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Samsung Galaxy A80
  • Operating system

    Android 9.0

  • Screen size

    6.7 in

  • Processor frequency

    2.2 GHz

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With this Samsung Galaxy A80, direct continuation of the Galaxy A70, the Korean brand intends to offer a synthesis that is often found among Chinese manufacturers, namely a device at the price of mid-range but flirts with the high-end for its features.

Heavy, imposing, the Galaxy A80 is a real eye-catcher and stands out. Although it is not usable with one hand for most people, the absence of a front camera makes it look like a mere slab. The physical keys, because there are some, are well located and do not interfere with the grip, but the fingerprint reader under the screen is perfectible. While the glass finishes are very nice, the lack of watertightness and the swivelling photo lens can be worrying in the long run. Also, the lack of a mini-jack port is always a bit frustrating and the impossibility to add a micro-SD card will penalize the most greedy users.

As for the screen, Samsung has not skimped on a very large panel, 6.7 inches diagonal, which impresses by its dimensions but does not have such striking qualities. It displays realistic colours with very few colour deviations, which are neither too warm nor too cold for faithful reproduction. The resolution of this screen is quite sufficient to enjoy a display without tiring the eyes, but its luminosity a little below will show some gaps in the most illuminated places, especially with pronounced reflections.

For the sound, there is unfortunately no headphone socket, you have to be satisfied with a hands-free kit on USB-c for calls. The single loudspeaker shows some limitations, but the vibration system at the top of the device to transmit call voices, in the absence of a second loudspeaker, deserves to be perfected.

In terms of performance, this smartphone has little to be ashamed of in conventional use. The Galaxy A80 is equipped with 8GB of RAM, which allows it to switch seamlessly from one application to another. If it is less talented for games in particular, there is no need to worry too much, the terminal remains very efficient.

The photo part is particularly rich and spectacular on this Galaxy A80. Three sensors are thus present, a main one and a wide angle, completed by a last one which has as a function to take care of the portraits. With its forty-eight million pixels, the main module promises, but at startup it's a cold shower. It has not activated the basic mode that will really make it possible to benefit from the 48 megapixels, and the quality suffers from it: details, sharpness or colors, the competition does better on a similar system. And in the dark, it only gets worse. Luckily, when the module is pushed to 48 megapixels, the results change for the better, and both sharpness and detail are finally there, with a slightly forced rendering. Unfortunately, it's not the same in the dark, and the 48 million pixels don't change anything: the photos are too smooth. The ultra-wide-angle module is a nice bonus, but the rendering is not very spectacular. Indeed, as is often the case with this type of lens, we quickly lose sharpness and detail when we move away from the center of the photo, which have the advantage of being at least original. If the portrait mode is not spectacular, it does its job well, but the real strong point is that the photo set is a single module that rotates, which allows you to benefit from all the advantages (48 million pixels and ultra wide angle) for selfies in particular. In video, the Galaxy A80 does very well in everything we can ask of it.

For its autonomy, the Samsung Galaxy A80 is penalized by the size of its battery, a little modest and does not allow the device to distinguish itself. Two days of autonomy while being quite thrifty is the maximum we can hope for.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy A80 done by Julien Hany the 2020/02/20

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Key points

Video resolution

2160 p

Photo resolution

48 MP

Internal storage

128 GB

RAM

8192 MB

Processor frequency

2.2 GHz

Screen size

6.7 in

Capacity

3700 mAh

Front Flash

Yes

Weak points

Weight

219 oz

Audio

No

Removable storage

No

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Technical specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A80 has several versions, you will find the features of the 128GB / 8GB RAM, Single SIM version then on the (128GB / 8GB RAM, Dual SIM) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Android 9.0
Available Yes
Released (US) April 2019
Released (FR) April 2019
Street price (EUR) 659 €
Design Candybar
Color
White
Black
Gold
Rugged No
Display
Screen type Super AMOLED
Resolution 2400x1080 pixels
Screen size 6.7 in
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Colors 16 777 216
PPI 393
Network
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 850
900
1800
1900
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
UMTS Yes
UMTS Frequencies 850
900
1900
2100
HSPA Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Maximum theoretical bandwith 42 Mbit/s
CDMA No
4G LTE Yes
LTE Frequencies 800
900
1800
1900
2100
2500
2600
WiMAX No
Digital Camera / Video
Back camera Yes
3D No
Photo resolution 48 MP
Video resolution 2160 p
Flash Yes
Flash type LED
Features High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
Panorama
Front camera Yes
Front Flash Yes
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Size and weight
76.5 in
9.3 in
165.2 in
219 oz
Samsung Galaxy A80
Height 165.2 in
Width 76.5 in
Thickness 9.3 in
Weight 219 oz
Hardware
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SDM730
Processor frequency 2.2 GHz
Core number Octo Core
RAM 8192 MB
Internal storage 128 GB
Removable storage No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
GPS Yes
GPS type A-GPS
USB Yes
USB version 2.0
USB connector type Type-C
USB features USB charging
Mass storage device
Audio No
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC No
Dual SIM No
eSIM No
Infrared No
Multimedia
Music player Yes
Supported formats AAC
AMR
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
M4A
OGG
WAV
Video player Yes
Supports H.263
H.264
MPEG4
Radio Yes
Battery
Battery type Lithium-Polymer
Capacity 3700 mAh
Qi wireless charging No
Quick Charge Yes
Connectivity
Dual SIM Yes



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