Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) SM-A530 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) SM-A530 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)
Key Features
  • GSM / 4G LTE Compatible
  • International Variant/US Compatible LTE
  • Rear 16MP f/1.7 Camera
  • Dual 16MP+8MP Front-Facing Cameras
Expand your view of what's possible with the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) SM-A530 32GB Smartphone in black. The Galaxy A8 literally expands your view with the 5.6" Super AMOLED that features an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Dubbed the "Infinity Display", the screen of the A8 offers a wide horizontal view that is designed to provide a stunning cinematic experience to your mobile entertainment. Vertically, it provides more real estate for browsing social media feeds and articles, so you can read more with less scrolling.
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Samsung SM-A530F/DS 2018 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
  • 3International Variant / US Compatible LTE
  • 4Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 5Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • 6Focus on the Fun
  • 7IP68 Waterproof & Dustproof
  • 8Bixby, Your Virtual Assistant
  • 9Always On Display
  • 10Dual Messenger
  • 11Gallery Search Bar
  • 12Safeguard Your Data
  • 13Adaptive Wi-Fi Control
  • 14Swift and Simple Unlocking

Expand your view of what's possible with the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) SM-A530 32GB Smartphone in black. The Galaxy A8 literally expands your view with the 5.6" Super AMOLED that features an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Dubbed the "Infinity Display", the screen of the A8 offers a wide horizontal view that is designed to provide a stunning cinematic experience to your mobile entertainment. Vertically, it provides more real estate for browsing social media feeds and articles, so you can read more with less scrolling.

The dual 16MP and 8MP front cameras of the A8 work with the Live Focus mode to add a bokeh effect to your selfies and wefies. The blurred background helps you and your friends stand out, and by having dual cameras, you can re-adjust the focus of the background to your liking. The 16MP rear camera has been given a bright f/1.7 lens, larger 1.12 micron pixels, and a bigger 1/2.8" sensor; which brings in more light to give you improved low-light capabilities.

Running the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system, this phone is powered by a 1.6/2.2 GHz Octa-Core processor (2 x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A73, 6 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) and 4MB of RAM. You can store your apps and snaps on 32GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded via an (optional) microSD card up to 400GB in size.

This phone is unlocked and compatible with GSM/4G LTE networks. If you travel a lot or have a separate work number, you can take advantage of the Dual SIM slots to access both accounts. Connect to the internet and other devices with built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5 GHz Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. The Galaxy A8 also supports NFC technology for making phone-to-phone data transfers, or mobile payments via Samsung Pay.

GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity

This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.

International Variant / US Compatible LTE

The SM-A530 is an international variant of the Galaxy A8 (2018). The SM-A530's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America, as well as Europe and elsewhere. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat

The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 7.0 Nougat adds major productivity capabilities to the operating system in the form of a multi-window view, which allows for two apps to be placed onscreen at a time. An improved notification system allows you to interact with texts and emails right from your notification pane - without needing to open the app. Other features include file-based encryption, a Data Saver mode, the ability to scale text and icons to better suit your phone's screen, and more.

Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)

Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either without needing to manually choose which one is active. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. When one SIM card is being used for a phone call, the other will not be active until you hang up. Operator charges may apply.

Focus on the Fun

Samsung adds some fun software modes and image editing features to go along with their dual front-facing cameras. Make your selfies stand out on social media using face-recognition technology to automatically add stickers to you and your friends. Beauty Effect is designed to make you look your best online, with Slim Face, Large Eyes and Skin Tone adjustments.

If there's one thing we snap more than ourselves, it's the food we eat. That's why Samsung created Food Mode, which is specially designed to enhance the food in your photos. An array of image filters are also included, letting you give any photo you take a unique look.

IP68 Waterproof & Dustproof

IP68 Waterproof & Dustproof Ingress Protection (IP) is an industry standard rating system that determines how resistant a device is to penetration from varying degree of liquid and dust. The Galaxy A8 is certified IP68, which is one of the highest ratings currently possible as of this writing.

The A8 earned an IP68 rating by having the ability to be submerged in up to 1.5m of water, for up to 30 minutes. It also proved to be completely protected from dust, making it an ideal phone to handle very dusty, or sandy environments. Including, salt mist spray, salt fog, or sand.

Bixby, Your Virtual Assistant

Keep your day on track, set reminders, and get information via your camera with Bixby. Bixby is a virtual assistant that works via text and touch and learns your habits. With Bixby Home, Bixby Vision, and Bixby Reminder, it integrates seamlessly into not just the Galaxy A8, but also your lifestyle.

Always On Display

Get informed without waking up your phone. The Always on Display screen is always available and contains important information like date, time, notifications, and even battery level.

Dual Messenger

Divide your work messages and personal chats with Dual Messenger. You can connect to two different chat accounts on supported messenger apps.

Gallery Search Bar

Find the image you want with the gallery search bar. As you search, the gallery analyses your photos and pulls out relevant pictures, even displaying them by category.

Safeguard Your Data

Protect personal information with the Secure Folder on the Galaxy A8. It creates a separate space within the device to store sensitive and personal data and is designed to make sure it's only accessible to you.

Adaptive Wi-Fi Control

Conserve mobile data and battery life with adaptive Wi-Fi control on the Galaxy A8. It remembers where you've previously connected to Wi-Fi and turns on to instantly connect when you're in range. When you leave the service range, Wi-Fi shuts off to keep your battery from draining.

Swift and Simple Unlocking

Unlocking is as easy as taking a selfie or scanning your finger. Conveniently unlock your phone with either facial recognition or fingerprint scanner.

Samsung SM-A530F/DS 2018 Specs

Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Memory4 GB
GPUMali G71
Native Resolution2220 x 1080
Display Colors16.0 Million
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
GSM 2GGSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5GUMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTELTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66 Bands
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 + LE 
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter), Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water ResistanceSubmersible
IP RatingIP68
Pointing DeviceNone
BatteryInternal Lithium-Ion (3000.0 mAh)
Wireless ChargingNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.8 x 5.9 x 0.3" / 7.1 x 15.0 x 0.8 cm
Weight6.1 oz / 172.9 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 3.4 x 2.2"

Samsung SM-A530F/DS 2018 Reviews

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Does this variant come with a case or cover?

Does this variant come with a case or cover?
Asked by: Larry
No, I am sorry a case or cover is not included in the box with this phone
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-08-21

Can you use this with TracFone?

Can you use this with TracFone?
Asked by: Logan
This phone is not compatible with Tracfone 3G service.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2018-12-27


Asked by: ROBERT
This would come with a 1 year US manufacturers warranty.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2018-11-09


Do this phone support 4 g Lte fully ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes its support lte
Answered by: IBRHIMA D.
Date published: 2018-12-04


Why is yellow bar on T-Mobile 3G?. What mean Partial coverage ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Coverage may be spotty or unreliable on some 3G networks.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


Is it possible to upgrade the memory sd card to 64 or 128GB? Is there any maximum?
Asked by: Guillermo G.
Hi Guillermo, I am using a sd card of 128gb and it works perfectly. It is fast and I have downloaded a lot of applications. It's great!
Answered by: MICHELLE Q.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does includes the Russian language?
Asked by: Sergii Z.
Russian is one of the included, supported languages.
Answered by: Steve M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Are the sim card slots dedicated? Or, would the second sim card use the memory card slot?
Asked by: Christopher D.
The SIM card slot and memory slot are separate with the memory tray accommodating a micro sd and a second SIM.
Answered by: Randolph S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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