A Look at the Samsung Galaxy A80

Price and quality often enjoy a hand-in-hand relationship.  However, there also comes a time when certain devices are not necessarily worth their listed value.  The Samsung Galaxy A80 is one of the highest-priced phones offered by this manufacturer and while it does indeed offer a host of amenities, it is worth the expenditure?  Let’s take a quick look at some of the main features of this model in order to fully appreciate the answers to this question.  You could very well be surprised with what is in store. 

Design and Display

The Galaxy A80 has followed the trend of other models in the sense that the front is almost entirely dominated by its display.  The nearly bezel-free feature of this iteration is likely to please those who have been looking for a more clean and streamlined appearance.  Of course, Samsung has stuck to its tradition of providing a seamless integration between the display and the case itself.  The only issue here is that the front camera had to inevitably be sacrificed as a result.  This is when innovation comes into play. 

A Unique Camera Configuration

There are three cameras located on the rear of the Galaxy A80. The first two are conventional in terms of their location and functionality.  The third is known as a “Time of Flight” module.  This essentially means that it can be used to enhance images and effects that might not have been able to be recorded using traditional methods.  On a side note, the lack of a frontal camera might not represent a major issue, a rear-mounted unit is able to slide up and turn around in order to take frontal images when required.  While this is indeed a novel addition, we have to wonder about the durability of such a configuration.  Might this camera suffer mechanical issues over time?

Processing Power

This unit employs a Snapdragon 730 processor; said to fall somewhere between a mid-range unit and a high-rage model.  Although boasting a total of eight cores, it cannot be expected to keep up with more efficient chipsets such as the Snapdragon 855.  The good news is that the majority of users will not notice any difference unless they run numerous memory-demanding apps simultaneously. 

Battery Life

Although the Galaxy A80 boasts quite a large display, this appears to have little impact upon its battery life.  Assuming that one is logged on to the Internet (WLAN connection), the phone should be able to run for 12 hours before needed to be recharged.  While this is impressive, it is not unheard of in the industry today.  However, this is likely to be offset due to the fact that the A80 employs “quick charge” technology that is said to fully restore its battery in no more than one hour. 

The A80 is indeed impressive and while not necessarily revolutionary, it is a nice compromise between a high-end and an entry-level model.  All in all, most consumers should be very happy with the results that they receive.