samsung Galaxy On8 unique?

  • The best1 phone priced around Rs. 16,000 with 13 MP Camera
  • The cheapest Samsung phone with 3 GB RAM

uy For

  • Good configuration
  • Great display
  • Great cameras
  • Dual 4G slots

Beware Of

  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No screen protection

The mid-budget beast from Samsung

Display and configuration
Living up to the expectations, the Samsung Galaxy On8 flaunts a superb 5.5-inch full HD screen with a vivid and crystal clear Super AMOLED display. A resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels results in a pixel density of 401 ppi. The capacitive touch screen responds well to multi-touch as well.
The smartphone runs on an octa-core, Cortex A53 processor, clocking a speed of 1.6GHz, and is placed on an indigenous chipset of Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580. The 3GB RAM and GPU of Mali-T720 MP2 forms a paradise for all of the multi-taskers and hardcore gamers.
Camera and storage
The Samsung Galaxy On8 comes with a 13MP primary camera with an LED flash and autofocus. The quality of the camera is further enhanced by features like Back-illuminated sensor, exposure compensation, ISO control, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), etc. Apart from quality images, the camera is capable of recording HD videos of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels at 30fps.
The front snapper too follows close behind with a 5MP lens and an LED flash for low light images, which proves to be a blessing in disguise for people who thrive on selfies.
To cope up with the storage issue, the Samsung Galaxy On8 provides a 16GB inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB. Moreover, an external USB OTG support makes this device a massive storehouse of a kind.
Battery and connectivity
After stuffing in quality specs in almost all the departments, Samsung doesn’t hold back by fitting in a 3,300mAh li-ion battery, which makes sure that the show keeps going on for long hours.
The Samsung smartphone takes on the connectivity issues with a bang with dual 4G SIM slots, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, mobile hotspot, v4.1 Bluetooth, A-GPS, microUSB 2.0, etc.


Samsung has always been known to provide good featured smartphones at a high price. However, the South Korean mobile maker is all set to break the cliche with the Galaxy On8. Packed with loads of quality specs, like fast processor, quality camera, good storage and the trust of Samsung, it is one of the obvious choices if you have a mid ranged budget and is a Samsung fan.

Samsung Galaxy On8 Specifications


Launch Date October 2, 2016 (Official)
Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy On8
Operating System Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
SIM2: Micro
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor No
Quick Charging No


Size Compare
Dimensions 151.7 (H) x 76 (W) x 7.8 (T) mm
Very Good
Weight 169 grams
Below Average


Screen Size 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Pixel Density 401 ppi
Best in Class
Display Type Super AMOLED
Screen Protection No
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio 72.16 %

Performance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Very Good

Chipset Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580
Processor Octa core, 1.6 GHz, Cortex A53
Very Good
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Mali-T720 MP2

Storage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Best in Class

Internal Memory 16 GB
Very Good
Expandable Memory Up to 128 GB
User Available Storage Up to 10.4 GB
USB OTG Support

Camera                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Very Good

Main Camera

Resolution 13 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
Sensor Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Aperture 1.9 F
Optical Image Stabilisation No
Flash LED Flash
Image Resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera

Resolution 5 MP Front Camera
Flash LED Flash


Very Good
Capacity 3300 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable
Talktime Up to 17 Hours(3G)

Network & Connectivity

SIM Size SIM1: Micro , SIM2: Micro
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz


4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 850(band 5)

3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz


Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1
GPS with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity microUSB 2.0


FM Radio
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Fingerprint Sensor No
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer

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