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FULL REVIEW OF SAMSUNG GALAXY A80

August 5, 2019 - Smart-Phones
FULL REVIEW OF SAMSUNG GALAXY A80
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INTRO:

Samsung Galaxy A80 has fun rotating the pop-up camera and high-quality notch-less screen. But compromises on Battery which is only 3700mAh.
Coming from the affordable series of Galaxy from Samsung, Galaxy A80 is different from other A series Smartphones. A80 might be different from all Galaxy series, but being affordable According to them.
Samsung did some minor tweaks in order to fit its price tag

THE CONS:

Are the compromises leave Galaxy A80 a glorified gimmick phone that’s not worth your money?

GALAXY A FAMILY!
Being part of Samsung’s Galaxy A range, which is the company’s more affordable range of smartphones, the Galaxy A80’s price puts it at the upper limit of the mid-range market.

PRICE POINT:
The Phone comes with a price tag of £579.
That price is quite a hike up from the Samsung Galaxy A50, which is the most widely available Galaxy A handset, and will cost you $349 / £309 / AU$499. However, the price has nothing on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which cost $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 on release.

Little cheaper than the Huawei P30 launch price of £699 / AU$1,099 (roughly $910) but not as affordable as the Google Pixel 3a at $399 / £399 / AU$649.

DESIGN:
The Samsung Galaxy A80 is a chunky device. It’s probably not great for someone who wants a nimble phone that’s easy to hold in one hand.
The Phone has a weight of 220g. It is one of the heaviest phones we’ve seen. In comparison, the Galaxy A50 is a relatively lighter device with 166g.
The dimensions of the device are 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm, compared to its weight it’s not as big, but it’s still up there.

The size – at 6.7 inches, you might find the screen, and the phone, a little too big to use easily if you have smaller hands.

Coming to the sides of the handset, you’ll find a power button on the right, and the volume rocker on the left. This type of opposition on sides is really a pain for users

There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack. This is a symbol of the company to force users in buying their wireless headphones, but having only one speaker is a nuisance
Coming to the main point, its pop-up type camera:

The pop-up is rather slow, mostly due to how high it has to rise to get the camera to rotate, so it doesn’t feel snappy or useful to use.
The panel is a dust magnet, and every time we popped it up, we had to wipe the dust away.

More importantly, the section feels rather fragile. When it’s down, you can shake it and wiggle it without much work so it rattles about in its casing. When it’s up, you can easily flip and fiddle with the rotating panel, causing the phone to freak out and close the camera app.

We found it would easily get stuck halfway up if we manually twisted this panel, and often needed our help to return to normal.

When the pop-up camera panel is down it shook and rattled as though it was loose. This is far from a good sign on a smartphone that should last us years.
Hence, it is not so good design.

FINGERPRINT READER:
The unreliable fingerprint reader, which often didn’t recognize the thumb. When we tried to turn the device on, and we’d often have to try to open the phone multiple times before we eventually got in.

UNRESPONSIVE:
There is also an issue with this Smartphone. Whenever we left the phone on for a little while and used it again the phone was unresponsive and that could be fixed if we turned off and on again.

CHIPSET:

The Samsung Galaxy A80 has a Snapdragon 730 chipset. This chipset is one of Qualcomm’s most recent processors geared towards the mid-range market.
But as compared to price in Samsung Galaxy A80, this chipset is not OK! Coming towards the normal use of mobile it is not smooth as fluid because of the Midrange Chipset.
Well A80 when compared to its competitor, which costs roughly the same, you’re going to consider the Huawei P30, which destroys the A80 with a score of 9,730. And A80 with a score of only 6,903(multi-core)


LOUDSPEAKERS:
It’s a disgrace to call these Loudspeakers because A80 does not have that much loudspeakers and it is very hard to listen to anything.

INSIDE POCKETS:
The volume increased to max levels without any input. The music would pause for no reason, to skip a single song multiple would skip, sometimes the widget buttons wouldn’t register touch so couldn’t skip songs, to pause the song to stop the music playing altogether, the music would pause for a nanosecond before starting again, no matter how many times you want it to stop . It was all a highly frustrating experience.

THE PROS

THE MIGHTY DISPLAY:

You can rely on Samsung phones for, it’s high-quality screens
In Samsung Galaxy A80, they are using Super AMOLED screen technology. The Super AMOLED tech results in a high contrast ratio and bright colors.

The lack of a notch makes this Samsung’s best display to date. Because there are no complications getting the way of your viewing experience, and no notch or bezel taking up your valuable screen real estate.

Its Gorilla Glass display and back, and metal frame make it just as a premium to hold as the most expensive iPhone or Galaxy S10.

CAMERA:

The Samsung Galaxy A80’s rear(main) is 48MP f/2.0, 8MP f/2.2 (ultra-wide lens) and a 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) f/1.2 camera that’s used to sense depth, for better portraits.

EXPLANATION:
ToF lens, which is used to gauge depth and add bokeh background blur in Live Focus mode. Put simply, it’s really effective – portraits are some of the best we’ve seen from a smartphone in terms of appropriate levels of bokeh, and the backgrounds are never blurred so much they look artificial.

The ultra-wide lens snapper is impressive. As, for the most part, they don’t have the distorted edges of many other ultra-wide smartphone pictures while retaining a high level of quality.
The Main camera is kind of mixed stuff,

GOOD SIDE:
color capture is great – blue skies, green t-shirts, navy candles all look vibrant without seeming artificial.

BAD SIDE:
Night sight results in pictures that could just be normal photos taken in darkness, but with the brightness turned up. Details weren’t clear.
Scene optimization, all it seemed to do was make colors brighter without any of the subtlety.

FRONT CAMERA:
In case of Samsung Galaxy A80, the front and back camera are both same.

GAMING PERFORMANCE:
The handset is optimized for gaming. The PUBG Mobile and ARK Survival Evolved were smooth as fluid and default setting for PUBG Mobile was on Highest.

THE MIDS

There is a 3,700mAh battery in Samsung Galaxy A80. This might seem like a fair battery life but in reality, it is just enough.

During less phone use, the battery would see us through the day, but only just. Heavy use required us to power up the phone in the evening.
The Beautiful display and also The Popup Camera takes a large amount of battery.

OUR THOUGHTS

All in one this smartphone, for its price range, is not worth buying. You can always go for Google Pixel 3a or invest a little more to get Marvelous Huawei P30

Let us know if we miss a thing!

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