Samsung has dazzled the smartphone market with loads of teasing mid-range smartphones released in recent months. Arguably one of the most advanced and beautifully packaged smartphones in the A-series, Samsung Galaxy A80 was released into a market that already embraced the series.
This post takes a deep look at the current price of Samsung Galaxy A80 in South Africa, its core stats, features, and its pros and cons.
Price of Samsung Galaxy A80 in South Africa
Of all the A-series smartphones released so far, Samsung Galaxy A80 rates as the most expensive. It also rate among the least available as it is not as readily available in lots of stores in South Africa at the moment. As it stands, the Samsung Galaxy A80 can be purchased for anything between R$5,400 and R$7,920 with reports indicating the price might drop in few months from now.
Samsung Galaxy A80 Specs
- Release date: 2019, May
- Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Screen Size: 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)
- Display: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
- RAM: 8 GB
- Internal memory: 128 GB
- Processor: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- Networks: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Main Camera: Triple 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF; 8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm; TOF 3D camera, f/1.2, 30mm
- Front Camera: Triple – Motorized pop-up rotating main camera module
- Battery: 3,700 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery (25W fast charge)
- Other Specifications: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+
Samsung Galaxy A80 Review
Let us take a deeper look at the features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A80.
Body and Design
The Samsung Galaxy A80 features a top-notch glass design, with a metal frame running around its frames which feels good to hold. It is however thick at about 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm, which makes it difficult to use with one hand. The power switch is situated at the right of the phone, the volume is on the left. It is available in different colours including black, gold and white.
The Samsung Galaxy A80 features a big display and screen size of 6.7 Inches with an impressive resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The screen is big and bright enough to for users to enjoy games and videos.
The rotating triple camera is clearly the big new feature here. The camera setup includes a 3D Depth module, an ultra-wide 8-megapixel f2.2 (128-degree) component and the main 48-megapixel f.20 shooter. For a mid-range phone, this is a tantalizing setup.
When you hit the lens flip button in the camera app, the whole camera panel slips upwards and the whole unit revolves on its X-axis, prepared for wide-angle, high-quality self-portrait shots. The smartphone features a Live Focus mode and a brand new addition is the Live Focus video.
A 3,500mAh battery – not the best return for a smartphone that already kills the floor in terms of amazing camera quality, powers the Galaxy A80.
Operating System and Processor
Samsung Galaxy A80 features a processor of Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) and runs on the latest Operating System, the Android Pie. The smartphone is boosted with a RAM of 8 GB and a corresponding 128 GB of internal storage that can be cannot be expanded.
Samsung Galaxy A80: Things You Will Like About The Smartphone
High Quality Build: You just have to appreciate the build-up and design of this smartphone. Samsung decided to opt for an all-glass body design with metal frame for their latest in the A-series line up and has got fans buzzing. This means you can expect a more solid phone which is less prone to scratch like most other phones in the series. Top one, this.
Unique Pop-up camera mechanism: This undoubtedly remains the most unique feature this smartphone boasts. Samsung Galaxy A80 features a staggering rotating camera. The main point of these rotating cameras is so users can utilize the same amazing cameras on the rear of the phone, in front for selfies. If you are a photo lover and a fan of great pictures, then you will specially excited with this smartphone.
Great Display: The great and enormous display means lover of games and smartphone videos wouldn’t have a lot to complain about here. The display is wide and sharp enough to attract buyers and steady enough to be rated among the very best in its category in terms of display.
Samsung Galaxy A80: Things May Not Like About The Smartphone
No microSD card slot for Memory Expansion: This is rather a strange one from Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy does not feature a microSD card slot and the internal memory cannot be expanded. Yes! You heard that right. While the smartphone boasts an enormous 128 GB inbuilt memory, most fans would have preferred a dedicated slot for microSD for optional expansion of the internal storage. Not the best news here.
Unimpressive Battery Capacity: Samsung comes short again with the battery capacity of Galaxy A80. Although the battery capacity s quit fair on paper, lovers of Samsung smartphones would have expected more, considering better battery capacity boast by other smartphones in the same category. Galaxy A80 manages 3500mAh and comes short of battery capacity boasted by the likes of Galaxy A60 and some others in the A-series.