We have seen a ton of new smartphones in the Galaxy M and Galaxy A series launched in India. You can find entry-level to high-end smartphones in the Galaxy A series. In this review, I am going to talk about the top-end model in the series, the Galaxy A80. It is not only a premium model in the series, but also features an interesting design, the rotating cameras. I will go into detail about Samsung A80 specs and price Philippines 2022.
Samsung A80 review: Price in the Philippines
The Galaxy A80 was first released in April 2019, so the product is no longer available in Samsung’s official store. However, you can still buy it on the market. At the moment, the Samsung A80 price Philippines 2022 is around PHP 11,999.
Samsung A80 review: Design & Display
The Galaxy A80 is clearly different from its siblings with the rotating camera design. Thanks to that, the front of the Galaxy A80 is mostly covered by the beautiful AMOLED panel with no notch or cut-out. The display is surrounded by thin bezels on the side. At the back, the handset gets a glass back just like other Samsung’s flagship smartphones, though it felt a bit more like the glasstic backs of the Galaxy A smartphones.
The A80 was one of the first smartphones to feature Samsung’s New Infinity display. It is the brand’s proprietary screen that offers a full-screen and immersive experience by ditching the hole-punch or notch. The screen looks great with very thin bezels, so watching movies or playing games on the phone feels great. It also has Widevine L1 support, so you will be able to stream HD content on platforms like Prime Video and Netflix.
The screen has good brightness levels and impressive viewing angles, both of which are expected from a Samsung AMOLED panel. Therefore, you can comfortably use the phone under direct sunlight. There are several modes for you to tweak the display. The default mode is Vivid, which displays saturated and deep colors, but you can change to Neutral mode for more balanced and natural colors.
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Samsung A80 review: Performance
The Galaxy A80 packs 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 730 chipset, which is decent for the price. In benchmark tests, the handset outperformed the OPPO A9 2020, which also gets the same Snapdragon 730 chipset. However, its scores were a bit behind the OPPO Reno2 and Xiaomi Mi 9T, both of which have the same chipset as well. As for gaming, the device is on par with all three aforementioned smartphones.
Samsung A80 review: Cameras
The unique feature about this phone is probably its rotating camera. It means you can use the triple camera system at the back for picturing selfies.
- 48MP Sony IMX586 main sensor with f/2.0 aperture
- 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture
- ToF camera
Whenever you switch to the selfie mode, the back camera panel will rise up and flip to the front. The cameras support lots of modes, such as Flaw Detection, Scene Optimiser, Super Steady video mode, among others.
The primary sensor takes photos in 12MP by default, just like on other smartphones. You can take full advantage of the 48MP resolution by switching the aspect ratio to 3:4H. At default mode, the camera combines four shots using pixel binning to make one attractive photo. This works well in daylight and is still pretty decent in darker conditions. The 48MP is very useful for taking sceneries or landscape shots. However, when zooming into some of the 48MP photos, I actually found that the details of those photos weren’t as sharp as expected and inferior to that of the Realme X, which gets the same 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor.
Samsung A80 review: Battery life
Having such a big display, the Galaxy A80 surely needs a large display to help users last through the day. With a 3,700mAh battery, it was a bit short of fueling a full-day usage. If you want to be able to use the phone at the end of the day without charging, you might have to keep your usage at medium. If you play a bit of games, chances are you will need to charge your phone by 7 or 8 PM. Fortunately, the 25W fast charging technology allows the device to refill from 0 percent to full in 80 minutes.
Samsung A80 specs and price Philippines: Verdict
The Samsung A80 has a beautiful AMOLED display, thanks to the thin bezels and rotating camera design. The handset is faster and smoother than the Samsung A70 due to the Snapdragon 730. However, it is not for the unique rotating camera design, the A80 could be just a slightly upgraded model of the A70.
If you are in search of the best cameras for taking selfies , the Galaxy A80 is certainly at the top of the list. But if you just need a good all-around phone, there are lots of better choices than the Samsung A80 specs and price Philippines. We also have lots of detail review on our website techiestuffph.com if you want to have more options.